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Apple Season is Almost Here! Here are 6 Creative Ways to Use Fall’s Favorite Fruit


So… how do you like them apples?

Autumn is fast approaching, which means that peak apple season is finally on the horizon. While we’re huge fans of apple pies, tarts, and galettes, apples can be used in a variety of ways — and we’re here to showcase some of our favorite plant-based recipes that feature autumn‘s favorite fruit in new and exciting ways. Follow us as we take you through some of our Food Monster App‘s most unique apple-centric recipes, and get inspired for the fall!

This gluten-free Saffron Rosewater Chia Pudding With Apple Compote by Mitra Shirmohammadi is a dreamy way to begin the morning.

Check out the bright and vibrant colors of this breakfast recipe! This pudding is elegant, floral, and rich, and the spiced apple compote on the top is comforting and warm.

It’s all about texture, texture, texture in this Sweet Potato Soup With Kale and Crunchy Pine Nuts recipe by Florian Nouh.

When the days get shorter and colder, a bowl of hot soup like this sweet potato soup is the perfect thing to warm you up. Not only is this recipe easy to make but it also combines the richness of a potato soup with the healthy boost of kale and creamy coconut milk. Apples add a unique sweetness that is balanced out by the tanginess of the onions and the toasted pine nuts on top add a desirable crunch. Trust us, there is nothing better than this soup on a gloomy day.

This gluten-free recipe for Apple Thokku: Indian Green Apple Pickle by Preeti Tamilarasan tastes great with dosas.

If you haven’t made Apple thokku, a South Indian-style quick pickle that’s packed with flavor, now’s the time to try. Tart green apples are blended until smooth and then cooked with tempered spices. This side is sweet, tart, spicy, and warm and while it’s typically eaten with rice or dosa, it’s the perfect addition to any table.

This Apple Butter recipe by Lilia Jankowska is about to become your new favorite dip and spread.

Hummus and vegan butter are great standbys for pairing with bread, but for something a little more unique, try out this deliciously smooth and flavorful apple butter! Made by blending apples with vegan butter, sparkling wine, cider, and herbs, this brightly-hued spread is perfect for topping toasted bread, serving with crackers, or even pairing with fruit.

Once the weather turns crisp, stay warm with this recipe for Apple Pumpkin Soup With Caramelized Onions by Gunjan Dudani.

This smooth and creamy apple-pumpkin soup is topped with crispy caramelized onions to make a decadent, nourishing and subtly sweet meal. Doesn’t its coloring remind you of autumn leaves?

If you’ve never tasted apples and pesto together, this Raw Broccoli and Apple Pesto Pasta recipe by Valentina Chiappa is a must-try!

Nothing compares to homemade pesto. This raw pesto has a pleasant blend of different flavors. Capers bring saltiness, tomatoes bring umami, apple adds a hint of sweetness, and you can add whatever fresh herbs you like. If you want to feel like you’re working in an authentic Italian kitchen, you can make the pesto in a mortar and pestle or just use a blender for convenience. Serve with your pasta of choice and garnish with fresh herbs.

If you’re interested in finding some more vegan recipes or on the hunt for more Tricks to Make The Most of Your Fall Harvest, then we highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Saffron Rosewater Chia Pudding With Apple Compote

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