APPLES OF MY EYE
We’re in the seasonal transition zone. The air is teetering from warm to crisp, we’re just starting to add layers before stepping outside, and right on queue, all the familiar autumn cravings are flooding right back. Dreaming about spiced cider and cider-flavored everything, caramel apples, and apple pie, we can’t help but notice what a massive, yummy role apples play in fall dishes. So, we’ve put together a roundup of stunning recipes that incorporate the season’s staple ingredient, from salted caramel and whiskey apple pie to cranberry cider smash. Bon appetit — here are the swooniest ways to keep the doctor away!
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND APPLE BRANDY SOUP
Apples, a splash of heavy cream, spicy pepitas and smoked salt are incorporated into a rich soup starring another classic ingredient of the season, butternut squash, in an autumn-hued dish via Local Milk.
SALAD WITH KALE, DUCK, AND APPLES
Sayonara, lighter fare, even the salads tend to get richer in autumn. Duck, apples and kale are dressed with an unexpected mix of olive oil, lemon and vanilla in a vibrant recipe via The Food Club.
CRANBERRY CIDER SMASH
What could be more fitting for autumn than a cranberry cider cocktail? Taste Love and Nourish whips up a festive, satisfying way to get your apple cider fix.
SALTED CARAMEL AND WHISKEY APPLE PIE
Salted caramel and apple pie and whiskey — this fall mash-up via Terminatetor Kitchen looks and sounds dangerously good.
BEET, APPLE, QUINOA, AND SPROUT SALAD
The vivid magenta hue of beets never fails to excite our taste buds. This nourishing salad via Green Kitchen Stories is both nutrient-packed and simple to create.
QUINOA PANCAKES WITH CARAMELIZED APPLES AND HAZELNUTS
What’s Cooking Good Looking has created a yummy, cinnamon-y pancake recipe that is also somewhat reminiscent of apple pie — so much goodness here.
CIDER APPLE AND SAGE ROASTED PORK CHOPS
Apples and pork chops are always a good idea. We’ve already presented a different apple pork chop recipe earlier in the roundup, but we couldn’t bear to leave this dish via Half Baked Harvest out either. Because, browned butter and sage — need we say more?
CHARRED BROCCOLI AND RED ONION SALAD WITH SHAVED APPLES AND ARUGULA
Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? Combining zingy, lemony tahini and charred broccoli and onion, this salad via Dolly and Oatmeal was designed to help ease your palate into fall.
SPICED APPLE MUFFINS WITH STREUSEL
Mmm, moist muffins flavored with apples, butter, sugar, cardamom, and cognac. Bonus — this Call Me Cupcake recipe will make your kitchen smell amazing, too.