Our apple trees are very full this year! Hoping to make time to make a huge batch of apple sauce this weekend!
And if you are looking for an easy way to peel apples, then you gotta watch this 19 second video over here on how to use your drill to peel an apple in just 10 seconds!!
Since I’m not a gourmet chef with tons of fun recipes up my sleeve to use all of my apples, I decided to get a much better list for inspiration. Hope this helps you too!
This Apple Peanut Butter Smoothie takes an all-time favorite snack and turns it into a grab ‘n go breakfast! It’s delicious, super easy to make, and will give you a great start to the morning! It’s also a great afternoon pick-me-up, or a perfect snack to have before hitting the gym.
It’s apple season in most parts of the country! Apples are delicious to eat on their own, in baked goods, desserts or as a fresh juice. There are many apple varieties – some being sweeter than others! For juicing, I like a sweeter apple. You just can’t beat homemade apple juice!
Cranberry and Apple Hot Smoothie – A spicy and refreshing breakfast that warms you up from the inside. I really enjoyed this smoothie – even more so for the fact it’s only 178 calories.
I initially wanted to make a hot cider recipe in the crock pot with cinnamon and nutmeg, but then it dawned on me that I can get a similar flavor and just one serving by using just two ingredients and it would even easier to make!
Dinner or Side Recipes:
Have you cooked with celery root? This vegetable is also known as celeriac. It’s brown and hairy and isn’t as uniformly shaped as beets, turnips or other root vegetables. It’s flavor is similar, but not identical to celery.
This vegan friendly soup was a big hit in my house. The apple adds a bit of sweetness and the potatoes give it a creamy texture without adding dairy.
Waldorf Salad is quick and easy to prepare. It’s a nice side dish for a meal or party buffet and can be good for lunch on it’s own. It’s delicious and the different textures work well together.
Grilled cheese sandwiches are a wonderful comfort food that always brings back memories for me. These days I prefer to make mine in a panini press. It’s quick and easy and there is no need to add butter or oil, so it ends up being a healthier sandwich.
I used strong and flavorful ingredients for this panini, but you can use a milder cheese, less tart apple or another type of bread if you prefer something with a taste that isn’t as bold.
These flavors are a natural fit for my family, seeing as how we have quite a streak of German blood. It is very much inspired by dishes of my youth. Cabbage and sausage is rather prevalent in Minnesota cuisine and this reminds my husband and I of home. A little warm, Northern comfort food here in South Carolina!
I have used every kind of apple imaginable in this recipe and it always turns out great. Use whatever you have in your crisper drawer. This side is especially great with anything roasted.
This apple sandwiches recipe is not only pretty, it’s lots of fun to make (and eat)! It’s perfect for an after school snack or in a school lunchbox.
With just a few ingredients, this salad comes together fast. It is wonderful with roast chicken. Make sure that your apples are nice and firm and crunchy. Mushy apples make for a mushy coleslaw.
Weather you use sliced deli turkey, or thick slabs of a bird you roasted just a day or two ago (or even leftover roast chicken!) it is ALL good in this sandwich. A good dill pickle on the side is highly recommended.
I was a little apprehensive about serving this recipe to my family, because it has some strong flavors that they aren’t particularly keen on. However, it went over really well, and the pork was so tender…it was kind of hard to slice!
This Healthy Chicken Salad with Grapes is bursting with delicious flavors and textures! Juicy grapes, crisp apples and crunchy pecans, all topped off with a you’d-never-guess-it’s-healthy Greek yogurt dressing (secret ingredient alert!).
Absolutely fabulous as a weekday sandwich or at a casual picnic, but also special enough for a bridal shower, Mother’s Day tea or ladies’ lunch. It’s so versatile … and we’ve got lots of tips and serving ideas, too!
Delicious, comforting, All-American apple pie … in a healthy, satisfying breakfast! This quick and easy oatmeal recipe is loaded with great nutrition and always a kid-pleaser, too!
It’s a fall family favorite that’s absolutely perfect for busy weekdays, or for leisurely weekends, and for anytime you’re entertaining overnight guests!
An all-time, family-favorite cranberry sauce recipe – perfect for Thanksgiving and the holidays! It’s so quick and easy, and bursting with wonderful sweet-tart flavors and great texture! Plus, it takes just a few moments in your food processor and can even be made in advance!
Two simple ingredients infused together with the help and ease of the slow cooker. Savory and sweet, this applesauce chicken will soon become a family favorite. Paleo and gluten-free with no refined sugars, healthy and simple at it’s best!
This butternut squash soup with apple is such a warming bowl of fall flavors. The flavors are that bit more complex than your average bowl, with the sweetness of the squash balanced out by a gently savory note from sage and thyme. Easy, tasty and perfect any day.
Use your seasonal fruits in tasty ways! Made of apples and fresh figs with savory spices, apple fig chutney is a tangy condiment that is easy to cook on the stove and can be water bath processed for shelf stability.
Slow-cooked pork with cider and apples, finished with a splash of cream. A lovely comforting casserole that uses inexpensive pork shoulder steaks.
Serve with mashed potatoes and green veg for a hearty Winter dinner.
