Delight your family with these delicious fall meals, ranging from flavorful entrees inspired by freshly harvested apples, to rich chocolate desserts.
Roasting brings out the buttery richness of Fuji apples and chopped pecans. A honey and cider vinegar dressing provides a touch of sweetness.
Tip: If there's dressing left over, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to two days.
The crispy skin of this roasted chicken gets its flavor from a sweet-tart blend of apple jelly and cider vinegar. The oven coaxes out the apples' warm, caramel flavors and tones down sweetness.
Tip: To save time, cook the rice and chicken together in a casserole dish with a tight-fitting lid. That way, the rice will remain moist as it bakes.
Apple-smoked bacon adds autumn flavor to this classic midnight snack. Stack the sandwich with Granny Smiths for tart flavor; for sweetness, try Golden Delicious apples.
Tip: For added fiber and crunch, layer the bacon, crisp apples, and peanut butter on grilled whole wheat bread.
Turn a proven crowd-pleaser -- apples and cheese -- into this creamy soup. Chunks of potatoes add heartiness.
Tip: Garnish the soup with slices of Granny Smith apples for tart flavor; Pacific Queen apples make a sweeter alternative.
Four pounds of apples go into our towering pie, but you don't have to peel a single one. Just slice the fruit and pile it up. Warm caramel sauce drizzled on top provides extra sweetness.
Tip: To evenly roast the apples for this pie, spread the fruit in a single layer across your pan.