Planning on going apple picking and filling up a bag or two at the orchard? Check out these three sweet apple recipes for what to make with them!
1. Apple Dumplings
Preheat your oven to 325℉. Peel and core 4 of your favorite type of apples and set aside. Unpack 1 roll of Annie’s cinnamon rolls. Using a large surface or cutting board, unroll the cinnamon rolls completely. Use any excess cinnamon mixture on the dough to season the apples. Place about ¼ inch of the dough in the bottom of the apple and press down onto the table. Carefully wrap the dough around the apple and tuck back under itself at the top, repeat the process with remaining apples and transfer to a baking sheet. Cover with aluminium foil and bake until apple is slightly tender, about 30-40 minutes. While the apples are baking, cut the remaining cinnamon strip in half lengthwise with a sharp knife. Cut one half into four long strips, and use the other half to cut out four leaf shapes. Place the four stems and leaves on a separate lined baking sheet. Once the apples are tender, remove the aluminium foil, and continue to bake with the stems and leaves until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool slightly. Place the stems inside the apple cores and, place the leaf on top. Garnish with the Annie’s cinnamon roll Icing, or even a scoop of your favorite ice cream!
2. Apple Ginger Compote
Peel, core, and small dice 4 of your favorite apples. Grate or finely mince ginger until you have about 3 tbsp. Melt 4 TBSP of butter in a medium size saucepan, add apples, ginger, 2 TBSP brown sugar, ⅛ tsp cinnamon, ¼ cup dried cranberries (or cherries) and a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat until apples are tender, about 15 minutes.
3. Candy Apples
- 2 lbs Apples
- Wooden Craft Sticks
- 2 14-Ounce Packages Individually Wrapped Caramels, unwrapped
- 2 TBSP Milk
- Any toppings of your choosing! (Mini M&MS, Crushed Oreos, etc.)
- Refrigerate apples overnight (this will help the caramel stick).
- Wash apples and remove stems. Dry and carefully insert a craft stick where the stem was removed.
- Add caramels to a microwave-safe bowl with milk. Microwave until it reaches a liquid-y consistency, 1 1/2 – 2 minutes. Mix to combine.
- Quickly pour the caramel sauce over the apples (or roll the cold, dry apples in the sauce until well coated).
- Add your favorite toppings and set aside until it sets.