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If you’re looking for your ‘apple a day’ keep your eyes peeled for the crisp Granny Smith Challenger variety – they’re greener than regular apples and are speckled with more pronounced white lenticels.
Apple galette with salted caramel sauce is a decadent yet easy dessert, while rooibos and apple gingerbread loaves and dinky apple and custard tarts compete for the title of cutest treat of the month. For a healthy breakfast, try apple-topped Bircher muesli or make a bright and crunchy apple and red pepper salsa to serve with grilled tuna steaks.
Thanks to their firm texture and sweet-tart flavour Granny Smith apples are great for baking with - they hold their texture well and aren’t overly moist.