How’d you like them apples?

Pommes, manzana, apples.


There are 7,500 known varieties of apple globally and all with different characteristics; some are red, some are green, some are sweet and some are bitter. In Britain we cultivate well-known brands such as the Bramley Apple, Golden Delicious and Cox.

Apples are seasonal fruits but the British varieties come into their own during the autumn months. During summer the apples you buy from the supermarket or green grocer are from the southern hemisphere. If you are lucky enough to grow apples in your garden, from September to November you should harvest your apples and start making apple pie, crumble and tarts.

Top apple tips:
-Apples keep well. After you stew, slice or peel them they will freeze until you are ready to use them.
-Don’t immerse in water to preserve them and stop them going brown as they take on moisture, become soggy and lose their flavour. Peel just before you need to use them.
-When you feel that hunger pang… grab an apple. Apples have no gluten, carboydrates, sodium or fat in them (until you coat them in sugar and stew them for a pie) making them a great food to snack on.

Apple facts:
-Apple varieties range in size from a little larger than a cherry to as large as a grapefruit.
-Apples are a member of the rose family.
-A medium apple is about 80 calories.
-Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated.


Apple jokes

How do you make an apple turnover? …Push it down hill.
What kind of apple isn’t an apple? …A pineapple.
How do you make an apple puff? …Chase it round the garden.
What do you get if you cross an apple with a shellfish? …A crab apple.

At Watergate Bay we use apples in a lot of our dishes from a sweet apple tart to tangy apple sauce with pork and duck. Take a look at chef’s popular tarte fine recipe from The Beach Hut.

You can sample our tasty apple dishes in The Beach Hut, Living Space and the hotel’s dining room.

How’d you like them apples?


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