The minute September creeps in from the heat of the summer, I crave apples. From the summer fruits of peaches, pineapple, and berries, it is a welcome change to the harvest of apples. As a busy mom, I seek quick and simple recipes that use fresh apples and ingredients that are easy to grab at your local grocery store. You have to try the Paleo style apple chips and of course my Apple Roses!
1: Apple Pie Bites (from CakeCottage.com)
Do you love desserts with crescent rolls ? Try this easy Apple Pie Bites made with crescent rolls, apples & pecans. Vegetarian and non-gmo.
Granny smith apples (you need one for every 8 ounce pkg. of crescent rolls
1/3 Cup brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon- ground
1/3 Cup walnuts or pecans (optional)
1/3 Cup dried cranberries (optional)
1 (8-ounce) can Pillsbury crescent rolls
3 tbsp. butter
- Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Unwrap the crescent roll and separate the triangles.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Evenly spread butter onto each triangle.
- Sprinkle each triangle with a lot of sugar and cinnamon mixture, and sprinkle with the pecans or walnuts, or cranberries.
- Wash the apple and cut into 8 equal slices.
- Place a piece of apple on each triangle of dough (on a wider side) and roll it in a croissant.
- Arrange crescent roll croissant(bites) on a cookie sheet.
- Spread the remaining butter on each crescent roll croissant and sprinkle with additional sugar and cinnamon.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
2: Apple Blossom Roses (my own creation)
This recipe looks difficult, yet it is super easy and will bring sweet smiles to those who eat them.
Impress your guests with these beautiful baked apple roses pastry tarts. Get full recipe and how-to’s at our YouTube channel –
Watch How to Make Apple Roses at Click Here to Watch how to Make
3. Apple Chips (paleoleap.com)
Any kind of apples can be used for this recipe: pick your favorite variety, or just use whatever you can find in season. If you want perfectly even apple slices, you can use a mandolin to cut them (this also saves some time), but they’ll turn out just as delicious if they’re a little rough around the edges. But make sure to slice them thin: this avoids the flavorless leathery texture you might remember from grocery-store chips. These chips won’t remind you of stale, apple-flavored chewing gum: they’re tart on the inside, crispy on the outside, and packed with the concentrated flavor of the fresh fruit.
Apples (any kind)
Ground cinnamon (to taste)
How to Make:
Preheat oven to 22o F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut apples in thin slices. Spread apples on the baking sheets (do not overlap edges). Sprinkle cinnamon on top of apples. Place in oven of 1 hour, then flip and dry for another hour. Let cool down before serving. Store in tight container.
4. Easy Cake Mix Apple Bread (BettyCrocker.com)
- 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 cups coarsely shredded, peeled tart apples (2 medium)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
How to Make:
- Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottoms only of two 8×4-inch loaf pans.
- 2 In large bowl, beat all Bread ingredients except apples with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in apples. Divide batter evenly between pans. In small bowl, mix Topping ingredients. Sprinkle over batter in pans.
- 3 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour
Apples (any kind), cut into small pieces.
Pre-made pie crust (you can purchase already made pie crust in grocery store)
Mixture of sugar, flour and cinnamon.
- Heat oven to 400°F. Unroll pie crusts on work surface. Cut each crust into quarters, making 8 wedges.
- Mix apples, sugar, flour and cinnamon. Top half of each crust wedge with 1/3 cup apple mixture. .
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm or cool.
6. Apple Mug Cake (from my YouTube channel)
See how simple to make on my YouTube channel – Click here for Simple Recipe
Using my Apple Farm Mug!
Recipe (makes one mug cake)
It looks like a lot of ingredients, but most of them you usually have in your refrigerator or pantry.
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 Tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 Tablespoons grated apple (red apples work best)
3 thin slices of apple
Caramel to drizzle on top.
Melt butter in the mug. Cool in refrigerator. Add egg and milk and stir. Add remaining ingredients (except apple slices). Stir well. Place apple slices on top. Cook in microwave for 2 minutes. Drizzle with caramel.
7. Southern Fried Apples (DivasCanCook.com)
Use these fried apples as a side dish for breakfast or dinner, throw them on top of biscuits, cornbread or ice cream and you’ve got something special.
- 2 large granny smith apples (MUST use granny smith)
- 4 tablespoons sweet real butter, chopped
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Peel, core and cut apples into even slices.
- Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.
- Add apples and drizzle them with lemon juice.
- Let apples simmer until most of butter is absorbed and apples are tender. (do not overcook. Apples should be firm to the touch, yet tender with a little give to the bite.)
- Stir together sugars and sprinkle them over apples.
- Toss to combine.
- Lower heat if needed.
- Let apples cook until sugars are completely dissolved and syrupy.
- Remove from heat and sprinkle apples with cinnamon.
- Toss to distribute cinnamon.
- Plate apples and serve piping hot!
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