Fall's apple abundance is a great blessing to the cook. If you think apples are only meant for galettes and pies, let us introduce you to the idea of savory apple dishes. They're naturally sweet, but when braised or sautéed with brown butter, their flavor grows rich and robust. In these dishes, we match varieties to recipes that highlight their unique character.
Overnight Apple Butter
A mixture of apple varieties, rather than just one type, will produce apple butter with rich, complex flavor in this slow cooker recipe. Good choices include Esopus Spitzenburg, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Northern Spy, Rome, Stayman, Winesap, and York.
Enjoy the apple butter over toast or English muffins, or serve it with pork chops or chicken.