So you went apple picking…now what to do with all those apples

You might have guessed at the end of yesterday’s post that we are headed apple picking on Friday. This is one of our favorite Fall traditions since before Eleanor was born. This year we are hoping to bring home at least as many apples as photos. I want to put a purpose behind the trip (besides the delicious doughnuts) so that the girls can really get into it this year.

If you know me at all then you know that I never buy food without a plan, and apples are not excluded. So before we head off to the orchard and bring home all the delicious apples, I’m taking a few minutes to decide what recipes we will make to utilize all of our bounty.


Obviously a new Pinterest Board was in order. Here is what I pinned:

  1. Easy Skillet Apple Pie


Alex loves apple pie and we love baking in the skillet (see skillet cornbread from last week’s meal plan). This is a no brainer! Plus it uses store bought crust and they recommend butter pecan ice cream as an accompaniment. This will be so good!

2. Slow Cooker Naked Apple Butter


I have been wanting to make apple butter my whole life. I’m finally going to do it with this very simple recipe. I’m hoping to have several jars we can keep in the fridge to last through the fall!

3. Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats


With some of the aforementioned apple butter I plan to make several jars of overnight oats to fuel us through the weekend and possibly even our road trip next week. These Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats look amazing!

4. No Bake Apple Cinnamon Bites


Don’t those look amazing? I think they would also make great road trip snacks. I love that it uses grated apple to give it a tart twist.

Because of said road trip, I think that will be all I have time for. What are your favorite ways to use up apples from your picking adventures? What are some of your favorite family traditions?


One thought on “So you went apple picking…now what to do with all those apples

  1. Pingback: Apple Picking at Sky Top Orchard | Tanya Kummerow

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