Apple Walnut Salsa

Cooking for a Crowd, Food, Recipes, Small Plates & Snacks
Photo: Leigh Loftus

Photo: Leigh Loftus

During the summer, I’m all about the no-cook recipes. My current kitchen is not a large space. As a result, whenever I turn a heat source on, no matter how low or how light, it immediately feels like you’re locked in a boiler room. However, as soon as sleep-with-the-windows-open weather begins, I am all about fall flavors and recipes you can cook on the stovetop or in the oven: like apple walnut salsa.

Several weeks ago, a few of my friends and I took an afternoon trip to a nearby apple orchard, which left me with more apples than I knew what to do with. Faced with the difficult decision of how to use said apples, I decided to craft the perfect accompaniment to chips and tortillas: salsa.

Photo: Leigh Loftus

Photo: Leigh Loftus

Apple Walnut Salsa
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Recipe type: Small Plates & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and diced into small pieces
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 fresh Anaheim chile, seeded and sliced
  • ½ medium onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and thinly slice
  • ¼ cup cilantro
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, stir together apples and lime juice and set aside. Add peppers, onion, walnuts, ginger and cilantro and stir until ingredients are fully combined. Salsa is based when prepared ahead of time and chilled in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week.
 

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    Kelly
    November 13, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Apple Cake, although this year I decided not to make it. I knew I couldn’t control myself.

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    Linda Taylor
    November 12, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    I tweeted

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    Linda Taylor
    November 12, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I love apple crisp!

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    Lynn @ Sit. Stay. Cook.
    November 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Apple butter – I get to can it and enjoy it all year long!

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    Michelle Spayde
    November 9, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Favorite way to use apples is in pie! Of course that comes AFTER eating them just as they are!

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    Michelle Spayde
    November 9, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    tweet https://twitter.com/#!/arniebelle/status/134481962407706624

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    Melissa S.
    November 9, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    My favorite way to eat apples… fresh, crisp, cold and raw! Boring, I know. But so delicious!
    Alternatively, I’ll take ’em baked in a pie any day. 🙂

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    Anne
    November 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I like to make apple pie with my apples.

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    Mari
    November 9, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I spread home made almond butter on apple slices.

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    meme
    November 9, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Mine is making my homemade cinnamon applesauce

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    Diana Russell
    November 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Tweeted!

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    Diana Russell
    November 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I LOVE cooking – well mainly – baking with apples in the fall. I make a mean apple cake – it never lasts long! My recent favorite though is a few Granny Smith apples chipped into our whole wheat pancake batter – Apple Pancakes!

    Topped with some butter and sugar? Whew! Heavenly!

    e-mail: lucky02130 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Rachel
    November 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I’m not one for baked apples, but I love to eat Granny Smith apples

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    Erin Rok
    November 9, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    My favorite way to use Apples in the fall/winter is to make caramel and nut covered lady apples.

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    Allyson Bossie
    November 9, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Apple Cider baby!

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    katie h
    November 9, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Apple butter! on everything!

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    Kate Bernot
    November 9, 2011 at 6:18 am

    I was over a friend’s house for dinner recently. He made a creamy polenta with spinach and cheese, and served it inside a hollowed apple after baking the two together. It was a great presentation, and tasted delicious. I’m going to try it in the future for sure.

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    Ileana L
    November 9, 2011 at 1:30 am

    I love making grilled cheese and apple sandwiches. They’re delightful, and if you’re feeling naughty, sneaking in a slice (or three) of bacon never hurts. Yum.

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    Daniel Thornton, Jr.
    November 9, 2011 at 12:46 am

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    Lavonne Yates
    November 8, 2011 at 11:31 pm

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    Lavonne Yates
    November 8, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I love making apple butter and apple pies in the winter! So does my family lol

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    ANGEL JACKLYN
    November 8, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    2ND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/134139704152039424

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    ANGEL JACKLYN
    November 8, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I PREFER APPLES IN MY CIDER =)

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    Diana
    November 8, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I love apple-cheddar turnovers.

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    Amber Porter
    November 8, 2011 at 7:22 pm

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    Amber Porter
    November 8, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    We like to make caramel apples and I also like to use in salads.
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    Jeremy
    November 8, 2011 at 6:30 pm

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    Jeremy
    November 8, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I love apples! Great recipes!

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    ewhatley
    November 8, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    One of my faves is Apples Fritters – never as good as my Grandma’s – but still yummy.

