So if you were like me and went crazy with the apple picking, then I’m sure you found yourself with too many apples and not enough time to eat them. Yes I encourage sharing them with your friends and family, but at the end of the day why not create something out of them and share that? If you didn’t make it out to do some apple picking, then I guess you will have to buy your apples the new age way. This year I decided to try out 3 new recipes using the apples we picked on our fall activity adventure. All turned out delicious & all are GLUTEN FREE!
1. Caramel Apples Sans The Stick
I really like the taste of caramel apples, but they are always such a hassle to eat and the caramel is only on the outside bites. I have the solution-Carmel Apples Sans The Stick aka Apple Nachos. These were delicious.
What you need:
- 4 Apples
- Apple Slicer and/or knife
- Stonewall Kitchen Dark Chocolate Sea Salt (Any type of Caramel sauce will work)
- Almond pieces (other options: Peanuts, Chocolate Chips, etc.)
First wash your apples really well with warm water, slice into small pieces and place onto plate. Place 1/4 cup of caramel sauce(more or less to preference) in microwave safe bowl. Heat for 15 seconds or until warm. Use spoon to drizzle sauce over apples. Quickly sprinkle the topper of your choice over. This is an option that you should eat soon after making as apples will brown!
2. Apple Cinnamon Quesidillas
These are an awesome option for Sunday brunch or even an afternoon snack. I’ve never made anything quite like this and I was pleasantly surprised with their yumminess.
What you need:
- 2 Apples Sliced Thin
- 3 Small/Medium Corn Tortillas
- 4 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
- 1 TBSP Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla
- 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Apple Pie Spice
- Cinnamon & Sugar mixed for topping
In a mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon until smooth and creamy. Spread across tortillas and place apple slices on 1/2 and fold in half. Melt a little butter on skillet/frying pan and place tortillas in. Cook until golden brown and then flip. Cook until 2nd side is also golden brown. Take out of skillet and brush a little more butter on top and sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over top. Enjoy!
3. Very Berry Apple Sauce
Hands down my favorite out of these three recipes, and also the healthiest. I’ve made apple sauce before but this is my first time trying the berry twist, it is seriously ah-mazing and I will be making it on a regular basis.
What you need:
- 4 Apples, peeled & cored
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Raspberries
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Blueberries
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Blackberries
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Strawberries sliced
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Cup Water
- 2 TBSP Sugar
In medium saucepan combine water, cinnamon, and sugar. Dice apples and place in pan and cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook until apples are soft stirring frequently-approx 10-12 min. Mash apples with spoon/potato masher and remove from heat. Add in raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Mash them in a little bit and stir. Serve warm; Would probably be good cold as well but I suggest eating warm!
Happy Apple Eating!