This weekend, I like many in the North Georgia area will be headed out to Elijay, home of the Apple Festival. Of course, I'm making the drive from South Georgia, but hey. I went last year (finally) and really enjoyed myself. There were plenty of booths filled with food, crafts, and oddities to keep me entertained. Of course, I went for the food but missed out on the obvious which is buying apples from the local orchards. This year will be different.
I've decided not to pass up the chance to get good local apples and have started stockpiling recipes that take my fancy. I plan to narrow them down by this weekend and then buy what I need. Here are some that have piqued my interest.
For the Sweet Stuff:
Warm Apple Buttermilk Custard Pie
Sour Cream Apple Pie with Streusel
Buttery Apple Torte
Middle Eastern Baked Apples
Apple Salad (4th one down)
Persian Apple Dessert
Apple Kheer: Recipe 1 Recipe 2
Date and Apple Charoset
Apple Crunch Pie with Vanilla Sauce
For the Savory Stuff:
Vegetarian Apple Curry Baked Beans
Pork, Apple, and Sage Ravioli with Sage Butter
Indian Apple Chutney
Apple Gouda Quesadilla
Savory Middle Eastern Stuffed Apples
And two that don't use fresh apples:
Turkish Apple Tea
and Apple Coucous.
Now if I can just decide what to make that doesn't require more apples than I can transport...