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    Melissa T
    November 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I tweeted about the promo 🙂

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    Melissa T
    November 8, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    mmmm.. love apple season. I would of never thought of apple salsa that’s really brilliant I’ll have to book mark this recipe! YUM!

    thanks for the great post and opportunity 🙂

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    Rachel W.
    November 8, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I love making apple sauce. I know that sounds way easy, but the smell is amazing, and since I don’t bake with oil or eggs, apple sauce is a starring ingredient in every baked dish I make. Making my own cuts down on grocery bills and makes me feel like a rockstar.

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    Julie L
    November 8, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    apple crisp or apple pan dowdy thanks for the giveaway

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    Deborah R.
    November 8, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Apple crisp is my favorite way to eat apples.

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    Patsy Jo
    November 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Apple butter! Yummmm! That’s by far my favorite thing with apples in the fall. Galas are the best. Get them cored and cooked down with the peels still on them. Work through a food mill, add the sugar and spices, and cook all night long in a large crockpot with the lid open just a little. What sweet dreams one has with the fragrance of fall wafting through the whole house. When you wake, you have that thick consistancy without the burn or the hours of stirring. In little pint jars, my family has come to expect these yearly gifts. If that isn’t enough by itself, I have a great doughnut recipe that uses the apple butter in the dough and the glaze. Oh man, I better get crackin’.

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    stacy
    November 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I’ve never used apples in salsa before. I went apple picking for the first time a few weeks ago and still have a ton of apples left, so I will definitely give this a try.

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    cynthia
    November 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I would have to say that apple pie is my favorite.

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    Georgia
    November 7, 2011 at 11:56 am

    tweeted too

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    Georgia
    November 7, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I am an Apple dipper for sure and my favorite dip is Carmel!

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    cw
    November 7, 2011 at 8:54 am

    My favorite ways to use apples in the fall is to make apple cobbler or applesauce…yum….or carmeled apples. or

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    Karli Prime
    November 7, 2011 at 3:30 am

    I tweeted.
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    Karli Prime
    November 7, 2011 at 3:30 am

    I like making apple crisps.

  • Reply
    Maria
    November 6, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I love baking, pumpkin pies.

  • Reply
    Eugenie
    November 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    my favorite apple recipe is Apple Crisp w. cinnamon and cardamom. I eat it for breakfast w. yogurt or dessert w. ice cream.

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    Donna B.
    November 6, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I love making apple cranberry pies with either walnuts or pecans. I’ll often make a HUGE batch of the filling , and use it as a topping for oatmeal or just eat it cold in a bowl 🙂

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    angie
    November 6, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/133274435447816192

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    angie
    November 6, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I love love love caramel apples in the fall! I also love homemade apple butter with lots of cinnamon and cloves, as well as hot apple cider with mulling spices!! yummers!

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    sarah davis
    November 6, 2011 at 1:44 pm

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    sarah davis
    November 6, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    in the winter my favorite way to use apples is to do baked apples in the oven with stuffings like golden raisins and plenty of cinnamon
    sarah at realtorsd.com

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    Stephanie
    November 6, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Apple Crisp or Baked Apples!!

  • Reply
    Rebecca Shockley
    November 6, 2011 at 7:52 am

    My favorite way to use apples in the Fall is making homemade applecrisp

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    Jan Messali
    November 6, 2011 at 12:20 am

    My favorite way to use apples in Stuffed Baked apples. We have them every Christmas morning.
    janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Tabathia B
    November 6, 2011 at 12:16 am

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    Shelly aka allysmama
    November 6, 2011 at 12:13 am

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    Tabathia B
    November 6, 2011 at 12:13 am

    I prefer to use them in pies and love caramel apples
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    Shelly aka allysmama
    November 6, 2011 at 12:12 am

    I love fried apple pies!
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    Becky Horn
    November 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I am not a big apple person, however i like to make a nice warm apple cobbler
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    Kyra G
    November 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I like to bake apples, and the nice thing is you can make em sweet or savory.

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    Simone
    November 4, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Every year my mother goes apple picking and every year we have apple pie well into the new year.

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    Schmidty
    November 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/rusthawk/status/132199987630186496

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    Schmidty
    November 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    My favorite way to use apples is in apple pie or apple crumble.

  • Reply
    Valerie Cales
    November 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Apples Foster!!! Just like Banana Foster, minus the apples!!

  • Reply
    Laurie
    November 3, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Apple Butter! Yummmm…

  • Reply
    Teresa Olson
    November 2, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Love making carmel apples

  • Reply
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist
    November 2, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I love love love using apples in stuffing 🙂 It adds such a fresh and delicious crunch!

