Apples are very easy to find and buy and grow, so for that reason, often there is a glut leftover, especially as apples go bad very fast. Here are some nice plant-based recipes to use them up. If buying apples, choose organic as waxed apples tend to have shellac (dead insects) on the coating, to make them look shiny. Vegan Apple Pie (Addicted to Dates) has a spiced cinnamon filling, inside a flaky pie crust.
Choose palm-oil-free vegan butter and make your own pastry. Keep these desserts away from pets, due to toxic ingredients like fruit pips & seeds, dried fruits, chocolate, nuts, nutmeg (and xylitol if used – just a few crumbs can be lethal). Keep fresh dough away from pets (can expand in the stomach).
Whether you are scouring for bargains on the grocery shelf, or have leftover fruits about to out of date, these recipes are ideal to use up leftover foods in these lean times. Good for you and your pocket, the planet and local farmers, rather than buying ready-meals from big food brands and supermarkets. Easy Vegan Apple Cake (Addicted to Dates) bakes seasonal apples into a fluffy vanilla sponge batter. This tea cake is inspired by German apple cake.
Vegan Apple Crumble (Addicted to Dates) coats cinnamon-spiced apples in a buttery crunchy topping. Serve with a dollop of vegan vanilla ice-cream or custard.
Vegan Apple Crumble (The Veg Space) uses two varieties of apples, and adds a delicious crumble top. The recipe serves 8 but you can freeze leftovers.
Apple Pie with Shortcrust Pastry (The Veg Space) encases fruits, cinnamon and sultanas in a buttery homemade pastry, to serve with vegan vanilla ice cream or custard.
Vegan Apple Cake with Sultanas (The Veg Space) is a rustic bake studded with sultanas and chunks of apple, and a crunchy demerara sugar topping. Nice with a pot of tea.
Homemade Apple Butter (Short Girl, Tall Order) is a one-pot recipe with 9 simple ingredients. You can spread this on toast or pancakes, or use in homemade desserts. Or just eat it!