Monday, October 17, 2011

How 'bout them Apples?

There are apples everywhere these days. Why? Because they're in-season, crispy and delicious. Over the last couple weeks we've been eating pounds and pounds of apples and now we're finally ready to start cooking with them.

With a little culinary research, we discovered what we already knew: apples can be used in all kinds of tasty dishes from appetizers to salads to entrees to desserts. Apples are a great pairing for many ingredients- they're a natural with cheeses, perfect with pork and delicious in desserts.

To bring you the very best apple recipes the world has seen, we revved up the FoodPair Recipe Search Engine and hand-selected 5 great recipes from the top food sites on the Web.

Fall Salad with Apples, Walnuts & Stilton
This salad hits all the right notes with apples, nuts and cheese.
Ingredients: white wine vinegar, lemon juice, honey, Dijon, dried apricot, olive oil, salt, pepper, endive, Stilton, walnuts, arugula, prosciutto, Granny Smith apple

Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Apples
One way to eat more Brussels Sprouts is by pairing them with apples.
Ingredients: crisp apple, lemon juice, extra-firm tofu, sea salt, olive oil, garlic, maple syrup, pine nuts, Brussels sprouts

Roast Pork Loin with Rutabagas and Apples
Pork Loin and apples are a classic team, like Batman and Robin.
Ingredients: Dijon, brown sugar, ground ginger, rutabagas, Granny Smith apple, olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, boneless pork loin, bay leaf

Tarte Tatin
You need to try your hand at this classic French dessert.
Ingredients: flour, butter, icing sugar, egg yolks, Cox or Granny Smith apples, lemon, caster sugar

Grilled Apples with Bourbon Creme Anglaise
This recipe is simple to make and incredibly delicious.
Ingredients: milk, half-and-half, eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, bourbon, sweet apples, mild olive oil, ground cardamom

Now you have the recipes, so it's time to start cooking with apples!

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