  • Reply
    Suebob
    November 2, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I cut up apples and put them in my oatmeal in the morning as it cooks (I use the old-fashioned oatmeal). Some cinnamon and brown sugar, and I’m set to go.

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    linda brooks
    November 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/lindabr1001/status/131533231349694464

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    Selinda
    November 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    My favorite way is to make apple cranberry caramel pie!

    thanks!

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    tracey byram
    November 1, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I like making apple crisp

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    Kyona sirico
    November 1, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Making apple pie all season long. I look forward to it all year.

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    Sharon C
    November 1, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Apple cider.

  • Reply
    Wes
    October 31, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    My favorite way to use apples in the fall/winter is in apple bread. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    McDuffy
    October 31, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Baked apples this time of year are great.

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    Helen Keeler
    October 31, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    My favorite way to use apples in the fall/winter is in apple crips and just pain raw.
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    Joanne Hibl
    October 31, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I’d like to make that

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    Sylvia P.
    October 31, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I know it is a bit dull, but applesauce!! I love the stuff, and you can add so many flavors.

  • Reply
    Kelley Schroeder
    October 31, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I love to make homemade applesauce. Delicious

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    Jessica Carnaggio
    October 31, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    My favorite way to use apples in the winter is to make a pie.

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    Melissa Zimmerman
    October 31, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I throw slices in the oven with a bit of splenda and cinnamon

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    Bill
    October 31, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    cool thing for the holidays

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    susan hartman
    October 31, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I love a good old fashioned apple pie.

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    Debra G
    October 31, 2011 at 10:29 am

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    Debra G
    October 31, 2011 at 10:28 am

    My fav and also my kids fav way to use apples in the fall/winter is to bake them with sugar and cinnamon and then pour heavy cream over them and eat while fresh and hot right out of the oven

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    sherry barnes
    October 31, 2011 at 8:47 am

    applesauce and of course caramel covered apples

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    Danielle
    October 31, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I love a bowl of breakfast “pudding” . Use ricotta cheese, cause ya need some protein in the morning, sweetened with stevia or truvia, a little vanilla, cinnamon, dash of cream- and if you want it nice an smooth run it through a blender or use a hand mixer. Then you add a lovely, crunchy, juicy apple chopped,(or you can grate it if you prefer) add other fruits like a little banana, strawberries, pineapple, peaches, whatever you have so it’s a conglomerate.. then top it off with some walnuts… almonds whatever you like and voila! Yummmmmie breakfast. For some added nutrition, grind your own flax seeds fresh and put them in the mix.. great nutrition and taste!

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    linda brooks
    October 31, 2011 at 7:25 am

    I love baking apple pie.

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    Michelle Bartley
    October 31, 2011 at 1:39 am

    All American homemadeapple pie!

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    Debra F
    October 30, 2011 at 10:40 am

    tweeted
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    Debra F
    October 30, 2011 at 10:40 am

    My favorite is to make apple turnovers with the kids in the fall after a day of picking!

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    Kitty
    October 30, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Apple dumplings or no sugar applesauce or apple cake.

    maynekitty [at] live [dot] com

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    Tina M
    October 29, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Apple Pie!

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    Janice Cooper
    October 29, 2011 at 10:47 pm

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    Janice Cooper
    October 29, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Where do I begin. Love apples in the fall especially the ones from the cider mill. I love making caramel apples. Love apple butter and homemade hot apple pie with a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream. Yum!

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    ann*
    October 29, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    the salsa looks and sounds delicious
    My favorite to make is apple dumpling for sure !!!

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    Betty
    October 29, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    A while ago I would have said apple crisp but I have discovered the wonders of apple/onion with pork and even a beef roast. YUMMY! Add a little wine and I am in heaven.

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    Carrol Harris
    October 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    One of my favorites! I love apples!…I have an old receipe my Mom made called Apple Chip Cake, heavy and moist and just a light glaze,…yum…and Fried Apple Pies, with porkchops, ….and of course, apple-pecan pie….now to make something and brew some coffee….

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe
    October 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe
    October 29, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    If the apples are good and crisp, I like to just eat them or add them to salad (I also like apple slices with peanut butter or caramel 🙂
    If the apples aren’t the best, I like to cook them in the slow cooker to make an applesauce. The house smells so good. My husband also makes delicious apple crisp.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Erica Best
    October 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I love to make apple turnovers and candy apples.

