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4 Easy Apple Recipes for Fall

4 Easy Apple Recipes for Fall

It’s fall, which means apples are ripe and being harvested. Apples are a versatile fruit. You can use them to create plenty of delicious dishes. That means you don’t have to worry about getting sick of them.

Here are four easy apple recipes that are prefect for this time of year.

1. Crockpot Applesauce

If you let your crockpot do the cooking, homemade applesauce is a cinch to make. The slow cooking really breaks down the apples and leaves a fabulous texture.

You’ll Need:

  • 3 pounds of apples (about 6 large ones)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup water
  • Dash of salt

What to Do:

First, you’ll need to peel and core your apples. You can use a paring knife or vegetable peeler to peel.

Next, cut your apples into small pieces.

Place your apples in the crockpot, and add the remaining ingredients.

Let your applesauce cook for 7 hours on low.

When your applesauce is done, you can puree it with a blender if you prefer a smoother texture.

Enjoy warm or cold.

Your applesauce will store in the refrigerator, covered, for five days. It’s also freezable.

2. Apple Crisp

All the taste of an apple pie with half the effort! It’s an excellent dessert to whip up for a date night.

You’ll Need:

  • 3 pounds of tart apples (Granny Smith is a great choice!)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash salt
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter, frozen
  • Cooking spray

What to Do:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and spray an 8X8 baking pan with cooking spray.

Next, peel and core your apples. Cut into slices.

In a large bowl, combine the apple slices, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Stir well to ensure all the apples are coated.

Dump apple mixture into prepared pan.

In the same bowl, combine the brown sugar, rolled oats, and flour.

Using a cheese grater, grate the frozen butter over the sugar mixture. This breaks it into tiny pieces, and allows it to incorporate easily.

Once the butter is all grated, mix well. Your mixture should resemble little crumbs.

Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over the top of your apples.

Bake for 50-60 minutes, until a fork easily pierces the apples.

3. Carmel Apple Oatmeal

What a delicious way to start your day! Even if you don’t usually like oatmeal, you should give this variety a try. This recipe makes a family sized batch, and it keeps well in the refrigerator to heat up for another breakfast if you have leftovers.

You’ll Need:

  • 3 apples (peeled, cored, and diced)
  • 2 cups rolled oatmeal
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar

What to Do:

In a medium saucepan combine oatmeal and water. Stir well and cook on medium heat. Continue stirring the oatmeal occasionally as you prepare the apples so it doesn’t scorch on the bottom.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat.

When butter is melted, stir in diced apples and brown sugar. Stir well. Turn down heat and let cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Once the oatmeal is tender, remove it from heat.

When the apples are fork tender, stir the oatmeal in and turn off the heat.

Stir well and serve.

4. Waldorf Salad

This classic, fruity salad makes a wonderful light meal.

You’ll Need:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise (or plain yogurt)
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Dash salt
  • 3 apples (peeled, cored, chopped)
  • 1 cup celery (thinly sliced)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup raisins

What to Do:

Combine first four ingredients in a medium bowl and stir together well.

Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

Chill until you’re ready to serve.

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