5 Autumn time Apple Recipes
Not only do apples keep the doctor away, they keep the sweet tooth satisfied too. We’re all about the autumn fruit, which generally shines in pies and pastries. But the humble apple is quite versatile, making delicious appearances in all sorts of recipes. From apple-stuffed pork loin to apple bran muffins to apple grilled cheese to apples stuffed with sweet oatmeal and walnuts, it’s the kind of fall ingredient you can use again and again…
For Breakfast: Apple Bran Muffins
Definitely more nutritious than your average baker’s dozen, apple bran muffins are packed with fiber and are also, seriously scrumptious. Enjoy one for breakfast or as a snack when you’re in a pinch. They’re the perfect Autumn muffin, especially when warmed with a but of butter spread on each bite. We absolutely love Amy’s Healthy Baking Blog’s Apple Bran Muffin recipe. You can find it here at amyshealthybaking.com.
For Lunch: Apple Grilled Cheese
Spruce up your grilled cheese with some slices of gala or honey crisp apple for a little something extra next to that deliciously rich melted cheddar or brie. Want a grilled cheese that really screams special? Then check out our recipe below for the ultimate Autumn Grilled Cheese.
Brioche, Brie, Bacon, and Apple Grilled Cheese
2 slices Bristol Farms Brioche bread
2 slices Bristol Farms Applewood smoked bacon, cooked until crispy
8 thin slices Brie cheese
1 slice white cheddar
1/2 apple, thinly sliced
1/2 tablespoon butter
Assemble sandwich in the following order: 4 slices brie, bacon cheddar, apple slices, last 4 slices brie. Melt butter in a medium to large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sandwich and press down with a firm spatula. Heat for 2-3 minutes on each side, pressing down with a spatula sporadically until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted. Enjoy!
For Dinner: Apple Stuffed Pork
Aside from crock pot soups and stews, this just may be the quintessential Fall dinner. Apple stuffed pork is classic and it has been remade a million times, with deliciously different variations along the way. One of our favorite renditions? That’s easy. How Sweet Eats’ Butternut Squash, Apple and Goat Cheese stuffed pork tenderloin is one seriously beautifully composed pork dinner if we’ve ever seen one. Stuffed with apple, butternut squash, goat cheese, wild rice, and some bacon…it’s downright dreamy. You can find the recipe here at whatsweeteats.com.
For a Healthy-ish Dessert: Stuffed Apples
These lightly sweetened apples can be served anytime of day, really. Amazing for breakfast and as a healthy-ish dessert, they are also wonderful to make with the kids! Your little ones will love assembling them and their eyes will light up at the sight of the hot and bubbly oatmeal flowing out of a warm roasted apple. Serve with ice cream, if desired.
4 large Gala, Fuji, or Honeycrisp apples
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 cup salted butter
Core each apple and place on a foil lined baking sheet. In a mixing bowl, mix oats and spices. Cut in butter until thoroughly combined. Stuff each apple with mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until bubbling.
For Dessert: Apple Galette
So much simpler than a pie and dare we say, more attractive too thanks to its rustic exposed fruit filling? Galettes are the new pies. And while we love just about any fruit galette, apple galettes just boast those warm and fuzzy Fall feelings. There are tons of great recipes out there for this dessert too but we’re loving this Puff Pastry Apple Galette via What’s Gabby Cooking. Forget making pie dough by hand with this luscious recipe, which uses store-bought puff pastry instead. You can find the recipe here at whatsgabycooking.com.