Some people go crazy for pumpkins in the fall, but I love apples. Apples for breakfast, lunch and desert. Here are some tried and true apple recipes that I love to share during the fall. Bonus points if you get out to a local apple orchard and pick them yourself!
I discovered this crockpot apple oatmeal when I was still nursing, since oatmeal encourages milk production, yet I hate oatmeal. I thought the addition of apples and apple juice and a little cinnamon might help.
Apple maple parfait? Yes, please. This recipe combines probiotic, protein-packed yogurt with real maple syrup, baked apples, and granola. Basically, someone finally figured out how to legitimately eat apple pie for breakfast. Plus, you can make ahead and just throw the granola on right before you eat.
Caramel apple cinna-minis combine my favorite fruit—apples—with my favorite breakfast food, cinnamon rolls! This recipe calls for crescent rolls instead of making the bread from scratch, but I’m thinking it would be easy to adapt to my favorite cinnamon roll recipe from the Pioneer Woman.
Ever had a Vermont burger? I ate one at Circus Café in Saratoga Springs, New York, and it goes like this: make a burger, add cheddar, bacon and grilled apples. Perfection! You can also try this fancier version, which replaces grilled apples with apple schnapps slaw.
I love turkey sandwich with avocado and bacon, but turkey with Havarti and apples is a very close second.
Crockpot honey pork and apples is an easy dish that you can throw together in the morning and not think about again until you smell the flavors wafting through the air when you return home.
Chicken apple sausage is another great way to enjoy apples—and it’s lighter than traditional pork sausage. Try it in pasta or in any other dish that uses plain sausage.
Finally, there’s bacon, brie and apple grilled cheese. Toasty and warm, this is a fancy take on comfort food.
I feel like everyone should know how to make apple butter. It’s easy, delicious and peps up everything you put it on.
Apple pie ice cream was a traditional fall treat at our house. My dad made it with the ice cream maker which, as a kid, was always fascinating to watch. Pro tip: dice those apples really tiny—they freeze!
Finally, I thought these apple pie bites were the perfect combination of flavor AND portion control!
Which recipe will you give a try?