Her apple tree produced a meagre six apples last year - because it was clearly saving up for this year. She has literally hundreds of beautiful red, crisp, tangy apples sitting in barrels and baskets in her garage. Now, stored in a dark, cool place an apple will keep for quite a few months (this lot will be fine until next Easter, apparently).
You can make apple cider in either the soft or hard varieties, and that should get you through plenty of them.
Last year I made limoncello for Christmas presents. This year, I think it will be a nice apple-flavoured offering.
Apple, carrot and ginger soup
YES. I love carrot and ginger soup... this is going to be so warming nice as a winter lunch or appetiser.
More healthy options.
Apple and cinnamon cake
A match made in heaven. This can also be adapted for bread, muffins, pastry scrolls....
Layers of chopped apples. I made this one last night and it's good with cream/ice-cream.
You can also just stew apples to have on porridge for breakfast, with cream or ice cream for dessert, to go in a pie or a tart or a crumble... the list is nearly endless. Add cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg or ginger - whatever you've got in the fridge.
Usually a tagine will have dates or apricots as the sweet spot. I did this one a few days ago, excellent.
Apple and onion saute
Just fry them up together. A healthy and tasty side dish.
Apple, leek and sweet potato gratin
Amazing how much savoury mileage you can get out of fruit.
If you apples are nice and crisp, cut them up to add to a green salad. Great with a tangy salad dressing.
They make mango salsa, so why not?
This was a favourite for me when I was a kid.
A similar concept to dried apples, these are a little crunchier.
Fresh apple is a lovely addition to a cheese board at your next dinner party... as is the next suggestion...
Awwyeah. Chutney is basically the best, and unbelievably easy to make (great for Christmas presents!)