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    tehamy
    October 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I love to make Apple Butter when it gets cool!

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    steff
    October 26, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    i love making apple butter!

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    Cookin' Canuck
    October 26, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    What a great idea for a salsa. I’d love to pair this with fish or pork. Our favorite way to use apples – my mother-in-law’s crockpot applesauce. It’s a family favorite.

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    Kakaty
    October 26, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I love a simple apple crisp because I always have the ingredients on-hand and I don’t need a recipe.

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    Ann
    October 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I love homemade applesauce, so much better than store bought!

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    October 26, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I love my apple cranberry streusel pie, but I haven’t tried you salsa yet!

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    Megan's Cookin'
    October 26, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I like to make good ol’ applesauce! 🙂

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    Susan
    October 26, 2011 at 7:08 am

    I just Tweeted about your giveaway here… http://twitter.com/#!/savoringtime/status/129167046989725697

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    Susan
    October 26, 2011 at 7:05 am

    This looks so fresh and delicious, Maris! I have a bag of organic Granny Smith apples in my crisper just waiting for a recipe like this.

    My favorite way to use apples in the winter is fresh and cut into wedges as a snack with a small handful of almonds or walnuts on the side. Sometimes that’s lunch for me!

    Great giveaway!

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    Margaret
    October 25, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I love making apple pie and cinnamon apples as well as apple cider. All of them bring back a lot of other good Fall memories I’ve had in the past. 🙂

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    Lorraine Denman
    October 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    My favorite way to use apples is peeled, sliced and dipped into a yummy easy dip simply made of sour cream and brown sugar. Delish!!!!

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    Avery Randall
    October 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Apple dumplings are about as good as an apple can get. I love them because you can throw in a few apples sans the dumpling part (known around here as a baked apple )for folks who are dieting. Yes…I definitely vote for apple dumplings.

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    Tara G
    October 25, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I love making carmel apples for a desert or snack. They are simple but so yummy!

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    The Food Hunter
    October 25, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I have one of the original GE Cafe stove’s and love it…would love to check out the new one.

    Favorite thing with apples is my grandma’s apple cake.

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    Betsy
    October 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I love to can apple pie filling.

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    Karina
    October 25, 2011 at 11:59 am

    apple pie!

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    Christina Tong
    October 25, 2011 at 4:20 am

    My favorite way to use apples in the fall is to bake the apple slices & sweet potato slices with brown sugar and Molasses top with some chopped walnuts.

    ctong2@gmail(dot)com

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    Sarah
    October 25, 2011 at 1:05 am

    I love making apple pancakes! yum yum yum! (And yes, I will be making the Apple Salsa!)

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    Diana smith hill
    October 25, 2011 at 12:37 am

    I buy tons of apples! I juice them, i make my own applesauce and imake apple sausage stuffing! There is no wrongway to use apples,even an apple chutney is wonderfulor throw them on salads! So delicious, so healthy! YUMM!

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    Jessie C.
    October 24, 2011 at 11:34 pm

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    Jessie C.
    October 24, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Apple pie this time of the year!

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    Tickled Red
    October 24, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Your salsa looks so good. Stewed or fried apples are one of our fav’s during the fall.

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    Rachelle S.
    October 24, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I love to slice apples really thinly and eat them as is with cheddar or brie. MMMMM

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    natalie (the sweets life)
    October 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    this sounds fabulous!

    my favorite apple recipe is definitely apple crisp 🙂

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    Sarah
    October 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Apple Cheddar Turnovers are my fave fall-winter use for apples … or they were until my food processor kicked the bucket. Without the ability to shred apples in 30 seconds, I like then cut into wedges and dipped in caramel.

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    Fuji Mama
    October 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    That apple walnut salsa sounds absolutely divine!!!

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    catspur2me
    October 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I just love apple butter, I have it most every morning. However the recipe you have at the top of this page, looks and sounds very tasty so I’ll be trying it soon.

  • Reply
    irma
    October 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Warm apple cobbler is my favorite added
    with some chopped up walnuts on top.

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    Kimberly
    October 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Hands down — my great grandmother’s apple cake recipe.

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    Celestine
    October 24, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I love to sip a nice shiraz while eating apples dipped in caramel. YUM!

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    Amanda
    October 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    apple salsa?!? love it! My favorite apple dish is my mom’s applesauce. It makes the whole kitchen smell like fall.

