Fall Flavors | Apple | 9 Apple Recipes to Spice Up Your Fall

Only 2 weeks until Thanksgiving! WOW! Cannot believe we are nearly halfway through November already! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Happy Happy Friday!

Everyone has heard the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but is it really true? Well, apples are high in both fiber and Vitamin C…and low in calories, which make them an excellent snack choice. The old saying dates all the way back to the 1860s according to Caroline Taggart who wrote An Apple A Day: Old Fashioned Proverbs and Why They Still Work.

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Apples are produced globally, with supermarkets stocking anywhere from as many to 25 to 50 varieties. Honeycrisp, which has an incredibly short season in the fall is my personal favorite. The versatile fruit has been around for a long time, though, with record of them being grown and sold as early as 1292 by “costard mongers” according to THIS ARTICLE from The Telegraph. Ohio State University published a study in 2012 that found that eating an apple a day was indeed beneficial to one’s healthy, helping to significantly lower levels of bad cholesterol in middle-aged adults according to an article in the Washington Post. According to epicurious.com, there were about 735 varieties of apples in 1892, but fewer than 50 are mass-grown today.

And by the way, did you know that dogs can eat apples? According to Modern Dog Magazine, “many dogs love apples which is great because apples can be a super healthy treat. Apples contain calcium, vitamin K, vitamin C, and pectin”.

Things to do with apples for dogs

There are many different ways to feed apple to dogs; you can serve it as a frozen slice, you can wedge it into a Kong, you can make apple pops with apple sauce, or serve grated as a dinner topping. Avoid large amounts of apple seeds and stems in fresh apples, as they contain cyanogenic glycosides which can cause tummy upset and more serious problems if consumed in large quantities. Also be cautious feeding dehydrated apples. Dehydrated apples contain all of the nutrients of the hydrated ones but they have no water, so only feed little bits of dried apple to prevent tummy upset.

– See more at: http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/can-dogs-eat-apples/29085#sthash.3V4WrbUr.dpuf

But enough about pups, here are 9 recipes designed for human delight using apples :

{ Caramel Apple Dump Cake from Foodwhirl.com }

{ Turkey and Apple Pot Pie from NJ.com }

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{ Flourless Applesauce Spice Cake from Chelsea’s Messy Apron }

{ Apple Almond Salad from Iowa Girl Eats }

{ Crock Pot Caramelized Apples from Peanut Butter & Peppers }

{Caramel Apple toffee Dip from A Thrifty Mom }

{ Slow Cooker Cider Carnitas with Fresh Apple Salsa from Sweet Peas and Saffron }

{ Apple Pie Smoothie from The Washingtonian }

{ Apple Ginger Cocktail from One Martini }

Will you be trying any of these this weekend? Happy cooking and happy weekend! Go tigers!

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