Apple Month: Apple Ratatouille Recipe

October is Apple Month here at Stark Bro's! Enjoy this unique taste for fall: apple ratatouille recipe from Granny Stark's Apple Cookbook by Olwen Woodier.

Ratatouille is a traditional French dish of stewed vegetables, often served as a side dish or as a main course with rice, pasta, or bread. It is usually sautéed, layered in a casserole dish, and baked or simply sautéed and served straight from the skillet. This apple ratatouille recipe adds a delightfully unique twist to the traditional ingredients! Try this sweet and savory recipe as your apples ripen on the tree this fall.

Apple Ratatouille Recipe

Preparation Time: 25 minutes Cooking Time: 50 minutes Yield: 8 servings

You Need:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 medium-size zucchini, sliced
  • 6 ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 medium-size apples (Rome Beauty, Granny Smith, Northern Spy), diced


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and add the onion. Crush the garlic directly into the skillet and sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Into the skillet, sprinkle the basil, oregano, allspice, and black pepper.
  3. Stir the bell peppers into the onions, and sauté for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the zucchini and the tomatoes to the skillet. Stir, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the apples to the ratatouille, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve hot.

The recipe above was excerpted from Granny Stark's Apple Cookbook © Olwen Woodier used with permission from Storey Publishing.