Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed! -- 60 of the BEST Apple Recipes

Did you know that Johnny Appleseed's birthday is September 26th? And that he was a real, live person who lived during the Revolutionary War? From Wikipedia (the trusted source for all things fact):

"John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 11, 1845), often called Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, including the northern counties of present day West Virginia. He became an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways, his leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples."

What a cool guy. Spreading the apple love throughout the states. I think it's pretty fitting that we're only a day away from this iconic "American Hero's" birthday, and we're in the peak of apple season. Look at my haul from a couple weeks ago:

I am actually STILL trying to use up all these apples! Last year I had a party to celebrate the birthday of this fun American Icon (and to use up THAT year's apple harvest), where we feasted on apple dishes in three courses. This year, friends are busy and I am short on funds, so I did the next best thing:

Blog party!

And check out my recipe for Apple Cider Sangria in my last post!

To be specific, a link round-up. I put out a request to some of my favorite blogs for their favorite apple recipes, and got an overwhelming response! The following are 60 of the best. Enjoy, and go forth and bake, fry, grill, and eat some apples!!

From The Kitchen is my Playground

Maple Apple Beet Salad   - by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine
Autumn Mac and Cheese - by Modern Christian Homemaker
Apple Honey Goat Cheese Crostini   - by What Jew Wanna Eat
Green Chili Apple and Honey Galette   - by What Jew Wanna Eat
5 Great Apple Recipes   - by Omeletta
Apple Chicken Salad   - by The Culinary Life
Cheddar Apple Biscuits   - by Simply Southern Baking
Maple Bourbon Apple BBQ Ribs   - by Snappy Gourmet
Roasted Apple Butternut Squash Puree   - by The Culinary Life
Apple Honey Vinaigrette   - by Busy in Brooklyn
Duchessse Sweet Potatoes   - by Busy in Brooklyn
Fennel Celery Apple Slaw   - by The Hungry Goddess
Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread   - by Mom on Time Out
Maple Fried Apples with Mustard Pork   - by The Kitchen is my Playground

From Mom on Time Out

Apple Pie Bread   - by Dinners Dishes and Desserts
Apple Cider Muffins   - by Farm Fresh Eats
Sourdough Apple Bread   - by Karen's Kitchen Stories
Herloom Apple Rolls   - by Oh Sweet Basil
Caramel Apple Sticky Buns   - by I Heart Eating
Apple Currant Bread   - by The Kitchen is my Playground
Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls - by Mom on Time Out

From Wine & Glue

Apple Gruyere Tart   - by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine
Biscoff Butterscotch Apple Pie   - by Wine and Glue
Fried Apple Pies   - by Kelli's Retro Kitchen Arts
Apple Pie with Gluten Free Cheese Crust   - by Gluten Free Doctor
Upside Down Apple Pie   - by Noble Pig
Apple Dulce De Leche Tart - by Roxana's Home Baking
4 Bite Apple Pies   - by The Kitchen is my Playground
Caramel Apple Crostada   - by What's Cooking Chicago?

From Very Culinary

Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes   - by Wine and Glue
Apple Snickers Cake   - by Inside BruCrew Life
Caramel Apple Mily Way Cake   - by Simply Southern Baking
Maple Walnut Apple Cake   - by Miss in the Kitchen
Caramel Apple Cheesecake   - by Will Cook for Smiles
Easy Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting   - by Very Culinary
Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake   - by Home Cooking Memories

From Will Cook for Smiles

Dips & Sauces
Applesauce   - by Unsophisticook
Apple Butter   - by Hezzi D's Books and Cooks
Salted Caramel Dip with Cinnamon Apple Chips   - by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
Apple Caramel Cheeseball   - by Will Cook For Smiles
Warm Apple Pie Dip   - by Will Cook for Smiles

Assorted Desserts
Drunken Bourbon Baked Apples - by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine
Apple Pancakes   - by Back for Seconds
Greek Yogurt Apple Pie Milkshakes   - by Noble Pig
Apple Pie a la Mode Dessert Bars   - by Seasonal and Savory
Apple butter Cheesecake Icecream in Apple Bowls   - by Chocolate Moosey
Mini Apple Strudel   - by Masala Hero
Pumpkin Beer Bread Pudding with Apples   - by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine
Apple Pie Eggrolls   - by Miss in the Kitchen
Apple Pie Cookies with Salted Caramel Frosting   - by Jen's Favorite Cookies
Apple Turnovers   - by Chocolate Moosey
Quick Apple Crisp   - by Chocolate Chocolate and More
Apple Pie Milkshakes   - by Chocolate Chocolate and More
Apple Cornmeal Crumble   - by I Heart Eating
Salted Caramel Apple Crisp Bars   - by I Heart Eating
Apple Pie Lasagna   - by Beyond Frosting
Apple Trifle   - by Keep It Sweet Desserts
German Pancakes - by Unsophisticook
Apple Crisp - by The Hopeless Housewife


  1. we're hoping to go apple picking soon, so this post is perfect timing!

  2. I had no idea today was Johnny Appleseed's birthday! I kind of feel compelled to make ALL OF THESE. How will I ever choose?!

  3. YES! Just what I need! One of my co-workers lives on a former orchard and has been bringing in bag after bag after bag of we're going apple picking next month. I really needed some new ideas--thanks!

  4. What a great collection. Given that apples are one of my favorite foods, ever, I'd better bookmark this! :)

  5. That one of the best roundups of apple. I am gonna take a while looking at all the links.

  6. Fabulous apple recipe roundup, Ashley! I have finally caught up reading your blog and my favorite posts were of your trip to Austin (the bats appealed to my inner goth) and your TV appearance! So, I don't miss a beat, I am now following your feed at Bloglovin'. Thanks for sharing and Happy Fall! xo

  7. I'm bookmarking a bunch of these to make when I pick my apples this weekend! Thanks :)