What To Do With All Those Apples
If there’s one thing you can’t have too much of during the fall, it’s apples. These crisp, juicy fruits are a culinary academy student’s dream, since they’re so delicious and versatile. While everyone enjoys a good pie, there are so many other things you can make with apples this fall. If you’re looking to step out of your comfort zone and try a few new autumnal recipes, look no further than these:
Pork roast: Many people only think of using fruits in desserts for their sweet flavor, while in fact, many of them are a delightful addition to a savory meal. This pork roast from Country Living is complete with a brine made up of apple cider, salt, brown sugar, bay leaves, cloves and peppercorn, and is baked alongside apples, onions, garlic and rosemary. Serve with some roasted root vegetables or garlic mashed potatoes. If there was ever a meal that exemplified all of the flavors of the season better than this one, we’d like to taste it!
Apple squash soup: There is nothing more soothing than a bowl of hot soup on a blustery fall evening, and this recipe from The Kitchn will be all you need this fall. This soup is sweet and savory at the same time, made with autumnal spices and your favorite winter squash and apples. You’ll need about three pounds of squash and two apples, so you can use one type or a variety. Try tender acorn squash, butternut or sweet dumpling, and apples with a tart flavor. Make a big batch to take to work for lunch all week!
Apple pie fries: For a delectable dessert or snack, try these apple pie fries from Recipe Tin Eats. This is also the perfect dish to bring to a Halloween or Thanksgiving party, as these bite-sized pieces are so easy for people to just pop in their mouths! Simply line a baking sheet with frozen sheet pastry and cover it with ground apple pie filling mixed with sugar and cinnamon, and put another sheet pastry on top. Sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about a half hour or until the crust gets golden brown. In the meantime, make a whipped topping or salted caramel dipping sauce!