Apple Recipes For Every OccasionOctober 14, 2020
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. How about an apple recipe a day? Because we’ve got apple recipes that will have you covered all day, every day. We’re talking breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour, dinner, AND dessert.
It may be getting cold out, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep the apple love going all season long. Besides, if you’re anything like us, you’ve probably still got bags of apples stashed away from your fall apple picking adventures. These apple recipes are bound to keep you apple-ful all year long.
1. Apple Oatmeal Cookies
Cookies for breakfast are 100% acceptable. Especially when they come packed with oats, eggs, fresh/dried fruit, and seeds.
- 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Shredded Apple
- Optional: Dried cranberries, raisins, pepitas
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine whole wheat flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together butter, egg, and vanilla.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ones, stirring until incorporated. Fold in apple, dried fruit, and seeds.
- Scoop equally sized rounds of dough onto parchment paper, using a fork to flatten. Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes.
2. Apple Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are the perfect make-ahead breakfast to help you escape your cereal breakfast rut. We opted for apples, but feel free to toss in your favourite nuts, seeds, and fruit. You can’t go wrong here — even if you’re still half asleep.
- 1/3 Cup Oats
- 3/4 Cup Apple Juice
- 1 Apple, shredded
- Mixed Berries, for topping
- Optional: Chai Seeds
- Add oats and apple juice to a bowl or mason jar. Stir well and let soak overnight in the fridge. For added thickness, add 1 teaspoon chia seeds.
- The next morning, add shredded apple and top with mixed berries, nuts, and seeds.
Paired with roasted rosemary potatoes and a leafy side salad, this juicy pork and apple burger will have you begging for seconds! Get the recipe here.
For Cocktail Hour
4. Spiced Braeburn Apple Gin
Add a little seasonal spice to cocktail hour with apple cider and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- 4 Ounces Gin
- 4 Ounces Apple Cider
- Ginger Ale
- Braeburn Apple, for garnish
- Combine gin and apple cider in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into a glass.
- Top with ginger ale, then stir and sprinkle with cinnamon, garnish with a thin apple slice.
Take a page from our friends across the pond and enjoy this classic for dinner. A dollop of sweet, sticky apple chutney brings this whole dish to its British glory! Give this recipe a try now.
Enjoy this holiday classic as a side dish to your Turkey or by itself for dinner. Apple lends a sweet crunch to this sausage stuffing, so cozy up next to a fireplace and enjoy. Get the recipe here.
7. Baked Apples with Cinnamon Oat Crumble
This riff on apple pie comes together with tender baked Bramley apples, a crunchy and sweet oat crumble, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s basically the apple recipe to end all apple recipes.
- 4 Bramley Apples
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Oats
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
- Pinch Ground Cloves
- 1 Tablespoon Butter, divided in quarters
- 1 Cup Hot Water
- Preheat oven to 375ºF with a rack in the lower-middle position.
- Halve apples, then core the apples and create a well roughly 3/4-inch wide (a melon baller will do the trick!).
- Mix together brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Divide mixture between apples, packing wells firmly.
- Arrange apples on a baking dish and top each with a pat of butter. Pour water into the bottom of the dish and cover loosely with aluminum foil.
- Bake 20 minutes, then remove foil and continue baking until apples are soft and brown sugar has melted and become slightly syrupy, another 20-25 minutes. The apple skin will also become a tad wrinkled by the end of cooking — that’s okay!
- Serve with a scoop of ice cream or Greek yogurt, and sprinkle with cinnamon.
8. A DIY Caramel Apple Bar
Okay fine, this isn’t exactly a recipe… more of a guideline… But with just a few simple ingredients, a teeny tiny bit of prep, and a big sweet tooth, you can set up your own assembly-style caramel apple bar kids and adults will go crazy over.
What you’ll need:
For the caramel apples:
- 2 Pounds Apples
- Wooden Craft Sticks
- 2 14-Ounce Packages Individually Wrapped Caramels, unwrapped
- 2 Tablespoons Milk
For the toppings:
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Mini Marshmallows
- Toasted Coconut Flakes
- Crushed Graham Crackers
- Toasted Almond Slices
- Toasted Pecan Pieces
- Rainbow Sprinkles
- Chocolate Sprinkles
- Crushed Oreos
What you’ll do:
- Refrigerate apples overnight (this will help the caramel stick).
- Wash apples and remove stems. Dry and carefully insert a craft stick where the stem was removed.
- Add caramels to a microwave-safe bowl with milk. Microwave until it reaches a liquid consistency, 1-2 minutes. Mix to combine.
- Quickly pour the caramel sauce over the apples (or roll the cold, dry apples in the sauce until well coated).
- Add your favourite toppings and rest on parchment paper until it sets.
- Take a satisfying and gooey bite!
Got your fill of apple recipes and need some more cozy fall inspo? We’ve got some Pumpkin Recipes that will knock your socks off (or rather make you want to rock your fuzzy slipper-socks instead).