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Apple and Parsnip Roast with Thyme

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Ingredients

  • Approx 2 parsnips

  • Approx 3 apples

  • 1 tablespoon dried or fresh thyme

  • Olive oil

  • A splash of lemon juice

  • Salt(to taste)

Process

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Core and dice apples, but do not peel. Slice parsnips into rounds approx. 1 cm thick.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of your ingredients. Be sure to mix thoroughly, evenly coating the parsnips and apples in your seasoning mixture.

  4. Spread parsnips and apples on a sheet pan, making sure to avoid crowding.

  5. Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until the parsnips are fully tender.

Carrot & Apple Muffins

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 2 tsp. baking soda

  • ½ tsp. salt

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

  • 1 tsp. nutmeg

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 tsp. vanilla

  • 2 cups grated carrots

  • 1 cup apple, peeled and grated

  • ½ cup chopped nuts, optional

  • ¼ cup coconut, optional

  • coarse sugar, for topping, optional

Process

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, oil and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Mix well with wooden spoon.

  3. Fold in remaining ingredients: carrots, apple (Optional: nuts and coconut)

  4. Scoop into 12 regular-sized greased muffin tins and sprinkle a little coarse sugar on top of each muffin.

  5. Bake for 18-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!

Extra tip: For a delicious winter treat, melt butter and honey on top of warm muffins straight out of the oven!

Tangy Winter Slaw

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Ingredients

  • 6 carrots, peeled and shredded

  • 2 apples cut into matchsticks

  • 1 large beet peeled and cut into matchsticks

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 3 tbsp greek yogurt

  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar

  • 3 tbsp honey

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp celery seeds

Process

  1. In a medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, greek yogurt, rice vinegar, honey, salt and celery seed

  2. Add in apple, carrot and beet

  3. Toss to coat and serve or refrigerate immediately

Root Vegetable and Apple Salad

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Ingredients

  • 2 beets

  • 3 medium carrots

  • 1 apple

  • Olive oil

  • Balsamic or Apple cider vinegar

  • honey

  • Salt and pepper

 

Process

  1. Preheat oven to 425

  2. Peel and cube carrots, trim and cube beets, and cube apples (approx. 1” cubes)

  3. Trim edges off beets and roast for 1 hour, or until tender

  4. Drizzle oil and salt and pepper over carrots and roast for 25 minutes, or until a fork slides easily into the carrots.

  5. Once carrot and beets have cooled, plate with chopped apple

  6. Drizzle with vinegar of your choice, oil and honey

  7. Garnish with micro greens, feta, or chévre cheese

VT Grilled Cheese with Apples and Mt. Mansfield Creamery or Shelburne Farms Cheese

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Ingredients:

  • Red Hen Baking Ciabatta, or your favorite bread, Sliced

  • Mt. Mansfield Creamery Chin Clip Cheese, or Shelburne Farms Cheddar Cheese, Thinly Sliced

  • 1 Apple, Thinly Sliced

  • Butter

Process:

  1. Prepare Bread, Cheese and Apples

  2. Take a medium sized sauté pan, heat over medium heat

  3. Spread butter on one side of two pieces of bread

  4. Place one slice of Bread, buttered side down; top with layer of cheese and apples; place second piece of bread on top, buttered side facing outward

  5. Cover pan, and let cook for five minutes

  6. Carefully flip and let cook for another five minutes, until cheese is melted and bread has a golden brown crust.

Homemade Applesauce

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This recipe relies only on the sweet flavor of our apples - no sweeteners added! Applesauce makes a great snack or breakfast, warm or cold. You can also substitute applesauce for oil in baking. Or, try serving applesauce with savory dishes like chicken or pork for a sweet balance.

