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Went Apple Picking? Two Recipes to Try Besides Apple Pie

Sep 20, 2016|By Dylan Fisher
So, you recently went apple picking and now the basket on your counter (and maybe some of your cabinets) are full with various types of farm fresh apples ripe for the baking. This fall, instead of making the same old apple pie, spice up the autumn vibe with these a-peel-ing apple treats!

Honeycrisp Apple Sangria

First up is Honeycrisp Apple Sangria. This adult beverage is both light and refreshing, perfect for a crisp fall day picnic or date night. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 honeycrisp apples, chopped
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine
  • 1 and 3/4 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Club soda, to taste
Place the cinnamon sticks, apples, and orange slices in a large pitcher. Add wine, apple cider, brandy, orange juice, and lemon juice. Place in the fridge for 6 - 24 hours. Taste; if you'd like it to be sweeter, add 1-2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, honey, or agave.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick, if desired. Cheers!

Baked Apples

Fancy yourself a Cortland or McIntosh instead? Try this Baked Apples Recipe.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Core all the apples, then peel down 1 inch from the top of each. Stir together Dorset Cereal Honey Granola Cereal, raisins, apricots, pecans, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Firmly pack cereal mixture into cored apples. Place in a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour cider over top. Bake, uncovered, at 375°F for about 50 minutes or until apples are tender.

As the leaves fall from the trees and the temps slowly drop, tasty treats and cocktails are a must. Have a favorite fall recipe? Share it with us on Facebook!
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