Not only is today Taste of Home Tuesday here at Red Cottage Chronicles, but I am also joining in on #AppleWeek today.
What does that mean for you? My featured Taste of Home Recipe of course, plus some yummy comfort food recipes from a few of my fellow Taste of Home Volunteer Food Editors. Then to top it all off, you will find links to a whole host of apple recipes.
Now, when you think of apples you tend to think desserts, baked goods and sweets. Today’s #AppleWeek theme is apple recipes for mains and side dishes!
Lots of autumn inspiration for you today, beginning with a review of this apple recipe from TOH:
Scalloped Apple Casserole
A take on scalloped potatoes, this recipe would be delicious served with pork.
I can’t help remembering the line from the Brady Bunch when Peter, in a very poor attempt at a Humphrey Bogart accent said “pork chops and apple sauce for supper”. I have no idea why, but that has stuck with me all these years!
Well, I didn’t have any pork on hand, but it didn’t stop me from saying that line in my best Peter Brady Humphrey Bogart impression!
I served this delicious tender crisp apple side dish along side pan fried chicken breast and fresh peas. I also halved the recipe exactly and made it in a 9″ square pan instead of a 9 x 13 since there were only 4 of us for dinner. Big Mistake. Gone in a flash. Next time I will be making a full pan!
A few things I found helpful:
- Although no specific type of bread crumbs are specified in the recipe, I used Panko bread crumbs which gave the topping a delicious buttery crunch.
- I recommend you invest in a mandolin for slicing the apples. It gets them nice and thin and trust me, you will use it for so much more. Just yesterday I used mine to dice onions and shred cabbage in no time at all. You can find one similar to mine here.
I will definitely be making this Scalloped Apple Casserole again soon. With the holidays coming faster than I care to admit (and all the parties that go along with them), I know for sure it would be a big hit at any pot luck!
Be sure to check out all the Taste of Home Tuesday Recipes below and then scroll down just a bit to get in on the #AppleWeek celebration for more delicious main and side dish apple recipes!
Making the Most of Nap Time – Pear Preserves
Sage Pork Chops with Apple Pan Gravy – Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Bite Sized Apple Pie – Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Best Ever Stuffed Mushrooms – LPHJ Kitchen
Until next time…..
Tuesday: Main Dishes and Sides
Fall Apples Become Yummy Applesauce for the Year by Crafty Mama in ME
Harvest Brats with Apple Slaw by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Sausage Stuffed Apples by A Palatable Pastime
Southern Style Fried Apples by New South Charm