If you prefer a sweeter final product, try stirring in the sweetener of your choice - maple syrup, honey, or sugar - 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach the perfect flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Apple, Peeled and Chopped

  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon

Process:

  1. In a medium Sauce Pan, heat apples and 1 cup of Water over medium heat

  2. Mix apples frequently, and allow to soften (about 15 minutes)

  3. Add water 1 tsp. at a time as needed, to continue softening for another 15 minutes, or until applesauce reaches your desired consistency.

  4. Remove from heat; mix in cinnamon

Fennel Apple and Carrot Salad with Maple Vinaigrette Chicken

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Fresh, crisp apples, carrots, and fennel all compliment each other in this refreshing salad - perfect after last week’s Thanksgiving feast!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Small Apples

  • 1 Fennel Bulb

  • 2 Carrots

  • 1 Chicken Breast

  • 1/4 Cup Maple Vinaigrette Dressing for chicken, and more for salad. (if you have time, you can marinate your chicken in 1/4 c of dressing for the day or overnight. It’s not required, but will add more flavor into the chicken.)

Process:

  1. Pre Heat oven to 350 F

  2. Cover Chicken Breast with Maple Vinaigrette Dressing, wrap in foil and place into oven; bake for 30-35 minutes until cooked through

  3. While the chicken is cooking, prepare your vegetable salad. After removing the tough woody stalks, slice the fennel bulb(s) as thinly as you can with a sharp knife. Slice apple into thin half-moon shapes. Peel carrots and slice them thinly, or, use a vegetable peeler to peel “ribbons.”

  4. You can chop up some of the leafy green fennel fronds to stir into the salad and garnish on top.

  5. Mix vegetables into in a medium or large bowl; mix in dressing to coat evenly.

  6. When the chicken is done, allow it to rest for about 10 minutes, then slice into even strips. Add to the salad to serve.

Carrot Applesauce Bread

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This deliciously buttery bread is an excellent way to use up this fall’s bounty of apples - it includes apple pieces as well as 1/4 c of apple sauce! Enjoy for breakfast or a snack any time of day. You can also freeze to enjoy later.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Flour

  • 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda

  • 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder

  • Salt

  • 1 Egg

  • 1/3 Cup Canola Oil or butter

  • 1/4 Cup Plain Yogurt

  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

  • 1/4 Cup Apple Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup

  • 1 Cup Apple, Peeled and Grated

  • 1 Cup Carrot, Peeled and Grated

Process:

  1. Pre Heat oven to 350 F

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, pinch of salt

  3. In a second bowl, combine egg, brown sugar, apple sauce, maple syrup, yogurt, oil; mix thoroughly

  4. Add wet ingredients into dry; mix

  5. Fold the carrots and apple into the mix

  6. Coat bread pan with oil and flour

  7. Pour mix into pan; place in over and bake for 40-45 minutes, until brown and inside is mostly dry

Celeriac, Carrot and Apple Slaw

Celeriac, carrot, and apple slaw

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Large Celeriac Root, peeled

  • 5 Medium Carrots, peeled

  • 1 Apple, peeled

  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

  • 3 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard

  • Salt and Pepper

Process:

  1. Cut celeriac, apples, and carrots into matchstick cuts. Using a very sharp knife will help! (1/8in x 1/8in x 2in)

  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and dijon mustard; mix thoroughly and season with salt and pepper

  3. Add matchstick celeriac, carrots and apple to the bowl with sauce

  4. Mix until everything is evenly coated

  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste

Strawberry, Apple, Pear Crisp

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A delicious recipe to clear your refrigerator of any lingering pears, apples, and use your frozen berries! (Our oven was a little too hot - oops! Luckily, it still tasted delicious!)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Apples, cored & chopped (1/2 in. pieces)

  • 1 Lbs. strawberries, halved

  • 2 Pears, cored & chopped (1/2 in. pieces)

  • 1/4 Cup Sugar

  • 3/4 Cup Flour

  • 1 Cup Oats

  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar

  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla

  • 1/2 Cup Butter (cold)

  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon

Process:

