“If you would only eat an apple a day, we would use these up,” my mother exclaimed today, as she has every day for the last month. Yeah, right. What about the other thousand apples still on the trees, mom? Due to a mild spring, and in spite of the bee crisis, pollination happened in record numbers throughout the state this year, including in our little backyard, with our three apple trees. So they are laden, at the moment with Fujis, Pink Ladies, Golden Delicious, Granny Smiths, and any number of other varieties my father has grafted on to the trees over the years.

Fortunately, we have lots of wonderful apple recipes from which to draw. Here are several from Simply Recipes, followed by a few from other food blogs. Do you have a favorite fall apple recipe? If so, please let us know!

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From Simply Recipes:

Caramel Apples
Baked Apples
Applesauce Spice Cake
Apple Crisp
Waldorf Salad
Apple Cobbler
Sour Cream Apple Pie with Streusel Topping
Old Fashioned Apple Pie
Apple Cranberry Pie
Buttery Apple Torte
Apple Cranberry Currant Crumble Pie

From other food blogs:

Finnish Apple Cake (Omenakakku) from A Wee Bit of Cooking
Lady Moon’s Dorset Apple Cake from Toast
Gluten-free Quinoa Apple Cake with Cinnamon and Coconut from Lucullian Delights
Legacy Apple Cake from Su Good Eats
Alsatian Apple Tart from Tartelette
Parisan Apple Tartlet from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Apple Blueberry Crumble Bars from Farmgirl Fare
Apple Cardamom Cupcakes with Salted Caramel from Vanilla Garlic

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  • tnrsmama

    I’ve been making apple crisps all afternoon. I only have one apple tree but it has been going crazy! I canned several jars of apple butter a month or so ago, and now I am just baking. I have a few friends who have just had babies (and one who had back surgery) that I am bringing dinners to and they are all getting apple crisp. So is my neighbor who let me raid her Meyer lemon tree this afternoon, my lemons aren’t quite ready. Sadly, despite all of my hard work a lot of the apples are ending up in the compost.

  • Katie

    All of those wonderful apples! Your father undoubtedly knows how to care for them! Our apple trees grow ‘au naturel’ which means they aren’t pretty, lots of spots, but, this year, very few worms. I want the Pink Ladies, please!

  • Pille

    Thanks for all those recipe links, Elise! Although I must have about 10 apple cake/pie/muffin recipes on my own blog, it’s always nice to experiment with new ones – especially as I got two large boxes of wonderful apples from my mum last weekend. I’ll be surviving on various apple cakes for the next few weeks, I guess:)

  • lydia

    My favorite is an apple spice cake that’s similar to your applesauce cake, but with grated peeled apples and buttermilk for the wet ingredients. I posted the recipe on my blog last year, and it remains one of the favorites of readers and, fortunately, of my family! I’m not really a fruit pie lover, but apple pie is the one that I do love — apple anything, really. Just up the road from me, the neighborhood is called Apple Valley, because it used to be all orchard land. Today there still are orchards everywhere around here.

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