Happy National Apple Day! Apples are an amazingly versatile fruit – they are so many ways to enjoy these sweet treats. From Granny Smith to Gala, from Braeburn to Baldwin, everyone has a favorite variety. While most people think of apples as a snack or as the star of dessert, it is so easy — and fun — to create savory apple dishes.
Here are a few unique and exciting ways to incorporate apples into your savory meals.
Of course, every great meal needs to start off with a creative cocktail. Check out this beautiful drink, Apple & Gin Autumn Cocktail, that is both tart and sweet.
Not much is better than sweet apples paired with these sweet onions in a flaky crust! Try making these delish Caramelized Onion-Apple Bites appetizers on Thanksgiving.
Nothing warms the soul more on crisp fall days than soup! There are many ways to incorporate apples into soups but here’s our favorite, Curried Carrot and Apple Soup.
This nutty salad featuring apples hits all the right autumnal notes. Enjoy the healthy bounty of this Arugula, Apples & Manchego salad.
You can easily incorporate apples into your main dishes too!
For Meat Lovers – Braised Pork Shoulder with Apples
For Vegetarians – Smoky Apple Sage Chickpea Veggie Burgers
For Pasta Lovers – Pasta with Apples, Bacon, Sage, and Chantrelles
For Pizza Night – Roasted Butternut Squash Apple Burrata Pizza
Round out your protein with an apple-accented side or two.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Maple Mustard Dressing.
Rye, Onion, and Apple Stuffing
Hop on the sourdough bread bandwagon and try this recipe with an apple-y twist!
End your apple-focused meal with a cheese plate. Apples and cheese are a match made in heaven. Learn how to make the perfect cheeseboard that brings them together.
The Bottom Line
Celebrate National Apple Day by bringing this perfect fruit into your next savory meal. With just a bit of research and creativity, you’ll wow your guests with your apple know-how!