Apples may have taken a back seat to pumpkin spice everything these days, but this fall fruit is the true epitome of the season. It’s also the easiest fruit to have more than you know what to do with!
So for days when you’ve picked a peck or even a bushel too many, these recipes are for you.
Freezer Apple Pie Filling
Can’t up your intake from an apple a day to five? No worries! This freezer apple pie filling keeps your apples fresh for when you’re ready to use them- and most of the work is done by the time you thaw them!
Use the filling in apple pie- of course- or heat up and serve with ice cream or homemade whipped cream. You can also pair the filling with yogurt or bake it as a crisp.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins
Start off your day or enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up with an apple cinnamon oatmeal muffin. If you’re really adventurous, mix flavors by pairing it with a pumpkin spice latte.
Instant Pot Apple Butter
Another way to make your apples last well into the winter is by dusting off the Instant Pot your grandma gave you for Christmas and making apple butter.
This recipe calls for 5.5 lbs of apples, so you’re sure to go through your stock (or a good fraction of it!). Plus, you can freeze the butter to make it last even longer.
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
If you’re a Granny Smith fan, this recipe is for you. These caramel apple cheesecake bars are soft, chewy, sweet, and savory with the spices of fall. Be sure to make two batches!
Apple Peanut Butter Smoothie
Kick-start your day with the nutrients you need and the fall flavor you’re craving. The fiber in apples will keep you full while the protein in peanut butter is sure to power you to lunch hour. Give this smoothie recipe a try.
These recipes may convince you to visit the orchard twice! Happy picking.
Meg is a dreamer, entrepreneur, and homesteader based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She loves her cats, feasting, and road trips in her green VW Bug.