Apples are a wonderful fruit for both sweet and savory dishes. They have a delicious tart sweetness that complements many other flavors. There are many different types of apples available for cooking. The popular Granny Smith variety has a sharp tartness and a firm flesh that stands up well to cooking. This makes them ideal for dishes like sweet apple pie, apple cake and apple fritters. Bramley apples are also wonderful for cooked desserts and savory dishes. They have a delicious soft melting texture that works well in puddings, chutneys, cakes and pies.
For a wonderful new take on the classic apple pie, try these cute mini pies. With this recipe you bake an apple pie inside an actual apple. This creates amazing single portion apple pies that look as good as they taste. You can use Granny Smith apples for this dish. To save time you can buy readymade pastry to create the lattice crust.