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Fall is harvest time. Harvest time means time to go apple picking with the family. You get to make all kinds of memories in these excursions. And then, you end up with an overwhelming amount of apples. What are you going to do with them all? The nice thing about fall is that it is also the start of the holiday season. People keep throwing all kinds of parties and get-togethers. Become the apple of your host’s eye, or show off your own craftiness, with some of these unique apple dishes for parties. The kids can even help!
Parties mean dips. Go beyond traditional creamy and cheesy dips by trying this Apple Pie Dip by Mom’s Test Kitchen. Bring some cinnamon chips and you get a heavenly snack that tastes like a dessert. And it’s so easy to make!
Parties also mean pizza. Mix things up by going a healthier route. Either make your own apple jelly or pick some up at your local farmers market. This is your sauce. Then, cover it with your choice of sliced fruits. Kids can easily help with this one! Check out how Making of a Mom made hers.
Speaking of pizza, don’t pack away the grill, yet! You can still use it, even when the weather gets cooler. This Apple Pie Pizza has a tempting, crunchy crust, even better than in the oven. The Empress of Dirt tells you how.
Parties also make you think of nachos. Have you ever heard of making nachos out of apples? If you’re a fan of peanut butter, try the version by Thinking Closet. They also have nuts, coconut, and chocolate chips.
If you’re more of the caramel-loving kind, you may prefer a similar recipe by Cincy Shopper. The main difference is using caramel instead of peanut butter. But, you can adapt these in any way you see fit.
To go with nachos, think of quesadillas. The combination of apples and cheddar cheese perfectly blends when you put them together in this fun recipe by Glue Stick and Gum Drops. Do you need to dip them? Some will say yes, and others will love them just the way they are.
Now we have a minor theme running. Nachos to quesadillas to tacos. Yes. Apple Pie Tacos. A fabulous finger food that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Spend With Pennies tells us how.
A sweet tooth brings to mind Apple Monster Mouths, featured on Simplee Thrifty. They are another easy-to-make snack that the younger ones can help to assemble. You’ll probably also have all kinds of fun photo opps when they stick them in their mouths!
Okay, so we also know that bacon makes everything better. Thrifty Northwest Mom has a fantastic appetizer for parties that creatively blends everyone’s favorite food with apples. They look pretty, but are pretty quick and easy to assemble. Behold the Apple Bacon Arugula Bites.
Cupcakes have been all the rage for a while now, particularly those minis. Life Love Liz has an elegant-looking recipe for Apple-Filled Cupcakes With Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting that will give you a taste explosion in your mouth as you pop them. She also has some adorable Apple Decorated Cupcakes that look just like mini apples.
So, gather the family and pick as many apples as you can carry. Plan your own party or bring one of these awesome apple recipes to the next party you’re invited to attend.
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