Apples pair beautifully with meats and even vegetables! Here are a few fall cooking ideas using apples as inspiration for getting cooking this fall season.
These apple crisp cookie cups deliver all of the classic apple pie flavors without hassle! Simply purchase premade pie crust from your local market for extra convenience!
Easy Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
These cozy apple recipes will transport you right back to autumn every time, from apple pie and cinnamon applesauce for dessert, cinnamon applesauce for breakfast, and hearty butternut squash apple soup for dinner – not forgetting ideas for sweet complements with tender pork or chicken!
Roasted butternut squash, sweet apples, and carrots combine into a nutritious yet flavorful fall soup recipe that’s quick and easy enough for Thanksgiving Day dinner service. Also, consider serving sweet potato & apple salads for an alternative healthy side dish option that’s vegetarian-friendly!
Arugula Salad with Apples
Arugula and tart apples make for the ideal combination in this light fall salad, which features manchego cheese and cider vinaigrette for an irresistibly fresh bite! Serve this alongside heavier holiday comfort foods to round off an exquisite feast.
Add this recipe to your repertoire for something a bit different when making apple pies: apple galettes are much simpler and delicious! They make for the perfect alternative.
Roasting apples and toasting pecans ahead of time is an efficient way to save time on the day you plan on serving the salad, though make sure it is assembled quickly as arugula quickly becomes soggy when dressed with dressings and needs to be served at room temperature for optimal results.
Honey Glazed Roast Pork
Add extra flavor to a classic pork roast with this simple, straightforward recipe combining apples and brown sugar. The resultant meal is moist and succulent, and its sweet glaze adds an autumn twist.
Miso brings umami flavor to this apple dessert recipe, creating the perfect autumn treat. A rye bread base supports caramelized apples, pecans, dried cherries and fragrant herbs – creating a spectacular autumn treat!
Whether Thanksgiving or another casual weeknight dinner, these mini apple pies make the perfect dessert option. Assembling them is much simpler than with full-sized pies; yet still provide all of the essential elements – buttery crust, tender apples, and an irresistibly flavorful drizzle topping!
Apple Dijon Braised Chicken Thighs with Potatoes
As autumn sets in, nothing says welcome quite like an apple recipe that is sweet or savory! Apples make a tasty addition to snacks or desserts- from fruit snacks to pairing apples with meat such as pork, chicken, and sausage for a delightful fall treat!
Well Plated offers this simple weeknight dinner to make the most of fall apples! Get the kids involved with cutting and peeling so that it arrives at your table more quickly!
Golden Delicious, Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples make an excellent combination for this dish. Additionally, try switching it up with Braeburn, Fuji or Pink Lady apples to give it more tropical flair!
Salted Caramel Apple Bars
Apples and caramel combine for an irresistibly autumn treat. These bars feature a shortbread crust with cinnamon apples layered inside. On top of this is an oat crumble topping which has been doused in salted caramel sauce – it truly can’t get any better than that!
Flour works as both the binding agent in the crust, and texture provider for both filling and topping. Brown sugar adds sweetness while binding both together. Cinnamon adds warmth and fragrance that pairs perfectly with apples.
Press down lightly on the crust mixture before spreading apple filling evenly across crust. Sprinkle remaining crust/crumble mixture over apples, pressing some of it into clumps as desired. Bake until golden-brown before cooling before cutting into bars.
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Add apple cider vinaigrette to salads and sandwiches easily using just simple pantry ingredients! A touch of maple syrup brings sweetness, while garlic powder provides savory depth. Stored properly in the refrigerator, this apple cider vinaigrette should last up to seven days; great for keeping on hand!
Juicy apples like Gala, Pink Lady, and Envy make this hearty salad recipe an autumn and winter must-have! Paired with chewy barley it makes an irresistibly satisfying fall and winter side dish!