Make use of fall apples in cookbook

It’s fall and now is the perfect time for apple recipes! With that in mind comes Amy Pennington’s “Apples: From Harvest to Table.”

The 50 recipes included in the book bring the apple flavor front and center in delicious dishes. So grab some apples and start peeling!

The book is divided into 5 chapters: Breakfast and Brunch; Salads, Starters and Sides; Mains; Pies, Crumbles and Cakes and Jams, Relishes and Chutneys.

Breakfast and Brunch offerings include Caramelized Apples with Vanilla Crepes, Apple-Stuffed French Toast, Potato Pancakes with Applesauce and Apple and Ham Biscuits.and Salads, Starters and Sides include Apple Fennel Gratin, Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Apples, Apple Fry Bread with Carrot Hummus, Apple and Winter Squash Tian and Apple and Celery Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts.

Mains include recipes for Chicken Curry Salad with Apples and Parsley, Apple and Bacon Strata, Fish Tacos with Cabbage and Apple, Apple-Stuffed Pork Loin and Hard-Cider Braised Short Ribs with Apple Slaw.

Pies, Crumbles and Cakes include sweets such as Vanilla-Caramel Poached Apple Halves with Mascarpone, Upside-Down Apple Tart, Apple Cider Doughnuts and more.

Jams, Relishes and Chutneys offer Spiced Apple Chutney, Traditional Apple Butter, Apple Pie Filling, Beet and Apple Relish and Apple Pear Salsa with Cilantro.

I made Prosciutto-and-Apple-Wrapped Fish with Potato Crisps for the girls. I am thrilled to find that I can find fish recipes that they will eat and actually enjoy and this was one of them.

It was also very easy to make.

The chopped apple lay on the fish fillets and the prosciutto wrapped around it, and the potatoes cooked at the same time.

All of this was good, except for the fact that I do not have any ovenproof saute pans, which meant I had to use saute pans to start both the fish and the potatoes, and then transfer them both to baking dishes to finish in the oven.

Which means more dishes to clean up later. But the dish was a success, everyone enjoyed it, and that makes it a keeper!

“Apples: From Harvest to Table” is published by St. Martin’s Griffin. It is $21.99.


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