5 apple recipes for fall!

apple pie parfait

apple pie parfait

A great make-ahead breakfast that’s a healthier way to enjoy the flavor of pie. We love homemade granola whenever possible, but for something quicker and easier, use your favorite brand. We prefer one with hints of cinnamon in it to reinforce the flavor of pie.

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Granola cereal (about 2 cups), for serving
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add apples, sugar, cinnamon, and salt and cook until apples are softened, 10-15 minutes, depending on softness of apples. Add 1-2 tablespoons water as they cook to deglaze pan. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. If desired, mash slightly until you reach a consistency you like.
  2. Add layer of cereal to bottom of 2 mason jars. Add a layer of cooled apples, followed by half of yogurt. Repeat one more time, finishing with additional cereal on top.   

Serves 2.

cook’s note: For a sweeter apple mixture, use an additional 1 tablespoon light brown sugar .


apple salsa

For a little extra heat, leave in the seeds from the jalapeño. 

  • 1 medium green (or red) apple, diced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion
  • 1/4 jalapeño, seeds removed and finely diced
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar, or to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pita chips, for serving

In a medium bowl, combine apple, cilantro, red onion, jalapeño, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Stir until combined. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Serve with pita chips.

Serves 4.

photo by Cassandra Birocco

green apple salsa

apple fritters: a favorite fall snack.

apple leather: A homemade version perfect for after school snacking. Recipe from our fall ’15 issue.

apple pie smoothie: All the taste of a pie in a healthier version for sipping. Recipe from our fall ’15 issue.


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