When so many in food blogging world are screaming ‘PUMPKIN’ from the top of their lungs; I’m over here more quietly advocating for apple. For me October is all about apples; even a drink I made with pumpkin was a pumpkin apple cider! So this month’s ‘Best of’ series is all about the apple. Apple Crisps and Apple Cake, Pork Chops with Apple, even Popcorn are all included…and they all sound totally scrumptious.
My contribution to this month’s apple extravaganza is a simple apple crisp. Simple and yet the best I’ve ever had. Apple Crisps are typically just apples that have been covered in some sugar that are baked with a topping that both adds to the apple juices to create a syrupy sauce but also provides a nice crisp topping. They are hard to mess up but my favorite recipe still takes it up a notch with the addition of booze. I know…shock of all shocks right…that I would add booze. But give me a break; this wasn’t even my idea!!
This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks ever; a local Junior League Cookbook, And while not my original recipe, I did mix it up just a bit. I’ve made it with the specified Amaretto but it’s just not a liqueur I use a lot so one day decided to try bourbon instead so I wouldn’t have to buy a bottle of Amaretto and I loved it even more. A touch of bourbon, some lemon and a jigger of orange liqueur and that sauce component really is over the top. Don’t believe me? Well…then you HAVE to try it. You’ll see why we always fight over the last bite.
Here’s my favorite apple crisp recipe and several more fantastic recipes from friends…enjoy!
Boozy Apple Crisp from Creative Culinary (That’s ME!)
This is our family favorite with a filling of apples, bourbon and Grand Marnier topped with a nutty walnut crumble and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The perfect fall treat for dessert or while watching your favorite team (Go Broncos!)
Whole Grain Apple Crumble from Whole Food | Real Families
This individual serving Whole Grain Apple Crumble is always a good idea! Delicious and sweet, with yummy whole grain crumble top, this is as close to healthy that dessert is ever going to get.
InstaPot Apple Bread with Salted Caramel Icing from Adventures of a Nurse
Now that fall is here I love to break out those apple recipes. You know I had to try out Apple bread in my Instant pot. This is the moistest bread I have ever tasted. Now you can enjoy your favorite fall recipes and no need to turn on the oven.
Homemade Candy Apples (Any Color!) from Rose Bakes
This is a fantastic Fall recipe – you can make your own homemade candy apples any color you want! Make them to match a party or a holiday. They’re easy and delicious!!
Apple Streusel Bars from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
When an apple pie is just too daunting, these easy apple streusel bars will hit the spot. A buttery shortbread crust is topped with cinnamon-spiced apples and an oatmeal streusel topping. A drizzle of caramel sauce pushes them over the top!
Baked Cinnamon Apples from Amee’s Savory Dish
When you’re craving apple pie and don’t want to sabotage your healthy eating goals, these baked cinnamon apples are nutritious and delicious! They’re so easy to prepare, you’ll want to make them all season!
Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops with Grilled Apples from Delightful E Made
Perfectly seasoned, juicy, delicious and ready in under 30 minutes, these Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops are the perfect dinner option any night of the week. Coated with an apple cider glaze, and grilled to perfection, these sweet and savory chops are perfect any time you’re in the mood for meat!
Anytime Apple Crisp from Kristine in between
This whole food, whole wheat Anytime Apple Crisp is quick to prepare and is ready in under 30 minutes! Perfect for a sweet treat anytime!
Salted Caramel Apple Popcorn Cookies from It’s Yummi
Salted caramel apple popcorn cookies are like no cookie you’ve ever tasted, but with the very first bite, you’ll experience crunchy, sweet, salty, and chewy deliciousness. They’re made from popped popcorn… SO much fun!
Fool Proof Creamy Apple Cake from Fearless Dining
This delicious gluten free apple cake is foolproof. Honestly, you can’t mess this one up and it will taste as good as any bakery cake! This cake is fluffy, moist, and bursting with fresh apple flavors.