Recipes with apples: here are 6 tasty ideas

Recipes with apples: here are 6 tasty ideas

Six recipes with apples to use in autumn and winter, when these fruits are among the most consumed. Also because, in addition to being easily available, apples are often among the cheapest and also healthiest fruits.
In fact, apples are an excellent source of vitamin A and also contain vitamin C, calcium and magnesium : they have practically no fat, and contain about 50 calories per 100 grams . In this article we will look at recipes with both salty and sweet apples. For savory recipes, the green variety like Granny Smith is certainly the most suitable.
For the sweet ones, red apples, rosy pink lady, quince and yellow apples are the most suitable.

  1. Apple Salad:  Green apples pair very well with leafy vegetables such as spinach, iceberg lettuce, endive, rocket, lamb’s lettuce and songino , but also Chinese cabbage and radicchio. We can use one of these vegetables as a base for our salad (or two), then add thinly sliced ​​fennel or radish or champignon mushrooms, a green apple cut into not too thin wedges and a handful of walnuts, pecans or almonds, seeds of sunflower or pumpkin. A sauce based on olive oil, apple cider vinegar, a hint of mustard and a hint of honey completes our apple salad.
    Any additions that go very well are:roquefort or other blue cheese; pomegranate; chopped plums or dates, thin strips of speck, grilled chicken, yogurt, chickpeas, boiled potatoes or corn. Among the spices: pepper and paprika, aniseed, cumin, fennel.
  2. Apple Chips: Apple  chips are a very tasty and high-fiber snack. They are also very easy to do. Just cut them into very thin slices, sprinkle them with cinnamon and immediately put them in the oven (170 °) under a sheet of parchment paper, until they are golden and crunchy.
  3. Apple poké bowl:  prepare a porridge as a base with 35 grams of oat flakes and 125 ml of water or skimmed or soy milk and a pinch of salt. Pour the mixture into a bowl. Sprinkle one third with 100 g of Greek yogurt, one third with three teaspoons of goji berries, flax seeds, chia seeds or almond flakes, one third with 100 g of apple cut into thin slices and sprinkled with cinnamon or powdered ginger. Decorate your bowl with a teaspoon of honey or malt or agave syrup. 300 calories.
  4. Apple Cup:  Cut the apple in half, scoop out the pulp and fill half with low-fat white yogurt and a teaspoon of honey plus spices, or pour mulled wine for the guests.
  5. Apple  compote: Apple compote can be used to totally or partially replace butter or oil in recipes! It is good for cakes, muffins and cookies. Obviously it can also be eaten like this, on slices of toasted wholemeal bread in the morning. To make it, cook 8 medium-large peeled and chopped apples with 4 cups of water, a cup of sugar or half a cup of truvia, cinnamon, cloves, lemon peel and the juice of half a lemon. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until a creamy consistency is obtained.
    If you want a smooth mixture, use a hand blender. It can be stored in sterile glass jars, with the same process as jams. It can also accompany boiled meat dishes or cheese platters.
  6. To make blondies:  Blondies are the white variant of brownies . For this recipe, three red or yellow peeled apples need to be cut into small pieces. In a bowl, mix 100 grams of Truvia, 50 grams of barley malt or honey, 100 grams of Vallè margarine, two large eggs and a pinch of vanillin. In another bowl, mix 250 grams of flour, a sachet of yeast and a pinch of salt. Add the chopped apples and pour the mixture into a large rectangular pan. Cook at 175 degrees for 25 minutes. Cut into 12 cubes. About 145 calories per treat.

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