October 09, 2022

5 Ways to Incorporate Apples Into Your Thanksgiving Meal Plans

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With fall here and Thanksgiving not too far away, you might be looking for a way to incorporate some of the flavors of the season into your holiday dishes.

This year, skip the pumpkin and go with another fall staple: the apple.

CHC has five creative ways to enjoy those distinct flavors for each meal, an appetizer, or dessert.

  1. Apple Fritters

Skip the apple pie and go with fritters for dessert—or even breakfast! Start with a prepared pancake mix and add cinnamon and nutmeg. Core and slice your apple, dip it in the batter, and fry or air fry the slices. Top with powdered sugar for a tasty treat!

  1. Salad

Chopped red and green apples make a great addition to any salad. Adding a simple dressing of olive oil and lemon will bring out the tartness of the apple and add a crunch to every bite.

  1. Grilled Cheese

Here’s one you may not have tried: place thinly sliced green apples in between your bread and sharp cheddar. The apples will retain their crunch even with the bread being toasted and the cheese melted.

  1. Flatbread

Another unique option, put cooked sausage, blue cheese and chopped walnuts onto flatbread dough and then add chopped or sliced apples. Apples and sausage are a solid combination, and that flavor will standout with this flatbread.

  1. Pickles

Make your own pickles from apples! Start with thinly sliced sweet apples and add them to a brine of water, vinegar, honey, salt, and pickling spice. Seal them up in a jar and refrigerate. You can then add these to sandwiches and salads or just keep them for snacking.

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