It's that time of year again -- apple picking season! Fall is typically the time for apple picking in most parts of the United States, and is always a fun thing to do with kids. But, if you're like us, you typically have a lot of apples to use up after a day of apple picking. No worries -- we have four amazing apple-based recipes your family is sure to love:
Nanny's Apple Pie
- 5 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- About 9 cups apples (8-10 medium apples)
- 2 Tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 egg white
- Two uncooked pie crusts
- Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples; add to a large bowl.
- Add sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter together with apples.
- Roll out and place an uncooked pie crust in the bottom of a deep 9-inch pie plate.
- Add the apple mixture on top of the pie crust.
- Place the second pie crust on top and press down gently, marrying both crust edges together (I fold the bottom crust over the top crust, making a folded look).
- Beat the egg white in a small bowl, then gently brush a thin layer of egg white on the top pie crust.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour.
- If the crust starts to look brown, cover with tin foil.
- Let cool for 10 minutes before serving with vanilla ice cream.
- 20 ounces of your favorite applesauce (or use this homemade recipe)
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 stick of butter
- 5 eggs
- 5 pieces of white bread torn into pieces (leftover hot dog or hamburger rolls work as well)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Put torn bread in the bottom of a greased casserole dish.
- Put all other ingredients in a food processor and pulse just until butter is broken into small pieces (about 5 quick pulses).
- Pour over bread and bake for 60 minutes.
- Sliced apples
- Caramel sauce
- Chocolate sauce
- Handful of granola
- Handful chopped almonds
- Mini chocolate chips
- Wash, core, and slice apples thin.
- Spread half of the apple slices on a dish, then drizzle with sauces and sprinkle half of your granola, nuts, and chocolate chips.
- Layer the rest of your apples and drizzle more of the sauces and top with remaining granola, nuts, and chocolate chips.
Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples
- 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced
- 2 apples, cored and diced
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch salt
- Preheat oven 425 degrees.
- Put butternut squash and butter into an oven-safe dish, sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
- Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
- Carefully remove from oven and add apples.
- Bake uncovered for an additional 30 minutes.
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