Fall Fest: An Apple Celebration

Peeled Apples

Fall Fest continues and my favorite fruit has taken center stage this week.  I was hoping to make an apple pie in time for the celebration, but I’m in the middle of moving (yes, again!) and it just didn’t happen.  Luckily, I have plenty of delicious apple recipes to share with you, including an easy and delicious Apple Galette and my favorite Sourdough Stuffing with Apples and Bacon.

I’ll be back soon, cooking and writing from yet another new kitchen, and I promise that a real apple pie is on the way.  I hope you’ll enjoy some of my favorite apple recipes in the meantime.  Also, make sure to check out the links at the bottom of this post, my Fall Fest friends are sharing some really delicious apple recipes this week! And, as always, we’d love you to share your favorite apple recipes by leaving a comment with a description and/or link to the recipe.

Apple Buttermilk Cake

Apple Cinnamon Buttermilk Cake

Cranberry Applesauce with Fresh Ginger

Cranberry Applesauce with Fresh Ginger

Apple Galette

Apple Galette

Curried Turkey Salad

Curried Turkey Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Walnuts

Whole Grain Apple Muffins

Whole Grain Sour Cream Apple Muffins

Sourdough Stuffing with Apples and Bacon

Sourdough Stuffing with Apples and Bacon

How You Can Join Fall Fest 2010

Fall Fest!Welcome to Fall Fest!  Have a recipe or tip that fits any of our weekly themes? You can contribute to our online recipe swap in various ways, big or small.

Contribute a whole post, or a comment—whatever you wish. It’s meant to be fun, viral, fluid. No pressure, just delicious. Simply leave your tip or recipe or favorite links in the comments below a Fall Fest post on my blog, and then go visit my collaborators and do the same.

The cross-blog event idea works best when you leave your recipe or favorite links (whether to your own blog or someone else’s) at all the host blogs. Yes, copy and paste them everywhere! That way, they are likely to be seen by the widest audience. Everyone benefits, and some pretty great dialog starts simmering.

Or think bigger: Publish entire posts of your own, if you wish, and grab the Fall Fest 2010 pumpkin badge (illustrated by Matt of Matt Bites).

Summer/Fall Fest 2010 Posting Schedule

7/28: Cukes and Zukes
8/4: Corn
8/11: Herbs, Greens, and Beans
8/18: Stone Fruit – I missed this one!
8/25: Tomatoes
9/1: Sweet and Spicy Peppers
9/8: Garlic
9/15: White (or colorful “white”…but not sweet) Potatoes
9/22: Spinach
9/29: Apples
10/6: Fall Salads
10/13: Pumpkin + Winter Squash
10/20: Pears
10/27: “Mad Stash” (as in what you’re shoving in freezer/jars/dehydrator, etc.)
11/3: Root veggies
11/10: Brassicas: incl. Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage or other
11/17: Sweet Potatoes
11/24: Bounty to Be Grateful For

Other Fall Fest Attendees Celebrating Apples:

  1. Purple Cook

    For Fall Fest:
    Our early apple picking led to some great treats at our house. My post on apples has three great recipes, apple muffins for the kids, an ooey gooey cake that is to die for, and a traditional apple pie. There is one more idea on there waiting to come to life, a frozen apple pie filling.
    Happy Apple Crunching!

    3:34 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  2. Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen

    I always seem to be one week off of fall fest! I should really pay more attention! Last week I made this wonderful apple cake. I took it to work and it was done before lunch (I only work with six other people!)


    Looking forward to your apple pie recipe, I love a good apple pie. Mmm, with ice cream…

    3:52 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  3. Five English apples you should know and love | UK Food Network Blog – Locally Sourced

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    4:18 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  4. HPD

    memories of sitting on my great-grandma’s step-stool, eating the peels that her 90+ year-old hands were removing for her world famous apple pie. i was convinced the apple peel was the world’s best snack. cheers!

    5:18 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  5. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    What a line-up! I’m starving and it’s 8 AM.

    Thanks for hosting Fall Fest! My contribution just might be the simplest: Classic Homemade Applesauce. It’s part of my week-long series on Canning 101. Enjoy!


    5:31 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  6. Ranjani

    I also wanted to make a pie but didn’t get to it! Instead I made some brie, apple, and arugula quesadillas: http://4seasonsoffood.blogspot.com/2010/09/brie-apple-and-arugula-quesadillas.html

    All your apple recipes look very tempting…

    5:48 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  7. Myriam

    Hello, here is a link for marinated tri tip and apples (please see the translator, upper right corner)
    And an easy apple pie
    Best regards,
    Myriam (sharing links from California)

    7:24 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  8. Myriam

    Also, apple cake with lavender flowers
    Sorry you have to use the translator in the blog, recipes are in Spanish,

    7:26 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  9. Feast on the Cheap

    Woohoo Apple Season! I’ve been taking advantage of the autumnal bounty with a Apple, Raisin & Celery Seed Slaw.


    8:48 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  10. Kathleen

    Thank you for the great ideas, love apples. I made a few things for Fall Fest apple week, but then I am always making something with apples.

    9:38 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  11. napa farmhouse 1885/diane

    i posted a recipe for apple & pear crisp…and reposted a recipe from a couple of years ago… roasted apple and caramelized onion au gratin soup , which has become a favorite in our home…


    10:07 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  12. Rachel

    Amazing timing! What have I been baking this morning? Apple cinnamon bran muffins! They’re cooling on the counter right now. I’ve already had one as my late-morning snack and they’re delicious! Lots of local apple love, hand-picked by my at the orchard down the road, went into these babies: http://muffinegg.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/apple-cinnamon-bran-muffins/
    I think I’ll be making your Apple Galette for dessert tonight!

