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Apple Day – Sunday

This photo is from last year, but it could just as easily have been taken from any year. EXCEPT this year. We usually have barrows and baskets overflowing with apples. This year, we have enough for two apple crumbles. Full stop. Our neighbours are in the same position. It just didn’t happen this year. Ah well. Fingers crossed for next year.


There is always a silver lining, if you look hard enough. I still have apples in the freezer, which need using up. Wouldn’t be doing that if I had another apple glut to deal with.

Also, if you are planning to buy an apple peeler, it is a good year. They have tumbled down in price. If you haven’t got a glut this year, then you’ll be ahead of the game for next year. I love my apple peeler and it has certainly earnt its place in the kitchen cupboard.

It’s Apple Day on Sunday. I need to get the house ready for building work to start on Monday, otherwise I’d be off to one of the local events. Instead, I’ll defrost a bag of last year’s apples and squeeze in a little bit of baking.

If you’re looking for ways to use your apple glut, here are a few of my favourite recipes:

Happy cooking.


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4 Responses to Apple Day – Sunday

  • Julie says:

    I know that those with apple trees round here have very few too. I’ve always loved the idea of an apple peeler but for some reason thought they’d be really expensive. It’s just gone into my amazon wishlist! Juliex

  • Sarah says:

    We have exactly the same problem with apples this year. Usually we have over 500lb and are begging our friends to take some away. This year, we have had less than 25lb and those we had were poor quality. I’ve still got some, from last year, in the freezer as well as some bottled.

  • liz says:

    We have had no apples at all this year, its been a bad year, but on the bright side, we have lots of blackberries in the freezer from this years glut!!
    Your recipes are calling to me, I think I might just have to have a baking day tomorrow (with all the apples I have bought to keep my blackberries company!)

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