7 recipes using apples in your Thermomix
Apples are a cheap, easy and versatile fruit you can use in sweet or savoury dishes. As a Thermomixer, you can easily add any of these ideas to your meal plan, reducing your grocery bill and getting more nutrients into your meals.
Apples are often sold in large boxes for under $5 at my local market, so check your local farmers’ markets or get the odd shaped ones at your supermarket for any of these tasty dishes.
Mix up a sweet pastry with your Thermomix, use your varoma to cook the apple, then add sugar and other spices, put it together and bake yourself a pie. Thermobliss has a delicious recipe here. Apple pie freezes beautifully or serve it tonight with lashings of cream.
2.) Pumpkin Soup Substitute
Did you know apple, carrot and ginger soup tastes similar to pumpkin soup, which is great fro winter, freezes beautifully and takes next to no time in the Thermomix? Use 3 apples and 1 kilo of carrots instead of pumpkin and potato, still use stock, an onion, 1 teaspoon of ginger and a dash of salt and pepper. It’s not sweet like apple pie, it’s sweet and savoury like pumpkin soup.
3.) Muffins or Cake
Cooked apple goes well in muffins or cakes such as apple and cinnamon muffins, apple and banana muffins, apple upside down cake, apple tea cake, apple spice cake or apple and carrot cake. Use cooked, chopped apple in most recipes, however, you can also use pureed apple in place of some of the butter in recipes for a reduced fat version of your favourite cake.
4.) Apple Crumble
Chop and cook the apples with a little cinnamon and sugar, place them in a cake tin. Mix your crumble ingredients (usually flour, brown sugar, a little butter and some oats or for a gluten free version use gluten free flour and coconut instead of oats.). Sprinkle the crumble over the apple and bake until golden brown. Serve with cream or ice cream. This was a childhood favourite! Try this easy and delicious Thermomix Apple Crumble from Bake Play Smile.
5.) Apple sauce
Apple sauce can be as basic as pureed cooked apple (great for babies starting solids), through to seasons apple sauce for a roast pork (check out this recipe from SkinnyMixers).
6.) Apple in salad
You can grate to add to various salads such as coleslaw or any green salad you are making. Granny smith apples provide a tartness to salad, whereas lighter apples such as Pink Lady provides a subtle sweetness.
7.) Apple fruit leather or dried apple
You can’t do dried apple in a Thermomix but both apple fruit leather and dried apple are a great way to preserve apples plus they make a great snack. For apple fruit leather, cook the apples in your Thermomix with cinnamon or any spices you like. Puree it then spread it out on baking paper for a food dehydrator or on food trays to dry in the oven. It takes hours to dry, so be prepared to be at home when you do it. You can’t leave the oven on and go out. Check out our fruit strap recipe here.
For dried apple, peel and core the apples. Slice them into rings, dip in pineapple or lemon juice to prevent them discolouring and dry in a dehydrator or extremely low oven.
What do you do with excess apples?