Few things signify the start of the autumn season as much as apples. Whether making a day out of picking your own in an orchard, or just taking advantage of the bounty of a local farmer’s market or produce stand, these fall months are when we always seem to have more of this fruit on hand than we know what to do with. But the apple can be much more than a solo act, working as a versatile ingredient in a variety of dishes.
The crisp notes of apple can add a touch of sweetness to a savory and spicy soup, or be baked with sherry vinegar and squash for a side dish that’s bright without being sugary. And, of course, who can forget dessert? Apples play great with cranberries in the form of a crisp and as the star of the show in the classic dessert, tarte tatin.
Make sure to click through for a bonus cocktail, the Jack Rose (made with the classic French apple brandy, Calvados) and pairing tips to make sure you have the right wine for every dish.
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