    10:13 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  13. Olasz

    This salad with turkey mmmm, let’s just say I don’t have to worry about supper today 😉

    10:29 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  14. Rachel

    I like my apples raw. I was looking for recipes so I could participate this week and nothing appealed to me. But your Curried Turkey Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Walnuts looks fabulous so maybe I’ll try cooking with apples soon!

    10:41 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  15. Prerna@IndianSimmer

    OMG! I’m drooling right now.. Curried Turkey Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Walnuts??
    Such great recipes!

    10:42 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  16. Leah

    We used to take our kids up to the Santa Ynez Valley when they were younger to pick apples. Now that they’re older and busy with other activities, it’s more difficult to find the time. It’s unfortunate, because we really enjoyed doing it. The apples from that region are some of the best I’ve ever tasted (right on par with the wines). I can’t think of a better way to spend an autumn weekend than to go wine tasting and apple picking with the family!

    I haven’t had the time yet this year to write an apple post, but here are a few from the past with recipes that are sure to please every apple lover out there.

    Apple Gouda Quesadillas with Spicy (Spiked) Cider: http://www.wineimbiber.com/index.php/2008/10/trader-joes-tuesday4/

    Chipotle Apple Pecan Cake with the most sublime Spicy Caramel Glaze:

    Apple-Almond Upside Down Cake:

    11:58 am  Sep 29th, 2010
  17. ~Chef Louise

    I hope everything goes well getting settled into your new kitchen. All the recipes sounds great but I think the one that caught my eye was the stuffing with bacon! Those flavor combos make me dance~
    ~Chef Louise

    12:52 pm  Sep 29th, 2010
  18. sandhya/vegetarianirvana

    I was feeling lonely with my savory apple recipe amongst amazing sweet ones! Looks like I have company at last!

    3:25 pm  Sep 29th, 2010
  19. Amy

    So many wonderful apple recipes! Here’s my contribution – chicken with apple and shallot sauce: http://savorymomentsblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/chicken-with-apple-and-shallot-sauce.html

    4:39 pm  Sep 29th, 2010
  20. Anne Marie

    Everything looks so good, I can’t wait to dive into these recipes! I’m also planning to make the Apple Cinnamon Pancakes I made last year http://themessyapron.blogspot.com/2009/10/saturday-morning-apple-cinnamon.html

    10:54 am  Sep 30th, 2010
  21. Alison

    Love that intro photo, and all the wonderful apple recipes. Thanks for sharing!

    12:24 pm  Sep 30th, 2010
  22. LyB

    What a great roundup of fall recipes! I’m going to need some apples… 😉

    2:06 pm  Sep 30th, 2010
  23. Stephanie @ Dollop of Cream

    Sourdough stuffing with apples and bacon — I can’t wait to try it for Canadian Thanksgiving.
    My contribution to fall fest this week is a homey apple chutney — perfect with a creamy cheese dolloped on a cracker: http://www.dollopofcream.com/2010/09/mrs-doucets-apple-chutney.html

    5:11 pm  Sep 30th, 2010
  24. amanda@seegirlcook

    what a lovely collection of apple recipes!! I’m going apple picking on saturday, can’t wait to try some of these great ideas out.:)

    7:13 pm  Sep 30th, 2010
  25. LimeCake

    gosh i’ve been seeing apples everywhere in the food bloggisphere! Fall is so lovely, isn’t it?

    7:30 pm  Sep 30th, 2010
  26. natalyn

    These dishes look lovely! Apples are such wonderfully versatile fruit; it all sounds so yummy. I especially love the curried turkey salad.

    8:41 am  Oct 1st, 2010
  27. Julie

    That stuffing looks amazing…i too think it is going on my thanksgiving recipe list.
    I made an apple crumb tart, sprinkled with almonds….


    12:42 pm  Oct 2nd, 2010
  28. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit

    All of these apple recipes look great, and I have a big basket full of apples that I need to use. Perfect timing!

    9:02 pm  Oct 2nd, 2010
  29. Style Your Food Recipes

    It all looks so good. I want a taste. Lol . Thanks for sharing.

    9:56 pm  Oct 2nd, 2010
  30. theUngourmet

    I’ve got my eye on that curried turkey salad! It’s lunchtime.

    12:02 pm  Oct 4th, 2010
  31. Veronika Rojas

    My contribution to fall fest is an apple tart that I made with the “pink pearl:. It was my first time making a tart! http://thehorttshearawho.blogspot.com/2010/10/apple-tartlet-and-thoughts-about-beauty.html

    12:22 pm  Oct 4th, 2010
  32. Leah

    I am so excited to participate in Fall Fest 2010 with my apple butter recipe. Enjoy and let me know how yours turns out: http://leahsthoughts.com/2010/10/04/apple-butter-jam-a-hallmark-of-fall/

    7:59 pm  Oct 4th, 2010
  33. Briana

    I love your site and am so happy to be joining the Fall Fest fun. Please visit http://kitchenjourneys.com/2010/10/05/apple-pie/ for my contribution of Uncle Marvin’s “foolproof” apple pie.

    “Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” ~Jane Austen

    11:02 am  Oct 5th, 2010
  34. cheffresco

    Oh man, how fun! I love all the Fall recipes.

    5:52 pm  Oct 5th, 2010
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  36. pierre

    The recipes are good healthy food.

    5:37 am  Oct 7th, 2010
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  40. Kara

    Hey Nicole.

    I’ve made the apple galette 3x in a row using different apples each time and it’s always delicious. Tonight I used a different brand of butter and the crust tastes quite different. Do you have a preferred brand?


    6:39 pm  Nov 7th, 2010
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