What’s the first thing I do when I enter the great state of Vermont? I pick apples.
What’s the last thing I did when I left Vermont yesterday? Yes, I picked apples.
Well, I didn’t actually pick them.
I darted into the Upper Valley Food Coop in White River Junction, Vermont and picked up many half-pecks of Empire apples, Gala apples, Honeycrisp apples, and even Gingergold apples.
What will I do with all of them?
Hmm, most of them will be eaten up, just as they are – perfect, sweet, and tart. But I’m also making a batch of apple butter later in the week; dipping them in Jessie’s coconut caramel sauce on the weekend (and the chocolate dip, if I must); and shredding them into 1/2 cup portions for sweetening all my autumn-ish smoothies.
I will also pile them into every salad this month, like I did with this one for the makers at our pop-up market last week. And, no doubt, I’ll make a dairy-free version of this Apple Cinnamon Tray Cake this week, top.
I made some Apple Cinnamon Scones while up north this past weekend, and now I’m on an apple-cinnamon kick. I’ll make sure to add shredded apple to my soon-to-come-to-life Apple Butter + Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Jars.
After all, double the apples are double the fun.
Before I go, I compiled a list of all of our best apple recipes ad my favorites from across the web. Because I’m here to help and encourage all the apple-loving. It’s like Food Gift Love, just Apple-Love!
Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is now focused on opening her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: Recipes That Revamped My Pantry & Made Me Love Me, At Last, will be published by Roost Books/Penguin Random House in 2019. Her first cookbook, Food Gift Love, features more than 100 food gift recipes to make, wrap, and share and is available wherever you find favorite cookbooks.