Apple Recipes for Harvest Time!

September 15, 2020

It’s that time of year again when we start thinking of the changing leaves, cooler weather, comfy sweaters, and of course, warm apple cider. As the apple harvest approaches, we rounded up delicious recipes that will have you using apples in every meal until Halloween!

Amazing Apple-tizers 

Apples may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about appetizers, but the crispy fruit actually makes for a great starter! This fantastic Crock Pot Apple Butter spread is perfect for setting the stage, and homemade is ALWAYS better than store-bought varieties. We love the idea of serving this delectable apple butter with graham crackers or even toasted bread. Is your mouth watering, yet?

For an unexpected sweet and spicy mix, try these Apple Chips as a snack or appetizer. The use of ancho chili powder plus cayenne pepper is sure to please the palate of family member who like a little spice, and it’s a great recipe to add to your arsenal for an unexpected fall treat.

Main Core-ses

Apples pair well with so many spices, it’s no wonder that there are a bunch of options for using them in your main courses. Apple-Sage Roasted Turkey will have your hungry horde drooling as the smell of turkey with a hint of apple wafts out of the kitchen. This recipe uses apple cider as well as the apples themselves, which is tastily enhanced with the sage for this main dish. 

On a chilly evening, there’s no better way to warm up than a velvety lentil soup. A delightful mix of flavors, Coconut Apple Ginger Dal will please even the pickiest of eaters. This vegetarian dish can be made vegan by skipping the yogurt, so everyone can dig in. 

There are few recipes more universally adored than the classic sloppy joe. For a healthier and fruitier take on the old favorite, try Apple-Tarragon Turkey Sloppy Joes. Adults and kids alike will be clamoring for second helpings, so don’t expect any leftovers of this crowd-pleasing meal!

Sweet Treats and Apple Eats

When it comes to dessert, few things can evoke as much anticipation as apple cobbler. The aromatic taste treat might just bring your neighbors over to see what’s cooking! This traditional Apple Cobbler Recipe is sweet enough on its own, but will send you and any guests to nirvana when paired with some vanilla ice cream. 

Want to step outside of the expected and serve a beautiful and delicious dessert? Look no further than these incredible Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples. Filled with cheesecake and topped with graham cracker crumbs and caramel, we won’t blame you if you eat the whole batch!

No list of apple goodness would ever be complete without a classic Apple Pie. Martha Stewart‘s Perfect Apple Pie recipe is sure to satisfy. We love anything that comes out of Martha’s kitchen, but she takes this staple and makes it downright perfection.

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Get baking in your very own gourmet kitchen here at Southshore. You’ll love our expansive kitchen islands, tons of storage space, and walk-in pantries in the dozens of floor plans from high-quality builders, Richmond American, Taylor Morrison, and Toll Brothers, starting in the $400s. To enjoy the crisp fall air, check out our resort-style amenities, our miles of trails, and of course, direct access to the gorgeous 820-acre Aurora Reservoir.