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What can I make with eating apples that are no longer crisp?

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ErrolTheDragonsEgg Sun 20-Apr-14 16:26:38

DH and I both bought a lot of pink ladies at the same time - with the result that we've now got at least half a dozen which are past ideal for eating raw.

I always use cooking apples in crumbles or pies... would eating apples work ok, or is there something else that they'd work well in?


ishouldcocoa Sun 20-Apr-14 16:30:36

Apple cake

How about something like this?

Mintyy Sun 20-Apr-14 16:33:49

Eating apples don't work well in crumbles or pies, imo, but pink ladies are lovely in a tarte tatin.

ErrolTheDragonsEgg Sun 20-Apr-14 16:34:16

I like the look of that... not sure DD would so I might end up eating too much of it!

Pipbin Sun 20-Apr-14 18:44:46

Apple crumble cake.

CogitoEggySometimes Mon 21-Apr-14 16:00:20

I make a fairly generic fruit loaf which uses up any type of elderly apple or black banana

Wrinkly Fruit Loaf
4oz butter or margarine
4oz wholemeal flour
4oz plain flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
4 - 6oz golden sugar
2 eggs
A little milk
6oz mixed 'Fruit'... bananas, peeled/chopped apples, raisins, nuts
1 teaspoon mixed spice

- Heat the oven to 170C
- Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin (you can get paper cases for loaf tins)
- Beat together the sugar and butter until creamy and then gradually add everything else except the fruit. Use a spot of milk if it seems too stiff
- Fold in your selection of fruit and nuts
- Pour the mixture into the loaf tin, level the top, place the tin on a baking tray and bake for about 1 hour until the top springs back when pressed
- Allow to cool in the tin for a few minutes before carefully lifting out and placing on a wire rack

crazykat Mon 21-Apr-14 16:18:37

I only ever use eating apples to put in cake or crumble as they don't need sugar adding so are never too sweet.

For crumble I peel and dice the apples, then cook in a saucepan with a bit of water to stop it being dry until the apples are easy to break with the back of a spoon. I put them in a baking dish and cove with crumble topping and finally some demerera sugar for extra crunch. Then bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes at gas 5.

For apple cake I peel and slice the apples and layer on the base or a lined cake tin and cover with Victoria sponge cake mix then bake as for a normal sponge.

ErrolTheDragonsEgg Mon 21-Apr-14 23:12:06

Thanks all! Particularly like the idea of 'wrinkly fruit loaf' grin

2kidsintow Mon 21-Apr-14 23:15:40

I was going to reply with the tarte tatin, but see it's been suggested.

It is lovely though.

CheesyBadger Mon 21-Apr-14 23:29:17

Change 4 life had a nice banana and apple muffin recipe on their app

ErrolTheDragonsEgg Tue 22-Apr-14 09:35:24

I do sometimes do banana and apple muffins but that only takes a couple for 12 muffins.

In the event, I took the easiest option and just made crumble with pre-cooked apples, which was fine - the apples were still a bit firm but DD said she preferred it that way and DH wolfed it without complaint.

ErrolTheDragonsEgg Tue 22-Apr-14 09:38:25

But I've just discovered yet more in the back of the fridge so I think I'll try the loaf or cake today.


littlegreengloworm Tue 22-Apr-14 09:41:16

Eve's pudding. We love it!

TelephoneTree Tue 22-Apr-14 20:16:45

Carrot & apple slaw!!! grate both and add as much mayo as you need, salt and pepper and bingo, done.

evertonmint Tue 22-Apr-14 20:25:37

Tarte tatin is lush!

Otherwise I slice and pan fry in butter with cinnamon sprinkled on top. Serve with custard or ice cream. Super-quick, spur of the moment type pudding.

ErrolTheDragon Wed 23-Apr-14 00:01:31

everton... if I'd read that a bit sooner I'd have done that for supper - bit late now! Never thought of frying it, does sound good.

evertonmint Wed 23-Apr-14 07:50:59

I used to do it for my DS when he was a tiny baby then realised it was yummy! Add a bit of sugar if you need/want it (brown rather than white) but should be fine without sugar with eating apples.

ErrolTheDragon Wed 23-Apr-14 08:15:58

Away from me you temptress! ... just noticed your name starts with Eve grin

evertonmint Wed 23-Apr-14 10:47:46

And my DH is called Adam...

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