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Apples and Pears Everywhere

It's that time of year when apples and pears are wonderfully plentiful. Any of you who has an apple or pear tree (or a whole orchard!) knows this all too well, when you're practically giving apples away to keep up with the seemingly endless delicious supply. Let's face it, one can only have so many crumbles, so we've been amassing a list of ways you can make the most of the glut (and for those of you who can make it, we're even hosting a special apple day of our own towards the end of October!). 

Getting through a large quantity of apples

Here's a few ideas particularly for those of you who have an orchard:

  • One solution is to make juice. More communities are hosting apple pressing, apple identification and other related workshops as part of Apple Day, a series of October events celebrating the wonderful British apple. The official "day" is October 21st, but there are happenings going on all over the UK throughout October. You can search for an event or orchard near you.
  • What to do with all that apple juice? Monica from our social media team has had great success making homemade cider from her orchard apples with just a few tools. 
  • Make Apple Cider Vinegar (a particularly good use for bruised apples that have fallen from the tree). 
  • Make apple sauce (or pear sauce) which freezes well. 

Favourite Apple & Pear Recipes

Of course, one of the best ways to enjoy apples and pears is to eat them with complimentary foods and flavours! Here's a few of our favourite recipes: 

Vegan Beetroot and Apple Latkes

What are you doing with apples this season? Got a recipe to share? An event worth knowing about? More clever ideas for using up lots of apples? Please let us know in the comments!

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Matt Ford on 25th Oct 2015 said:

Bath is now the first city in England with its own home Apple pressing service! We’ll pick, press and bottle your fruit as delicious juice or cider. We offer special discounts for schools and community groups and we’re keen to reduce food waste and preserve English fruit and traditions.

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