Christmas Recipes with Apples
It goes without saying that Christmas is a time for indulging your taste buds. And for apple lovers everywhere there’s plenty of flavour combinations and exciting recipes to try over Christmas. So if you’re a little unsure how to use apples this Christmas, we have everything you need to know here.
Cooking with Apples Over Christmas
There are a few ways to use apples over the Christmas period that we all know about. Whether that’s making a delicious mulled apple cider drink or adding slices of apples to the Christmas cheeseboard, we all have our favourite Christmas apple recipes that we turn to at this time of year.
But because Pink Lady® Apples are so versatile, there’s plenty of different ways you can incorporate them into your Christmas feasts. Here’s just a few of our favourite ways to use Pink Lady® Apples on Christmas day and right through the holiday season.
Christmas Side Dishes with Apples
You may think that apples don’t really make sense with a traditional Christmas dinner, but if you’re cooking pork or ham, an apple sauce will always work. Equally you can try some of these side dish recipes we’ve picked out for you.
We know how it goes in most households. You try to make everyone happy and end up making three different types of potatoes because nobody can agree on which one’s best. Well this is when you need to turn your mash into a moreish side dish that everyone will be going back to for a second helping.
Put the ready mix of stuffing away for another year. For a stuffing with a difference you can try this amazing pork and apple stuffing with walnuts and herbs.
Using the same stuffing as in the previous recipe, you can concoct a real show stopper of a side dish with this stuffed Pink Lady® apples recipe. If Christmas isn’t the time of year you can try something special like this, when is?
You can put your tree up, decorate your house and go Christmas shopping, but it’s not really Christmas until the mince pies come out, is it? By adding Pink Lady® apples into the mix you can give your mince pies an extra bite of sweetness that everyone will enjoy.
Apple Flavoured Christmas Drinks
Christmas day is all about the food. But what does everyone really look forward to over the whole Christmas period? A few Christmas tipples. And everyone has their favourite.
So what are some of the top Christmas drinks you can make with apples this year? We’ve added a Pink Lady® twist to some classic cocktails, so you can choose your favourite from the selection below. Or give them all a go. It’s Christmas after all.
We start with a classic. A truly warming winter tipple, this mulled apple juice is best served in front of a warm fire with friends and family.
Champagne is a must over Christmas, and you can make this quick cocktail for a champagne breakfast or to serve before dinner.
This modern twist on the popular Mojito is sure to go down a treat at Christmas. Plus, it’s as easy to make as it is to drink so you’ll be topping glasses up in no time.
This is a martini with a real twist. Swap out vermouth for freshly pressed Pink Lady® Apple Juice and a shot of Apple Sourz. It will be a Christmas party to remember. Or at least partly remember.
Christmas Cheeseboard with Apples
Once you’ve helped yourself to a second portion of Christmas dinner, enjoyed a hearty bowl of Christmas pudding or a couple of mince pies, you’ll be slowly easing your way into a food coma. But then someone will bring out the cheeseboard. And there’s always room for a chunk or two of good quality cheese.
And what better way to cut through the buttery tartness of a mature cheddar or a lip smacking creamy blue cheese than with a sweet slice of a Pink Lady® apple? For some inspiration, you could try this cheddar, walnut and honey combination with Pink Lady® apples.