10 Sweet and Savoury Ways to Enjoy Apples

Available year-round, the apple is likely blushing at all the praise we lavish upon it (especially when in season!). You can simply bite into its natural flesh, but it also makes delicious dishes...both mains and desserts. Here are 10 ways to partake, whether sweet or savoury.

Sweet recipes

1. Apple Pie (The Best)

Why is it the best? For these three reasons:

a) The crust is incredibly flaky and thick, thanks to the addition of apple cider vinegar.

b) The apples are precooked before being placed in the dough, making for a tasty filling.

c) Milk is key to achieving a beautifully golden pie.

2. Apple Cookies

The texture of these cookies is reminiscent of a muffin top (the best part!). This treat goes well with coffee, during a busy morning at work, or with your kids’ lunches.

3. Apple Pudding Cake

No more racking your brain trying to reproduce grandma’s pouding chomeur! Become the master of your own version by introducing the apple as a new element, adding fruitiness and tartness to both the dough and the sauce.

4. Apple Jelly

When we come back home from hitting the orchard, we’re quick to cook this apple jelly and store it (it will keep for up to a year). Be sure to keep a fresh jar on hand for spreading this treat on slices of homemade sourdough bread.

5. Apple Crumble (The Best)

With its savoury stewed apple filling and crispy, golden oat topping, this crumble has surely hit the big leagues, i.e., our recipe Hall of Fame.

Savoury recipes

6. Braised Pork Roast with Apples

This braised roast pork recipe is apple-solutely to die for.

7. Beet, Apple and Cranberry Salad

You simply can’t go wrong with this beet, apple and cranberry salad. Also, you can turn this side dish into a filling meal by adding grilled scallops or goat cheese.

8. Butterflied Chicken with Honey and Parmesan

Apples are in the spotlight in this chicken recipe cooked on the grill. It pairs wonderfully with the tender kale and the vinaigrette consisting of capers, lemon and truffle oil. So delightful!

9. Apple and Fennel Wild Rice Salad

This is a great lunch option you can prepare the night before. And when noon rolls around, all that’s left to do is cut the apple (to prevent oxidation), combine and serve.

10. Seared Salmon with Cider Sauce and Celery Root Purée

In this recipe, the sweet cider sauce goes hand-in-hand with apples and salmon. It’s an interesting combination of flavours and the celery root purée is absolutely velvety. The whole family will adore it!