That Girl’s Blog: 20 Ideas for 20 Pounds of Apple


It’s almost a requirement for all New Englanders to go apple picking in the fall. It’s just a thing we have all done since we were children and many pass this tradition on to our children. Last weekend I had a chance to go apple picking with a friend and his son. We found an orchard online and took a drive.

And boy did we pick some apples: Macintosh, Red Delicious, Macon, Honey Crisp, Pink Lady… We joked about how many apples we lugged to the barn for weigh in: TWENTY POUNDS!!! What do you do with TWENTY POUNDS of APPLES?

Here are a few ideas – I tried to keep them realistic so you could actually try them and included recipe links with the pictures:



Grilled Brie with Apple Sandwich (add sliced Turkey or Ham, too!)… Any Salad with Apple Slices… Apple Slaw… Butternut Squash & Apple Soup




Roast Pork Loin with Apples and Dried Cranberries… Apple Sage Roasted Chicken… Roasted Sausages with Peppers & Apples… Flatbread Pizza with Sage Prosciutto and Apples



Apple Pie… Baked Apples… Apple Crisp… Apple Tarts… 




Apple Sauce… Apple Bread… Mini Apple Rose Tarts… Caramel Apple Monkey Bread


Finally, I thought I’d share a recipe Cathy Summers told me about for FRUIT LEATHER

You’ll need: 8 c chopped apples, 3/4 c apple cider, 1T lemon juice, 1T honey, 1T cinnamon

Preheat oven to the lowest temp setting (200F works for me) – Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper – heat apples and apple cider in a pot over med-low heat. – Bring to a simmer and cover cooking the apples for 10 – 15 min, until softened. – Pour cooked apples (w/ liquid) into blender & process until smooth. – Add lemon juice, honey and cinnamon and pulse to combine. – Spread apple mixture onto lined baking sheet, looking for an even, consistent layer that isn’t see-through or lumpy works best.Bake 4-6 hours or until fruit leather peels away easily from the parchment. Once cooled, cut into strips (along w/ attached parchment) and roll up. – Store in airtight container or zip-top bag.



If you have a favorite apple recipe PLEASE send it to me!!! My email:

About Cat Wilson

Cat Wilson is "That Girl" on Cape Country 104 – a Cape Cod native and longtime Cape radio personality. She is a passionate supporter of Military and Veteran causes on the Cape and also hosts local music spotlight program, “The Cheap Seats” on Ocean 104.7.
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