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5 delicious recipes you’ll love for Apple Day

Apple Day

Today (Thursday 21 October 2021) is Apple Day in the UK! What is apple day? Founded in 1990, apple day was created to celebrate all things apples and orchards. In the UK, you will find many events celebrating this – often tied in with pumpkin activities too. Our local park has held an apple day for many years and offers a chance to find out about native species, as well as having a traditional apple press to make juice. There is also apple bobbing, a longest peel competition and of course the chance to buy different varieties of apples.

Wicker basket of apples
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Why Cooked Apples?

There’s just something so delicious about baked apples. Whether it’s the sweet apple smell, reminscent of late summer, or the delicate spices which remind me of the season to come, I just love it! I often cook with apples – more often than not because I buy them to eat, then forget to eat them! Sometimes though, I deliberately buy apples to cook, or collect them from my allotment, or, like last week, I was kindly gifted a bag of Bramley Apples.

If you make a batch of cooked apples, you can then store it in the fridge and use in porridge, overnight oats, yogurt, or even as an egg replacer in cakes and muffins. What’s not to like!

Did you know that Bramleys almost puree themselves when cooked, but eating apples will hold their shape!?

Slice of apple crumble pie held out on a plate
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The Apple Day Recipes

Here are five delicious apple recipes which have been made many times in the #LifeDietHealth kitchen!

Apple Crumble Cake: Probably one of my favourite apple recipes. Soft sponge, spiced apple and crunchy crumble.

Apple Dumplings: Something my late Mum used to regularly make when we were growing up. Baked whole apples stuffed with spiced dried fruit, encased in a crisp pastry shell.

Spiced Apple Pots: A quick and easy dessert, snack or even breakfast.

Spiced Pumpkin & Apple Loaf: An alternative to a traditional banana loaf, this includes apple, pumpkin and seasonal spices.

Spiced Gingerbread Muffins: Muffins full of spice and apples, great for breakfast! Yum!

Close up gingerbread muffin on a white background
Photo by Alina Karpenko on Unsplash

What do I need?

Each recipe requires its own set of utensils, but here are a few items which are perfect for apple themed recipes and celebrating apple day. I receive a small commission (which helps me with website costs) if you click and purchase through these links (this is at no additional cost to you)!


I hope this has inspired you to make some apple recipes for Apple Day or to at least go and pick up an apple and eat it! I love seeing your adaptions and interpretations of my recipes and I’d love to see your apple photos! Besides the obvious apple crumble, do you have any other apple recipes you would like to see me make? Please share and tag me @LifeDietHealth or using #LifeDietHealth on InstagramPinterest,  Facebook or Twitter.

Oh and of course – what is your favourite apple? I’m a bit of an apple snob and will only eat very hard and crunchy bright green Granny Smiths… unless there are locally grown crisp apples about! However, anything goes if I’m cooking them – what’s your go to apples?

Leave me a comment below… I love to chat!

I hope to speak with you soon

Laurena x

wooden basket of apples
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  • tulips79 21st October 2021 at 18:41

    Hi Laurena, I definitely prefer eating apples cooked! I make a fresh batch most weeks, I normally stew them in a little water with raisins but decided to steam them yesterday (without raisins)- sounds rather plain but they hold their shape better that way. If I fancy more of a puree, I’ll look for Bramleys👍(or rather the German equivalent). Sounds rather standard but will be using it mostly in hot porridge this week I think, have caught hubby’s cold lergies….maybe in a Mulligatawny-type soup too.
    The supermarket I go to has locally grown apples this time of year, displayed loose in large straw baskets with their own flavour profile description- I think that’s lovely, I’m easily pleased🤗 I choose the slightly more tangier ones lol (‘suss sauerlich’ was the description). Had no idea it was Apple Day!🙂

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 21st October 2021 at 18:56

      Hello Eva, steaming the apples sounds like a great idea, I usually cook mine in a little water with mixed spice and/or cinnamon. I’ve been adding mine to porridge this week too, both stirring them in whilst cooking and adding cold on top. Oh no, to cold lurgies, lots of spice – chilli and hot paprika and lots of liquids. How lovely for supermarkets to have baskets and straw and locally grown apples – tangier sounds good to me! Happy Apple Day… best you have some extra for late dinner!

  • tulips79 21st October 2021 at 20:19

    Think I’ll be sprinkling some lurgy-busting raw garlic and red chilli on them later🤪Have a nice evening ☺️

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 21st October 2021 at 20:21

      Awww… hope you’re feeling better soon Eva xxx

      • tulips79 21st October 2021 at 20:24

        Thanks Laurena😘 Hope you’re well xx


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