The apples are falling to the ground and the pears are at their peak. Our choice of sweet and savoury recipes is enough to get you in the mood for a full on three course meal!

Image: 9 tasty ways to cook with apples and pears


1. Spiced apple thins

Go for a healthy snack with these tasty spiced apple thins.


2. Parsnip and apple soup

Warm with a bowl of steaming hot parsnip and apple soup… great from a mug, flask or bowl.


3. Shropshire fidget pie

Roll out the pastry and bake a pie that will surprise a crowd. Shropshire fidget pie is a classic recipe that deserves a slot in our top ten countdown.


4. Lightly spiced poached pears

Gently poached in a sweet yet tangy syrup, these lightly spiced poached pears are perfect served warm or chilled.


5. Freefrom pork sausages with creamy cider sauce

If you want more bang for your bangers this recipe Freefrom pork sausages with creamy cider sauce is the one for you.


6. Toffee apple pear strudel recipe

Crispy filo pastry wrapped around an apple and fruit filling. No need to travel to the Alps to enjoy this toffee apple pear strudel recipe.


7. Tarte tatin

More pastry partners for fruit.The classic tarte tatin has to be in our top shots!


8. Buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup

Breakfast with a heavenly fruity topping: Go for these buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup for a real treat after your Sunday yomp.


9. Apple & pear crumble with ginger and chocolate

Rounding off our top choices is the all-time crumble classic a superb dessert that has autumn all in a spoonful.