Tuesday, October 13, 2009

autumn apple dishes

So other than pumpkin, apples are my second favourite thing to eat during the fall. Here are a few of my favourite autumn-inspired apple dishes!

Traditional Apple Pie

3 apples, thinly sliced
brown sugar
pie crust (recipe can be found here )

1. Make the pie crust and let sit in the fridge while preparing the filling.

1. In a large pot, cook the sliced apples, brown sugar, spices, and molasses under medium heat until everything is melted, mixed together, and the apples are soft and brown.

2. Pour mixture into the pie crust. In a separate bowl mix some margarine, brown sugar, and granola. Sprinkle mixture over pie until evenly covered. Bake in oven at 350 until golden brown.


Apple Curry

1 large granny smith apple, thinly sliced
can of coconut milk
1 lime
curry powder
1 onion
1 tbsp olive oil
2 spoonfuls brown sugar
slivered almonds
any thick noodle of your choice

1. In a large pan, fry the onions in the oil until brown. Add brown sugar and continue to cook until sugar is melted.

2. Slowly stir in coconut milk. Once completely incorporated, add the cumin, tumeric, salt, and curry powder.

3. Add sliced apples and almonds. Let simmer for 10 minutes or so.

4. Boil some noodles, and once cooked, drain them and add the curry sauce.


Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
**disclaimer** yes, I realize honey isn't vegan, but I also realize that not all of my readers are vegan! The original recipe includes honey, but I have also included a vegan alternative :)

1 apple, cut into small cubes
1 large sweet potato, cut into medium cubes
honey (or any sweet vegan alternative, like agave nectar or similar syrupy sweetener)
1 tbsp brown sugar
mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, and cashews are the best)

1. Mix the apple, sweet potato, honey/vegan alternative, spices and brown sugar.

2. Pour mixture into a deep casserole dish.

3. Bake in the oven at 425 for 20 minutes until the sweet potato is soft and brown.


Jesse said...

Great recipes!

I've been trying to perfect a no sugar added apple pie filling recipe and this definitely gives me ideas. I've been experimenting with using organic apple ciders as a filling start and sweetener with success.

as for pie crusts, I'd even recommend Earth Balance brand marg since it's actually vegan and they have sticks as well which cut into the dough better, I've found.

mewfish said...

yeah earth balance is the margarine i use as well. and thank you! :)