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Now that the air is getting cooler, and the leaves are starting to turn just a bit, it’s officially apple season again.
It doesn’t really feel like fall to me unless I’ve gone apple picking at least once. There’s nothing quite like biting into a freshly-picked orchard apple on one of those perfect autumn days when the air is crisp but the sun still feels warm and the skies are blue and cloudless.
The question I have every year after I’ve gone apple picking, though, is: What am I going to do with all of these apples?
I always end up picking more than I’m able to eat, so I like finding new recipes and ways to use them up. One of my favorite things to do is to make a big batch of apple sauce and then divide it up into smaller amounts and save them in the freezer to take out later on. I also like to make a real food version of the sweetly spiced fried apples you can find at restaurants.
For some other ideas for real food apple recipes, I’ve gathered together a collection of more great ways to use apples this autumn season. Some of these recipes are sweet and some are savory. All of them sound delicious!
Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal by The Sprouting Seed
Apple Pancakes (Gluten Free) by Kula Mama
German Pancake Recipe with Apple by Holistic Health Herbalist
Whole Wheat Carrot Applesauce Muffins by 100 Days of Real Food
Homemade Maple Apple Breakfast Sausage by The Savory Lotus
Apple, Leek, and Bacon Breakfast Sausage by And Here We Are
Apple Pecan Sweet Potatoes by Coco’s Well
Sweet Potato, Apple, and Pancetta Hash by Gutsy By Nature
Curried Apple Butternut Squash Soup by The Darling Bakers
Apple Pie Smoothie (Vegan) by Good Girl Gone Green
Healthy Apple Pie Smoothie – Dessert Thickie by Green Thickies
Apple Nut Butter Crisp by Cheerfully Imperfect
Grain Free Apple Dumplings by Primally Inspired
Cinnamon Apple Crisp by 100 Days of Real Food
Apple, Pear, and Almond Crumble by Whole Lifestyle Nutrition
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