10 Things You Can Make With All the Apples You Collect
The apple season is approaching, and besides the extinguishing of pumpkins, there is no more “autumnal” activity than picking apples. If you are anything like me, you will probably end up with more apples than you know what to do with them, but don’t worry. We have a lot of suggestions.
- Perfect Pies: Obviously, the apple has no higher calling than the perfect pie, and Serious Eats has a recipe for just that .
- Apple Pie in a Frying Pan: Things get better when cooked in cast iron and this pioneer woman apple pie in a skillet caramelizes, soothes the apple in all its glory.
- Sweet and savory sandwiches: A slice of apple can decorate any sandwich – even sandwiches for breakfast – but it is definitely included in melted fried cheese, especially if it’s brie or the hottest cheddar.
- Super Easy Galettes: Galettes are a sturdy, rustic cousin of pie that is amazingly easy to make. I’m partial to this maple-bourbon flavor I developed for Yahoo Food , but you can’t go wrong with this one from Jacques Pepin .
- Don’t forget the peel : toss any peel into a bottle of (cheap) bourbon with a cinnamon stick and leave to keep from falling .
- Quick Apple Chips: Set the microwave to “defrost,” add a few apple slices and let them cook for half an hour. Now you have a chewy, delicious and healthy snack.
- Slow Cooker Oil: Make your bounty easy to spread with a little help from your slow cooker . All you need is fruit, sugar, salt, chopsticks (to lift the lid and steam out) and 10-12 hours of inactivity.
- Cook them on the grill : grilled apples on the grill – a great side dish , especially for smoked meats and hearty bitter greens. You can marinate them ahead of time, or just grease them with a little neutral oil and let their natural juiciness do the job.
- Apple Pie Cookies: These are basically tiny portable pies and are as delicious as they are cute.
- Comfortable Chips: Apple chips are a mix of textures, and this one from Food Network is the perfect mix of soft, supple apples with a crispy, crunchy cinnamon filling.
I could repeat this for many other recipes, but it should be enough to get you started and hopefully take care of how many bushels of apples you can harvest this season.