10 Ways to Use All the Apples You’ll Pick This Fall


Last week we gave you nine great options for pick-your-own apple farms near Philly. Once you go (you haven’t already? What’s wrong with you?), you’ll inevitably leave with bags and bags of fresh-from-the-tree apples because picking them yourself is just so darn fun. But when you get home, it’ll hit you: What in the world does one do with so many apples?

Fear not: I’m here with 10 good ideas. (Well, 11 if you count the 160-calorie apple-cinnamon muffins I posted on this blog before, which are absolutely, positively delicious and which you should make at least twice while you have so many apples at your disposal.) Check out the recipes below for healthy ways to make a dent in your apple stash.

Maple-Cinnamon Applesauce
via Eating Well

The store-bought stuff in my pantry is sure to get purged once I whip up a batch of this easy-peasy applesauce. Bonus: It’s ready in 30 minutes.

Cinnamon Apple Cake
via Cooking Light

I’m told the cream cheese in this coffee-cake-like treat is what makes it super moist. (Which is good because I kind of hate how dry coffee cake usually is.)

Yogurt and Apple Salad
via VegWeb

An easy breakfast or lunch idea.

Overnight Apple Butter
via Cooking Light

This recipe appeals to the lazy cook in me. You just throw the ingredients in a Crock Pot before bed and—whammo!—warm apple butter when you wake up in the morning.

Acorn Squash and Apple Soup
via About.com

Because what fall recipe roundup would be complete without soup? This one’s super easy: the squash gets cooked in the microwave, greatly reducing kitchen time.

Brie, Apple and Arugula Quesadillas
via Cooking Light

Post-run snack, perhaps? Saturday afternoon lunch? Game-day apps? The possibilities are endless.

Warm Curried Chickpeas with Apples
via VegWeb

You had me at warm curried chickpeas. And apples.

Apple Salsa
via Cooking Light

A nice fall side salad featuring apples (duh), bell pepper, honey and cilantro. Serve with roasted chicken or pork—yum!

Apple, Goat Cheese and Pecan Pizza
via Cooking Light

The whole-wheat pizza dough at Trader Joe’s is calling my name for this one.

Apple-Honey Oatmeal Muffins
via Prevention

Toast the oats before making this recipe for an extra nutty flavor.