As the saying goes…an apple a day keeps the doctor away. These plump little fruits filled with crisp, juicy goodness are a staple ingredient in most fall recipes and bonus—they’re healthy! We pick them, peel them, bake them, stuff them and even preserve them. Whether paired with an appetizer, main course meal or dessert-item you simply can’t go wrong. So get ready for this season’s most versatile and delicious ingredient and prepare to be inspired by everything apple.
— Appetizer —
Baked Brie en Croûte with Apple Compote
Our first course on the menu is an appetizer that combines a flakey melt-in-your-mouth pastry dough, creamy brie cheese and apple compote. Short on time? That’s ok because this appetizer can be made up to two weeks in advance—simply wrap the pastry in plastic wrap and freeze until your ready to wow dinner guests with this winner.
Savory Apple Cheese Soup
This fan-favorite soup from the Food Network is also a win in our book. With crispy prosciutto, sharp cheddar cheese and tart apple, what’s not to like about this dreamy, cheesy creation? Serve alone with crusty bread for a comforting meal or alongside a freshly tossed salad.
For a twist on the typical apple and spinach fall salad (though don’t get us wrong, this version with homemade maple-cider vinaigrette is pure delish), try going for a beet-and-apple salad. Originally conceived by chef George Mendes using fresh horseradish and Gegenbauer cider vinegar, a rare Austrian import, Food & Wine’s simplified version calls for jarred horseradish and supermarket apple-cider vinegar. Same great taste without the extra hassle? We’re in!
— Main Course —
Apple Cider Chicken with Caramelized Shallots
For the main course we have moist chicken breasts infused with apple cider and topped with caramelized shallots. The chicken literally cooks in a warm sauce of apple cider, chicken stock and vinegar mixed with other spices for an hour, giving it that deliciously moist texture that other chicken recipes can only achieve through hours of preparation. Need we say more?
Apple Pie in the Apple
We can’t help but drool at the last course of the meal. This dessert from Babble has it all. Between the thick doughy crust, gooey cinnamon apple center and crisp apple bowl preserving all the flavors, it’s the perfect way to end a fabulous fall-inspired meal.
See for yourself how amazing these delectable apple recipes are and let us know what you think in the comments section below.