Apple picking season is upon us – that means it’s time for some fun fall recipes! You can find locally grown apples at spots like the Reilly Road Farmers Market, the Fayetteville Farmers Market and the Apple Crate Natural Market.
Try making a fun locally-sourced treat with your friends or family this month! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite apple recipes below:
Carmel Apple Dump Cake
- Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Grease an 8 or 9-cup cake pan
- Cut 1 large apple into slices or chunks
- Mix 1 box of spice cake mix as the directions on the box call for. Stir 1 large apple and ½ cup of toasted pecans into batter. Pour into pan.
- Bake 45 to 50 minutes, until done or an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely for about an hour
- In a 2-quart saucepan mix ½ cup brown sugar, butter and milk. Heat until it boils over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk. Let the mixture boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Gradually stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Stir gently 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Immediately spoon glaze over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Top with remaining 1/2 cup pecans
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees
- Slice two apples and place into a bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, toss to combine
- Place the apples on a baking sheet so none overlap and cook the apples for 2-3 hours, flipping halfway though
- Bake until dried out by still pliable
Turtle Apple Pops
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Slice 2 apples into ½ slices. Make a small incision in the bottom and stick in popsicle sticks.
- Dip the apple slices into your melted chocolate of choice and place on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with toasted pecan pieces and place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to harden.
- Drizzle with melted caramel and sprinkle with sea salt. Return to refrigerator to harden for 5 more minutes and serve