A Fruity Burst of Goodness!

By Majida Makhamreh Nasrawi, Chef

Apples are a versatile fruit that can be used in many dishes from classic crumbles to refreshing salads. Have a go at these favourites of mine!

Apple Chips

Ingredients

1 apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced horizontally

½ tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp sugar

Pinch of salt

1 tbsp vegetable oil

Directions

1. In a small bowl, stir together the cinnamon, sugar and salt

2. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the apple slices

2. Working in batches, place the apple slices in the fry basket and insert into the air fryer

3. Cook until the slices are slightly golden brown, about eight minutes, turning them over halfway through cooking

Apple Salad

Ingredients

1 bag baby spinach, cut up

1 red apple, sliced

1 green apple, sliced

1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

13 cup crumbled feta cheese

13 cup dried cranberries

 For the dressing

1 cup apple juice

4 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp honey

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

¼ cup olive  oil

Directions

1.  arrange the spinach, apples, walnuts, feta and cranberries in a large bowl

2. Mix the dressing in a jar

3. Toss your fruity veggie salad in the dressing before serving

Apple Pie

Ingredients

For the crumble

¾ cup flour

2⁄3 cup packed brown sugar

½ cup oats

¼ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp salt

½ cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes

For the apple filling

6 large apples

3 tbsp unsalted butter

3 tbsp flour

2 tbsp water

1⁄3 cup white sugar

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 175°C. Grease a baking dish

2. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon and salt

3. Add in the butter into the dry ingredients using your fingers and rub it all together

4. Peel and slice the apples into small cubes

5. Mix the butter, flour, water, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg then add the apples Put the mixture in a pot for five minutes till they are all mix together

6. Add the apples into the greased pan, then crumble the oatmeal crumble overtop

7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and you can see the apples bubbling around the edges of the pan

8. Remove from the oven and serve it with vanilla ice cream

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

We know the popular rhyme but is it true? According to Dietician Ayah Murad, the soluble fibre in apples can help prevent cholesterol from building up on artery walls, and promote weight loss (apples are filling!). They also contain a good amount of potassium, which can be beneficial for controlling blood pressure. Apples are also linked to lower risk of diabetes and heart disease