Beyond apple pie: Four ways to use up all those apples you just picked

deanna fox apple recipes composite
By Deanna Fox

Sad but true: There is such a thing as too much apple pie.

New York State produces 29.5 million bushels of apples annually, with more than half of that yield sold as fresh apples (according to the New York Apple Association). With numbers like that, chances are good if you are reading this, you have recently made a trip to the orchard or are about to.

And, likely, you'll have a few errant apples left in the orchard bag or crisper drawer of the fridge. If you just can't stomach another pie or crisp or batch of applesauce, fear not: Here are four recipes to save you from the apple overload.

Tarte Tatin

deana fox apple recipes tarte tatin

This old-school French dessert couldn't be easier. You'll noticed a burning smell when cooking the sugar. That's a good thing, it means the sugar is turning into caramel, but pull the pan from the heat as soon as you smell it, especially if you are using (recommended) cast iron. Store-bought puff pastry (find it in the freezer section, near the frozen desserts and fruit) works just fine in this recipe.

(click to reveal the recipe)

Savory Apple Tart

deanna fox apple recipes savory tart

This tart relies on a few basics techniques and good-to-know recipes to create a great appetizer or first course (serve it over tender fall greens with a mustardy vinaigrette). You are only using one half of the crust recipe, so you can double everything else and make two tarts, if you'd like, or freeze the other half of the dough for future use.

(click to reveal the recipe)

Apple Slaw

deanna fox apple recipes slaw

Cabbage is in season, too. Here's a way to use up that head in your CSA box while still tackling the apple problem.

(click to reveal the recipe)

Apple Wontons

deanna fox apple recipes wontons

Pan-fried and served with a zippy mustard sauce, it's hard to stop eating this little autumnal packages.

(click to reveal the recipe)

____

Deanna Fox writes about many things, mostly about food. More can be found on her website, Twitter, or Instagram.

Comments

Great! I needed these suggestions. I also have a heavy raspberry crop - 12 quarts since Friday. Searching for recipe ideas- new jam combos, etc.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats + The Head and the Heart at Brewery Ommegang

Another show this summer at Brewery Ommegang: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats + The Head and the Heart on June 5. Tickets go on... (more)

The Decemberists at MASS MoCA

The Decemberists are set to play a show at MASS MoCA June 15. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 19 -- they're $45 ahead... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the Van Rensselaer Skating Park, the old burying grounds, killed by... (more)

More simple joys of a snowy day

We get actual winter in this part of the world. It's cold. It snows. (Sometimes it snow a lot.) And this time of year can... (more)

Morning Blend

State budget + Andrew Cuomo released his 2018 budget on Tuesday, calling it a response to Washington's "economic missile" + The proposal includes a plan... (more)

Recent Comments

This is potentially good news for St. Josephs. I walk around it 2 or 3 times a week and the last few years the deterioration has seemed to accelerate. She will be looking right at it everyday from her front windows.

Drawing: Tickets for the Gathering of the Farm Cideries 2018 at Nine Pin

...has 40 comments, most recently from DSW

State Attorney General's office: Troy police review of fatal shooting was "deficient and incomplete"

...has 3 comments, most recently from winnie the pew

A new, expanded spot on Lark for Pint Sized

...has 3 comments, most recently from PK

More simple joys of a snowy day

...has 1 comment, most recently from Christine

Jack White at Brewery Ommegang

...has 1 comment, most recently from Steve P