Fall Fest: A Week of Apple Recipes

Apple Crisp Recipe

Kelsey Nixon - Apple Crisp

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You know what they say about an apple a day. So why not commit to getting in your red (or green) all week long. We’ve developed the perfect meal plan for a week of all-apple eating.

Sunday: With an eye toward Monday breakfast, make a giant apple crisp. Kelsey’s 5-star apple crisp recipe (pictured above) comes together quickly and is ideal for a dinner party or leftovers.

Apple Empanadas

Monday: Buck conventions and go sweet for dinner tonight. Kelsey's apple empanadas are pretty low-maintenance, thanks to frozen puff pastry. The delicate almond pastry cream cuts any sweetness from the brown sugar.

Grilled Cheese

Tuesday: Care for some comfort food? Rachael updates the grilled-cheese-and-tomato-soup classic with this combo, which pairs  apple-celery root soup with a bacon-apple grilled cheese.

Apple Rub

Wednesday: Adios, barbecue sauce. Flavor your pork tenderloin (or chicken or turkey) with this tangy, peppery apple rub.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS SALTED CARAMEL APPLE PIE Melissa and Emily Elsen Unique Eats/Desserts Cooking Channel Butter Pie Crust, Salted Caramel, Sugar, Unsalted Butter, Heavy Cream, Sea Salt, Apple Filling, Lemons, Apples, Apple Filling Seasoning, Raw Sugar, Flour, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Allspice, Nutmeg, Angostura Bitters, Egg, Mandolin, Pastry Brush

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Thursday: Need one more jolt to get you through the week? Turn to the insanely delicious salted caramel apple pie from Brooklyn’s Four + 20 Blackbirds. It is time-consuming, but completely worth the effort.

Baked Apples Recipe

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Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Friday: It's the end of the week! Break into the liquor cabinet for these cinnamon-laced baked apples with rum. Pair them with calvados and, if you're really feeling it, add a scoop of rum raisin ice cream.

Waffles

Saturday: Kick off the weekend with Bobby’s Belgian waffles. The magic is in the homemade cinnamon butter and sauteed cider apples. Save any extra apples to fold into crepes or serve over ice cream.

More Apple Recipes from Family + Friends:
The Cultural Dish: Apple Crostata
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Apple and Chocolate Cake
Red or Green: Spiced Applesauce

Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Caramel Apple Cake

Taste With The Eyes: Bleu Waldorf Petrale Sole

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