Family Friendly Recipes

Apple Pancakes SizedApple PancakesBy Ginny's TeamIt just so happens that two special events collide - Johnny Appleseed Day and National Pancake day. On September 26th, every year we celebrate the two. On this very day, in 1774, John Chapman (known as Johnny Appleseed) was born in Massachusetts. He is celebrated throughout much of the Midwest for planting apple trees across the area. THANK YOU JOHNNY! What better way to celebrate this special collision of "holidays" than with Apple Pancakes? Apple Pancakes are fluffy and sweet with a touch of cinnamon - ideal for a chilly Sunday morning in the fall. And who doesn't love their home smelling like spicy apples all day?
Easy Caramel ApplesBy Ginny's TeamCaramel apples may seem intimidating to make by hand, but these easy caramel apples only require two ingredients and take almost no effort! Use a double boiler or fondue pot to melt the caramel. You can also melt caramel on the stove in a big pot, but we've found a double boiler easier to handle (and less likely to spit caramel back out at us). This is also a really fun recipe for kids. They'll love making these easy caramel apples just as much as they'll love eating them!
Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut OatsBy Ginny's TeamApple cinnamon steel cut oats are the perfect Christmas morning breakfast. After all, nobody wants to worry about frying, baking, or cooking on Christmas morning! Just add all the ingredients in the slow cooker on Christmas Eve and wake up the next day to a delicious breakfast with rich apple, raisin, and cinnamon flavors. Another bonus? Steel cut oats make you feel full for a longer amount of time, which makes these apple cinnamon steel cut oats a filling and flavorful breakfast.
Toffee Apple DipBy Ginny's TeamThis toffee apple dip tastes like a dessert, but apple slices give it a healthy boost that lets you eat it guilt-free. After all, the best after-work snacks and appetizers combine sweet treats and healthy foods! We love the creaminess of the cream cheese with the toffee chips. Pouring pineapple juice on the apple slices gives them a fun, citrus flavor while also keeping the apples from turning brown. Thanks to Selina A. of Georgia for sharing this toffee apple dip recipe with us!
Simple Apple CrispBy Ginny's TeamWith only four basic ingredients, this simple apple crisp recipe can be made at a moment's notice. Try Granny Smith apples to get the perfect, tart taste that makes this simple apple crisp a winner. Feel free to sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on before serving for a classic fall taste.
Cinnamon Apple CrispBy Ginny's TeamNothing goes together like apples and cinnamon; they combine in a delicious way in this cinnamon apple crisp recipe. The can of apple pie filling cuts prep time down without sacrificing on taste, and the mix of cinnamon and nutmeg makes this a new fall dessert favorite!
Perfect Apple PieBy Ginny's TeamWhen fall rolls around, we're always on the lookout for the perfect apple pie recipe. The best apple pies are just the right combination of sweet and tart, and should always be made with crisp, fresh September and October apples. We've waited all year for this perfect apple pie, and we're happy to report that this recipe does not disappoint. Lemon zest and cinnamon add a special zing to an otherwise classic recipe.
Mountain Dew Apple DumplingsBy Ginny's TeamThis Mountain Dew apple dumplings recipe may sound a little strange, but trust us: this is one of the most decadent, nearly sinfully good recipes that we have ever come across. Flaky crescent rolls and a huge helping of butter make this recipe dangerously delicious. We recommend using Granny Smith apples; a less tart apple can make the apple dumplings too sweet, while Granny Smiths provide just the right amount of tang.
Cheddar Apple CrispBy Ginny's TeamWe'd never heard of cheddar apple crisp before, so when the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board shared this recipe with us, we were eager to try it out! Cheddar apple crisp has all the ingredients of a regular apple crisp. However, it also includes about a cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese that gets mixed in with the other dry ingredients. The final taste is surprisingly delicious and a new must-have in our apple recipe rotation.
Apple Cinnamon TartBy Ginny's TeamAn apple cinnamon tart is the perfect dessert on a cool fall day. Using unbaked pie dough for the crust cuts down preparation time, but you can also make homemade pie crust. If you'd like to add a kick to the apple cinnamon tart, add a dash of nutmeg with the cinnamon and sugar. The warm and peppery notes will combine deliciously with the cinnamon!
Deep Fried Apple RingsBy Ginny's TeamTruth: everything tastes better when deep fried--and that includes these deep fried apple rings! Cinnamon and sugar give these Granny Smith apples a classic apple dessert feel, while deep frying adds a delicious twist. The apples can be deep fried in a heavy skillet if you don't have a deep fryer on hand.
Easy Skillet Apple PieBy Ginny's TeamWe love making apple pie with crunchy September apples, and this easy skillet apple pie recipe is one of our new favorites. Since it only uses one cast iron skillet, there's only one dish to clean. That means we can spend more time enjoying our delicious apple pie and less time cleaning up! If you're feeling ambitious, feel free to substitute or combine the Granny Smith and Braeburn apples with apples you've picked at a local orchard.
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