Buzzworthy: Apple Recipes to Make the Most of Fall

For co-op members across the Midwest, few things showcase fall like the delicious taste of a local apple. With that in mind, we’re sharing some recipes to help you make the most of autumn’s bounty. All you need to create these dishes is some electricity and a few common kitchen gadgets.

Air Fryer Apple Cider Donut Bites

When everyone was cooking from home during the early days of the pandemic, air fryers were a popular new kitchen accessory. If, like some of us, your air fryer has been collecting dust in the pantry since the world opened back up, this recipe may reignite your love for the helpful gadget. Apple pie spices bring autumn to the forefront in these bite-sized treats that take under an hour to make.

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Crockpot Cinnamon Applesauce

If you’re only familiar with the bland, store-bought variety of applesauce in a jar at your grocery store, you’re really missing out. Homemade applesauce is easy to make, and packs a much bigger flavor punch than its jarred counterpart. This recipe only requires four simple ingredients and a slow cooker. Even better? It will keep for a while, so you’ll be enjoying the taste of apples long after the last one has fallen from the tree.

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Apple-Fennel Coleslaw

We started out with a couple of sweeter options, but what about savory? This tangy slaw recipe from The Washington Post is the perfect pairing with grilled or smoked meats—and it doesn’t require any cooking time.

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Slow-Cooker Cran-Apple Chutney

Are you already starting to put together your Thanksgiving menu? Your family will be singing your praises for years when you forego the gelatinous canned cranberry sauce for this simple, homemade chutney. And it only takes 10 minutes to prep.

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Ready, set, cook! Lower your energy use with these simple recipes—and let one of fall’s best ingredients wow your friends and family.