We’ve all been there, slowly scrolling through the Pinterest feed, mouth-watering as you search for the perfect recipe. Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. Anyone with some nice dishes and an iPhone can take striking food pictures and write a blog post– but how do we know if the recipe is actually good? I don’t really trust the reviews, and they too have lead me astray too many times. Pinterest roulette is a real thing. When you win, you win big. I love finding a new recipe that makes its way into the regular rotation, or a tip that saves me time and money.
Once you’ve picked your apples or stocked up at the orchard, look no further than Little Lake County for your apple recipe inspiration. Our writers are sharing their favorite apple recipes and tips to save you from striking out at the Pinterest roulette game.
Best Apple Recipes for Fall
Holly’s Apple Peanut Butter Cheesecake Dip
Don’t tell the kids it’s healthy! There are many recipes for similar peanut butter yogurt dips floating around Pinterest, but most are not all that good for you. This dish is so simple I hesitate to even call it a recipe. Take equal parts natural, unsweetened peanut butter and plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt (full fat or non-fat) and mix well. Add cinnamon and stevia (you can try honey or maple syrup) to taste, serve with granny smith apples. This dip is a staple in my house. It’s a post-workout snack for me and an after-school snack for the kids.
Apple Harvest Salad Recipe
Heather’s recipe for Apple Harvest Salad is a staple in my house. It’s great for a side or main dish, and it’s a crowd-pleaser. Heather calls for hazelnuts in her recipe, but I love the combo of apples and walnuts, so I use those instead.
Apple Cherry Cobbler Recipe
Krystal shared a recipe handed down from her great-grandmother for Apple Cherry Cobbler that will bring you right back to your Grandma’s kitchen.
Apple Nachos Recipes
This is another not-really-a-recipe recipe (are you getting a sense of how I cook?).
Granny Smith Apples
Caramel Sundae Sauce
Mini Chocolate Chips
Roasted, Salted Peanuts
- Cut apples into thin wedges, arrange on plate.
- Chop up peanuts.
- Drizzle caramel sundae sauce on apples, not too much!
- Sprinkle the desired amount of mini chocolate chips and chopped peanuts on top and enjoy!
Other topping ideas:
Hot fudge, peanut butter sauce, butterscotch, or chocolate syrup.
Mini M&M’s, pecans, almonds, blueberries, strawberries, pretzels, sprinkles, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, butterscotch chips, raisins, Craisins, or white chocolate chips.
Cheryl buys her family’s favorite apple pancakes from Walker Bros. Original Pancake House and freezes them to enjoy at home.
Valerie loves this simple recipe for The Pioneer Woman’s Apple Pecan Mini Pies. You can always count on the Pioneer Woman’s recipes to be delicious (maybe not healthy or easy, but always delicious).
And if you are sure you can’t eat another apple (I mean they do keep the doctor away!) check out Laura’s 10 Creative Ways to Use Apples.
Let us know what you think of our favorite recipes, and share some of yours in the comment section! Where will you be picking up your local harvested apples this fall?
When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home.