What About Them Apples?

This past weekend we took a trip to Blue Jay Orchards. It was just as I remembered it as a child- a fall wonderland. They give you that empty bag, and the sky is the limit. At one point, Ben had to urge me to put a few apples back. Once you come down from the euphoric ‘apple high’, you realize you need to do something with the 47 apples you picked. I’m sharing a few of my apple-ideas below…

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1) Make applesauce

Slice up 8 apples, grab your slowcooker, dump some cinnamon over the top, add 1/4 cup of water, and set it for 3 hours. (Seriously. It’s that easy.) After making applesauce, I jar it so it lasts for several months.

2) Dip them in dessert hummus

I like to have sliced apples and brownie-batter hummus as dessert quite often. I tell myself that it’s healthy, because it’s fruit and hummus. (Not quite accurate, but the lie works well for me.)

3) Give them to a teacher

100% biased suggestion. I am a teacher, but I do love when a little one gifts me an apple.

4) Make guilt-free apple crisp

Here is our favorite Paleo apple crisp.

5) Add them to your salads

I’m a big fan of mason jar salads. This fall, I’ve been adding chopped apples. They give my lunch a touch of sweetness and crunch.

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7 thoughts on “What About Them Apples?

  1. Such great ideas! We NEVER know what to do with the huge bag of apples we pick each year. I tried candy apples but that was a big sticky mess!

  2. Apple sauce!! I have never thought to make it! What a good idea!! Picturing pork chops with home made apple sauce this week for din!

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