Oh the FALL is here!!! I love all the yumminess this season has to offer. With Hurricane Florence last week, we were confined to our home (and thankfully we were all safe and saying many prayers for those affected) and I cooked up (ha! pun totally intended) lots of great apple recipes!
This was so exciting to me, because I spread the apple-love around to two different meals – A delicious dinner and a fantastic muffin recipe!
What are your favorite fall apple recipes? Leave it on my Facebook page under this post!
Light Kielbasa Apple Onion Skillet – Click the Title for the Link
14-16 ounces low fat turkey kielbasa sausage
1 large sweet onion, peeled and sliced
2 large fuji apples, sliced into thin wedges
1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil (optional)
1/2 cup Musselman’s Apple Butter
2 tablespoons Musselman’s Apple Cider Vinegar
Salt and pepper
- Preheat a large skillet to medium heat. Add the butter or oil. (If using a good nonstick skillet, no butter is needed.) Slice the onion and apples. Then cut the kielbasa into 1/2 inch rounds. Remove the rosemary leaves from the stems and roughly chop.
- Once the skillet is hot, sear the kielbasa pieces for 2-4 minutes, until brown on both sides. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
- Next add the onions to the skillet. Sear for 2 minutes to soften, then add the apples and rosemary. Allow the apples and onions the cook until soft and brown, but not mushy. Stir gently as to not smash the apples, about 5-7 minutes. Salt and pepper liberally.
- Add the sausage back to the skillet, along with the Musselman’s Apple Butter, apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 cup water. Simmer and stir to thicken the sauce for 2-3 minutes. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm.
Apple Muffins – Click the Title for the Link
2 cups sugar (or use 1 1/2 cups for a less sweet muffin)
1 cup oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups peeled , cored, diced apples (around 3 apples)
Brown sugar for topping (around 1/2 cup)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin pan with paper liners.
- Cream together sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon (I never sift and they turn out fine). Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and mix until combined. The batter will be very thick. Add the diced apples.
- Fill paper liners almost to the top, about 3/4 of the way full. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20-24 minutes. Makes 18 muffins.
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