  1. preheat oven to 375F

  2. Chop apples, pears and strawberries

  3. Put the chopped fruit in a bowl and top with 1/4 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of sugar; mix until fruit is evenly coated

  4. Layer the fruit into a 13 in. baking pan

  5. In a Large bowl, mix brown sugar, remaining flour, oats and cinnamon

  6. Once the dry ingredients are mixed evenly, add vanilla, and cut in butter using a pastry blender or a fork; work mixture until it begins to form large crumbs

  7. Pour dry mix evenly over the fruit

  8. Place in preheated oven, cook for 35-40 minutes, until the toping is browned

Fall Veggie Hash with Sweet Potato, Kale, Leek, Red Onion and Apple

Fall Veggie Hash

Ingredients:

  • 2 small sweet potatoes (or 1 large), cubed

  • 1/4 red onion, cut into strips

  • 4 cups lacinato kale, chopped

  • 1 cup of leeks, chopped

  • 1 small apple, chopped

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 tsp canola oil

  • Salt and pepper

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet.

  3. Add sweet potatoes onion, salt and pepper.

  4. Once the potatoes and onion start to get browned, add a bit of water to the bottom of the pan and cover for around 3 minutes.

  5. Check the potatoes and onions. Once the potatoes start to get soft, remove cover and add the apples, kale, and leeks. Add more salt.

  6. Once the kale, leeks, and apple get soft, make 3 wells in the pan.

  7. Crack an egg into each of the wells and transfer the skillet to the oven.

  8. Bake until eggs are set, around 5 minutes.

  9. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.

Apple Clafoutis with Caramel

Apple Clafoutis with Caramel

Sounds fancy (it’s French, pronounced CLA-foo-tee), but this surprisingly simple dessert is absolutely delicious with a texture somewhere between a custard and a crepe. With a short list of basic ingredients, it’s a great dish for fall potlucks!

Apple Clafoutis

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup half and half, cream, or milk

  • 6 tbsp. plus 2 tbsp. butter, melted, and divided

  • 1 tbsp. Fat Toad Farm goat’s milk caramel sauce (plus more to drizzle over the top!)

  • 2⁄3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1⁄2 cup sugar

  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup

  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and diced

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F

  2. Grease a 10-inch pan with butter and place in the oven to warm up.

  3. Whisk together eggs, cream, 6 tbsp. butter, and caramel sauce. Add flour and sugar and whisk until completely combined.

  4. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tbsp. of butter in a large skillet.

  5. Add the apples, cinnamon and maple syrup and sauteé until apples are golden and soft.

  6. Remove the pan from the oven and pour in half the batter. Add the apples, then pour in the remaining batter.

  7. Return pan to the oven and bake for around 20 minutes, until golden.

  8. Drizzle with more caramel sauce and serve.

Farro Grain Bowl with Roasted Sweet Potato, Red Onion, Apple, and Kale and Maple-Tahini Dressing

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Roasted Sweet Potato, Red Onion and Apple Grain Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 3 small sweet potatoes, cubed

  • ½ red onion, cut into chunks

  • 2 apples, diced

  • 2 leaves of lacinato kale, chopped

  • ½ cup of dry farro

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • salt and pepper

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Toss the sweet potatoes, onion, and apples with the olive oil and salt and pepper.

  3. Transfer to a sheet pan and roast in the oven until the potatoes are soft, around 20-30 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, add the farro, a little bit of salt and 1 ½ cups of water to a pot.

  5. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce to medium-low heat and cover.

  6. Let the farro cook for about 20 minutes until soft. Drain excess water.

  7. Transfer the cooked farro to two bowls. Add roasted vegetables and chopped kale, and top with our maple-tahini dressing, or the dressing of your choice.

Maple-Tahini Dressing

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup tahini

  • tbsp. maple syrup

  • 1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • water to thin

 

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the tahini, maple syrup and vinegar in a small bowl. Add water, 1 tbsp at a time, until dressing is thinned to desired consistency.

