You Must Try These Creative Apple Recipes and Ideas
Do you know you’re using the apple fruit all boring? This super-healthy, sometimes red, sometimes green, and rarely yellow fruit can make you hundreds of nectarous apple recipes effortlessly. So, this weekend, let’s get a bit creative with the apples.
Creative Apple Recipes & Ideas
Apple Dip Dish
The dip looks yummy in a dish, but who gets to clean it? Try something different next time. Slice off the top of an apple. Remove the core and create its shallow bowl using a melon baller, metal measuring spoon, or a knife. Add vanilla cream, flavored yogurt, caramel, honey, nuts, or anything your taste buds appreciate inside the bowl. When the dip is finished, you can hog the bowl.
Personal Apple Pie
Fill a large cored apple with a mixture of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and chopped apples. Cut a plain circle from pie dough and press it on the top of the apple. Seal the edges and create 2-3 air vents using a fork. Bake the apple at 375F until the pie crust turns brown. Delicious apple pie is ready!
Apple Tea Cup
Remove the core of a large apple and create a cup. Leave some flesh at the bottom to avoid leaking. Fill the apple cup with boiling water and place the tea bag right inside it. Let it brew for a few minutes, and slightly sweet tea is ready.
Apple Ring Pancakes
For making fruity pancakes, core an apple and cut it into thin slices. Dip and coat apple slices into pancake batter. Cook coated apple rings in a pan and serve with maple syrup.
Turn an Apple into a Soup Bowl
Slice the top of a large apple and remove the core to turn it into a shallow bowl. Now add hot soup into this apple bowl. The fruit will cool the soup quickly and make it look palatable. If you want, you can chop the scooped apple pieces and sprinkle it on the soup as an alternative to nuts and spices.
Apple Pie Pockets
Cut two circles from pie dough using a cookie cutter. Cut a smaller ¼ inch thick circle from an apple slice and sandwich it with caramel syrup and brown sugar between the dough circles. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 325 degrees until brown on both sides. Serve with vanilla-flavored yogurt.
Mini Caramel Apple Pops
Carve small apple balls using a melon scoop and pat them dry. Insert a wooden skewer into the balls dip the balls in caramel sauce and roll in nuts, shredded coconut, or granola. Store in the freezer for 30 minutes and serve chilled.
If you are looking for creative apple food ideas, try this awe-inducing technique. Press a heart-shaped cookie cutter to one side of a red apple and carefully remove the pulp into a heart shape. Do the same with a green apple. Press the green heart in a heart-shaped hole in the red apple, and there you are.
Double-Crust Apple-Cheddar Pie
For the crust, you’ll need:
- two and a half cups of all-purpose flour
- two tablespoons of sugar
- half a teaspoon of kosher salt
- one cup of grated cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup of cold, unsalted, cut pieces of butter
- half a cup of ice-cold water
For the filling, you’ll need:
- 1.25 pounds of sliced and peeled Granny Smith apples
- one pound of sliced and peeled Golden Delicious apples
- a quarter cup of packed brown sugar
- three tablespoons of cornstarch
- one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
- half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- a quarter tablespoon of freshly grated nutmeg
- four tablespoons of granulated sugar
- one whisked large egg
How to make the crust:
- Pulse flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor to combine, 2 to 4 times. Now add cheese and pulse to coat for 5 or 6 times. Add butter, and pulse again until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing until dough begins to come together.
- Separate the dough into two piles, one being two thirds of the total, and the other being one third, and wrap each one with plastic wrap. Press and flatten the two piles with the plastic until they become disk-shaped, then refrigerate for two hours.
How to make the filling and assemble:
- Toss together apples, brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 3 tablespoons granulated sugar in a bowl.
- Prepare the oven’s center rack and preheat the appliance to 425° F. On a lightly floured work surface, roll the larger piece of dough into a 13-inch circle. Transfer to a standard-depth 9-inch pie plate and trim to a 1-inch overhang. Chill at least 30 minutes. Transfer apples to crust.
- Roll remaining dough disk into a 12-inch circle. Lay the dough over the filling; trim to a 1-inch overhang. Fold the top crust under the bottom crust; crimp as desired. Place on a rimmed baking sheet; cut 5 large vents in the top.
- Brush crust with egg and sprinkle with remaining tablespoon sugar. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and bake until crust is golden brown and apples are tender, 45 to 55 minutes. (If browning too quickly, loosely cover with foil.) Transfer the pie to a wire rack and let cool at least 1 hour.
Avoid Baked Goods from Staling
Keep 1-2 apple wedges into the container with baked goods to prevent them from turning stale and retain their moisture.
Now you can be the kitchen pro with these apple recipes!