We've been enjoying lots of apples around here lately. I buy them by the forty pound case at our local fruit and vegetable market. Last year we started making our applesauce in the crock pot and then canning it. We still love our applesauce muffins in that post, but now we are making them gluten free. We've been experimenting with gluten-free baking and as two of the boys are deathly allergic to eggs our baking can be a challenge.
I have also been dehydating apples which I used to make fried apple pies before we went gluten free. They were absolutely delicious. We also snip the dried apples up and add them to our homemade granola.
For breakfast and dessert we are enjoying apple crisps. Sometimes I toss in a cupful of frozen cranberries for a wonderful fruity combination. For the breakfast version, I decrease the sugar.
I have also been making fruit leather with our applesauce and with pureed strawberries and peach butter. All natural with no added sugar, Caedmon loves the apple fruit leathers while my grandsons and son-in-law are partial to the strawberry. It's so rewarding to see them enjoy a good healthy snack that is so good for them!
Here are a few other apple recipes that we have enjoyed through the years. Do you have a favorite apple recipe you wouldn't mind sharing? I would love to add some more variation to our apple menu!
*words in bold print are links to recipes