Stuffed Honey Nut Squash with Caramelized Onion, Apple, and Quinoa

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Honey Nut Squash

  • 3/4 Cup Red Quinoa (or whichever kind is preferred)

  • 1/4 Cup Yellow Onion, Sliced

  • 1/4 Apple, Chopped

  • 2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Salt & Pepper

  • Olive Oil

Process:

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  1. Pre Heat Oven to 400 F

  2. Cut Honey Nut Squash in Half; Remove Seeds

  3. Brush Squash with Olive Oil, season with salt and pepper

  4. Place Squash face down on a baking pan, put in oven for 35-40 minutes, or until it can be easily punctured by a fork (Flipping them half way)

  5. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, saute onions with butter or olive oil until they’re translucent and soft. Cooking them slowly over low heat will start to caramelize the onions. Add more oil if they start to stick to the pan. Stir occasionally while you prepare the other elements of the meal.

  6. Add 1 1/2 cups of water to a medium sauce pan; add quinoa, cover and bring to a boil

  7. Once water has boiled, turn down the heat and let simmer until water has been absorbed

  8. Combine cooked quinoa, diced apple, cooked onions & apple cider vinegar in a bowl

  9. Mix thoroughly, add salt and pepper to season as desired

  10. Once squash has softened, remove from the oven; allow to cool

  11. Place quinoa & apple mix in the pit of the squash, and enjoy while warm.

Roasted Apple & Squash Bowl with Honey Yogurt

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The sweet, delicious flavor of honey nut squash (or any winter squash, really) is a nutritious addition to your morning breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • Honey Nut Squash (1/2 Cup Cubed)

  • Apple (1/2 Cup Cubed)

  • 1 Cup Plain Yogurt

  • 1 tbsp. Honey (plus more for drizzling on top)

  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

  • 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon

  • 1 Tbsp. Pepitas (optional)

Process:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F

  2. Peel Squash and Cube (1/2 in Cubes); Cut apple into same size cubes

  3. Coat Squash and Apple evenly with Olive Oil & Cinnamon; Place on a baking sheet. Roast squash and apples for 25 minutes or until tender.

  4. Combine Yogurt with 1 Tbsp. of honey and mix thoroughly

  5. Top Honey Yogurt with Roasted Squash and Apples

  6. Add pepitas and drizzle with honey

*Add Granola for extra crunch!

Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Caramelized Apples & Cheddar Cheese

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Recipe Level: Creative | Recipe Speed: Average | Season: All | Type: Main Dish | Diet: Omnivore

The combination of chicken, mayonnaise, apples, and cheddar really make this sandwich shine. The pea shoots add a nice crunch to the mix.

  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Place the slices of bread on a baking sheet, and brush the top side with olive oil or smear with butter.
  3. Toast the bread in the oven until the top has just started to turn golden. Meanwhile, slice the cheese.
  4. Turn the bread, and top half of the pieces with cheese. Toast the second side until the cheese is melted and bubbly. 
  5. When the bread is done, remove from the oven and turn off the heat. 
  6. Top the cheesy bread slices with caramelized apple slices, top with chicken salad, and garnish with pea shoots. Place the plain bread slices on top. 

Caramelized Apples

Caramelized Apples

Recipe Level: Basic | Recipe Speed: Quick | Season: Fall | Type: Basic - Dessert | Diet: V/DF/GF

Caramelized apples are a great addition to sandwiches and salads. You could also chop them and add them to yogurt, or ice cream. 

  • 4 apples
  • sunflower oil, or another oil you prefer
  • salt to taste
  1. Wash apples and remove the cores. You can use an apple corer if you have one. If not, you can cut the apple into quarter-inch slices, and use a melon baller or a pairing knife to remove the pieces of core.
  2. If you used an apple corer, go ahead and cut the apple into quarter-inch slices.
  3. Put the oil in a saucepan, and place it over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add apple slices one at a time, until you have a single layer. Sprinkle with salt. Cook until the bottom has browned, slightly, and flip the apples. When the second side has browned, remove the apples from the pan.
  4. If you have additional apples, do another batch. Continue until all of the apples are cooked. 

