Where does the time go? Did November sneak up on anyone else? It is now considered late in the apple season but there are still orchards that have them. With that said if you haven't done so yet, get out there and go picking!
If you are anything like me you'll end up bringing home so many apples that you're head will spin. I'm here to tell you that this is totally fine because I have made a list of ways for you to preserve those apples before they start rotting away in your home.
Make Apple Sauce
Turning your apples into sauce and/or jam is a great way to create a delicious treat that will last you for some time. Spread it on toast or serve it as a side with your chicken cutlet or roasted pork dinners and let the compliments and finger licking commence.
Click here for the recipe I use--- Homemade Apple Sauce Recipe
Make Apple Cider
If you think making your own apple cider is difficult, you thought wrong. Time consuming... oh yea. Most of it is just letting the apples simmer for 2 hours, after all is said and done you will have mason jars full of delicious homemade apple cider. You can heat up the cider on cold winter nights or make a tasty sangria for your next dinner party. The possibilities are endless!
Click here for the Apple Cider recipe I use--- Homemade Apple Cider Recipe
Click here for the Spiked Apple Cider recipe I use--- Homemade Hard Apple Cider Recipe
** Click here for instructions on how to properly can/seal your preserves-- All About Home Canning
If you would've asked me a year ago what my favorite dish to cook was, I probably would've had an ulcer while turning red as a tomato, after embarrassingly admitting that I didn't know how to cook. That quickly changed thanks for my very best friend Jen who taught me how easy it is to look up a recipe and follow directions. After many wonderfully looking and especially delicious homemade meals in her beautiful home, I was inspired to do the same. It's crazy what you can find on Pinterest if you just search. That's what I did to find dinner recipes that include fresh apples and/or apple cider.
Click here for the recipe I use--- Apple Cider Sage Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples
Click here for the recipe I use--- Apple Pie Pancakes
Click here for the recipe I use--- Apple Cider Baked Chicken
Click here for the recipe I use--- Roasted Sweet Potato and Apples with Pearl Onions and Crispy Sage
*Keep your eyes peeled for her food blog Birdiecooks.com coming very soon!
Baking is probably one of my favorite past times. I especially enjoy inviting my nephew over and having that extra helping hand to crack open the eggs or stir all the ingredients together in a bowl for me. My second favorite past time is indulging in all the sweets we made together or it may just be a guilty pleasure.
Click here for the recipe I use--- Apple Pie Cake
Click here for the recipe I use--- Spiced Apple Cider Donut Holes
Click here for the recipe I use--- Apple Pie Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream
As you can see, there is no reason to let all your apples go to waste, as the apple recipes are endless. The important thing is to have fun while doing it all and to always add that special ingredient to your cooking and baking, TLC.
What are some of your favorite fall recipes? Please share them with me in the comments below!