There’s nothing quite like the taste of a sun-warmed New York State apple, freshly picked from its tree. October is the perfect time to visit one of New York’s you-pick apple orchards and harvest your own crop. Of course, apples are terrific just eaten out of hand, but make sure you save some of your haul to try out these fall-ready recipes—perfect for October and beyond!
National Apple Month: Caramel Apple Nachos
Impress your friends with these indulgent nachos that are anything but traditional. Swap your tortilla chips for apple slices and your queso for caramel sauce and enjoy as a snack or dessert!
National Food Day: Easy Cheesy Apple Flatbread
For a speedy lunch, dinner, or appetizer, give these flatbreads a try. Apple, onion, bacon, and cheddar and asiago cheeses combine for a salty, sweet, savory flavor experience. And since it all comes together on pre-baked naan bread, these flatbreads can be in and out of the oven in 15 minutes!
National Oatmeal Day: Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies
Change up your everyday oatmeal-raisin cookie recipe … with applesauce! A cup of applesauce adds sweetness and moisture, and cuts back on the amount of added sugar and fat needed in the recipe. If you’re feeling inspired, why not go the extra mile and make your own applesauce?
Halloween & National Caramel Apple Day: Easy Caramel Apples
It wouldn’t be fall without caramel apples, and this recipe is so simple there’s no reason not to try your hand at making them yourself. Using melted caramel candies means there’s no need for a candy thermometer. Just make sure you eat the finished product with plenty of napkins nearby!
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