The old apple tree in the garden has done us proud this year, producing a bumper crop of bramleys, which is inspiring a frenzy of cooking with apples beyond the obvious sauce and crumble.
A couple of apples were cooked down with pumpkin and onion, stock, and a touch of ground ginger to make pumpkin and apple soup, which we ate outside with bacon butties, fire on, and surrounded by falling leaves.
And it’s great to have a few bramleys on hand to add to braised red cabbage, which is one of my favourite wintery accompaniments.
We’re certainly not expecting to see much of the doctor this winter!
Do you have any favourite apple recipes to recommend?