Apples!

“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
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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  • sarah

    I am currently addicted to the Spiced Apple Chutney recipe found on the BBC food webpages. They say you should let it mature for a couple of months before eating – I haven’t got that far yet, but a few weeks out it’s really really tasty!

  • JB

    Simple is good:
    Serve apples sliced flat with a good creamy Brie cheese. Butter the apple slices with the cheese. Sweet apples like Fujis work well, but Granny Smiths give a nice contrasting flavor.

    Chicken salad:
    diced herb-roasted chicken skin removed. Can use store-bought pre-cooked chicken.
    mayonnaise
    diced celery
    diced apples
    minced garlic
    minced onion
    salt to taste

    When apples are not in season try subbing dried currants. I prefer to keep all the dices small for easier spreading on crackers. Go easy on the mayo, you can always add more later. Sorry for not including the amounts, I do it by taste. Simplify by subbing garlic salt for the last 3 ingredients.

  • Lou

    I make applesauce almost exactly like yours, same ingredients, except I use a small (5 oz.) can of apple juice instead of water and I have discovered that a small amount of ginger and nutmeg adds a nice touch. I also love the addition of brown sugar. Lou

  • Donna J M

    To respond to Dio’s posting about a soup recipe, I have one that I got when I went grocery shopping. It’s made with potatoes and cheddar cheese – and apples, of course. I managed to find it online as well. It’s called Apple-Cheddar Soup. It’s easy to make and tastes wonderful.

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