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    Heather in Albuquerque
    October 24, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Apples in my oatmeal, apple crisp, apples and peanut butter, caramel apples, grilled cheese with apples, and baked apples are all good, but my favorite way to eat apples is fresh.

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    Stephanie
    October 24, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I make a delicious custard apple pie with a crumble top!

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    Molly Jo
    October 24, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I love cutting apples into small bites and drizzling them with caramel sauce and chocolate!

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    beverly paquin
    October 24, 2011 at 9:39 am

    i like impossible apple pie

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    sherri crawford
    October 24, 2011 at 7:03 am

    my favorite way to use apples is in a pie or spicy apple cake

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    sandra
    October 24, 2011 at 6:45 am

    apple pie

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    anash
    October 24, 2011 at 5:40 am

    I tweeted at https://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/128419733652516864
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    anash
    October 24, 2011 at 5:40 am

    i love using apples for apple crumb cake
    Thanks for this splendid giveaway

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    Judith
    October 24, 2011 at 1:17 am

    i grew up in NE and fall apples were a staple. I have so many favs. Baked, apple pie, apple betty, Pork and apples, apple sauce, apple butter

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    The Waspy Redhead
    October 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I tweeted for a second entry! http://twitter.com/#!/WaspyRedhead/status/128315713726324736

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    The Waspy Redhead
    October 23, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I love to make a simple apple crisp with oatmeal, apples, butter, sugar & spices.

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    CathyH
    October 23, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    My favorite is baked apples with butter and spices.

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    Amanda
    October 23, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Apples with Brie!

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    Kerstin
    October 23, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Fun, I love making apple coffee cake!

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    ptriez
    October 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    One of my very favorite ways to use apples is to can apple pie in a jar. It’s great to use in a pie and also to just warm up and put over ice cream. There’s non of that gloppy jell like stuff that you get from a can bought from the store. I’m going to give the salsa a try soon!

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    Tara
    October 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/huffychic/status/128197730622390272

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    Autumn@Good Eats Girl
    October 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Holy cow…this looks amazing!

    My favorite way to use apples is in pork apple burgers…delish!!! They are one of my favorite things that my hubby and I make!

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    domestic diva
    October 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    We love apples with peanut butter. Or apple tea.

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    ashley k
    October 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I love a homemade apple pie, nothing better 🙂

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    Cindy Kostaneski
    October 23, 2011 at 8:27 am

    No better way to eat an apple or apples freshly picked off our tree than with a recipe for 36 paper thin layers turnovers! The fresh taste and dough compliment each other.

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    Debbie McClour
    October 23, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Apple butter is my favorite fall/winter snack, also apple crisp

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    Sunshyn V
    October 23, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I still have a thing for plain Granny Smith apples, but I guess my favorite fall preparation for apples is baked with cinnamon and sugar

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    Robin
    October 22, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Good old-fashioned apple pie.

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    Amy Tong
    October 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Just tweeted about this giveaway and here’s the link:

    https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/127953824697696257

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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    Amy Tong
    October 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    My favorite way to use apples in Fall or Winter is to make Apple Crisp! Such a comfort food type of recipe. 🙂

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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    Cathy B*****y
    October 22, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I have a couple fave ways to use apples in the fall and winter. I love simple baked apples which you can do so much with and serve warm or cold. Then I love to make a simple tart with just a base and circles of sliced apples with a topping of nuts, berries, maple syrup, and some cinnamon and nutmeg sprinkled over them…. it is delish!

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    Joanna
    October 22, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I love baked apples for fall desserts although I might say it’s a tie with apples and honey!
    Yum!
    -Joanna
    jhsherman31[at]gmail[dot]com

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    Susan Stahley
    October 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    My son loves baked apples and my husband loves crock pot applesauce with cinnamon. I like my apples made into caramel apples.

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    mary loyal
    October 22, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    apple pie 🙂

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    Susan Smith
    October 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/127893737450897408

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    Susan Smith
    October 22, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I love apple crisp and apple pie

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    thatShortChick
    October 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    My favorite ways to eats apples in the fall are apple butter and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.

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    Crystal
    October 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I love to use apples to make applesauce, i’ve made two batches in the past two days to freeze, so yummy!

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    Jay
    October 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Thinly sliced with wine and cheese.

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    aubreylaine
    October 22, 2011 at 11:55 am

    We love to make apple crisp!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos
    October 22, 2011 at 11:40 am

    apple walnut salsa sounds so delicious and healthy! honeycrisp apples would be so perfect here….

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    Renee Zarate
    October 22, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Gotta be Apple Pie!

