An apple a day is surely good for your health and fall is a great time to start incorporating them into your meals! The orchards in New Jersey have their apples ready to be picked and picking your own can even be a great form of exercise. While you’re lugging your basket of apples to your car, you may be thinking: “what am I going to do with all of these?” Here are 5 apple recipes that your heart and your taste buds will thank you for!
- Apple Nachos
If you do the apple slicing, kids can get in on the action and assemble these nachos themselves. Use your favorite apple variety or mix it up using a combination, like 2 sweet Red Delicious apples and 1 tart Granny Smith.
- Avocado and Shrimp Salad
Diced apple brings a sweet crunchiness to this tangy shrimp salad, which is elegant enough to serve as lunch for guests yet portable enough to add to a container for a work lunch.
- Sliced Fruit with Honey-Vanilla Yogurt Dip
Any fruit can be dunked into this American, no-cook yogurt dip – apples, blueberries, strawberries, clementine segments, pear slices, etc.
- Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Apple
Using the tenderloin rather than the loin reduces the roasting time without losing any slow-cooked flavor.
- Warm Cinnamon-Raisin Apples
For this sweet stir-fried dessert, sizzling apples are combined with a sauce that’s fragrant with cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve this on its own or atop a scoop of fat-free frozen vanilla yogurt.
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