Apples are one of the most versatile fruits in Britain and the sheer number of apple varieties means that there is an apple for every occasion. You can use apples in sweet desserts, you can make them into a snack, and you can combine them with savoury ingredients to make various main courses. It's really up to you how you use apples in your cooking, but they are really a delicious addition to any meal, sweet or savoury.

There are three general types of apple: a sweet, ready-to-eat apple, a cooking apple, and a cider apple. There are many varieties of apple, but they can generally be divided into those three categories. Sweet apples can be eaten raw, but they can also be tinned, juiced or pureed. Cooking apples are often used in things like apple pie or in apple crumble, and they cannot be eaten raw as they are very tart. Cider apples have a specific chemical make-up that makes them perfect for fermenting.

Apples are also known to have a number of health benefits in that their nutritional value is really quite high. For example, apple juice concentrate is known to increase something in your body called acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter that can prevent the decline in cognitive performance that can happen with age.

For some tasty apple recipes, including a toffee apple recipe, an apple jam recipe and an apple omelette recipe, take a look above.