What do you think of when you think of Fall? Crisp breezes, the changing leaves, and, of course, apples. October is National Apple Month and it’s no surprise as to why. Apples are a crowd-pleaser and pair nicely with so many flavors. Enjoy them on their own or use them in a variety of different recipes.
Fun Facts About Apples
- There are over 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States.
- Apples contain malic acid which is a beneficial compound that could help treat health conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and gallstones.
- Apples are high in fiber and contain almost twice the amount of a typical fiber supplement.
- Apples can float because they are approximately 25% air.
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Caramel Apple Pie
- 1 whole pie crust
- 1 1/2 stick butter
- 6 to 7 cups peeled and sliced apples
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 whole (juice of) lemon
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 4 tbsp. flour
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 jar (or more) caramel topping
- 1/2 cup flour
- In a bowl mix peeled apples, lemon juice, sugar, flour, and 1⁄4 teaspoon salt. Set aside. For crumb topping, cut the butter into the flour with a pastry cutter, then add in brown sugar, oats, and 1⁄4 teaspoon salt.
- Add apples to prepared pie shell and top with crumb topping. Cover crust edges with aluminum foil and bake in a 375-degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil from crust and place back into the oven for another 30 minutes. Chop pecans, and when five minutes remain, sprinkle them over the pie. Finish baking.
- Remove the pie from the oven and pour 1⁄2 jar (or more) of caramel topping over the top. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Cinnamon Apple Monkey Bread
- 2 cans refrigerated biscuit dough
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 apples sliced
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- I cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup melted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 10” bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Remove biscuits from the packaging and cut into 4 pieces each.
- Cut apples into similar-sized pieces as the biscuit dough.
- Add the granulated sugar and cinnamon to the bag. Do not remove the air from the bag. Seal the bag and shake to coat the biscuits and apples with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Place the contents of the zipper bag into the bundt pan.
- Place the butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high. Whisk the ingredients together and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Pour the brown sugar/butter mixture over the biscuit/apple mixture in the bundt pan.
- Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown and the center is no longer doughy.
- Let the pan sit for 5-10 minutes and carefully invert pan onto a plate.
- Serve warm.