Everyone loves apples, they are a delicious fruit with many health benefits. However, you can do a lot more with apples than munch on them when you are feeling peckish. With their crisp texture and natural sweetness, apples can turn ordinary dishes into mouth-watering desserts and meals that your family will absolutely love. Here are five delicious long-lasting apple recipes to make this fall.

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble is versatile and can be adapted to each season. In the summer, consider adding berries, while in the fall, pumpkin or pear can be a delightful addition.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4 servings

Shelf Life: 4 months if stored in the freezer

Choose apples that are in season and grown on your homestead, if possible. Different apple varieties offer unique flavors and textures. Opt for a mix of sweet and tart apples for a well-balanced crumble.

Ingredients for the FillingLong Lasting Apple Recipes to Make This Fall

  • 1.2 lb of 3 medium apples
  • 2 tablespoons of golden caster sugar

Ingredients for the Crumble

  • 0.2 lb of cold butter
  • 0.2 lb of golden caster sugar
  • 0.75 lb of plain flour
  • A pinch of salt

Ingredients for the Topping

  • 1 tablespoon of demerara sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of rolled oats
  • Double cream/custard/or clotted cream to serve


First, you need to preheat the oven to 375 F. Wash the apples, peel, core, and chop into 1cm thick pieces. Put the chopped apples into a large bowl, add the caster sugar, and toss to combine.

Transfer the apples to a baking dish.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, caster sugar, and a pinch of salt. Slice up the butter and add it to the mixture. With clean hands, turn the mixture into a crumble. Pour the crumble over the apples and gently press down.

Sprinkle the rolled oats and 1 tablespoon of sugar over the top. Bake for 40 minutes until the top turns golden and the apples are soft.

Remove the apple crumble from the oven, and leave it to cool down for 10 minutes before slicing and serving with a topping of your choice.

Apple and Cranberry Chutney

Creating your own Apple and Cranberry Chutney is a simple and delicious way to make the most of your homestead’s fall harvest. With a mix of sweet and tart apples, cranberries, and a few pantry staples, this chutney adds a burst of flavor to your meals, pairs wonderfully with cheese and meats, and is a valuable addition to your homesteading pantry. Plus, it’s perfect for sharing with friends or storing for later use.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Makes: 4 x 1 lb jars

Shelf Life: 2 months if stored in the freezer

IngredientsLong Lasting Apple Recipes to Make This Fall

  • 2 lb of cooking apples
  • 1 lb of cranberry
  • 16 tbsp of cider vinegar
  • 1.1 lb of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of peppercorns
  • 0.1 lb of fresh root ginger
  • 1 lb of onions
  • 1 lb of regular apples


Wash, peel, and core the apples, then wash the cranberries and onions. Thinly slice the onions. Put all the ingredients except the cranberries into a large saucepan.

Bring to a boil and then turn the heat down to low and simmer uncovered for 50 minutes. Stir often until the apples and onions become tender and the mixture has thickened. Add the cranberries and cook for another 10 minutes.

Transfer the hot chutney into sterilized jars, seal, and store in a cool dark place. Once opened store the chutney in the fridge.

Almond and Walnut With Grated Muesli

It’s a tasty mix of crunchy almonds, walnuts, and grated muesli that’s perfect for a nutritious and satisfying breakfast or snack.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Serves: 4 servings

Shelf Life: 12 months if kept in an air-tight container in a cool, dry location

IngredientsLong Lasting Apple Recipes to Make This Fall

  • 0.5 oz of chopped walnuts
  • 0.5 oz of flaked almonds
  • 3 oz  of porridge oats
  • 0.5 oz of pumpkin seeds
  • 4 grated apples
  • 0.5 oz of high-fiber puffed wheat
  • 2.8 oz raisins
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Fortified oat milk


Add the porridge oats to a saucepan and heat over a medium temperature. Once they start toasting, turn the heat off.

Add the nuts, pumpkin seeds, and cinnamon and stir to combine. Pour the muesli into a large bowl.

Add the puffed wheat and raisins and toss to combine. Once the muesli has completely cooled down, pour half of it into an airtight plastic container. Divide the rest into two bowls and grate two apples over each bowl. Serve with oat milk.

Apples With Pork and Mustard

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4 servings

Shelf Life: 4 months if stored in the freezer

IngredientsLong Lasting Apple Recipes to Make This Fall

  • 4 pork steaks
  • 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
  • 6 tablespoons of chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons of dried sage
  • 1 onion
  • 2 apples
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Rice or potatoes to serve


Trim any excess fat off the pork. Season the pork with salt and pepper and rub some oil into them.

Heat a large frying pan over a medium temperature. Add half a tablespoon of oil. Cook the pork for 2 minutes on both sides.

Transfer the pork to a plate. Add the rest of the oil to the frying pan and cook the apples, onions, and sage. Add the stock, and the mustard and stir to combine, then add the pork.

Let the ingredients simmer for 10 minutes. Arrange onto plates and serve with rice or potatoes.

Apple and Cobnut Loaf Cake

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves: 10 servings

Shelf Life: 5 months if stored in the freezer

Ingredients for the Loaf CakeLong Lasting Apple Recipes to Make This Fall

  • 2 apples
  • 2.6 oz grams of cobnuts
  • A pinch of baking powder
  • 0.5 lb of self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 0.3 lb of golden caster sugar
  • 0.3 lb of softened butter

Ingredients for the Topping

  • 3 tablespoons of ready-made caramel
  • 0.8 oz of cobnuts


Heat the oven to 350 F. Lay a sheet of parchment paper in a loaf tin with the edges hanging over the sides so you can lift the cake out. Wash, peel, and grate the apples. Roughly chop the cobnuts.

Add the sugar and butter to a medium-sized bowl and whisk to combine. One by one, add the eggs and whisk to combine.

Slowly add the flour and whisk to combine. Add the baking powder and whisk to combine. Add the apple and nut mixture and whisk to combine.

Pour the mixture into the baking tin and bake for 1 hour. Add the caramel to a saucepan and heat at a low temperature until it starts to bubble. Add the nuts and stir to combine.

Once the cake has risen, remove the cake from the oven. Pour the topping over the cake and leave it to cool for 10 minutes. Lift the cake out of the baking tin, slice, and serve.

Final Thoughts

These recipes are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to apples. Feel free to experiment, as there are plenty more recipes you can make and enjoy with your family. It’s also important to mention that you can freeze any of the meals you don’t finish eating.

Apples will last in the freezer for up to six months. Cheers to the sweet memories created around the dining table, and may your kitchen always be filled with the fresh scent of baked apples.

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