Dear apple, on your branch, please fall into my hat. For if I take you off the tree, they'll not be pleased with that!
Apples red and apples green, please fall down upon the ground. For if I pick you off the tree, I cannot say how you've been found.
Apples here and apples there, please fall into my hand. My little sisters stand and stare and wait for you to land.
Hips and haws and thistles tall stand all around the tree. All will soon be picked and stored. Is there not just one for me?
Apples, apples, everywhere, please let me have just one,and just two more, please, tree, then September will be done.
~ Elsa Beskow
Oh, apple season — how I love you! There are hundreds of varieties of apples out there, from crisp-tart to sweet-tart to just-plain-sweet. With apples of all shapes and sizes in amazing shades of gold, red, green, it's a wonder that they are as delicious as they are beautiful. This week we celebrate apple season with four of our favorite apple recipes.
This recipe is an easy strudel shortcut using store-bought puff pastry. It tastes wonderful and is quick to make — great because you'll no doubt have hungry kids eagerly awaiting a bite of this delicious treat.
Baked Apples with Cinnamon Oat Nut Stuffing
Baked apples are a fun alternative to a pie. This recipe is comes together in a snap and is simply delicious.
Rustic Apple Bacon Mini-Pies
This is another favorite pie alternative — a brilliant way to avoid worrrying about fancy pie crusts. Just roll the dough out, plop the apple mixture in the middle, fold the sides over, and bake. It comes out looking artistically unique every time.
Roasted Apple Soup
If you love autumn soups and you also like apples, this recipe is for you! The sweetness of the apples combined with the earthiness of the squash makes for a really lovely autumn meal.
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About the Author
KC is a full-time radical homemaker and mama to two spunky little girls. She writes about all kinds of radical goodness, from gardening and cooking with whole foods to crafting, sewing, homeschooling, and mama musings. Read more on her blog The Nettlesome Life.