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5 Must-Try Apple Dishes for Fall

BY Lauren Staehle | September 12, 2016 | Feature Features

Chefs scoop up autumn's prized produce for a sophisticated nod to the season.
The French pastry-inspired apple pie at Blue Duck Tavern

1. Founding Farmers: Ham, Apple and Peas Mac and Cheese
It’s a classic combination, but Founding Farmers elevates mom’s pork and apples with a decadent rendition of mac and cheese. Gouda and gruyere cheeses complement the tart apple while peas add a colorful, nostalgic pop. $15, 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.822.8783

2. Blue Duck Tavern: Apple Pie
American heritage and French pastry techniques combine for a harmonious blend of tart Granny Smith apples inside a thick, buttery crust. It’s all topped with a deep caramel sauce that oozes over every inch of this hearty dessert for two. $19, 1201 24th St. NW, 202.419.6755

3. B Too: Boudin Blanc With Green Apple
The iconic Belgian dish is artfully prepared by Chef Bart Vandaele with homemade pork sausage, Granny Smith apples and silky potato mousseline. $11, 1324 14th St. NW, 202.627.2800

4. Kapnos: Roasted Apple Pressed Toast
Brunch at Kapnos is a delicious blend of Greek flavors and comforting breakfast classics. The pressed toast amplifies traditional grilled cheese with whipped mizithra, spiced apples and honey. $11, 2201 14th St. NW, 202.234.5000

5. DGS Delicatessen: Potato Latkes with Apple Preserves
Chef Brian Robinson has mastered the flavors of Eastern Europe with staples like hot, crispy latkes served with the traditional toppers of chunky applesauce and sour cream. From $6, 1317 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.293.4400

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