Apple Week Begins with these 5 Apple Recipes

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Each year on SouthernPlate I have a special week dedicated to apple recipes. This is our grand kickoff of the fall baking season and I always enjoy baking up special goodies as well as seeing what y’all are baking up, too!

I’ll be sharing apple recipes with you every day on, Pinterest, and Facebook, so make sure you tune in and fire up those ovens!

Today’s Apple Recipes:

Old Fashioned Slow Cooker Baked Apples

Old Fashioned Slow Cooker Baked Apples

– Fill your home with the delicious aroma of these apples and folks will come running! Also included in this post is a story from my Grandmama’s childhood.

Granny Jordan's Apple Skillet Cake

Apple Skillet Cake

Each bite of this cake is absolutely infused with flavor. Moist and delicious, you make it on your stovetop!
A favorite from Granny Jordan’s recipe files.

 Apple Pound Cake

Apple Pound Cake

A moist and tender cake studded with apples and just a hint of sweetness. Also on this post is a story about how to be the person you need.


Blushing Apple Juleps

A few years back we had an August photo shoot for Southern Living Magazine. It was hot as blazes and we were dressed for the fall issue of the magazine. As fate would have it, Katy Rose spent most of her time posing in front a pitcher of these apple juleps – but she couldn’t drink any because they’d been sitting out in 100 degree weather all day. The moment we got home, I made her a whole batch of those and she sure was a happy gal! They are still her favorite when she has friends over and special occasions (like tea parties!).

Mama and Grandmama's Apple Dumplings

Mama and Grandmama make Apple Dumplings

I can’t even begin to tell you how much we miss Grandmama. She has been gone almost a year and a half now but I can still hear her voice when I read this post. Oh, the dumplings are delicious by the way :).

See ya tomorrow for more apple recipes! Y’all be sure and tell me what you plan on making in the comments.

Do you visit an orchard each year?

I’d love to hear about your fall traditions! 


  1. I luv baked apples, but haven’t ever tried the slow cooker method. A must try! At my folks house we had 2 apple trees , so we spent much summertime peeling, slicing, freezing the apples, so we’d have fresh for pies, cakes, sauce all year long. It was great. And when I used to show dogs, I’d go to the Wenatchee (WA) Kennel Club Show in Sept. Every morning, a farmer would come with bags of just picked apples, various varieties, for sale. That was almost as fun & anticipated as the Dog Show was! I miss going nowadays!

  2. We go to Blue Ridge, Georgia also! We get apples from the groves in Ellijay too! We love the area, rent a cabin in Blue Ridge. We drove ovef to Alabama to visit my sister & went to Mentonr for lunch.

  3. My son and I used to live in northern Nevada. Every October we used to go up to Lake Tahoe and see the Kokanee Salmon run. There was a salmon festival at a place called Taylor Creek. The salmon were just thick as thieves, you could just reach out and touch them! It was amazing.

    Also, every October, we went over the mountain to an area east of Sacramento called Apple Hill, This is their 50th year and there are over 50 ranches involved. It is just so much fun! You can drive around to all the ranches and buy cider, watch cider being made, petting zoos, you-pick fruit, get your pumpkin, farmers markets, hay rides, craft fairs, donuts, pies, just about every apple desert you can think of. Savory recipes too.

    I haven’t been in several years but hope to go back someday.

  4. My daughter and I fly to Vermont nearly every year for vacation and to bring home apples in our suitcases, crazy isn’t it, but we have loads of fun.

  5. My favorite dessert is anything made with apples. I just made an apple pie yesterday & it was wonderful. Can’t wait to see more of your apple recipes.

  6. We enjoy visiting Scott’s Orchard in Hazel Green, AL. Prices are reasonable, people are friendly and apples are so good. It takes about 2.5 hours to drive from my house (one way) but it has always been worth the trip. Scott’s is a nice place to take children or grandchildren and let them pick out what they want. It makes some good memories!

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