It was the last week of September. Zoe and Julie had recently settled into their new apartment at school. Their first round of midterms was still a couple weeks away and the prospect of throwing an apple-inspired fall party swirled in their minds.
So one Saturday morning, they set out to Barden Family Orchard where they plucked apples off trees of all shapes and sizes. They lugged at least 60 apples into the trunk of their car, made a pit stop at Stop and Shop, and returned home to cook and bake an entire apple-inspired feast.
They made pasta with apples, onions, and leeks. Then, two brimming apple pies with criss-cross crust. They chopped up a Waldorf Salad and baked apple walnut muffins. And last but not least, prepared a baked brie garnished with caramelized apples and rosemary. The apple-infused spread of food was devoured by friends of Zoe and Julie alike. From tree to stomach, every carefully picked apple was thoroughly enjoyed, in one food form or another.
Apple Pie with Criss-Cross Crust
Everyone’s gotta have one of these in their recipe box.
Baked Brie with Apples
This is a great sweet-savory dish that can be easily eaten as a side dish, appetizer, or dessert!
Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze
Apples + caramel + cake = winner.
This one is for when you’re craving the previously mentioned apple and caramel combo but don’t want to bother with the cake part.
Apple Pie Granita
Here’s a fast dessert that uses up any leftover apple juice you may have around.
Pear and Apple Galette
In case you ever get tired of pies and cakes (as if), tarts are a great and easy alternative!
This is a great fall-appropriate version of a Dark ‘n Stormy