Have you been out to the apple orchards this Autumn yet? Do you have bushels of delicious apples that you have no idea what to do with them? Are the kids tired of just eating sliced apples? Well, you have came to the right place! I have 3 super easy and delicious recipes, a main entree dish, a side and of course a dessert for you! So let’s get cooking!
First let’s talk about the main dish! Last week I had some pork chops thawed to cook but I was tired of our usual bbq pork chops on the grill or regular baked without anything special to it so off to Google I went. I searched Apples and Pork chops and a blog called Wondermom Wannabe popped up with her recipe called Baked Pork chops and Apples with brown sugar glaze.It sounded delicious and worth a shot! All you need for this is 2 apples which I used our Cortland apples we picked, 4 boneless pork chops, salt, pepper, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. The last 4 I always have stocked in my cabinets! I followed the recipe in the Wondermom Wannabe link, but I do recommend double checking the temperature of the pork chops and maybe adding an extra 5-8 minutes if it is not quite cooked to 145 degrees (Fahrenheit), for some reason pork chops and chicken never get up to the right temperature following a recipe, I like to blame it being an electric oven instead of the gas that I think cooks so much better, a debate my husband and I constantly have!
On to the Side
Next is the side! This one is super easy! I found this recipe originally at Popular Paleo but changed it up a bit for my liking! All you need for this one is about 4 Tablespoons butter, 2-3 medium sized sweet potatoes, 3 apples (again I used Cortland because that is what I had), and about 1 tablespoons Cinnamon. First you melt the butter in a large skillet, while you are doing that you peel and dice the sweet potatoes and when the butter is melted put them in the pan and stir periodically for 8-10 minutes. The sweet potatoes take longer than the apples to cook so while they cook you peel and dice the apples, about equal size as the sweet potatoes but it doesn’t have to be perfect just close. After the 8-10 minutes go ahead and put the apples in the pan and mix together and let cook for another 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. Then at the end sprinkle your the Cinnamon all over and stir. The recipe says 1 tablespoon but if you are a seasoned cook I would season to taste, we love the taste of Cinnamon here at the Roth’s.
Most Important the delicious DESSERT!
Now most importantly it is time for the dessert recipe! Pretty sure this is the reason why my husband doesn’t mind being dragged to the orchard because I promise him dessert with what we pick. I am a strudel junkie but I only like them if they are made with rolled Oats. So off to google I went again and all I could fine was the strudels made traditionally until I finally one labeled Apple Crisp instead. For this recipe you need 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup rolled oats (Found in the baking section of any grocery store), 1 cup all purpose flour, ½ cup butter melted, 3 cups apples (peeled, cored, and chopped), ½ cup white sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (Fahrenheit), in a large bowl mix brown sugar, oats, flour and melted butter till its crumbly, Pour half of the mixture in a 8×8 pan, spreading it evenly on the bottom, then spread the apples over it, and then sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon and then top it with the rest of the crumbly mixture. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Again, we love cinnamon here so I may have put a little more cinnamon than the recipe said to.
Question of the week:
What are your favorite fall recipes to do? Leave your recommendations in the comment section if you would like and I would love to try them out!
Some Thank you’s this week to:
Thank you to Wondermom Wannabe for letting me use your picture of the pork chop and share your amazing recipe.
Thank you to Popular Paleo for a great idea for me to work off of for my side dish