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    Norma
    October 22, 2011 at 2:15 am

    I like cooked apples as a side dish with pork. Apple Crumble for dessert.

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    LAMusing
    October 22, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I make home-made Apple Butter!

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    MaryAnn D
    October 21, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    My favorite way to use apples is in apple crisp. I can not turn it down. I love them with apple pies, turnovers, with pork are all the usuals but apple crisp is so yummy.

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    Candace
    October 21, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I’m another twitter idiot apparently… I tweeted about it though.. https://twitter.com/#!/CTallmon

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    Candace
    October 21, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I am a total sucker for apple pie. Always.

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    Rebecca
    October 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Just core it, put a smidge of butter, sugar and a bunch of cinnamon and bake!!

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    Kerry
    October 21, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/127562545585324033

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    Kerry
    October 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Apples are my favorite fruit – so this looks really good to me! I love making apple crisp this time of year too!

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    Emily
    October 21, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    mmm. my grandma’s apple crisp is my favorite thing to make in the fall.

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    Ashley H.
    October 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I love making baked cinnamon apples.

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    katelin
    October 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    love this apple salsa, never even thought about it before!

    as for my favorite way to use an apple, just simple slices with slivers of cheese on top. just SO GOOD. mmmm.

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    Patricia Wagner
    October 21, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Apple cheese torte, some cheese, apples, and nuts with a wonderful crunchy crust. But I love Apples any way you slice them!

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    jo@blog-diggidy
    October 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    i have a favorite apple crisp recipe i use, everyone loves it! 🙂 in fact, somone who swore she’d never eat anyone elses recipe now says mine is her favorite!! 😉

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary
    October 21, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I’ve been making an apple crisp using the apples from our own tree every year that I can remember. No matter how many apples the squirrels take one bite out of and ruin, I can always manage enough for our ‘special’ apple crisp.

    What makes it so special? Well, in a word…booze. It has Grand Marnier and Amaretto in it and in the words of Mr. Lagasse…yes, they do kick it up a notch. Or more!

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    Roz
    October 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Maris, bummer, I’m in Canada so can’t enter, but had to send a “hi” comment anyway. Hope you are doing well!!!!!

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    Kyla
    October 21, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Apple pies or Apple crisp…..it’s always a toss up! 🙂

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    Geni
    October 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Caramel apple bars would be my favorite way to use apples! What an awesome giveaway Maris. I will go do all those things I need to do to enter. Take care!

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    Abi
    October 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Your apple salsa looks yummy!
    We love to make homemade apple sauce in our crock pot. Simple and it makes the house smell yummy and my two toddlers eat it up!

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    Abi
    October 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/abijah8/status/127463843982098432

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    Heather @girlichef
    October 21, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Oh, this salsa is so fun…so fall! My favorite way to use apples in the fall is my Roasted Apple Sauce. Why? Because the kids can’t get enough of it!

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    Nancy@acommunaltable
    October 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Oooh… this would be fabulous with pork… or chicken… heck, it’s perfect just with a spoon!! Bookmarking this for later in the week!!

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    Sarah
    October 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I’m intrigued! Apple salsa is now a must try.

    I love making simple apple sauce, skin on.

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    October 21, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I tweeted about it too! http://www.twitter.com/kbelleicious

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    October 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    My favorite way to use apples is my making small little apple cobblers in puff pastry by using muffin tins. It is dainty and cute and best of all easy! To make it extra special I add in some apple cider to the cobbler mix. YUM!

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    Patty
    October 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    In a crock-pot, layer onions, granny smith apples, russett potatoes, drained saurkraut. and sliced keilbassi then repeat the layers. Pour 1 cup of apple cider (or apple juice) over the top. Sprinkle with caraway seeds and add just enough water to cover. Cook on low for 8-10 hours (high for 6-8) testing to be sure the potatoes are tender. We love this served with crusty bread and a good , crisp fall beer. Perfect after a day of leaf raking or outlet shopping!

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    Ashley
    October 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    I like making Apple Cobbler or warm apple pie!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet
    October 21, 2011 at 11:50 am

    This looks fantastic Maris. I’ve made other fruit salsas but never with apples. Being in Apple Country (Washington state) I better get to making this recipe…..SOON! Gorgeous!!

    Heather

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray
    October 21, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I love the idea of apple salsa, looks great!

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    Amber
    October 21, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I tweeted:http://twitter.com/#!/roomofmyown/status/127421652890955777

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    Amber
    October 21, 2011 at 11:30 am

    This looks yummy, I love the merrying of the apples and the walnuts in this salsa. I love making baked cinnamon apples and apple granola.

