Create Savory Apple Recipes
Apple aren’t just for desserts and there are so many delicious ways to incorporate them into savory meals!
Savory Apple Bites
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
4 oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 1/2 granny smith apples, cubed into 1/2-inch cubes
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 1/2 oz grated gruyere cheese
2 tbsp chives, minced
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 pound package of frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil and cook the onions (with 1 tsp. of salt) until they're golden brown, about 15 minutes. While onions are still sautéing, add butter and apples with the sugar. Cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Then add mushrooms to the same skillet, and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add to a large bowl.
Add and mix in the cheese, chives, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
With a pizza cutter, cut the puff pastry into 2-inch squares and place them on the lined baking sheets. Using a pastry brush, brush beaten egg on the squares.
Using a tablespoon, place filling in the middle of each puff pastry.
Bake for 25 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown and crisp.
Apple Turkey Sandwich
A savory-sweet sandwich that combines crisp apples with savory turkey and bacon and mellows out the combination with sharp cheddar cheese. The combination of these flavors are fantastic!
Use a good rye, sourdough or french baguette and lay slices of good quality turkey deli meat, warm crisp bacon, and a few slices of sharp cheddar cheese. Then slice an apple (I prefer Gala or Granny Smith on this sandwich) thinly along with a red onion. Lay the thick slices of onion and apple on top of the meat and cheese and spread a sun-dried tomato mayo on the top slice of bread.
Apple Cheddar Scones
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper - freshly ground
2 tablespoons fresh thyme - finely chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter - cold & cut into 1/2" cubes
1/2 cup buttermilk + 2 tablespoons (or 2% milk with tablespoon of vinegar)
2 large eggs - at room temperature
1 cup Sweet or Sharp Cheddar - grated
2 medium apples (Honeycrisp, Gala or Granny Smith) - chopped into 1/4" cubes
Preheat oven to 350°. Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and black pepper into a large bowl and stir to combine.
Dice the butter into 1/4" -1/2" cubes. Use a pastry cutter or food processor on low speed to blend the butter into the dry ingredients until the pieces of butter are small.
Add the grated cheddar cheese and chopped thyme and blend until evenly mixed.
Whisk the eggs and buttermilk together. Add two-thirds of the mixture to the dry ingredients. Gently mix the dough just until it comes together, then add the remaining buttermilk mixture, the dough should look scrappy and rough at this point. Gently mix in the apples.
Scrape the dough from the bottom and sides of the bowl to incorporate floury scraps. Move the dough to a lightly floured surface.
Gather the dough ball and pat until it just comes together and gently form the dough into one 8" disk and cut into 4 or 6 wedges.
Brush the tops and sides of the scones with remaining 2 tablespoons of buttermilk.
Bake the scones for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown and remove from baking sheet while cooling.