Fall is my favorite season for a variety of reasons: The Packers start playing, the humidity usually stops, the leaves change colors, pumpkin patches open and the suffering I experience because of ragweed usually ends too. To me, there is nothing better than what I like to call the “jeans and a sweatshirt weather” that we experience in Wisconsin in the fall.
Another one of my favorite fall activities is going apple picking. There are many great apple orchards in WisconsinÂ to choose from too. Depending on what type of apple you’re looking for you’ll want to make sure you pick when the apple type is in season. Honeycrisp apples are one of my favorites; however, they’re not nearly as tasty in July as they are in mid-late September. If you’re not sure what the best time to pick apples is check out our graphic below!
The only downside to apples is that they don’t last all that long. Once they’re picked (or purchased) they have a relatively short “shelf-life” and will rot or expire quickly. Fresh apples are my favorite snack but with large quantities it may not be realistic to eat them all fresh before they go bad. If you’re worried about eating all of your apples why not try one of these delicious apple-inspired recipes. The apple pie and apple crisp recipes seemed pretty obvious so I wanted to provide some new, tasty recipes for you to try.
This recipe combines onions, peppers, lemon juice and honeycrisp apples and can be eaten on delicious freshly baked pita chips. It’s already on my “to-make” list for the weekend. Looks delicious and refreshing (and healthy)!
These baked apples are a great option for dessert. The recipe is pretty simple and your whole house will smell great while you’re baking them! These would also be great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This recipe works best with Granny Smith or Red Delicious apples. It’s another great dessert for the fall.
This main dish works best with Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples and pairs well with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.
This dish requires few ingredients and is also low in calories. It’s a great savory dish to add to your meal.
You’ll probably need a good drink to wash down those apple recipes. This Sangria recipe uses honeycrisp apples and apple schnapps for a great apple flavor.
Did I miss any of your favorites? We’d love to hear you recipe suggestions; please share!