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Recipes for Johnny Appleseed Day

September 26th is coming up: Johnny Appleseed Day. This holiday honors one of America's great legends. John Chapman was among the American settlers who were captivated by the movement west across the continent. As he traveled west, he planted apple trees along the way and sold trees to settlers. With every apple tree that was planted, the legend grew.


To help you celebrate, we at Westchester Park in Manhattan, KS have gathered some tasty apple-centered recipes that you can try out. These recipes and their descriptions come from


Apple Raisin Bread


"A yummy fruit and nut filled oat bread. I also like to use 3 mashed bananas in place of the apples, and sometimes use some of each."


Awesome Sausage, Apple, and Cranberry Stuffing


"This Thanksgiving stuffing is fantastic! It is very flavorful and fresh-tasting. This recipe will stuff a 10-pound turkey (which serves six) plus extra. I replaced the usual pork sausage with much healthier turkey sausage. Other dried fruits may also be used in place of cranberries."


Country Apple Dumplings


"Oh my [goodness]!! Who knew that fresh apples, crescent roll dough, and citrus soda could make such a wonderful treat!"


Caramel Apple Pork Chops


"Warm, spicy, and sweet, this wonderful Fall recipe is a guaranteed favorite for kids, and is great with smashed potatoes and buttered green beans."


All-Day Apple Butter


"This tasty apple butter is a real slow cooker, but well worth the wait. Depending on the sweetness of the apples used, the amount of sugar may be adjusted to taste."


Mulligatawny Soup


"The name Mulligatawny means 'pepper water', and curry is the particular ingredient that gives this incredible soup such a delicious I'm told. This old recipe was given to me long ago."


Do you have your own favorite apple-centered recipes? Share with us in the comments so that we can all try them out!