Many will agree that fall is the best time to enjoy fresh crisp apples. There’s something about the change of season that gets us thinking about apple picking, spiced apple cider, apple crisp, apple cider donuts and just about anything else involving the sweet and tart fruit!
If you have plans for a day trip to a local apple orchard for some of that pick-your-own fun, you’ll likely have more than a few apples on your hands afterward. Instead of making the same apple pie recipe again this year, why not try out a few new ideas?
Check out the below unique recipes to help you make the most out of your fall pickings.
The combination of brown sugar and spices with fresh apples make this smooth Apple Butter a condiment worth having homemade. You can try this with a mix of heirloom apples you find at your local orchard or market. Bonus Tip: Leaving the skins on helps the butter retain beautiful color.
We’re thinking you’ll want to bookmark this one to remake for years to come. From Ball Fresh Preserver, Angie Holden of The Country Chic Cottage, this recipe for Cinnamon Apple Chips is the perfect snack to be enjoyed throughout this fall season. Keep them in a jar on the kitchen counter for family and guests to enjoy and be sure to pack a handful in your child’s lunchbox for a sweet and crunchy treat!
This one looks so appealing, we’re tempted to keep it in the jar and use it as fall home décor! Apples cut into perfect circular slices make this recipe for Brandied Apple Rings a delicious and beautiful batch. Try adding this to pies, strudels, dumplings and more.
Bump up the sophistication factor with this impressive Green Apple Shallot Chutney recipe. The tart and chewy treat stars Granny Smith apples and is seasoned with ginger, cinnamon and pickling spices. This one would be perfect atop pork tenderloin for your next family dinner.
How about a classic and delicious homemade applesauce this year? Kids and adults will all enjoy this treat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert! The sugar in this one is optional, allowing for personal taste and health adaptations.
What apple inspired recipes are you dying to try out this fall season? Share with us on social @BallCanning!