Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day with Tasty Apple Recipes
When it comes to quintessential fall flavors, there are probably two things that come to mind – pumpkin and apple. Are you Team Pumpkin or Team Apple when autumn rolls around?
If you are Team Apple, then it’s time to celebrate one of apple’s most famous folk heroes – Johnny Appleseed. And there’s a special day dedicated to him – September 26th!
Who Was Johnny Appleseed?
John Chapman lived from 1774-1845 and was more popularly known as Johnny Appleseed. He brought apple trees to parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia.
If you want to celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day this year, here are a few recipes that showcase apples and their delicious flavor.
- Old-Fashioned Easy Apple Crisp: Grab the vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce and make a big batch of Old-Fashioned Easy Apple Crisp with your favorite variety of apples. Your entire home will smell like warm cinnamon, oats, and apples!
- Easy Apple Butter: With only five ingredients, this Easy Apple Butter is just that – easy to make. And you’ll love spreading apple butter on a bagel, English muffin, toast, or swirling it into yogurt. It’s a great alternative to jam.
- Applesauce: Homemade applesauce is so much better than anything you can buy at the grocery store, and you might not believe how easy it is to make. This recipe from Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) will have you making applesauce in about 35 minutes from start to finish.
- Apple Cinnamon Muffins: Muffins are great for breakfast or snacks as you can grab one and head right out the door. These Apple Cinnamon Muffins have a delicious crumb topping that makes them just that much better.
- Apple-Sage Stuffed Pork Chops: How often do you think about using apples in a savory dish? Probably not usually, but you should. Apples pair well with pork, and these Apple-Sage Stuffed Pork Chops will certainly make you a believer in combining sweet and savory. If you’re not a fan of pork chops, but prefer a pork tenderloin, consider making the stuffing to use in that instead.
- Apple Chips: Need a new fall snack? How about making some apple chips? These Apple Chips have no added sugar and don’t require a dehydrator – as you bake them in your own oven. You’ll cook them to your desired crispness at a low and slow temperature and store them in an air-tight container.
- Apple Pancakes: Breakfast gets a little sweeter when you make Apple Pancakes. With cinnamon, apples, and brown sugar, everyone will love having these to eat in the morning. If you have extra batter, be sure to cook off the pancakes and store them in the refrigerator for breakfast throughout the week.
- Apple Crumb Pie: Any good baker will tell you that you need an apple pie recipe in your repertoire. And this Apple Crumb Pie from Sally’s Baking Addiction can fill that need. The crumb topping is easy and delicious to make – and means that you only need a bottom crust! (And there are some pretty good store-bought ones out there if you’re in a pinch!)
- Easy Bloomin’ Apple: You’ve probably heard of the Bloomin’ Onion – that famous appetizer! But if you want a bloomin’ dessert, you’ve got to try this Easy Bloomin’ Apple. You bake this one in your oven and serve it ice cream and caramel sauce for a yummy dessert.
Whether you head to the orchard to pick apples or buy some at your favorite grocery store, fall is the perfect time to enjoy them in so many recipes. Which recipe will you try – and will you make it September 26th to celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day?