These buns get their name not because they’re made with apples (they’re not: the filling is apricots) but because Katie first made them for the reopening of the local shop in her neighbouring Somerset village of Appley. They later inspired the Appley Bun Fun Run. If you wanted to make the buns more closely match their name, using chunks of peeled Bramley (cooking) apple instead of apricots might work rather well . . .