7 Ways To Use Fresh Apples

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We have a family tradition of going apple picking each fall. When we lived in South Carolina we would travel up to the gorgeous North Carolina mountains and go apple picking at the cutest family owned and operated apple orchard.

basket of self pick apples

When we moved to North Carolina we continued that tradition…now that we live in Wisconsin, we’ve had to change our traditions.

But one thing remains the same…delicious apples each year!

We also pick a ton, definitely way too many. Often times I’ve had to throw away many of the apples because I didn’t have enough ways to use them up. But over the years of picking apples, I’ve come up with a collection of recipes that I love to use the apples in!

Here are some of my favorite apple recipes…that I’m certain you will love too!

Apple Pie Bread | Cinnamon Apple Bread

Combine the wonderful flavors and smells of fall with this delicious homemade cinnamon apple bread. It’s rich with apples, cinnamon and pecans!

Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread
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Mini Apples Pies, for the crust lover!

These individual Mini Apple Pies are easy to make using homemade apple pie pilling and store bought pie crust. Fill a cupcake tin and they are the perfect treat for fall, lunchboxes, dessert platters and more! The extra bites of crust will be loved by the crust lover!

Mini Apple Pies

Apple Turnovers

These apple turnover are easy to make and a great way to use up apples from your fall apple picking adventure. Simply dice the apples, toss them in brown sugar and fill them into a flaky puff pastry dough and bake! Add in caramel bites and other candies to make them extra delicious!

Apple Turnovers

All-American Apple Pie

The most delicious apple pie that isn’t overly sweet and has a hidden surprise of raisins inside!

All-American Apple pie

Applesauce Muffins

A healthy muffin that incorporates carrot puree and applesauce. 

Applesauce Muffins | Gathered In The Kitchen

Pumpkin Soup Topped with Sausage, Cranberries & Apples with Mushroom, Sausage Bruschetta – LongHorn Steakhouse Challenge

I created a pumpkin soup that would be topped with sausage, cranberries and apples and pair it with mushroom sausage bruschetta. My inspiration came from a family vacation a few years ago to Colonial Williamsburg, VA

The Best Pumpkin Soup Recipe | Gathered In The Kitchen

If you have a rotten apple, don’t throw it away! Use it for a craft!

“A” is for Apple Stamping

A fun craft with the kiddos. Slice an apple in half, dip in paint and stamp on paper or cloth napkins.

Apple Stamping | Easy Art Projects for Kids

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