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Tackling Food Waste: Our Favourite Apple Recipes

by Toni Olukiran

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We’re all guilty of throwing produce away when it’s looking a little worse for wear but still edible, so here are some recipes to get the most out of food that you need to use up. 

Did you know that globally, we throw away 3.7 trillion apples each year? That’s a lot of missed opportunities to make some truly delicious dishes. So if you’ve got some apples that are looking a bit bruised or you took a bite out of it to find it was just too soft for your liking (is there anything more disappointing than this?), here are some tasty alternatives to chucking them in the bin. 

Apple pie pancakes

apple pie pancakes

These apple pie pancakes are the perfect breakfast, brunch, dessert, or sweet snack — and it’s an excellent way to use up a couple of apples alongside ingredients you’re likely to have lying around in your cupboard so why wouldn’t you make it? 

Vegan apple cobbler

apple cobbler

This American classic got the vegan treatment and unsurprisingly, we’re loving it over here. It’s buttery, spiced with a generous and warming dose of cinnamon, and is a decadent dessert that’ll have you eating a little bit more whenever you’re in your kitchen. 

Vegan Apple Pie Cookies

apple pie cookies

Apple pie lovers and cookie fans, rejoice — because the only thing better than one type of dessert is two combined together. These cookies are sweet, golden and chewy, and the perfect solution to an apple you’ve got lying around that has seen better days.

Turnip, red onion and apple tray bake

Turnip, red onion and apple traybake

Your leftover apples aren’t just reserved for sweet treats, either. This turnip, red onion and apple traybake proves that apple is as great in savoury dishes. Tossed in a mustardy dressing and a herby, crunchy breadcrumb topping, this one’s a great hands-off dinner. 

Vegan fried apple pie

vegan fried apple pie

Keep things classic and tasty with these vegan apple pies. Crisp, perfectly spiced and bursting with juicy soft stewed apples, it’s great for a couple of apples you’re not willing to let go of. Use store-bought pastry, or if you’re in the mood for a bit more of a challenge, have a go making this with recipe development chef Flo’s vegan pastry recipe. Either way, a batch of these will brighten your day.  

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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