Apple Picking Good

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It may be a little past prime apple picking season with Halloween this weekend, but that doesn't mean that those of you who did go apple picking don't have a ridiculous amount of apples that you need to do something with other than eat for a 2:30 afternoon snack. Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the orchard this year, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate a few delicious apple recipes. I have a few of my favorites below...  

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  1. You can't have fall without a good apple pie. Of course everyone has their grandmother's recipe that is the most delicious one you have ever had. However, sometimes you just can't read the kitchen scratch and this apple pie recipe is the one to try! 

  2. These apple dumplings are my dad's favorite dessert, which he considers "healthy" enough for breakfast and though they may take a while to make my mom usually makes them every Valentine's Day, but they would be perfect for a cool autumn day too! 

  3. Cinnamon apple muffins with a honey cinnamon latte is the perfect thing to start a fall morning off when a long day awaits. The great thing about this recipe is you get 12 muffins so you should be able to make it for at least a week! 

  4. Sometimes the amount of sweets that we have surrounding us as fall leads into the holidays can be a bit much, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy your apples on a savory turkey sandwich. I don't think I have had a sandwich with apples that I didn't enjoy! 

  5. All summer I have thoroughly enjoyed pork chops on the grill, but now that the weather is less conducive to grilling I am on the hunt for an easy, healthy autumn dinner option. This Martha Stewart recipe including roasted pork chops, sweet potatoes and apples seems to be the perfect fit. It doesn't seem too difficult, but is perfect for the season! This one is officially on the list if I ever make it back to the grocery store!

  6. We mentioned spiked apple cider last week, but you can't have a list of apple recipes without including a beautiful sangria. If you think apple cider is too sweet, or you prefer cold drinks this Honeycrisp Apple Cider will be perfect for the bonfire you have planned for the weekend. And like most sangrias it only takes a few minutes to make! 

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These are just a few of the insane amount of apple recipes online and in magazines, but I would probably consider most of these to be autumn staples. I know that we expect to find anything we want in the grocery store, but there is something refreshing about enjoying seasonal food especially when it comes from your backyard! If you check back in a few weeks, we will be having a guest post by Nicole from the amazing A Local Choice blog out of Columbus, OH who knows all about enjoying the local goods in Ohio. Do you have any favorite apple recipes? 

Eat up!