How do you like them apples? 20 apple recipes

From muffins, to cakes, to cheese spreads, to pairings with savory meat dishes, there is no end to uses for this favorite fall fruit.

2. Apple fall salad

A Palatable Pastime
A simple dinner salad exploding with the flavors of autumn.

By Sue Lau / A Palatable Pastime

Serves 4
 5 ounces mixed baby salad greens
2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons pumpkin seed oil
1 apple, cored and chopped (nice tart-sweet eating apple, like Gala or MacIntosh is good)
3-4 white mushrooms, trimmed and chopped
2 tablespoons dried cranberries (craisins)
2 tablespoons roasted salted shelled green pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
salt and black pepper to taste

1. Toss salad greens with balsamic vinegar and pumpkin seed oil, then season to taste with salt and pepper.

2. Add chopped apple, chopped mushrooms, craisins and pepitas to the salad and gently toss again.

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