It’s said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but that’s only one reason to embrace fall by using the fruit as a core ingredient for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kick off the season with Bobby Flay’s Belgian Waffles with Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Butter and Sauteed Cider Apples (pictured above), and then move on to juicy pork chops, butternut-apple soup and more savory and sweet apple harvest recipes.
This balanced soup combines fruit, vegetables, toasted spices — fennel, coriander, chili powder, cinnamon and red pepper flakes — and crunchy candied walnuts.
Drink: Mulled Apple Cider Cocktail
Sparkling wine and apple cider are the best friends you’ve always wanted. Infuse the cider with a kick of spicy ginger, cinnamon and cloves, and then forget all about mimosas for a few months.
Crisp-tender fennel and apples are the perfect bed for juicy seared pork chops. The best part is that this recipe takes only 30 minutes from pan to table.
Dessert: Apple Pie Egg Roll
Too afraid to make pie crust from scratch? Use egg roll wrappers to make hand-held apple pies that rival the fast-food deep-fried pies of your youth.
More Apple Recipes from Our Friends:
The Lemon Bowl: Tuna Salad with Apples
Creative Culinary: Boozy Snickerdoodle Cake with Apples
The Fed Up Foodie: Green Apple Butterscotch Macadamia Nut Cookies
Hey Grill Hey: Skillet Bacon Apple Crisp
A Mind “Full” Mom: Salted Caramel Apple Butter
Dishin & Dishes: Chicken with Cider Sauce and Apples
Foodtastic Mom: Ketucky Apple Skillet Cake
Healthy Eats: 6 Lighter Ways to Cook and Bake with Apples
In Jennie’s Kitchen: 9 Amazing Apple Recipes
Mom Loves Baking: Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices
Taste with the Eyes: Red Lentil Penne, Apple, Walnut, Mint, and Gorgonzola Sauce
Swing Eats: Apple Roses (gluten-free)
FN Dish: Kick Off Fall with Food Network’s Favorite 5-Star Apple Desserts