It’s fall, y’all! While some of you are jumping right into the pumpkin spice lattes, I would like to make room for one of autumn’s yummiest treats, the apple. Who can resist the delicious and incomparable Honey Crisp! If you find yourself with an abundance of apples (which you will), here are some great ones to try this fall.
Apple BBQ Pulled Pork
Even if you are not a huge fan of pork, this recipe is just so good and so easy. Both my husband and my daughter love this even with some modifications to the original recipe. Rather than use the chili peppers in adobo sauce, I opted for roasted red peppers which worked just as well. You could easily put this dish over brown rice or quinoa which I have also done in the past. The perfect balance of sweet and tart make this a hit. The original recipe appeared here on Once a Month Meals.
Crock-pot Apple Sauce:
I used to make this all the time when my daughter was just starting solid foods and it made the house smell absolutely delicious. You can do this in either a saucepan or crock-pot and I have tried both. As with any recipe, the saucepan needs more babysitting, so I often opted for the crock-pot while my girl was still an infant. I always added extra cinnamon because I love it, and why not? Also, it’s a fantastic way to make use of bruised or mealy apples (which I despise). This recipe is the one I’ve used and it has always come out fantastic. I typically eliminate the sugar in this recipe and it always tastes delicious.
Apple Cider Pancakes
Missed my post about super easy breakfast ideas? Check it out here. These are our standard September pancakes and they are amazing. I always make a double batch because my husband will eat them ALL and I will have none leftover to freeze for the weekdays. Because there is an abundance if apple cider available even at your local grocery store, it’s easy to find the ingredients. Although apple juice might work, I have never tried it. Plus, there’s nothing like an awesome fresh cider.
Apple cider cocktail:
Okay, so this one isn’t kid-friendly, but I absolutely love it. And yes, it’s made up. The great thing about this cocktail is that it isn’t too strong and you can even make it super light if you would like.
- 1 cup fresh apple cider
- 2 Tbsp of Buttershots (butterscotch schnapps)
- cinnamon (as desired)
- cinnamon stick for garnish
- whipped cream (if you want to get crazy)
In a saucepan, heat the apple cider over low heat, stirring frequently until desired temperature (we like ours very hot)
Add Buttershots and cinnamon and stir gently. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon stick and enjoy on a crisp fall evening.
There are a ton of great apple recipes out there for fall. Would love to hear some of your favorites!
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