If you’re anything like me, you are currently swimming in apples. It’s one of the great things about living in Vermont in the fall: there is no lack of orchards and farms to visit and fill bags and baskets with apples practically grown in your back yard.
But what to DO with them all.
- Smitten Kitchen Mom’s Apple Cake: This is the best apple cake I’ve had. It is delicious. I mean, like, really, really good. I usually cut the cake into thirds and freeze portions of it so I can bring it out later on to enjoy. If you have a bigger family, though, it probably won’t last that long.
- Smitten Kitchen Apple Sauce: Ok, I know, two recipes from the same site. But her recipes are awesome. This applesauce is simple and yummy, no baby required. I make this every year and serve it with something like pork roast or turkey breast, and then use leftovers in apple sauce cakes. Speaking of…
- Yes, her Apple Sauce Cake is worth a third mention. I swear I’m not getting paid to promote her recipes. They’re just delicious.
- Apple Sauce Cookies with Caramel Frosting. John doesn’t usually have a sweet tooth, but he devoured these last year. Amazing.
- Overnight Vanilla Bean French Toast: This is a great recipe to have ready for a special breakfast or brunch, or on a holiday. Prep it the night before then just pop it in the oven. Yummy!
- Overnight Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steal Cut Oatmeal: It’s a mouthful, sure, but this a delicious and hearty breakfast that cooks overnight. It’s like apple pie for breakfast.
- Apple Pumpkin Muffins: I used to make these for playdates a lot. They’re good and healthy and popular with the under 2 set.
- Not a link, but if you have access to the Moosewood Cookbook, the Apple Cottage Cheese Pancakes are another great breakfast recipe.
I currently have a large bag of assorted apples in my garage, and I have big plans for at least four of these recipes in the next week alone. Bon appetit!