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    Anne
    October 21, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I’ve been intrigued by apple salsa lately – I might finally have to give it a try!

    Cinnamon apple baked oatmeal is SUCH a great way to start a weekday! It’s so full of good things and you can feel good about eating it. But I also can never turn down apple pie or apple crisp.

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    Katie
    October 21, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Apple dumplings for a treat, but a plain old apple all by itself makes a pretty great snack!

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    Nicole
    October 21, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I love love love to make homemade applesauce! If I don’t have the time or energy for peeling and simmering and puree-ing I dip apple slices in Nutella. Absolute Heaven 🙂

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    Roxana GreenGirl
    October 21, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Apple cookies! I could eat them year round! Your apple salsa sounds great, looking forward to try it!

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    Schmidty
    October 21, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Apple strudel! I could eat it every day.

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    Bronwen
    October 21, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I love frying apples to have with pancakes or waffles

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    Linda Stearns
    October 21, 2011 at 9:25 am

    My oven is broken, but when it worked I used to like to make Apple Pizzas! I used Granny Smith apples with cinnamon sugar and butter and baked them on top of a pizza crust. Very delicious! I miss being able to bake. 🙁

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    Erin @ A Nesting Experience
    October 21, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I love making homemade apple sauce, especially with lots and lots of cinnamon!

    http://www.anestingexperience.com/2010/10/sweeter-apple-blacker-core.html

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    Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking
    October 21, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I never would have thought to make apple salsa, great idea, Maris!
    Hmmmm… it’s a toss up between apple pie or apple crisp. I think I’d have to go with apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream melting on top.

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    Mami2jcn
    October 21, 2011 at 9:02 am

    My favorite is making apple pie, of course!

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    brandi
    October 21, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I love making apple crisps. they’re so easy to throw together, but always seem so fancy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

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    amy @ fearless homemaker
    October 21, 2011 at 8:47 am

    my favorite way to use apples has to be in a rustic tart, preferably a savory one that involves delicious cheese. apples + cheese = awesome. =)

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    Kelly
    October 21, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I LOVE fall, and I LOVE cooking with apples. One new tradition is making my crockpot applesauce (http://thatssomartha.blogspot.com/2010/11/apples-apples-and-more-irresistable.html). It’s wonderful, and I have people asking for more each year!

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    Alexis @ There She Goesa
    October 21, 2011 at 8:26 am

    warm, homemade applesauce–nothing beats that in the fall!

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    Ann
    October 21, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Apples & Jalepenos?!? Well blow me down — not something I’d ever have considered but can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the fun recipe.

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    Katie B
    October 21, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Apple pie, but candy apples are a close second!

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    Natasha Gaydos
    October 21, 2011 at 6:55 am

    In the winter I like to make homemade apple condiments. My favorite is my apply walnuty compote that I put over homemade puff-pastry pinwheels and finish with a little brandied whipped cream. Now that I am at a dorm I don’t get to cook a lot (at all!) but at home I used to make a lot of homemade chutneys in winter and apple was a common ingredient. It also is a component of my ultimate grilled cheese: traditional french bread slices, brie, onions carmalized in bacon drippings, and thin slices of honeycrisp apples. C’est delicieux!

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    Simply Life
    October 21, 2011 at 6:10 am

    My favorite way to use apples is definitely for warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream!

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    Martyna@WholesomeCook
    October 21, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Hi Maris, your salsa is almost reminiscent of my favourite apple use, but I like to add roasted turkey and celery to mine. Kind of like a Waldorf Salsa. Good luck to everyone in the giveaway… I’m non US.

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    amy marantino
    October 21, 2011 at 2:56 am

    apple pancakes are my favorite

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    yummychunklet
    October 21, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Interesting. When you wrote apple salsa, for some reason I was thinking it would be similar to apple pie filling. Ha! That might be good as well with some cinnamon chips!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    October 21, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Apple salsa! So kids friendly and we always have enough apple at home to make this anytime! I always love apple pies… I like the pie that has apple (I know it sounds same to you, but I like the pies that holds apple….anyway…). Great giveaway!

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    Erin Renee
    October 21, 2011 at 12:45 am

    My favorite thing to do with apples in the fall is to make vegan chai pumpkin bread. Adding chai mix to a regular pumpkin bread recipe and using applesauce to replace the eggs (therefore “vegan”). Sometimes I add walnuts, sometimes dried cherries, and sometimes I dice up apples and add those to the mix as well, for even more apple flavour. It’s the most amazing collection of fall flavours in your mouth.

