Kid Friendly Recipes Apple Dishes for Autumn « Previous Next » Mike Espejo • September 28, 2012 Add Comment Tweet The apple is one of the most cultivated fruits in the world. Delicious as they are raw, cooking and baking apples can yield even more flavor and can change the texture from a hard crunch to a delightfully soft chew. Here are eight recipes that showcase the versatility of the quintessential fall fruit. Apple Buttermilk Muffins For a not-too-sweet pastry with fresh apple taste, try baking these easy apple buttermilk muffins via smorgasbite. The recipe calls for only one apple, but each muffin will have soft apple slices in every bite and will not overwhelm the tummy with sugary-sweetness. Pork Chops with Apple and Red Onion Chutney Some time this fall, try serving up this dish from sugareverythingnice that puts a sweet spin on the other white meat. The chutney – a broad term referring to types of South Asian condiments – is based around apples and onions, giving a sweet counterpoint to the savory pork chops. Apple Cranberry Quinoa Salad However you choose to pronounce it, the popular seed is truly a nutritional goldmine. By itself, however, quinoa can be a bit bland. Try adding some sweetness and texture with this recipe from veganizzm that adds almonds, cranberries, apples and carrots. A great warm dinnertime dish or chilled for tomorrow's lunch! Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Sauteed Apples This breakfast from smittenkitchen will not only taste scrumptious but will make your home smell divine. Start with crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside lemon zest and ricotta cheese pancakes, top with sautéed cinnamon apples and then lather in maple syrup. Classic Homemade Applesauce Sometimes we don't even realize that the simplest of food staples don't have to be purchased pre-packaged from the grocery store. Try this applesauce from pinchofyum, which can be made easily in your own kitchen – because there's no better way of knowing what's in your food than by making it yourself. Cider-Glazed Root Vegetables Nothing says fall like a good harvest medley of colorful vegetables. This healthy and beautiful dish from the columbiatribune combines parsnips, carrots and onions and bakes them with butter, apple cider and thyme. Try as a side dish or as the main event. Apple and Brie Cheese Melt If you've ever dipped apples in fondue, you'll know why this grilled cheese recipe is a brilliant idea. Smooth Brie melts with sweet, thinly sliced Fuji apples between two slices of toasted, buttery Italian bread. If Brie isn't your favorite cheese, try a few slices of sharp cheddar instead. Butternut Squash Apple Soup Who said soup needs to be savory? This recipe from everyfoodfits takes a fall classic and adds even more autumn sweetness. Cook butternut squash and apples together, blend to desired consistency and return to the pan to simmer. When your house is warm and full of fall aromas, your family will thank you.