‘Tis the season to go apple picking! At least, that’s what everybody’s Instagram says.
I ain’t hatin’, though because I had my first apple picking experience since grade school a few weeks ago, and it was a blast! BF and I journeyed to Demarest Farms in New Jersey, and had so much fun climbing on and under trees searching for the best pieces of fruit. What I love about the process is that it makes the food experience so whole–you’re a part of more than just eating the red (and green!) gems. But then you get home and realize you have 3234908234902 apples, and they don’t last forever.
That’s why I’ve put together three recipes in this post that will help you use up the fruit in delicious ways. Kinda like creative post-Thanksgiving turkey recipes, they’re all different enough that you’ll be craving more and more and more apples, which is a good thing. You know what they say about an apple a day…(sorry, I couldn’t resist).
This recipe is so simple and perfect for lunch. You just cut up a red apple (I like Gala) and toss it with mélange greens, chopped fresh rosemary, gorgonzola cheese, pepitas, a little salt & pepper and a vinaigrette. I make my vinaigrette with olive oil, a splash of apple cider vinegar, and s&p.
This recipe from The Kitchn is great because it’s not too sweet. It’s perfect to pair with a good pork chop, pancakes and (my favorite) ice cream.
A spin on my mom’s classic caramel candies, this dip is so rich and creamy. Perfect for eating with tart apple slices.