I’ve been reading a cookbook that I’ll be reviewing soon, and it had me drooling from page one. There are so many unique but ‘comforting’ recipes in it, and I couldn’t help but make a bunch from it.
One of them is a dessert from the author’s childhood, and is perfect for the fall season because it involves apples! I made it for an evening snack the other night, and it was simply ‘sweet comfort.’
I spent most of my day “offline” today in the kitchen, whipping up a ton of tasty, easy recipes that I’ll be sharing with you over the next month. Some of the recipes will be for product reviews, while others were just ones that were inspired from some e-mails I got, plus I was looking to use up some of the food in our fridge before it went bad!
This homemade apple pie jam recipe is not only perfect for smothering on toast, but also as a dessert topping (cheesecake, vanilla ice cream), or as a filling, too!
If you love caramel and apples together, you are sure to love this Caramel Apple Poke Cake! It’s the perfect Fall dessert recipe idea!
I love a Dutch apple pie. I was craving it for breakfast, but didn’t want all the fuss and time to make one. So I came up with this twist to Dutch apple pie and baked apples. We quickly gobbled them up.
I love apple pie. And I love pancakes. One morning, not too long ago, I woke-up with the idea that these two wonderful items should be joined in matrimony. It took me a few times to perfect the recipe, tweak the elements, but the result was well worth the magnificent result. Apple. Freakin’. Pie. Pancakes.
Yes. Apple Pie Pancakes. You got that right, apples, cinnamon, butter, and syrup. Put it in my mouth and let it melt me into a new dimension of awesome.
If you have a crock pot and around 15 apples, make this! It will give you two pints of yummy goodness! One to keep for yourself and one to give away.
These maple apple donuts are baked rather than fried and made with oat bran, yogurt and real apple so are relatively healthy, but still incredibly delicious.
Creamy caramel cheesecake inside a Cinnamon blondie crust topped with cinnamon apples and a decadent caramel drizzle. The perfect Fall dessert or snow day project. Would also make a fabulous Thanksgiving Day dessert.
Moist apple cupcakes with a hint of spice, topped with creamy caramel and crunchy peanuts.
When I was a kid, we’d celebrate the last day of school by walking to DQ to get a treat. My favorite was always a Peanut Buster Parfait because I loved those last, ice cream-tinged spoonful’s of fudge and salted Spanish peanuts at the bottom of the glass. Nowadays I cannot finish an entire DQ parfait myself, so I make do at home.
Bacon & Apples Foster, a fun twist on Bananas Foster an easy homemade ice cream dessert recipe.
A healthy snack that can also double as dessert! This is a super easy snack recipe that can be altered with ingredients you have on hand. All it takes is an apple with a little peanut butter, granola and melted chocolate!
Life is sweet and so is the unexpected largesse from friends.
I was recently given a jar of apple butter from a friend among the many other things she shares with us to avoid waste when her family can’t quite finish items before they would otherwise need to be thrown away and in return I shared with her the fruits of her gift in the form of this moist and delicious bread.
Think twice before throwing items away, you could find an alternative way to use them yourself or find someone else who can.
These pumpkin spice apple chips are the perfect fall treat. While I was making them, my house smelled like I had a pumpkin pie in one oven, and an apple pie in the other.
Who needs potpourri with a scent this heavenly. You might be thinking “But wait, apples aren’t low carb!” While they aren’t typically considered to be a low carb free-for-all food, I work them in occasionally.
Throughout my entire weight loss journey, I can honestly tell you that I never got fat from eating too many fruits and vegetables.
Allergen free recipes are a must for so many families these days. But allergen free chocolate muffins that taste good? Who does not love chocolate muffins? (I know one kid, but let assume that since he’s 3 he won’t read this post.)
These Stuffed Apples with Crumble Topping are a simple, quick and healthy, yet satisfyingly naughty tasting.
This easy crumble is a perfect dessert for guests, or as a one-person treat that doesn’t blow your diet out the window. Without the custard, you’re looking at just 212 calories per serving.
You can prepare it ahead, or just make it and put it in the oven when you’re hungry.
These chocolate covered candy apples are about to make you very popular! This recipe is easy, quick and thrifty – the perfect treat for people with limited time and limited budgets!
With the approach of Fall, it means yummy apples are coming in to season. This easy recipe is so quick and easy to make and simply delicious!
It’s best made with a slightly tart apple like Fuji, Gala or Honeycrisp. You could also try a more tart apple like Granny Smith or other apples that might be a specialty in your region of the country.
Things are going a little bit better on the apple front, though, because Ben really liked this cake.
Unless you’re the one to stir the grated apple into the batter, which would be a pretty major tipoff, you probably won’t know that there’s any apple in it.
It does help make the batter extra moist, though, kind of like the zucchini in zucchini bread, and also adds a little more sweetness.
I’m super lucky that my kids LOVE fruit, but sometimes we all need a bit more of a “dessert” feel than just munching on a raw apple.
I have been making this recipe for microwave cinnamon apples for years now. We ALL love it! And I love that it takes about 5-10 minutes, tops.
The boys will eat this up and it’s a treat for Hubby and I, too.
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