Frozen food distributor Central Foods has tweaked the recipe of its popular Menuserve Deep Dish Apple Pie to make it suitable for vegans.

At the same time, a commitment has been made to use solely Bramley apples for the filling of the pies.

The pre-sliced deep dish apple pie was launched to the food service sector two years ago and has since become a big favourite on menus.

“With the same great taste, our Menuserve Deep Dish Apple Pie recipe has been tweaked to make it vegan so that it can now be enjoyed by even more customers,” said Gordon Lauder, MD of Central Foods. “Apple pie is the nation’s most popular sweet pie, according to Foodhub, so we are delighted to have been able to alter the recipe so that it is suitable for vegan diners.”

The Menuserve Deep Dish Apple Pie is one of a wide range of frozen quality desserts offered by Central Foods to the catering sector. It is packed with juicy sliced apples – now solely Bramley apples – encased in golden shortcrust pastry and pre-portioned into 12 generous slices which can be individually defrosted.

Ideal for autumn and winter menus served with hot custard or ice cream, and for spring and summer menus served with ice cream or pouring cream, the deep dish apple pie has a defrosted shelf-life of four days when chilled.

“It’s the ideal pudding to have on any menu, especially given that apple pie is the nation’s favourite,” added Gordon Lauder. “By choosing the Menuserve Deep Dish Apple Pie, operators can avoid menu proliferation, knowing that it is suitable for a range of dietary requirements.”

Central Foods is one of the UK’s leading frozen food distributors, supplying a range of products to the food service sector. The company was founded more than 25 years ago and is proud to be a catering partner across the whole food service sector, supplying to hotels, restaurants, bars, universities, schools, pubs, care homes, garden centres, leisure outlets and more.

Northamptonshire-based Central Foods currently sells to over 180 independent wholesalers, as well as larger national and regional wholesalers.

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