After Halloween I start thinking about our menu for Thanksgiving and apple recipes are the first I gravitate towards. I am not a fan of pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin pie so for me it’s all about the apple. Apples are so versatile and work well in so many different ways. Donuts, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, pies, cakes, salads, bread … the list could go on. We’re working on an apple pie recipe to bring to you before Thanksgiving (Adam is trying to perfect it) and until then I thought I would share 5 must make apple recipes that I’ve tried or will be making before the end of the year.
There’s something for everyone on the list. If you need a dessert, a baked good or a breakfast option, I have you covered.
I love the idea of hand pies because they are perfectly imperfect. I would love to recreate this recipe using fall shaped cookie cutters to make the pies instead of the traditional triangle shape. Wouldn’t these look cute served in the shape of an apple or a leaf?
Apple fritters would be perfect for Thanksgiving morning while watching the Macy’s parade and prepping food for the afternoon. I’m a little leary about deep frying but that’s what I have Adam for!
A classic apple desert, aside from an apple pie. Baked apples topped with a scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream just calls my name. I always buy the ingredients to make this but never get around to doing it. I know I know, I have no excuse because the recipe is seriously easy and the end result is always delicious.
Is there anything more perfect than an apple pie? Especially when the recipe comes from Martha Stewart and has “perfect” in the title.
I made these last year while I was on maternity leave with Quinn and they were quite possibly the one recipe that made me start to love baking. I found the recipe originally here and had to make some adjustments due to the baking conversion. I would imagine they taste just as great as the original recipe.
What’s your favorite apple recipe? Share below!