What’s for Dinner: Apple Edition

By on November 2, 2013 7:00am EST

I recently realized I’m a bad daughter. My dad told me that he only ever buys Red Delicious apples. Imagine living in today’s world and only ever watching television in black and white. That’s life in Red Delicious homogeny. I realized I had failed him because I had not told him about all the wonderful apples there are in the world.

But truth be told, I didn’t realize how wonderful and varied apples were until a year or so ago myself. Once I realized the vast differences in taste between, say, a Braeburn apple and a Pink Lady, my world got just a little bit more colorful. So in this week’s What’s for Dinner, I’m sharing a fantastic, apple-focused menu that’s perfect for fall’s abundance of apples.


Photo by Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe I'm Hungry

Photo by Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe I’m Hungry

Cranberry, Apple, and Bacon-Stuffed Acorn Squash from I Breathe I’m Hungry (via The Healthy Foodie)

Photo by Dana Staves

Photo by Dana Staves

Grandma Ople’s Apple Pie from

Photo by The Pioneer Woman

Photo by The Pioneer Woman

Mulled Apple Cider by The Pioneer Woman


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Dana Staves

Dana Staves writes about food, books, and the writing life. To keep up with her antics and see gratuitous Instagrams of her cat and her food, follow her on Twitter @DanaStaves.