I love Fall and some of the things I love about Fall are crisp apples and falling leaves. We went apple picking last Saturday and picked about 14 lbs of apples. Aimed for 8 but ended up with more. This week has been ‘apple week’ at home, so I was only too happy to join my #SundaySupper team who are celebrating Fall with an ” Autumn Apple Party” ! I can’t want to visit the other blogs and grab some apple recipes. This is first time I made apple chutney and it has easily become one of my favorite apple recipe so far. Tart apples cooked with cinnamon, paprika, cayenne pepper and jalapeno have an enticing aroma that just wafted through my home. This chutney has a serious kick to it, so if you’re not into spicy foods and dips you may want to tone down on the spice. Although, I must say the sweetness of the apples balances the spicy kick. I added some golden raisins while cooking it which went really well with the apples. I added some toasted pecans which gave it the crunch it needed. I chopped up some fresh mint from my garden and tossed it in and it was perfect. We had it with pork chops for dinner. I have discovered so many uses for it through the week, but my favorite is using it as dip with apples. Apples with apples. Talk about an apple overload ! It tastes delish ! I will be making some more soon!
Nutrition Wise !
Apples are fat-free and low in calories, so, they’re a good choice for people who are watching their weight. Apples are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber plays a role in reducing heart disease risk by preventing cholesterol build-up in blood vessels, while insoluble fiber aids in effective digestion. Apples contain significant amounts of flavonoids, phytochemicals found in plants that help protect cells from damage, reducing risk for heart disease, cancer and other serious health problems. To get the best out of your apple eat it with the skin since most of the nutrients are in the skin. In this recipe, I peeled some of the skin and kept some on. Raisins contain quercetin, a type of polyphenol that acts as an antioxidant that protects the cells in your body from free radical damage. Pecans are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and are an excellent source of antioxidants. Regular intake of pecan nuts in the diet help to lower total as well as LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increase HDL or “good cholesterol” levels in the blood. Putting all this good stuff together in the chutney makes it a heart healthy treat !
Apple picking ! We picked about 14 lbs ! My oldest took these pictures.
Prepping the apples !
Up close and personal ! Yummy !!
We ate chutney with …..everything !
My Sunday Supper team has cooked up a storm … all with apples !! Hope you can visit their blogs and virtually sample their recipes.
Soups, Salads, Starters and Breads
- Cinnamon Apple Chips- Shockingly Delicious
- Apple Celery Salad- In the Kitchen with Audrey and Maurene
- Mini Apple Pumpkin Pancakes – The Daily Dish Recipes
- Overnight Apple Cinnamon French Toast- In the Kitchen with KP
- Curried Apple and Leek Soup-Soni’s Food for Thought
- Endive Spears Topped With Apple, Blue Cheese and Hazelnut Salad- The Hand That Rocks the Ladle
- Homemade Apple Jam – My Trials in the Kitchen
- Caramel Apple Butter Cheesecake Dip- Chocolate Moosey
- Caramel Apple Bread – famfriendsfood
- Apple Pie Bread Baker Street
- Apple, Bacon & Brie Popovers- I Run for Wine
- Apple and Almond Brie Puff Pastry- Family Foodie
- Apple, Leek and Gruyere Tarts- There and Back Again
- Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Loin- The Meltaways
- Apple-Glazed Meatballs- The Messy Baker
- Apples & Buttons (Ham, Apples and Dumplings)- Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Skillet Pork with Sweet Spiced Apples- Mama Mommy Mom
- Chicken Apple Meatloaf with Tarragon Tomato Sauce – Diabetic Foodie
- Baked Tilapia Apple Crisp- Daddy Knows Less
- Pork Tenderloin with Calvados Cream Sauce Sustainable Dad
- #SundaySupper Pulled Pork Sandwich With Pickled Red Onions Kwistin’s Favorites
- Harvest Rice- Webicurean
- Wild Rice with Apples, Dried Cranberries, and Walnuts – Ruffles and Truffles
- Apple Topped Sweet Potato Mash- Momma’s Meals
- Warm Spice Pecan Raisin Apple Chutney- Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Home-made Autumn Harvest Apple sauce - Brie’s Bites
- Double Apple Pot Pie- What Smells So Good?
- Apple Walnut Coffee Cake- The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Apple Streusel Cobbler- Big Bear’s Wife
- Apple & Moroccan Cinnamon Gooey Sticky Buns- Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Spiced Caramel Apple Pie-Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence
- Apple Pear Kuchen for #SundaySupper (Apfel Birnen Kuchen)- Galactosemia in PDX
- Apple Strudel - Magnolia Days
- Old Fashioned Apple Crisp with Caramel Sauce-Noshing with the Nolands
- Apple Cheesecake- Vintage Kitchen
- Caramel Apple Crumble Bars- Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
- Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting- From Fast Food to Fresh Food
- Cinnamon Apple Dessert Chimichangas- Juanita’s Cocina
- Nutella Apple Quesadilla- Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
- Apple Crisp Ice Cream- Cravings of a Lunatic
- Bavarian Apple Torte- The Lovely Pantry
- Streusel Apple Crumb Pie + Pie Freezer Kits- Meal Planning Magic
- French Apple Cobbler with Cinnamon-Maple Whipped Cream Weekend Gourmet
- Chunky Apple-Apricot Bread Pudding- Comfy Cuisine
- Apple Butter Spice Cake – Home Cooking Memories
- Apple Pie and Custard- Happy Baking Days
- #GlutenFree Deep Dish Carmel Apple Pie- Cooking Underwriter
- Apple Brownies That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Country Apple Dumplings- Mom’s Test Kitchen
- Apple-Gingersnap Cookies- Tora’s Real Food
- Apple and Cranberry Turnovers- Flour on my Face
- Applesauce Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze- Hip Foodie Mom
- Caramel Frosted Apple Cookies- No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
- Apple and Pecans Cake- Basic N Delicious
- Apple Pull Apart Monkey Bread- Gotta Get Baked
Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm (Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite apple recipes! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat! We’d also love to feature your apple recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers!