Apple recipes wanted. Please!

A plea for help here!

(Scroll down if you are looking for an apple recipe).

Part of the reason I loved the house I’m in so much (a small part, but not insignificant) is the apple tree that belonged to next door that blossomed right across the back of our house. We loved it so much that we begged the owner to sell us the land with the tree so that it wouldn’t get cut down when the land was developed and out of kindnes (and him a property developer too) he did.

You may have seen my recent 'blossom' post.

You may have seen my recent ‘blossom’ post.

Now, I’m thinking that on the occasions that it blossoms like this we always get a bumper crop of apples. We think they are bramleys but the tree is extremely old and we can’t be sure, but they are really lovely cooking apples. Most years masses get wasted, so this year I’m going to make it my mission to try out lots of new apple recipes, particularly ones that freeze well.

So, would you mind sending me your favourite apple recipe? You can email them to me at, or post them (please let me know so I don’t miss them) or leave them in comments if they are simple. I’d be very grateful and if I get a few replies I will post them and share the appley love.

Now, most people who are visiting my blog for the first time probably stumbled across it because they wanted an apple recipe, so here is my favourite from the wonderful web.

Apple Dumplings With Blackberry Sauce Recipe


  • Pastry crust for a 2-crust pie.
  • 2 Tbl sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 med baking apples, peeled and cored’
  • 2 Tbls butter
  • 1 eggyolk


  1. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a bowl or on a plate.
  2. Peel and core apples, roll them in sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  3. Roll pastry into a 30×4″ Rectangle.
  4. Cut lenghtwise into 4 strips.
  5. Starting at the top, spiral a pastry strip around each apple, overlapping slightly, covering all but the top hole.
  6. Moisten edges w/water and press edges to seal.
  7. Place in baking dish, sides not touching, spoon melted buter into centers.
  8. Brush w/egg yolk mixed w/2 tsp water.
  9. Roll in more sugar/cinnamon.
  10. Bake at 350°F, for 20 to 30 minutes.
  11. Until apples are just getting soft.
  12. While apples are baking: Mix a cup of blackberries, about 1/4 cup sugar (more if the blackberries are a little sour) in pan.
  13. Simmer on stove top about 10 min.
  14. Pour onto and into apples for the last 10 minutes of baking.
  15. Makesure the sauce goes down the sides of the apples.

My review. This recipe was easy to make and worked really well. I couldn’t get blackberries, so used frozen mixed summer fruits and it worked fine. My fussy sister loved it and her boyfriend (who doesn’t like dessert) was persuaded by her to try it and he ate the lot. Thanks Dorian

Someone else’s review. Yeeh Haah (That is a watered-down version of your American YEEEEEEEH HAAAAAAAAH). I was a little apprehensive as I am a 70-year-old English non-cook Pensioner, but I managed quite well. I got a little ‘stuck up’ trying to attach the pastry strips to the apple, but it was worth the effort. My wife and I really enjoyed this wonderful sweet and we shall be eating it again very soon !!

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11 Responses to Apple recipes wanted. Please!

  1. Terry says:

    Hi Elaine, here is a recipe of one of my pages I have on my FB, called From Scratch, Recipes
    From Scratch, Recipes
    January 16
    Cinnamon Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


    1 cup sliced peeled tart apple
    3 teaspoons butter, softened, divided
    1/3 cup chopped walnuts
    1 tablespoon honey
    3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
    2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    4 slices raisin bread
    2 slices Muenster cheese (3/4 ounce each)


    In a large skillet, saute apple slices in 1 teaspoon butter until tender. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, cook and stir the walnuts and honey over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until lightly toasted.
    In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and cinnamon until smooth. Stir in walnut mixture. Spread over two slices of bread; layer with Muenster cheese, apple slices and remaining bread. Spread remaining butter over the outsides of each sandwich.
    In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, toast sandwiches for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.

    Nutritional Facts

    • e1aine says:

      Wow, that sounds great. I’m going to try it out on child 1, Bryony, when she gets home from uni. I won’t be able to use our apples, but I’m keen to try.

      I’ve never heard of Muenster cheese, so I’ll try Philladelphia and see if it is OK.


  2. I have a recipe somewhere for a savoury apple and cider stew. I will try and find it. I think it is meant to be meaty, but I have vegetarian-ised it!

  3. Apple chutney? We also dried loads of slices. Yummy. Xx

  4. I would like to nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. Hope that’s ok? xx

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