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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Welcome to #AppleWeek 2019!

Celebrate the start of apple season with a TON of delicious apple recipes and great prizes as well.  Let the AppleWeek fun begin!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #AppleWeek . The sponsors are providing prize packages for readers to read and product for development of #AppleWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

     I look forward to the start of apple season each year. I love all the great recipes, the cozy transition to fall flavors and and the crisp sweetness of the fruit itself.  I also look forward to the start of appleweek each year.

      This year is no exception.  Due to a lot going on at work, Little Dude's starting school and my husband's business taking big steps forward right now, I decided organizing the event would be too much this year.

     But after watching the apple festivities grow year after year, I just couldn't walk away completely.  Luckily my friend Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla agreed to take the reigns and as expected, she has done a wonderful job.

So be sure to come back every day this week to enjoy the fabulous recipes. There will be something for everyone with drinks, mains and plenty of treats.

That is one of the best things about apples, they are so versatile. You can almost never run out of things to do with them.

They are at home on the table for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert. They can be sweet or savory, crunchy or sippable and everything in between!

AppleWeek goodness from years past

This is the 4th edition of apple week.  Each year it has grown and changed in ways that we never would have expected the year before. 

If you can't get enough apple recipes, be sure to check out the hundreds of great recipes and ideas that have been shared before.

  • AppleWeek 2016  the first year we had themed days which was a lot of fun. One day was all drinks and appetizers, one for savory recipes, another for sweet and even some fun apple projects thrown in.  
  • AppleWeek 2017 was our first year working with sponsors and having prizes to giveaway to readers.  We had 29 bloggers participate and over 100 recipes!
  • AppleWeek 2018 was even bigger and better. We had 40 bloggers and over 200 recipes.  If you can't find something fun to make in that list, you definitely aren't trying hard enough!
Appleweek giveaway graphic with bowl of apple in the background and giveaway text on top

     This year the fun continues with great recipe ideas, fabulous sponsors and great prizes you can win. Be sure to check out the prizes our fabulous sponsors have provided and enter for your chance to call them your own!

And Camilla, the event host, also lined up some amazing prize packages from our sponsors. Keep reading to see what you can win and enter the rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Prize Pack #1 from Envy Apples

     A $50 Pre-Paid Visa Gift Card and a shipment of Envy Apples! It’s hard to put into words what makes Envy™ so remarkable, but since it was introduced, Envy™ has emerged as the quintessential apple: beautiful skin, sweet flavor, and bright flesh that remains white even after being cut. 

    Envy™ was born in New Zealand using natural plant-breeding methods, crossing a Braeburn with a Royal Gala apple. After that, a handpicked team of talented growers, planted trees in regions perfect for growing Envy, such as New Zealand, Washington state, and Chile where they benefit from long, sun-kissed days and crisp, cool evenings. For more information visit their website.

Prize Pack #2 from Torani

    A six-pack of the brand new Puremade Torani syrups! You'll get six 750mL glass bottles. This brand new line was Torani's answer to consumers' quest for more natural, simpler products. People wanted label transparency and simple ingredients, but still wanted amazing flavor. So, Torani Puremade Syrups were born.

   Puremade is crafted with the purest ingredients; what you see is exactly what you get...with no artificial flavors or colors. They are the
perfect balance of flavor to sweetness. For more information visit their website.

Prize Pack #3 from Chocoley 
     Gourmet Chocolate & Caramel Apple Kit! One of Chocoley's founding principles was that every single item they sell has to be high quality or they won’t carry it. Period. Almost a decade later, from chocolate to molds, and from caramel to dipping tools, they still live by that rule. 

   Their Gourmet Chocolate & Caramel Apple Kit has everything you need to make and decorate two to three dozen luscious caramel and chocolate-covered apples. This all-inclusive
caramel apple kit comes complete with:
5 lb. Brick Chocoley Gourmet
5 lb. Chocoley Bada Bing Bada
Boom Candy & Molding Gourmet Compound Chocolate;
35 Caramel Apple Sticks; 35 Jumbo Cello Caramel Apple
6 Heavy Weight Dipping Sheets; and more! For more information visit their website.

Prize Pack #4 from Bob's Red Mill
     An assortment of five Bob's Red Mill baking products, including Organic Unbleached White All Purpose Flour, Hazelnut Flour, Almond Flour, Cane Sugar, and Brown Sugar. Bob's Red Mill built their business on three princiles: trust, honesty, and integrity. 

