Autumn Apple Recipes


There are certain tastes and colors that are in perfect harmony with the brisk autumn season -- among them is the crisp flavor and rich reds, greens, and yellows of the apple. This versatile fruit lends itself to many delicious recipes that are perfect during the season of harvesting.

Angela Justis of Herbal Academy of New England shares tasty apple recipes that the whole family can enjoy, from the traditional caramel apple to sauce, cider, and tea. Please, indulge away -- as Angela reminds us, apples are incredibly healthy. They contain vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that can help lower cholesterol, promote a healthy immune system, and according to a review published in the Nutrition Journal, reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and asthma.

Here's a perfect recipe for those with a sweet tooth:


Healthy Caramel Apples
Here is a real treat and a special nutritious way to eat fresh apples. These raw, healthy caramel apples from herbalist Brigitte Mars (2010) are a perfect way to get your caramel apple fix without all the sugar and artificial ingredients!
6 apples, organic
2 cups of dates
1 cup water
2 tablespoons of raw tahini
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 small pinch of salt
2 cups of finely chopped or ground nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pecans, or hazelnuts
  • Soak the dates in the water until soft.
  • Place dates, water, tahini, vanilla, and salt in a food processor and blend until smooth, this is your healthy, raw caramel!
  • Stick a chopstick (recycled or reusable if possible) through each of the apples.
  • Carefully coat each apple with the caramel.
  • Place the nuts in a bowl.
  • Roll the apples in the nuts and refrigerate to harden and enjoy!



See the rest over at Herbal Academy of New England.


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