As helpful as greenhouses are, cooking and eating fruits and vegetables that are in season will not only allow you to have them at their full flavour, but will also help you save some money as well. Even though the cold weather is approaching, there are still a lot of fruits and vegetables that are at their peak in September – apples are just one of them.
Since there are so many different types of apples, you can always find a type that suits your flavour. They’re great as a quick and healthy snack and become even better when they’re cooked. From classic apple pie, to apple crumble, to candy apples and apple turnovers, this delicious fruit is most often associated with all things sweet. But they provide a lot of flavour in savoury dishes as well. If you’re going apple picking this month, here are a few savoury apple recipes that you can try with your stock:
Acorn Squash with Apple, Cranberry and Sausage Stuffing
This delicious dish can be served as a side dish or on its own since it packs a lot of flavour. Keep this recipe in your back pocket to really wow your dinner guests on Thanksgiving or Christmas.
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Carrot and Apple Slaw
Enjoy this bright slaw while the warm September weather lasts. This light and refreshing side dish can be served with the last barbeque of the season or enjoy it as a side with a sandwich for lunch.
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Cider Braised Pork with Cranberries and Apples
The cranberries really make this dish something to savour when the cold weather and Christmas start to approach. You can switch up the flavour combination slightly by using hard cider instead of apple cider to cut the sweetness of the fruit.
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Rustic Chicken with Apples and Bacon
This comforting recipe can be made in just an hour – perfect for a weeknight dinner in cooler weather. Plus it has bacon in it, which is always a bonus in my book.
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Chopped Salad with Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes and Apples
If you’re looking for something a lighter, this salad will do the trick. It’s full of ingredients that make it super flavourful and filling. Take this to work with you for lunch or add some cooked chicken with it to enjoy as a light supper.
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