4 Apple Recipes Perfect for Fall!

It’s getting to be that time of year again!

There are tons of fruits and vegetables that are perfect for autumn cuisine. However, when the weather gets chilly, we know who the all-stars are. Apples always make the A Team, and here’s some recipes to show you what they bring to the table (literally).

 1. Apple cake

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Apples 
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Vanilla or cinnamon ice cream

Directions:

1) Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch round cake pan with baking spray with flour.

2) In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in apples and walnuts. Spoon into pan.

3) Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool 10 minutes longer. Serve warm with ice cream.

Recipe by Betty Crocker, Homemade Apple Cake

2. Apple chutney

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Tart apples 
  • Yellow onion
  • Fresh ginger root
  • White wine vinegar
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • White pepper
  • Ground cardamom
  • Ground nutmeg

Directions:

1) In a saucepan, mix the apples, onion, ginger, vinegar, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, white pepper, cardamom, and nutmeg.

2) Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover.

3) Simmer 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until the apples are tender. Mix in some water if necessary to keep the ingredients moist.

4) Remove the onion and ginger, and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Recipe by user CATSEO, allrecipes.com, Apple Chutney

 

 3. Apple butter

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Apples 
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract

Directions:

1) Place the apples in a slow cooker. Add the sugars, cinnamon, salt and vanilla to the crockpot. Mix well.

2) Cook in slow cooker on low for about 10 hours, stirring every couple hours. The apple butter should be thick and dark brown.

3) If desired, use a blender to puree the apple butter until smooth.

4) Cover and refrigerate for up to two weeks or freeze in small containers.

Recipe by Julie Clark, Homemade Apple Butter

 4. Brussel sprouts with apple and bacon

For this recipe, you will need:3 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Apple
  • Red-wine vinegar

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Arrange bacon in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until browned, 10 minutes.  

2) Add Brussels sprouts in a single layer; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until they begin to brown, about 15 minutes.

3) Remove from oven, and toss in apple. Return to oven; roast until Brussels sprouts are browned and tender and apple has softened, 10 to 15 minutes.

4) Toss vegetables with vinegar, and serve immediately.

Recipe by Martha Stewart, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apple

 

Do you have any fall recipe favorites using apples? Or what's your favorite thing to cook and bake with during the fall season? Let us know in the comments!

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