You know what they say about an apple a day. So why not commit to getting in your red (or green) all week long. We’ve developed the perfect meal plan for a week of all-apple eating.
Sunday: With an eye toward Monday breakfast, make a giant apple crisp. Kelsey’s 5-star apple crisp recipe (pictured above) comes together quickly and is ideal for a dinner party or leftovers.
Monday: Buck conventions and go sweet for dinner tonight. Kelsey’s apple empanadas are pretty low-maintenance, thanks to frozen puff pastry. The delicate almond pastry cream cuts any sweetness from the brown sugar.
Tuesday: Care for some comfort food? Rachael updates the grilled-cheese-and-tomato-soup classic with this combo, which pairs apple-celery root soup with a bacon-apple grilled cheese.
Wednesday: Adios, barbecue sauce. Flavor your pork tenderloin (or chicken or turkey) with this tangy, peppery apple rub.
Thursday: Need one more jolt to get you through the week? Turn to the insanely delicious salted caramel apple pie from Brooklyn’s Four + 20 Blackbirds. It is time-consuming, but completely worth the effort.
Friday: It’s the end of the week! Break into the liquor cabinet for these cinnamon-laced baked apples with rum. Pair them with calvados and, if you’re really feeling it, add a scoop of rum raisin ice cream.
Saturday: Kick off the weekend with Bobby’s Belgian waffles. The magic is in the homemade cinnamon butter and sauteed cider apples. Save any extra apples to fold into crepes or serve over ice cream.
More Apple Recipes from Family + Friends:
The Lemon Bowl: Rainbow Chopped Salad with Apples and Avocados
Weelicious: Apple Butter Turnovers
The Cultural Dish: Apple Crostata
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Apple and Chocolate Cake
Red or Green: Spiced Applesauce
Virtually Homemade: Apple Almond Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Caramel Apple Cake
Taste With The Eyes: Bleu Waldorf Petrale Sole
FN Dish: Celebrate Apples with Crisps, Crumbles and Cobblers