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!

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  1. Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Apple
    Using the tenderloin rather than the loin reduces the roasting time without losing any slow-cooked flavor.
  1. 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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