This post comes courtesy of Jennifer Farley, blogger, recipe developer and food photographer at Savory Simple.
As much as I love warm weather, I look forward to fall every year. Apple picking is a cherished annual tradition, signaling autumn leaves, cool weather, cider, winter squash and holidays with family.
Since I typically find myself with many pounds of apples after visiting the farm, I’m constantly seeking out new and creative ways to use them in my cooking. Apple pies and apple butter have been done time and time again. What are some other options?
|Curried Pumpkin Apple Soup
This soup combines many of my favorite flavors. Coconut milk replaces cream to enhance the taste of the curry.
|Roast Lamb with Mint-Apple Couscous
Lamb is served with a much lighter and more refreshing alternative to roasted potatoes: a warm, tangy couscous salad flecked with diced apple, green beans and peas, bathed in a minty lemon dressing.
Chutneys are simple to make and pair perfectly with chicken or pork for a tasty weeknight meal. Many chutney recipes use raisins; this one incorporates dried cherries for additional flavor.
|Apple-Cranberry Pocket Pies
With their sweet-tart filling of apples and cranberries, these handheld pies make a perfect after-school treat and a wonderful dessert for autumn gatherings.
|Spiced Apple Cookies
These cookies are very delicate. The “spice” is pumpkin pie spice, a mixture of cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.
About the author: Jennifer Farley is the owner, recipe developer and food photographer of Savory Simple. She graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD where she trained in classic French technique. Jennifer currently works as a recreational cooking instructor and social media marketer. She resides in the Washington DC metropolitan area and can often be found exploring the local culinary scene in search of new inspiration.