Parsnip apple soup

The best apple recipes to try under 70p

Get into the autumn mindset with these budget-friendly warming apple recipes

The best apple recipes to try under 70p

There's a reason apple trees are the most widely cultivated fruit tree on the planet: this versatile, purse-friendly fruit works in everything from savoury sauces and cider to French patisserie desserts and homely crumbles.

And while many varieties of apple are available in the shops all year round, the best British apples come into season and into stores from August until mid-November.

These culinary wonders are also one of the cheapest fruits to buy, starting from just 30p per apple. What they lack in cost, they certainly make up for in taste.

Check out our favourite apple recipes that you can whip up for under 70p per serving.


Apple and berry granola layers

Cost: 25p per serving 

This homemade granola with pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and coconut is a delicious and filling way to start the day. Topped with a Bramley apple and summer berry compote, make this fruity breakfast at the beginning of the week for a cost-friendly and fuss-free start to your mornings.  

Parsnip and apple soup 

Price: 37p per serving 

Parsnips and cooking apples both come into season from mid-August, making them true seasonal pals. What's more, they work together brilliantly in a variety of dishes - just like this parsnip and apple soup. It's topped with apple skin croutons and perfect for when those autumn evenings start creeping in. Dish up with a slice of warmed sourdough for a restaurant-worthy lunch or evening meal at a fraction of the cost it should be! 

Cheats apple tart

Price: 21p per serving

We've named this recipe a cheats apple tart because the pastry is already made (and rolled), but it certainly doesn't cut corners when it comes to flavour! For the filling, Gala apples have been infused with caster sugar and lemon, then topped with slivers of extra apple to create a pretty topping. Serve with ice cream, cream, or a dollop of crème fraîche for a timeless dessert that tastes amazing all year round.


Homemade toffee apples

Price: 37p per serving

Relive childhood memories with these sweet apple sensations. Do desserts get any better (and simpler) than a homemade toffee apple? Containing just 5 ingredients, make them a super simple and tasty treat! Just take care when you're dipping the apples into the hot toffee coating! 

Deep dish apple crumble pie

Price: 60p per serving

Can't choose between apple pie or crumble? Now you don't have to! Have your cake (or pie) and eat it too, with this delicious deep dish apple crumble pie that works out at 60p per person. Stewed cooking apples are loaded into a sweet cinnamon pastry crust and topped with a brown sugar and walnut crumble. Divine! 

Apple date charlotte

Price: 55p per serving

Two different types of apples (Cox & Bramley) come together in delicious matrimony to make this delicious Apple & Date Charlotte. The sweet apples are already high in natural sugar, so we haven't included any added sugar or honey to sweeten this buttery dessert. Dig in and serve up with custard or creme Fraiche. 


Stuffed baked apples

Price: 37p per serving

Baked apples are a classic British pud and our recipe works out pretty cheap and cheerful too at 37p serving. Typically stuffed with raisins and sultanas, we've replaced some of the dried fruit with apricots and pomegranate seeds in our version for a Middle Eastern-inspired take on the dessert. Pair with ice cream for a hot-meets-cold sweet sensation.

Have one of our fruity dishes caught your eye? Make sure you stock up on everything you need to make it at home online or pop into your local store