Fall is my all time favorite season, and I love the variety of produce that is just amazing at this time of year. But I feel like sometimes apples get the shaft in favor of pumpkin-flavored everything. And I happen to love apples! There are so many varieties, you can add them to sweet or savory dishes, plus eating them with a dollop of peanut butter is just awesome, too. And let’s not forget apple picking and hot cider! So in favor of apples I thought I would do a special post just for apples! Here are my favorite Top Ten Apple Recipes, just for you!
Gluten Free Apple Crisp – This crisp is definitely awesome – just the right amount of spice, a hint of maple syrup, and a yummy crispy topping.
Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage Pasta – This is a great weeknight meal – its fast and easy to make, and it makes a TON so you will have leftovers for the next night! And it tastes great, which is always a good thing.
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars – Guys. This recipe is pretty much awesome. A creamy cheesecake layer, spiced apples, crunchy topping, caramel drizzled all over…. yeah… And you might want to invite some people over so you don’t eat them all yourself, because I totally would.
Stove-Top Cassoulet – This soup is perfect all year long, its bright and flavorful, light yet filling. It has a whole slew of yummy stuff, including apples (which is a fun surprise!) Serve it with some crusty bread!
Overnight Baked Apple Oatmeal with Crunchy Brown Sugar Streusel – This oatmeal is perfect for company or to keep on hand for busy mornings. The crunchy topping makes this extra special, and the apples and spice are perfect.
Apple Chicken Chili – This is a new and fun way to have chili! The apples add an unexpected surprise, and they pair perfectly with the chicken and normal chili flavors. And its quick to make and easy on the budget, too!
Apple, Brie and Arugula Quesadillas – Perfect for a quick lunch, they are simple and quick to make, yet healthy and delicious, too! The crunch of the fresh apple inside is so fun!
Smothered Pork Chops Braised in Cider with Apples – This meal is all warm and comforting with fantastic flavors and perfectly tender pork chops! (This picture totally doesn’t do this meal justice! Trust me!)
Apple Cranberry Crisp with Crispy Walnut Topping – The combination of sweet apples, tart cranberries and crunch walnut topping is perfect! Great warm with a bowl of ice cream, on top of yogurt, or even just a big plate of it – this stuff is delicious!!