Baked Apples with Custard and Caramel

Recipe Level: Creative | Recipe Speed: Leisurely | Season: All | Type: Dessert | Diet: Vegetarian/GF

Ingredients

  • 5 apples, cored

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon teaspoon cinnamon

  • Salt to taste

  • Caramel (preferably goats milk caramel from Fat Toad Farm!)

 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325-degrees.
 

2. Using a paring knife or a butter knife, remove the core of the apples, leaving ½-inch at the bottom (you’ll be filling the hollows with custard). Stand the apples in a small baking dish.
 

3. Blend milk and sugar in a small saucepan, and heat until just below simmering.  
 

4. While milk is heating, thoroughly whisk the egg.
 

5. When the milk is warm, slowly pour it into the beaten egg, continuing to whisk throughout (this is called tempering). Make sure to do this slowly so as not to scramble the egg.

 

6.Add cinnamon and salt.
 

7. Pour custard mixture into the hole in each apple. The custard will expand a little in the oven, so do not fill all the way to the top.
 

8. Bake for 50 minutes. Custard should appear set when you jiggle the pan. If it still looks undercooked, return to the oven.
 

9. Drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with a bit more cinnamon.

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Apple, Carrot, and Kale Salad with Hard Boiled Eggs and Homemade Vinaigrette

Recipe Level: Creative | Recipe Speed: Quick | Season: All | Type:  Salad | Diet: Omnivore/Vegetarian/GF

Ingredients

Apple, Carrot, and Kale Salad
  • ·      1 bunch kale
  • ·      2 carrots
  • ·      2 apples 
  • ·      ½ cup raisins
  • ·      Basic vinaigrette, to taste (click for recipe)
  • ·      Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ·      ½ cup feta
  • ·      4 hard-boiled eggs (click for recipe)

 

Directions

1.     Strip the kale leaves from the stems. (You can compost the stems, or save them for another purpose).

2.     Wash the kale and tear into bite-sized pieces, placing the finished pieces into a salad bowl.

3.     Wash the carrots, cut off the very tip, and grate them on a box grater — using the largest sized hole — directly into the salad bowl.

4.     Wash the apples, cut them into quarters, chop out the cores, and cube. Place the cubes in the salad bowl with the kale and carrots.

5.     Add the raisins.

6.     Drizzle in just enough dressing to coat the fruits and veggies, and toss with tongs until the greens are evenly coated. Taste, and season with additional salt and pepper, or more dressing, if desired.

7.     Sprinkle on feta.

8.     Peel and quarter the eggs, and place the quarters atop the salad.

9.     Serve.

Apple-Carrot Muffins

Apple Carrot Muffins

Recipe Level: Creative | Recipe Speed: Average | Season: All | Type:  Bread | Diet: Vegetarian/DF

The natural sweetness of our Vermont-grown apples and carrots makes these muffins a real treat! Plus, we were able to cut back on the added sugar. 

  • 1c flour

  • 1/2 c sugar

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 - 2 teaspoons cinnamon or apple pie spice mix

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 c shredded carrot

  • 1 c shredded or diced apples

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1/3 c vegetable oil or butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F

  2. Place muffin cups into your muffin tin (this recipe made about 10 small muffins, as pictured above)

  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into a large bowl (the wet ingredients will be stirred in later)

  4. In a medium bowl combine eggs, oil, and vanilla, then stir in carrots and apple to coat.

  5. Add the wet ingredient mixture into the flour mixture, and stir just enough to combine and mix in dry ingredients. (Don't overmix)

  6. Scoop the mix into your muffin cups, filling just about 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden.

This recipe was based on the recipe from Better Homes and Gardens https://www.bhg.com/recipe/muffins/carrot-apple-muffins/