I look forward to apples most when fall rolls around. There is nothing that screams fall more than a trip to the local apple orchard, eating apple doughnuts, and drinking warm apple cider. Of course, cooking and baking with apples also ranks up there fairly high with a trip to the actual orchard. There are so many different varieties to try- some that are sweet, some that are tart, all of which are worth trying at least once!
Apples have many ways to be preserved. Canning ranks high on my list with making apple butter, apple chutney, apple jam (and the list goes on and on.) Of course, if canning isn’t your thing, apples fresh well- just peel, core, and place in a freezer safe container. Apples also keep well in the crisper draw in the refrigerator. I’ve found that they last well for a bit over a month for eating and up to three months if you are going to cook with them! Apples pair perfectly with the winter squash and add a hint of sweetness without adding the extra sugar!
My recipes for Apples:
Recipes from around the web:
- Apple Strudle from Food Loves Writing
- Brown Butter Apple Pie Bars from Apt. 2B Baking Co
- Apple Oatmeal Muffins from Cookie and Kate
- Roasted apples with ginger mousse and cinnamon breadcrumbs from Five and Spice
- BAKED OATMEAL WITH APPLES AND PERSIMMONS from The Year in Food
- APPLE & SMOKED MOZARELLA MINI CALZONES from Sprouted Kitchen
- HOMEMADE UNSWEETENED APPLESAUCE from Good Things Grow