Apple Recipes for Apple Season from Our Ohio Retirement Communities

Culinary Creations from the Heart of Ohio

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Ah, autumn in Ohio! As the leaves change into vibrant hues of reds, oranges, and yellows, our retirement communities in Ohio are abuzz with the excitement of apple season. Apple orchards are plentiful in the Buckeye State, and we know a thing or two about turning these crisp, juicy fruits into delectable dishes. At Central Parke Memory Care and Transitional Assisted Living, our talented chefs provide our residents with their classic favorites right alongside international cuisine and fusion recipes of their own. Enjoy a chef-created meal with your loved one and then spend some time connecting over these apple season favorites.

1. Classic Ohio Apple Pie

No apple recipe compilation would be complete without the classic apple pie. We absolutely love a mix of Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples to strike the right balance of tartness and sweetness.

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups thinly sliced and peeled apples (Granny Smith and Honeycrisp mix)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (or homemade) pie crust

Instructions: Mix all ingredients (except butter and crust) in a bowl, fill a pie dish lined with crust, dot with butter, cover with a top crust, and bake until golden.

2. Apple Cider Donuts

A perfect companion to your morning coffee, these donuts are a fall favorite in our retirement community.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)

Instructions: Boil apple cider until reduced, mix in with other ingredients, form into donuts, and fry in hot oil until golden brown.

3. Savory Apple Chutney

A delightful condiment to pair with meats or cheese, this chutney is a delightful blend of sweet, spicy, and tangy.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large apples (peeled, cored, and chopped)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a pot, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until thickened.

4. Apple and Walnut Salad

For those looking for a refreshing and light dish, this salad is perfect. Crunchy apples, hearty walnuts, and a zesty dressing make this salad a favorite.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chopped apples
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions: Toss apples, walnuts, feta, and greens in a bowl. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper and drizzle over the salad.

Apple season in Ohio brings not only the delight of biting into a fresh apple but also the joy of transforming this versatile fruit into an array of mouth-watering dishes. At Central Parke Memory Care and Transitional Assisted Living, your loved one will enjoy traditional seasonal favorites along with chef-created meals 24/7 that incorporate foods from the MIND diet.

We hope these recipes alongside the culinary delights your loved one receives at Central Parke bring warmth, joy, and deliciousness to their autumn table.

For more information or to schedule a tour for the Central Parke Memory Care and Transitional Assisted Living community, contact our friendly team today.

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