5 Fun Things To Do With Apples

Fall brings many wonderful things such as leaves changing colors, cool air, and most importantly, APPLE SEASON! Fall is the prime time to go take some candid shots of you and your friends apple picking at Carter’s Mountain to post on Instagram! However, not all of us have time to go pick the apples ourselves, so order a Greens to Grounds box and post some pictures of these delicious apple meals on your Instagram instead!

Apple Oatmeal

½ cup dried oats

1 cup almond milk

half of an apple

cinnamon (optional)

peanut butter (optional)

Bring almond milk to a boil and add the dried oats and chopped up apple half. Add cinnamon to taste. Let simmer until liquid is mostly gone (around 5-7 minutes). Add a dollop of peanut butter!!

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(This is my go to breakfast for fall it is so quick and easy and delicious!)

Applesauce

6 pounds of apples (cut into small chunks)

1 cup of water

½ lemon juice

½ cup sugar ( brown recommended)

Put all of the ingredients in a large pot and let simmer over medium heat until the mixture reaches a mushy consistency. You can either blend the applesauce in a blender or food processor, or mash it with a fork/ potato masher for a more chunky consistency!

Recipe adapted from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/applesauce.html

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Dipped Apples

1 apple

peanut butter/ nutella

Simply slice the apple and dip it!

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Caramel Covered Apples

6 apples

1 package caramel candy

2 tbsp milk/almond milk

6 sticks ( popsicle or lollipop recommended)

Remove the stem of each apple and push the stick into the divot (use knife to help if necessary). Microwave milk and caramel candies together until liquid consistency (around 2 minutes). Cover each apple in caramel mixture and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let set for several hours and enjoy! (pro tip: cover in crushed pecans for some added texture)

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Recipe adapted from: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/21130/caramel-apples/

Apple Cider

10 apples

¾ cup white sugar

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tbsp allspice

Place apples into large pot and cover with water plus an additional 2 inches. Add spices and let boil for one hour. After one hour, stir mixture, cover pot and let simmer for two more hours. Strain mixture through strainer and then again through a cheese cloth (available at most grocery stores). Let liquid cool or serve warm!

Recipe adapted from: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/211772/homemade-apple-cider/

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Some bonus ways to use your apples in melas: salad toppers, add slices into your sandwiches, baked apple chips, add it to your favorite pork or chicken dish for flavor

More bonus ways to use your apples in an inedible way:

core it for a candle holder, make potpourri, mix mashed apples with honey for a nice face mask!

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