Crisp Fall Apples
Apples are a delicious and great-for-you snack choice because …
Nutrition Bonus: Unpeeled apples have twice the fiber as, and are richer in antioxidants than peeled apples – so keep that peel on!
Check out these festive fall dishes …
- Apple, Nut & Cheese Platter. Slice unpeeled Honeycrisp, Granny Smith and McIntosh apples then drizzle with lemon juice (to prevent browning). Select your favorite cheeses: cheddar, Parmesano-Reggiano, Brie, blue cheese. Then select your choice of nuts: walnuts, almonds, pecans. Arrange apples, cheeses, and nuts on an attractive cheese board or platter. Set out cheese knives and appetizer plates.
- Baked Apples. Core Roma or Jonagold apples most of the way through (leave ½ inch on the bottom) and fill each with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of raisins, 1 tablespoon walnuts, a dash of cinnamon and top with ½ a teaspoon of salted butter. Place in a square baking dish and bake at 375° F for about 30 minutes.
- Apples & Salad. Slice your favorite apple variety and toss with mixed greens, toasted pecans, dried cranberries and blue cheese. Top with a simple vinaigrette made with balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and a drizzle of maple syrup.