Have You Gone Apple Picking? Here’s What to Make With All Those Apples
We’ve all had that moment after apple picking when you get home with your bushel of apples, and you find yourself wondering, “What to do with all these apples?” We’ve got recipe ideas, plus a handy chart, to help you decide what to whip up.
From corers to food mills, and pie plates to food storage, we’re here with everything you need to make a better pie, better apple chips and even a better batch of applesauce. Can’t decide what you’re in the mood for? Follow the chart below for inspiration.
Lattice Apple Pie
With a bunch of apples on hand, apple sauce is your best bet (and it’s not just for kids – pork chops, anyone?). We use a sugar-free recipe if we’re using a sweet variety and add nutmeg and cinnamon to the pureed apples.
We add cardamom to these thinly sliced vegetable chips; it gives it a nice peppery hint and pairs pleasantly with sweet-tart apples. If you don’t have cardamom, cinnamon will do the trick when it comes to apple chips.
Apple Potato Tian
Alternating between thin slices of apples and sweet potatoes brings this tian together. To ensure even cooking and uniform shapes, slice the vegetables between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick using a mandoline.
Mini Apple Crumbles
Perfect for serving at dinner parties, we took a classic apple crumble recipe and made it mini for these baking cups.
Have only a few apples on hand and want to do something easy with them? Baking your apples is your best bet. Core, sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg and bake for about 40 minutes. They’ll come out soft, juicy and made to serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Apple Grilled Cheese
Cheddar cheese and apples is a favorite combination of ours. We like to lather our bread in mayonnaise before grilling both sides.
In the same vein, goat cheese and apple gives us all the feels. We use this pizza recipe to get a nice fall meal on the table.
A unique twist on traditional pancakes, these apple ring pancakes make a surprisingly healthy breakfast, with tons of fiber and no added sugar. Works great with Granny Smiths.
Spiced Apple Shrub
Want to drink up your apples? A shrub is a crispy, tangy drink that you can mix with sparkling water (or rum, for the grownups). This spiced apple shrub recipe uses up five apples, and works best with a varietal with a bold, sweet flavor like a Macintosh, Honeycrisp, or Red Delicious.
Looking for even more recipes that are kid-friendly and kid-approved? Check out these Fresh Apple Recipes that Go Beyond Basic Applesauce, plus ideas for using your apple cutter (beyond apples).