September is apple month with more varieties coming to the Market each Saturday. Here are seven easy ideas for a week’s worth of fresh fall food!

  1. Ten-Minute Caramel Apple Baked Brie
  2. Apple Walnut Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
  3. One Pan Brown Sugar Pork & Apples
  4. Easy Skillet Fried Apples
  5. Honey, Apple, Cheddar, and Bacon Panini
  6. Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices
  7. Bloomin’ Apples

That’s seven recipes (see below) in seven days. Each one is pretty quick and easy and they all use apples plus other delicious things you can find at the Market. Scroll down and enjoy!

#1 Ten Minute Caramel Apple Baked Briefrom Gimme Some Oven

Ingredients:

  • 1 wheel  brie or similar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/3 cup caramel sauce, homemade or store-bought
  • 3 apples, cored and sliced

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place brie on the baking sheet, and sprinkle the chopped walnuts evenly on top.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the brie is warmed through and starts to ooze out a bit.   Remove from heat, and drizzle the caramel sauce on top of the brie.
  3. Serve immediately with apples for dipping. (8-10 servings)

#2  Apple Walnut Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrettefrom Little Broken

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head leaf lettuce, chopped
  • 1 medium apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ¾ cup walnut halves, toasted
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese

Vinaigrette:

  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper

Directions:

  • In a large bowl combine lettuce, apples, red onion, and walnuts. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and toss to combine. Sprinkle with feta and serve immediately.
  • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients together and whisk until blended. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

#3  One Pan Brown Sugar Pork & Apples — from Crème de la Crumb

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 to 3 pounds pork tenderloin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice or cider
  • 2 medium apples, sliced into wedges

Directions:

  1. Season pork with salt and pepper on all sides. Drizzle oil into a large skillet and bring to medium heat on the stove.
  2. Stir together brown sugar, mustard, garlic, and apple juice. Rub mixture all over pork.
  3. Cook pork in preheated and oiled pan, turning every 2-3 minutes to ensure even cooking. After about 10 minutes, add apples and cook until tender and pork is white through the middle (there shouldn’t be any pink left).
  4. Serve immediately and garnish with fresh parsley or thyme.

#4  Easy Skillet Fried Applesfrom Mom Endeavor

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 apples, cored, sliced, & peeled if desired.
  • ¼ C butter
  • ⅓ C brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • juice from half a lemon
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add in chopped apples.
  2. Squeeze the lemon juice over the apples. Then, add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. Stir to make sure the apples are all well coated. Then saute over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes (until apples are fork tender). Serve over pancakes or waffles, or on their own.

#5  Honey, Apple, Cheddar, and Bacon Paninifrom Half Baked Harvest

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices sourdough or other good bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons apple butter
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded (cheddar or other) cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded (swiss or other) cheese
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 8 slices cooked bacon
  • honey, for drizzling
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

Directions:

  1. Heat a Panini press or large skillet over medium high heat. 
  2. Spread the outside of each slice of bread with butter. Spread the inside of half of the slices of bread with apple butter. On top of the apple butter, evenly layer the cheeses, apples, and bacon. Drizzle honey over top and sprinkle with thyme. Add the top piece of bread, buttered side facing up.
  3. Place the sandwiches, one at a time, into the Panini press and cook until the cheese is melted. Serve each sandwich with a drizzle of honey and fresh thyme. EAT. 

#6 Chocolate Turtle Apple Slicesfrom Mom Loves Baking

Ingredients:

  • 2 very large apples
  • 3 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup caramels melted 
  • Chopped pecans
  • Popsicle sticks

Instructions:

  1. Slice apples into 1/2″ pieces. With a knife make a little slit in the bottom of each apple slice to make it easier to insert the stick.
  2. Melt chips in the microwave on high for about 2 minutes. Stir in coconut oil until smooth. Dip apple slices in chocolate and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  3. Place caramels in microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 45-60 seconds. Do NOT overheat. Stir until smooth. Drizzle melted caramel over chocolate and sprinkle with nuts.
  4. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Serve and enjoy immediately. Store in refrigerator.

#7  Bloomin’ Applesfrom Delish

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • 4 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • green apples
  • 4  caramel squares
  • ice cream, for serving
  • caramel, for drizzling

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° and grease a medium baking dish with cooking spray. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon.
  2. Slice top off of each apple then use a melon baller (or a teaspoon) to scoop out core. Using a paring knife, make three circular cuts in apple. Place apple cut side-down on a cutting board and slice crosswise.
  3. Place cut apples in a small baking dish. Fill each apple with two caramel squares then brush melted butter mixture on top. Bake until the apples are tender, about 30 minutes.
  4. Serve warm with ice cream and drizzle with caramel. Makes 4 servings.

These delicious dishes will keep you healthy and happy all week long. And don’t forget to check our recipe archive for more great apple recipes.