Apple season has arrived! Whether you’re planning on frolicking through an orchard or just ordering a case of apples on SPUD, chances are you’re looking for ways to get more apples into you daily life. We sure are. So, if you’d also like to feed your apple obsession at every meal, here are 7 delicious apple recipes:
Grilled cheese is indisputably the best food ever. EVER. It’s a classic comfort food, and it’s endlessly customizable by changing up the cheese and/or bread you choose. But it can come off a little childish. If you want to elevate your classic grilled cheese to something you could conceivably serve at any grown up occasion you can imagine, I have the answer. Apple grilled cheese.
2. Apple “Donuts”
These are an easy-peasy and fun snack that’ll satisfy both kiddos and adults! Start by slicing your apple into rounds with the core at the center. You can make them as thick as you want, just be wary of making them too thin to hold the toppings. Remove the core by using a small round cookie cutter, or carefully with a knife. Spread your favourite nut or seed butter on top of the apple slices and add your toppings! We like granola, dried fruits, nut & seeds, or even some chocolate chips.
No, I didn’t accidentally add “apple” twice. These are Granny Smith apples with their cores hollowed out, filled with diced apples that have been cooked in cinnamon sugar, topped with a doughy pie crust, then stuffed in the oven. A truly magical dessert.
4. Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
If apple pie and overnight oats had a delicious love child, this would be it. Serious fall vibes and a healthy breakfast all in one! Perfect for busy mornings when you need to grab something on the way out.
1/3 cup rolled oats
½ cup preferred milk
½ cup apple, grated
1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
½ tsp cinnamon, ground
Pinch ginger, ground
Pinch cloves, ground
1 tbsp chia seeds
Mix all ingredients in an airtight container and store in the fridge overnight.
When life gives you apples, pair them with cinnamon. These baked apple cinnamon rolls make the perfect addition to a fall Sunday brunch.
6. Apple Butter
Apple butter is made by reducing apple puree past the point of sauce, until it becomes a delicious and silky spread of concentrated apple flavour. Check out this slow cooker recipe for a great base, and add flavours as you like. If you’re wondering what to do with all the apple butter, here are some recipes to help inspire you!
Sweet and savoury come together in this flavourful soup. Pro tip, make extra, freeze it in single servings and grab them on your way out the door for lunch on busy work days.
Do you have a favourite fall apple? Check out this handy apple guide from our produce expert!