Fall can sometimes bring the blues as we put away our summer clothes and prepare for the onset of another long winter. But, there’s certainly one reason to be happy in fall – it’s Apple season! You might be thinking “there’s an apple season?”, and you’d be right to wonder why then we get apples all year round. The apples that we eat all year round are either exported from other countries, usually from the southern hemisphere or have been sitting in long-term cold storage since the last season. Unfortunately, long-term cold storage can have an effect on the flavor of apples, so it’s best to get them while they’re in the optimum eating condition in the fall! Here at NetCost Market, we’ve got some great apple recipes that will help you make the most of this delicious fruit that’s grown and enjoyed all over the world!
Sharlotka is a traditional Russian apple cake and it makes the perfect dessert at Thanksgiving!
You will need: 4 Granny-smith apples (peeled, cored and thinly sliced), 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice, 1 cup of sugar, ¾ cup and 2 tbsp all-purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg, pinch of salt, 3 large eggs, ½ teaspoon almond extract, powdered sugar for dusting.
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Fall also brings Halloween, so it’s a great idea to think of clever ideas to inspire the kids and get creative! This simple caramel apple recipe is quick, easy, and certainly more nutritious than a mountain of candy, and with Halloween falling right in apple season, there’s no excuse not to try this one!
You will need: 6 apples, 14 ounces caramels, 2 tablespoons milk, 1 large bar milk chocolate.
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You can also try some fun tricks like adding bat wings or spider legs to make your candy apples spookier!
Not all apple recipes need to be sweet desserts! There’s plenty of great savory recipes out there, and this one is no exception! This winter warmer is the perfect way to keep the cold at bay this fall, and its easy, cheap and full of vital nutrients to keep away any winter illnesses!
You will need: 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp olive oil, 3 leeks (trimmed, and roughly chopped), 2 green apples (peeled and roughly chopped), ½ cup all-purpose flour, 1 ½ tsp turmeric, 1 ½ cups apple cider, 2 ½ cups vegetable broth, 2 cups grated cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to taste, chopped walnuts and cranberries for garnish!
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Apples are one of the world’s most eaten fruits, so it’s no surprise that there’s such a great variety of meals they can be used in. Try making the most of apple season this year and get creative with how you eat apples! NetCost Market stocks a great variety of apples, so head down to your local store to check out what you can make this coming fall!