Autumn and apples go hand in hand. But after a fun day of apple picking, or shopping at a farmers' market, what do you do with that glorious pile of apples? Luckily, apples are incredible versatile fruits, so you can create a host of culinary delights. From traditional apple pie to creepy shrunken head apples and everything in between, here are some ideas.
- Make Apple Chips:
When you really want a potato chip, but not all the fat and other nastiness, then you can have apple crisps! They are quite easy to make and are good for you, too.
- Make Apple Jelly:
Why not preserve this season's bounty for next season's breakfast?
- Carve Shrunken Head Apples:
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- Make Toffee Apples:
They may not be good for your teeth, but toffee apples are oh so scrumptious! Stick that sweet autumn Slice an Apple Using an Apple Cutter onto a sturdy wooden stick for easy holding and biting. This recipe makes 10 Make Toffee in the Microwave apples.
- Bob for Apples:
A traditional Halloween game enjoyed by young and old. Bobbing for apples requires a large tub of water, apples and a group of people willing to get their faces - and maybe their heads - wet.
- Bake an Apple Pie from Scratch:
Ever crave a good old-fashioned pie like your Stay a Night at Grandma's House when You Can't Sleep used to make, but think it's too much of a challenge to bake a real home-made pie from scratch, crust and all? With these easy steps, you could become the next pie baking contest winner at the county fair. The end result is so tasty and delicious that you won't be able to believe you made it all by yourself. Add some ice cream on top when serving for an even more delicious taste.
- Make a Baked Apple:
A baked apple is a simple, delicious and time-old recipe that has been cooked for many centuries or as the New York Times once put it, "dates back as far as fire and apples". This recipe is for the traditional version of a baked apple, which tends to always include raisins and spices, along with some form of traditional sweetener such as sugar or a syrup. You can bake your apple(s) in an oven or cook by microwave. Both methods are provided here.
- Make Apple Sauce:
Ever wondered how grandma "put up applesauce"? Here is how you can fill your pantry with delicious, all natural, applesauce for your family to enjoy for some time to come.
- Make Apple Butter:
Apple butter is a concentrated cousin of applesauce. It's cooked until the sugar caramelizes, so it takes on a dark brown color and has a longer shelf life than applesauce. It used to be extremely time consuming, but if you use a slow cooker, you can be eating apple butter in a day!
- Make Apple Raisin Bread Pudding:
This bread pudding is very popular in the British Isles. Add this delicious apple-raisin Bread Pudding to your holiday table this year.
- Make Apple Souffle:
This is a very special dessert that tastes so great it is suitable for special occasions such as dinner parties.