An apple a day keeps the doctor away and there's no better time of year to get your daily dose than the Fall season. Here are some simple ways to enjoy apples beyond snacking.
Oatmeal - Chopped apples are a naturally sweet, fiber-packed addition to oatmeal. Apples and cinnamon are a perfect pair. But if you're looking for something a little different try making your apple oatmeal with cardamom, raisins and coconut milk.
Sandwiches - Looking for something portable? Make a waffle-wich. Spread cinnamon raisin or pumpkin spice cream cheese on a toasted whole grain waffle and top with thinly sliced apples. Or try turkey, Swiss cheese and apples on raisin bread with bacon jam.
Roasted - Great on salads along with roasted beets, blue cheese and walnuts. Roast apples with other complimentary veggies like parsnips and carrots or kohlrabi for an interesting side dish. Simply toss them with extra virgin olive oil and a little salt before roasting. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup during the last minute or two of cooking for a touch of sweetness.
Sauce - Homemade applesauce is the best and so incredibly easy to make. Peel and cut any variety of apple. Add to a saucepan with a little water and a touch of lemon juice (sugar optional). Cover and simmer until apples are soft enough to mash with a fork. Stir in cinnamon (optional).
Sauteed - Go gourmand! Saute thick sliced, peeled apples in butter until fork tender. Serve over fois gras on toast points. Best enjoyed with friends and a nice glass of champagne or Sauterne!