Did you recently go apple picking and now don’t know what to do with all those apples? Sure it’s great to eat an apple as a snack on its own (or maybe dunked in salted caramel sauce), but you are probably in need of some apple recipes so they do not go to waste. I swear, apples sometimes multiply in the bags after picking them…that, or I just don’t realize how many apples I’ll truly end up with when I pick a bushel. In any case, here are 10 things to do with all those apples you just picked!
Homemade apple sauce is so much better than what you find in the jar. This version is all grown-up – it incorporates vanilla bean and bourbon.
Contrary to what some think, there is no butter in apple butter. Fruit butter is simply a very thick, smooth fruit purée. Try this recipe for apple butter that you can cook in a crockpot. Could not be easier!
No reason that pears get to have all the poaching fun – this recipe poaches apples in a mixture of red wine, orange juice, and spices then sit atop honey and vanilla bean flavored Greek yogurt.
This list just would not be complete without the classic apple pie. You can stick to the original (seriously how beautiful is that latticework?) or jazz it up with any of these apple recipes:
- Caramel apple pie
- Cheddar apple pie
- Skillet apple crumb pie
- Spiced bourbon apple pie
- Bacon & bourbon apple pie (!!!!!)
These apple muffins are so delicious and moist, plus they are healthier for you because of the addition of whole wheat flour. Win-win!
Make your home smell like absolute heaven and bake up this fantastic apple cake that incorporates another fall staple: maple syrup.
This recipe for caramel apples includes instructions on how to make your own caramel sauce, but you can certainly just use already made sauce for an extra easy treat. Love how these apples are on actual sticks – perfect for a Halloween party!
Homemade stuffing is easier than you think – this version prominently features apples and can be tweaked to add different types of bread (cornbread would be fab), or add in a meat-like crumbled breakfast sausage. Yum!
Apple Cider Donuts
Recently we posted a recipe for apple cider donuts – this recipe could be tweaked to include apple chunks in the batter, or you can use that homemade apple butter that you clearly already made from your apple haul.
Ahh, sangria – while usually more of a summer drink, you can absolutely drink sangria anytime. Try any of these delicious sangria recipes and be sure to throw some chopped-up apples into the mix. Or if you want to really go all out with the apple theme, make apple cider sangria.
This list of 10 things to do with all those apples really just scratches the surface. There are so many more apple recipes to try – chutney, apple glazed pork chops, apple turnovers, apple cheddar scones, apple molasses upside-down cake, challah, and these extremely adorable apple pie cookies. You’ll have to excuse me, I have some baking to do.
Apple-themed Gift Baskets
Apple-themed gift baskets are the perfect gift for any fall occasion! Our Apple Harvest Basket is packed with juicy red and green apples, a spiced cider concentrate and includes a heartwarming Apple Harvest book filled with delicious recipes and wonderful stories about the history of cooking with apples.