Fall is officially here! As the weather cools down, it’s time to warm up with some easy comfort recipes. Whether you’re making a trip to the orchard or the supermarket, apples are great for creating fall flavors.
Here are eight easy apple recipes to try this season.
- Stir pancake mix and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
- Add eggs, applesauce, lemon juice and milk. Stir until smooth.
- Heat lightly oiled pan or griddle over medium heat.
- Pour or scoop ¼ cup batter onto the pan or griddle and cook until golden brown on both sides.
Apple cinnamon oatmeal
- Combine apple, oats and salt in a microwave safe bowl.
- Add water and stir.
- Cover and heat in the microwave on high until the apples are soft.
- Remove from the microwave and stir in maple syrup.
- Divide between 2 bowls and top with nuts.
Grilled cheese and apple sandwiches
- Create two sandwiches with the layers: bread, 2 slices of cheese, apple, another slice of cheese and the top slice of bread.
- Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add sandwiches and cook until the cheese is slightly melted and the bread is toasted, flipping halfway through.
Butternut squash and apple soup
- Warm butter and oil in a large pot over low heat. Add onions and curry powder; cook uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Peel squash, cut in half and remove the seeds. Cut into chunks.
- Peel, quarter and core apples. Cut into chunks.
- Add squash, apples, salt, pepper and 2 cups of water to the pot.
- Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to low heat for 30 to 40 minutes.
- Process soup with a blender, submersion blender or food processor.
- Pour soup back into the pot and add apple juice or cider. Add water to make the soup a consistency you like.
Apple brie bites
- Preheat the oven to 400 F.
- Cut the puffed pastry into squares and add to a greased muffin tin.
- Add ½ teaspoon of Brie to each cup along with 1 teaspoon apple butter and ½ teaspoon of pecans.
- Bake for 13 to 15 minutes. Serve warm.
- Slice the top and bottom from each apple and discard.
- Slice apples into ½ inch circles and remove the center core from each slice.
- Spread hazelnut, yogurt or peanut butter onto the slices and add toppings.
Apple zucchini muffins
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line or spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
- Whisk sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth.
- Stir in flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder until batter is combined.
- Fold zucchini and apple into batter. Spoon into muffin tin.
- Bake on the top rack for about 25 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x9 inch pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon; set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix melted butter, brown sugar and ½ cup white sugar until smooth. Stir in egg and vanilla.
- Blend in the flour until combined, then stir in the apples and walnuts.
- Spread mixture evenly into the prepared pan and sprinkle top with cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the oven. Cool in pan and cut into squares.
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