Without a Recipe: Apples
There’s more to apples than just snacking! Enjoy their sweet-tart flavor and delicious crunch in salads, desserts, and savory dishes.
- Normandy pork chops are a fall favorite–brown seasoned pork chops in butter in a skillet with high sides, then remove from the pan. Add sliced apple and shallots and cook until apples begin to turn golden. Remove from the pan and deglaze with a little apple cider or brandy and whisk in a splash of cream and a spoonful of whole grain mustard. Return pork chops to pan and cook, covered, over low heat until cooked through. Serve chops with apples and sauce spooned over.
- Cinnamon apples are the after-school snack our childhood memories are built upon. Slice apples and arrange on a plate, then sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. Serve with a glass of ice cold milk.
- Make a quick apple chutney to enjoy with grilled meats or braised greens and rice. Dice 2 apples and combine in a saucepan with 1 Tbs water, 2 minced shallots, 2 tsp whole grain mustard, 1 Tbs white wine vinegar, a pinch of red pepper flakes, and 1 tsp honey. Cover and simmer until apples are tender and flavors have come together. Uncover and continue cooking until slightly thickened. Serve immediately or store covered in refrigerator for up to a week.