    Their packaging is evidence of this commitment - clear bags that let you see the quality of every single one of their products. By producing the very best in whole grain foods, they are able to fulfill their commitment to help look after more and more people through better nutrition. For more information visit their website.

Prize Pack #5 from The Republic of Tea

    Two canisters of their Hot Apple Cider Tea! Founded in 1992, The Republic of Tea sparked a revolution with a mission to see the worthiest tea leaves in the cups of people around the world. They aim to emphasize a sip by sip rather than a gulp by gulp lifestyle. 

   Additionally, their award-winning packaging includes teas and herbs in specially designed air-tight, light-resistant tins containing either full-leaf teas and herbs or our signature round, unbleached tea bags, free of unnecessary envelopes, strings, tags or staples. For more information visit their website.

Prize Pack #6 from Taylor & Colledge
     Three gourmet extract pastes! In 1897, Taylor & Colledge won its first award for excellence in vanilla. Since then, the Taylor & Colledge commitment for unrivaled quality has earned its reputation as one of the world’s finest producers of vanilla by delivering consistent, authentic flavor in all of their products.

    Their products can be used in two very different ways in your baking: as the fragrant, featured ingredient in your baking, or as a supporting sidekick. Regardless, you can be assured of pure, rich, full-flavored ingredients in your baking every time. Read more about their pastes here.

Prize Pack #7 from Nairn's
An assortment of products and a branded reusable tote bag! Nairn's knows a thing or two about oats - they’ve been baking with them since 1896 when John and Sarah Nairn first opened their bakery in Strathaven, Lanarkshire. The company's aim is the same now as it has always been: to make tasty, wholesome food that is as simple and natural as possible using the best ingredients we can. For more information visit their website. 

Prize Pack #8 from Flahavan's


    Three packages of oats, a branded mason jar for overnight oats, and a headband! Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal is sustainably grown and milled in Waterford County, Ireland by the Flahavan's family...and has been since 1785. The first family connection to the Flahavan’s name can be traced back to about 1785 when Thomas Dunn took over the mill.

   Dunn was the great-great-great-grandfather of John Flahavan who is the Managing Director of the company today. They have sourced the finest oats from the same Irish farming families for generations. The oats are milled in small batches and minimally processed according to an over two centuries' old milling tradition and double kilned. They are non-GMO and naturally gluten-free. For more information visit their website.

Prize Pack #9 from Zyliss
    A knife and an apple corer! Since 1951, Zyliss has been creating kitchen tools and
gadgets to meet the growing need of cooks and consumers across the globe. Behind every Zyliss kitchen tool is belief is that all Zyliss products should not only do a brilliant job, simply and efficiently, but also make customers smile every time they use them.

   With over 60 years' experience in designing quality food preparation tools and gadgets, it is easy to see why Zyliss has become an internationally recognized brand that is respected by everyday cooks as well as gourmet chefs. For more information visit their website.

Disclaimer: Thank you AppleWeek Sponsors: Envy Apples, Bob’s Red Mill, Republic of Tea, Flahavan’s Irish Oats, Nairn’s, Taylor & Colledge, Zyliss, Chocoley, and Torani for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for AppleWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The AppleWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Nine (9) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The AppleWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the AppleWeek posts or entry.


  1. Carlee, you are amazing! Sorry things are so busy for you. What a great post and I am glad that you got some help. Thinking of you!❤️

    1. I am not sure I would know what to do if they weren't a bit busy! Luckily it is all good stuff. Thank you!

  2. I missed this last year! Sounds like you are busy for all the right reasons! Thank you for handing it over so it can continue. I've already found some great recipes to try and some new blogs to follow.

    1. I am glad Cam was willing to take it on and I was able to still participate. I absolutely love all the apple goodness!

  3. I love making Apple Crisp with apples during the fall.

  4. Great ideas! I am so ready for Fall! And Apple Crisp Ala mode, of course. And Envy is right at the top of my list for apples!

    1. Envys are so good and so is apple crisp ala mode!

  5. I love my mom's Apple Crisp recipe. She makes it often during the fall.

  6. Leslie:
    I like to make skillet fried apples.

    1. We love them too! My son has been asking for some, so they are on our menu tonight!

  7. My favorite is a dutch apple pie with a crunchy oat topping.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I love reading your ideas!