I have an abundance of apples and looking for some ideas. Not just the usual apple pie though...

Bill F
  • Posted by: Bill F
  • January 6, 2014


lapadia January 8, 2014
Remember to check the abundance of recipes onsite, I typed “apples” into the search box, here is the link: http://food52.com/recipes/search?page=1&q=apples
pierino January 8, 2014
This grilled cheese sandwich uses both apples and red onion, http://food52.com/recipes/25532-the-damn-fine-grilled-cheese-sandwich
Bevi January 8, 2014
Smitten Kitchen's Roasted Vanilla Pears recipe using apples instead of pears is delicious, as is AJ's Cowboy Cake with pears, a contest finalist. Also, make apple jam. There are a few recipes on this site. There is also a wildcard winner on this site for Baked Apples. Apple and kale salads are delicious. I had an abundance of apples on my trees this season, and made lots of applesauce that I froze. I really wish I had made more applesauce, since my supply is almost depleted. I take a bag out of the freezer and take it to dinners when we are invited out and asked to bring a dish. All I do is place the frozen sauce in a large saucepan, add a little water, and simmer slowly. Warm applesauce is delicious with so many "winter" meat entrees - roast chicken, roast pork, meat pies, vegetable pies, etc.
CarlaCooks January 8, 2014
I also had a glut of apples (3 kg that were on there way to going bad). I had already made plenty of apple pies and tarts during the early fall, so I decided to make a big batch of apple butter. I followed this recipe, which I loved because it didn't require me to peel the apples (a big time saver when dealing with a lot of apples) and it could cook in my slow cooker. http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/crock-pot-slow-cooker-apple-butter-recipe/
Sylvia9000 January 7, 2014
Spiced apple jelly!
Tallgrass K. January 6, 2014
You could shred some and use them to add sweetness to a cabbage slaw,or to combine with potatoes and carrots for little fried latkes.
kimhw January 6, 2014
I live in New England and in the fall I have more apples than you can imagine.
I make sauce, of course. But my family favorite are apple muffins.
I make HUGE batches. As soon as they are cooled I wrap each one individually, then place the m in gallon freezer containers. I take a few out when I go to bed. They thaw and the kids can feed themselves in the morning!

ChezHenry January 6, 2014
I second The Apple Ladies Apple Cake. One of the finest and most delicious desserts in my repertoire.
Pegeen January 6, 2014
This deep-dish Dutch apple pie needs about 10 or more apples.

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amysarah January 6, 2014
In her Paris Cookbook, Patricia Wells has a recipe called The Apple Lady's Apple Cake that's really fantastic - almost pure apple, with just a little batter binding it together. Not too sweet, with an almost pudding-like texture - sort of a cousin of a clafoutis. Found it online if you don't have her book: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/the-apple-ladys-apple-cake-gateau-aux-pommes-de-la-reine-des-pommes-recipe/index.html
sexyLAMBCHOPx January 6, 2014
You could make a soup with apples and Butternut squash, Parsnip or Onions, etc. How a bout a gratin of potato, apple & onion? A simple side dish is braised red cabbage & apples. I love them for snacking with peanut butter. If you have a dehydrator you could use to make chips. You could shred them with potato & onions and make some potato pancakes.
Beatrice,Romeo January 6, 2014
Apple sorbet is exquisite!!
Pegeen January 6, 2014
"Teddie's Apple Cake" on this site is delicious.
ChefJune January 6, 2014
There are so many wonderful apple pies, tarts and cakes that are not your "usual." I'm thinking of a wonderful cake called Kuchen Borracho that has layers of apples in it. Takes LOTS of apples. With "lots" of apples, though, I'd be inclined to make applesauce. So good and so versatile. :)
Pegeen January 6, 2014
Apples and onions with pork chops or a pork tenderloin.
Make your own applesauce and freeze it in small baggies - nice to have.
Amanda's peach tart also works very well with apples - has an easy press-in crust. For apples, I brush a little melted currant or raspberry jelly over the apples for color. http://food52.com/recipes/14217-peach-tart
smslaw January 6, 2014
How about apple paste? Make apple sauce and simply continue to cook the moisture out of it until it gets really, really thick. Put into a small (i.e. an ounce or two) greased mold or dish and let set. It should be very firm, able to be cut, but not really spreadable. If too soft, it can be cooked a little more. It is really nice with cheese. Easy, but time consuming, to make. Uses up a lot of apples (or pears, peaches, etc.)
HalfPint January 6, 2014
Tarte Tatin. No recipe. I just wing it.

Core, peel, and quarter about 10 med apples. Heat an oven safe pan (I have a 10" cast iron skillet) on the stove, medium heat. Melt ~1/2 stick butter. Sprinkle about 1/4-1/3 c sugar over the melted butter. Place apples over the butter/sugar. Cook apples, without stirring, for about 20-30 minutes on medium heat until the apples are tender and you have a nice syrup bubbling around the apples. Lower the heat if needed, but maintain a simmer. There's basically no stirring when cooking the apples. Top with a thawed puff pastry or pie crust. Bake in the oven at ~450 until the crust is cooked and golden. Take out of oven. Let it rest for about 10 minutes. Then invert onto a large rimmed plate. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Anastasia January 6, 2014
Apple butter, apple sauce, chutnies, stuffing, apple chips...
ZombieCupcake January 6, 2014
Apple butter, apple cake (you can freeze it for later use), or a arugula salad with pecan and a light vinegarette
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