Apples are finally coming in to season again and that means we should see some great deals on them at the grocery store and the farmer’s market. Apples can be used in many different dishes, both savory and sweet, and also make an excellent snack just eaten plain. Here are 5 more ways to enjoy apples this fall.
- Dip them in caramel, or chocolate, or anything!
Find some large lollipop sticks at your local craft store (skewers will work if you can’t find them), heat up some caramel candies and dip your clean apple in the caramel. Place on waxed paper until it hardens or you could sprinkle with nuts or candies or just about anything you could dream up until it hardens. For something different you could dip the apple in chocolate too!
- Roast a chicken.
The next time you are roasting a chicken, place an apple inside of the chicken and cook the same as you normally would. The chicken should be moister that just by dry roasting it!
- Make candle holders.
Carve out a small enough hole in the center of an apple to place a taper candle in it and use it as a centerpiece to decorate your fall table.
- Dry for later.
Apple chips are very good and can be made even if you don’t have a food dehydrator. Simply slice the apples very thinly and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with a little sugar a cinnamon and bake at the lowest temperature that your oven will go. Watch carefully and remove when the edges start to curl up.
- Make a super easy apple dessert.
Slice apples into a bowl and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Pour into a slow cooker. Take a boxed yellow cake mix and pour the dry contents all over your apples. Melt a stick of butter and pour over the top of the cake mix. Bake on a low setting until the butter is bubbly and the crust is starting to brown.
What are you favorite ways to enjoy fall apples?
I am Amanda. Mom to 3 wonderful kids & lots of furbabies. Plus wife to my hubby, David, for 20 years (gosh that makes me sound old). In our house we love to get outside, have family fun, and enjoy all Florida has to offer (Hey, Universal!) We do all of that with a few shortcuts.