9 Ways To Use Up Your Autumn Apple Harvest

Is anyone else’s kitchen currently filled with more apples than they could ever possibly eat?

While I’m definitely not complaining, I have been struggling to come up with creative ways to use up this abundance of sweet, seasonal fruit. We’re lucky enough to have a beautiful Bramley tree in our garden, dotted with apples like little green jewels. I can’t resist filling up a bag multiple times a week, but they’ve started to take over my kitchen.

Luckily, the internet is a treasure trove of delicious recipes! I’ve rounded up my personal favourites as a remainder to myself to actually make them, and to serve as inspiration to anyone else in the same apple-scented boat as I am.

Ready to feel hungry?

Apple Fritters

These are the ultimate autumn indulgence.

I’ve always been a little hesitant to try deep-frying, but after recently mastering vegetable tempura I’m ready to step outside my comfort zone with something a little sweeter. Now that my kitchen has been taken over by bowls of fresh apples, these Apple Fritters are at the top of my list!

Grilled Sausage and Apple Slaw Subs

There’s something about the combination of sausage and apple that just screams autumn. So when I found this recipe for Grilled Sausage and Apple Slaw Subs, I knew I had to try it.

Of course, I recommend Plant Pioneer’s Cumberland Shroomdogs in place of real sausages – they taste way better than the regular ones, plus they’re made of mushrooms! I know what I’m having for dinner this week…

Apple and Caramelized Onion Chutney

If you find yourself with a pile of fresh apples and no idea what to do with them, I highly recommend making a batch of this Apple and Caramelized Onion Chutney. The Dijon mustard and curry powder gives it an incredibly deep and rich flavour, and you’ll likely find yourself spreading it on everything you eat.

It’s simply addictive – don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Homemade Apple Cider

PSA: Apple cider doesn’t have to be alcoholic. There, I said it.

It’s completely possible (actually, super easy) to make a family-friendly version of this classic autumn drink. I have visions of whipping up this Homemade Apple Cider, pouring it into a flask and sipping it as I stroll through a leaf-drenched forest. What could be better?

Nutty Harvest Honeycrisp Kale Salad

Probably the healthiest option on the list, this Nutty Harvest Honeycrisp Kale Salad is sure to hit the spot. How can you go wrong with sweet apples, smokey pepita clusters and a tangy cinnamon shallot vinaigrette? It’s the perfect lunch option for these not-too-hot, not-too-cold early autumn afternoons.

Classic Apple Pie

This list wouldn’t be complete without the Classic Apple Pie. I love the sweet cinnamon-infused apple filling combined with golden, melt-in-your-mouth pastry. Served with a scoop of ice-cream and an extra sprinkle of brown sugar, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the autumn harvest.

Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Butter

I always thought apple butter was, quite literally, apple-infused butter! Thankfully it’s far more delicious than that – imagine a super-thick, super-smooth cinnamon applesauce that can be spread liberally on toast, stirred into oatmeal or used as the filling in most of your seasonal baking.

I love this recipe for Stovetop Cinnamon Apple Butter – it’s like autumn in a jar!

Dutch Apple Cake

I spent some time in Holland during my early twenties, and quickly came to realise two things. Firstly, the Dutch are some of the friendliest and most welcoming people on the planet. And secondly, they make the best apple cake.

In an effort to recreate my past travels, I plan to whip up this Dutch Apple Cake as often as possible this season. Will you be joining me?

Butternut Squash, Apple and Fennel Soup

I would have never thought to pair apples and butternut squash together, but this Butternut Squash, Apple and Fennel Soup has shown me the error of my ways.

I absolutely love making a huge vat of soup during the colder months – served with crusty homemade bread and a generous sprinkle of pepper, this unusual recipe is guaranteed to make you feel warm and cosy.

Now that my kitchen is filled with apples, my heart is filled with happiness. I hope these recipes have given you a little inspiration when it comes to using up your own apple glut – what will you be making first?

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