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      Sarah
      October 25, 2011 at 12:53 am

      This sounds AMAZING!!!! I will be making it this weekend!

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    loralie
    October 21, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Apple cobbler. And I like to eat it hot out of the oven.

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    mandy
    October 20, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    This salsa sounds amazing.

    My favorite way to use apples in the fall is definitely making apple butter with my grandpap. Its a family tradition (that i’m super bummed to be missing this year). Since I’m in GA and not at home, I’ll be getting apples to bake a variety of things, but most certainly a pie.

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    Greg
    October 20, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Pie! Great recipe!

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    Kristen McLane
    October 20, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I love making applesauce in my crockpot. I’ve already made two batches in the last month. One was an apple/pear combination. So good! I also couldn’t get through the season without indulging in at least one slice of homemade caramel apple pie.

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    Anna
    October 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    An hour ago I would have said apple butter, but that was when the pot on the stove was happily bubbling away and not the Mt. Vesuvius that’s already made me run for the tube of burn cream twice. I must say the house smells amazing, but next time? I’m sticking to good old apple pie! Great giveaway, by the way, thanks!

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    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
    October 20, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Apple kuchen, or maybe apple pies in cheddar crusts. Yummm.

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    Betty @ scrambled hen fruit
    October 20, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Apple pie? Apple butter? It’s really hard to choose which I love best. This apple salsa looks really good though, and I’m going to try it with the abundance of apples I have right now. 🙂

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    Lisa N
    October 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    maybe i’m totally boring, but i love apple chunks in salads and a good old apple crisp. so perfect for fall 🙂

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    Jason Zeisloft
    October 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    We make a lot of apple pies and my moms recipe for apple cake. We usually have one of those on the counter at all times.

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    Amanda Sakovitz
    October 20, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    http://twitter.com/#!/aes529/status/127213576355196929

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    Amanda Sakovitz
    October 20, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    my fav way to use apples is apple crisp. I’m not really big into pies so I use oatmeal, sugar and brown sugar and then buy a topping with green apples and just bake in the microwave with butter!

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    Melissa@IWasBornToCook
    October 20, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Ok, I’m a Twitter moron…I just tweeted about the giveaway but can’t figure out the link? Here’s the one to my profile – http://twitter.com/#!/IWasBornToCook

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    Lauren@LittleYellowKitchen
    October 20, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Hands down, Apple Crisp! Great for breakfast, midday snack or dessert. Plus, it’s healthy…sorta…right? Um, also that salsa is so unique Maris! I’ve got to give it shot.

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    Melissa@IWasBornToCook
    October 20, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I’ll go with apple crisp. Yum 🙂

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    Brandi Koskie
    October 20, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I love to thinly slice apples (honeycrisp when in season) and put them in a very hot skillet with a little evoo and balsamic vinegar and sautee them until just before they wilt, keeping a bit of crunch. Then I put them on top of simply grilled boneless pork chops (Kosher salt, cracked black pepper). It’s very sweet and savory and an easy way to add an extra serving of fruit!

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      Erin Renee
      October 21, 2011 at 12:46 am

      This sounds like a yummy idea!

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    doniree | nomadicfoodie
    October 20, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    This is really pretty simple, but my favorite way to use apples in the fall/winter is this: cooked, on the stove top with some butter and brown sugar and then added to oatmeal. It’s so hearty, so warm, and so cozy for those cooler mornings!

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    Courtney
    October 20, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Call me old fashioned, but I love apple pie!

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    Becca at It's Yummilicious
    October 20, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I Tweeted about the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/#!/ItsYummilicious/status/127206643271335936

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    Erica
    October 20, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Apple salsa ? Brilliant. I honestly love an apple with nut butter-best snack!

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    Becca at It's Yummilicious
    October 20, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    I love using apples in my Thanksgiving stuffing. They bring such great flavor along with the fresh cranberries!

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    Lindsay @ biking before bed
    October 20, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Apple cranberry crisp hands down. I am down to my last 5 lbs of apples after picking over 20 three weeks ago.

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    lynn @ the actor's diet
    October 20, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    APPLE CRISPS. nothing better in the fall!!!

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    Kay
    October 20, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Looks great! I wouldn’t have thought to use apples in salsa. I love apples baked in the oven, chopped in salads, or just straight as a snack!

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