The purpose of What’s For Dinner? is to provide you a recipe with items on sale this week, with no more than 10 ingredients (not including pantry items), and coming in at under $10 per meal.
It’s fall. It’s official.
With fall, comes cooler weather, shorter days, and an abundance of local apples.
You can pick them in the orchards, the farmer’s market, or the local grocery store. But Honey Crisp, Jonagold, Gala, and the like are everywhere.
So in honor of the abundance of apples – I’m gonna give you a couple of my no-fail, really-yummy apple recipes.
Quick Apple Crisp (aka Pampered Chef Mommy Crack)
5 Granny Smith Apples
1 box of yellow cake mix
1/4 cup of cinnamon/sugar mix (1/4 cinnamon and 3/4 sugar)
1/2 stick butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel, core, and slice apples and place in a 8×8 glass baker.
2. Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture on apples.
3. Sprinkle cake mix on apples. Give pan a good shake to evenly distribute cinnamon/sugar and cake mix.
4. Drizzle melted butter on top.
5. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
Serve with ice cream and expect “oohs” and “ahhs”.
Acorn Squash with Apple
1 acorn squash, cored, peeled and sliced
2 apples, core, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoon butter
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1. To easily peel the acorn squash, gently drop the squash in large pot of boiling water and boil for 15 minutes. Pour off the boiling water and fill the pot with ice cold water and let squash site for another 10 minutes. When cool enough to handle, use a knife to slice off the peel on the ridges and use a teaspoon to dig out the peel in the valleys. Then slice the squash in half and remove the seeds and stems. Then chop up into 1 inch cubes.
2. Place the squash chunks and apples in a microwave-safe bowl. Dot with pieces of butter. Sprinkle remaining ingredients into bowl.
3. Cover with plastic wrap and poke several holes for ventilation. Microwave for 8 minutes. Remove, uncover and stir. Return to microwave and repeat process until tender.
Serve with meat, chicken or pork. Warning – your kids may actually eat squash.
What about you? What is your favorite apple recipe? Share it with us via the comments or on the Kansas City Mamas Facebook Page.