Fall brings the best apples to local markets and roadside stands. Fall is a time of year when comfort food warms you from the inside out. Combining CBD and apples in these fall dishes might have you getting your daily serving of fruit more often. In this recipe guide, we’ll offer suggestions for specific varieties of apples with a specific Canna Trading Co. hemp CBD extract tincture.
Our Favorite CBD and Apples Combinations
Below are some of our favorite ways to combine CBD and apples. We’ll put new spins on classics. We’ll also give you a few ideas to use some of these recipes in more than one way. There are dozens of varieties of apples, so if these are not available in your local area, feel free to make a suitable substitute.
Easy Homemade Chunky CBD Applesauce
This is the easiest apple sauce you’ll ever make. It might have you taking the time to make it from scratch and not ever buy store-bought applesauce again.
3 Braeburn apples
1 Granny Smith apple
2 Gala apples
2 droppers of Canna Trading Co. 1500 mg Vanilla Tincture
½ teaspoon ground ginger (or freshly grated if you have it on hand)
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon allspice
2 tablespoons unsalted sweet cream butter
2 cups water
Pinch of sea salt
4 grinds peppercorn medley
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
Start by peeling and coring all of your apples. Once complete, cut ½ of the apples into thin slices and the other into ½ inch cubes. Place the apples into a large pot. Place the pot on the stove and turn the heat to medium. Add in ½ of your water. Simmer for 30 minutes and then give everything a stir. If it needs more water, feel free to add it in.
Once the apples start to break down just a little, add in your spices. Stir well and simmer another 30 minutes. Keep an eye on the water level. Add more as you need it. 2 cups is just a starting point, some varieties of apples require more water to get them to break down.
Once the apples are mostly broken down, add in the vanilla bean paste and butter. Taste.
Adjust your seasoning if need be, but do not add sugar.
Once the apples have broken down, use a potato masher to mash it up just a little more. This should be a chunky applesauce.
Allow it to cool for 1 hour and then add in your vanilla CBD tincture. Fold it in to make sure it’s all combined.
Serve warm or allow it to be chilled.
Additional uses for this CBD applesauce include:
- Topping over baked brie
- Cooked down for several hours to make apple butter (you wouldn’t add the vanilla CBD tincture until the apple butter is lukewarm)
- Apple buttercream frosting for cakes and cupcakes
- Cupcake and cake filling
- Cheesecake topping
- As a dip with softened cream cheese for a fall snack tray
- Mixed with butter to make a great toast and biscuit smear
- Apple pie milkshake
These are just a few additional ideas for this simple applesauce. It really does cook itself. You don’t need to check on it that much but do want to make sure that it always has a little bit of liquid in it.
CBD and Apples Fancy Pork Loin
Going with the pork chops and applesauce theme, we’re going to kick this classic up a few notches and make it a little more modern. In this recipe, you get pork 2 ways, a little fruit and a dose of CBD all in one meal.
1 pork loin (3-4 pounds preferably)
2-3 Fuji apples
6-10 slices of Applewood smoked bacon
2 droppers of Canna Trading Co. Alchemy tincture
2-3 tablespoons flour
Black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon paprika
1 sprig of fresh Thyme shucked and chopped fine
For this recipe, you’ll need a cast iron skillet that is large enough to fit your pork loin. If you are using a large pork loin, you might need to cut it in half. Note that there is no salt in this recipe – which is because the bacon will provide enough salty flavor.
Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Trim the fat off of your pork loin. Place the black pepper and flour into a gallon size storage bag. Add the pork loin to the bag and shake until the entire pork loin is lightly covered. You just want a dusting of flour to help hold everything together.
Peel and core your apples. Slice them nearly paper thin in full rounds. Shingle the apples on top of the pork loin. Just make 1 layer of apples.
Wrap the bacon around the pork loin tightly. Tack each piece of bacon in place with a toothpick.
Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in your cast iron skillet and turn the heat on to medium high. When the pan is hot, add the pork loin to the pan with the side with the apples facing down. Allow the bacon to brown slightly. Sear the pork loin for 5 – 6 minutes. Flip it over and place it in the oven.
Bake the pork loin for 12 minutes per pound. Remove the pork loin from the oven after 40 minutes and check the temperature. A fully cooked piece of pork should read 145 degrees on a meat thermometer. If it is up to temperature, feel free to remove it from the oven and allow the resting period to start. (Note: your pork loin may take less time if you are using a smaller piece of meat; take this into account when placing it into the oven).
While the meat rests, combine the Alchemy tincture, paprika, thyme and 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a bowl and whisk it together.
Once the meat has rested for 20 minutes, remove the toothpicks and slice it into 1-inch slices. Shingle it onto a serving plate. Drizzle the CBD and olive oil mixture over the top.
This can be served:
- On a bed of roasted root vegetables
- Over wild rice
- With sautéed cabbage
- With the applesauce as a sauce (just puree it in a blender with a little extra water to thin it out a little)
- Over roasted potatoes
- With a mixed grain salad
This pork loin recipe is very versatile. If you like it spicy, add a dash or two of cayenne pepper to the olive oil drizzle. If you want candied bacon, brush the bacon with real maple syrup before placing it into the oven.
We chose the Alchemy tincture for this recipe because it has a warm, peppery flavor that really goes well with the apples, pork and bacon.
These CBD and apples recipes will not only add new recipes to your personal arsenal, they’ll have you looking like a chef in your kitchen. You can refrigerate the applesauce for up to 2 weeks or even freeze it for up to a month. The pork loin may become a friend and family favorite. If you make these recipes, please share your photos of your renditions with us.