Cooking College Cuisine 1: 10 Ways to Use Your Apply Picking Apples

By: Lily Raso ’20 & Sheila Orlando ’20

Cooking College Cuisine is a Valley Girl Magazine series where Assumption College students share tips and trick to eating well in college.

  1. Bring one to class: it’s a perfect snack for on-the-go! 
  2. Have one with peanut butter: We recommend eating Jif or Skippy Natural because it has less added ingredients
  3. Dip them in caramel or chocolate: Roll them in your favorite toppings such as sprinkles or nuts 
  4. Make an apple crisp/crumble/pie: Don’t forget to top it with french vanilla or vanilla bean ice cream
  5. Make a homemade applesauce: it doesn’t require many ingredients and can typically be done within 30 minutes 
  6. Chop it up and put it in your salad: it adds a sweet and crunchy touch to your basic salad
  7. Bake apple muffins
  8. Add as a garnish to your farm fresh apple cider
  9. Bake them whole as a sweet treat: Instructions below
  • Cut out core of the apple
  • Put a dab of butter in the middle
  • Sprinkle/coat with cinnamon sugar
  • Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until soft

You can also step out of your comfort zone and make this delicious brussel sprout, onion, and apple dish for dinner! (Serve as a side dish or cut up some apple chicken sausage and saute it with the apple/onion mixture to create a balanced meal)

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of shredded brussel sprouts
  • 1-2 apples, chopped 
  • 1 chopped purple onion
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and any other seasonings you would like 
  • Optional: apple chicken sausage 

Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in pan and saute onion until soft 
  • Once onion is soft, add chopped apple to pan for 3 minutes or until slightly cooked
  • Meanwhile, toss the shredded brussel sprouts in a bowl with olive oil, salt, and any other seasoning you prefer; spread across baking sheet 
  • When apple/onion mixture is done, spread the mixture evenly across the top of the of the brussel sprouts
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the brussel sprouts are golden brown

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