what to do with all those apples
Not only is Rachel Rozzi Rhone’s Design Director for Lifestyle and Innovation but she’s also quite the chef. And when we went searching for some seasonal fall recipes, thankfully, we didn't have to look very far. We caught up with Rachel to get the lowdown on some of her favorite fall recipes and the various ways to utilize one of the season's most common ingredients: apples.
Applesauce is a no-brainer for all those apples sitting in your fridge. Delicious to eat right out of the jar or as a sweetener for pancakes, cake batter, muffins, you name it. Any baked good is sure to be a crowd pleaser when made with homemade applesauce. It's also great for breakfast dishes! Try it in oatmeal with some goat cheese for a sweet and savory breakfast.
JAM OR APPLE FILLING
If you also want to do a chunkier applesauce/jam/pie filling type situation you can cook your apples down without breaking them - keeping them cubed and jammy with less water - put on top of toast/crackers and cream cheese or cheddar, fill a galette or pie, or use as an ice cream topper!!
I like to take puff pastry and layer on top softened goat cheese, thinly sliced apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and bake in the oven for a puff pastry tart! I commonly might make something like the recipe below but more often than not, I just eyeball it.
Apple & Honeyed Goat Cheese Galette
APPLES & CHEESE
A fan favorite that takes little to no technical kitchen skills. Just slice your apples up, and eat with hunks of sharp cheddar and a dot or two of spicy honey (Mike's Hot Honey!)
TOPPING FOR PORK LOIN
You can always cook a pork loin with apples and cabbage and/or sauerkraut in the oven for a tasty German style dish.
BRAISED RED CABBAGE WITH SLICED APPLES
Try some red cabbage with sliced apples on the stovetop for a tasty side dish with roast chicken or pork.
Feeling "snacky" after dinner? Use some of those fresh apples to make a delicious and healthy snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
One of the most versatile snack options that you can both dress up or dress down. Having the crew over to watch Sunday football? Pile up the sausages, salami, cheeses, breads, apples, olive mixes, heck, go all in and add chicken tenders and sliders. Limitless possibilities. Planning to enjoy a nicer dinner with your partner? Think apple slices, warm brie cheese, an almond and pecan mix, grapes, rosemary crackers, and other light options. Pairs perfectly with a glass of vino.