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Apple Recipes: 15 Favorites for Fall

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Apple Pie, Cake, Butter, Cider & More!

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Enjoy 15 of our must-make apple recipes, including a delicious apple pie recipe, apple cake, apple crisp, apple butter, apple walnut bread, applesauce, and even some savory options. 

Apple Crumb Pie With Caramel Sauce

We have a lot of great apple pie recipes but this one is our favorite—with a delicious crumb topping and apple caramel sauce on the side for that fall flavor! Remember to use a firm apple and preferably a mix of firm-tart and firm-sweet. See our article with a list on which types of apples are best for pies and other apple recipes.

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Apple Cake Recipe

This apple cake is very pretty and always a hit! Your kitchen will smell of fresh apples and cardamom! Mmm!

Credit: Mare-Anne Jarvela

Apple and Cranberry Puffed Pancake

Cranberry apple puffed pancake
Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Caramel-Covered Apples


Turkey and Green Apple Panini

Turkey and green apple panini. Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner
Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Apple Cider Bread or Muffins

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Amallia Eka

Apple Oatmeal Crisp

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Ievgeniia Maslovska

Apple Crumble Bars

Learn how to make the easiest fall dessert—Fresh Apple Crumble Bars.  Yes, that’s apple crumble pie in a bar form! 

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Apples and Pork

Photo Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Apple Cinnamon Waffles

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Ekaterina Smirnova

Curried Apple Squash Soup

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Olegd

Apple Butter

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/marysckin

Double-Apple Walnut Bread

Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Apple Dumplings

In this traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dessert, apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar are hugged by homemade dough for a melt-in-your-mouth experience!

Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Chicken, Apple and Cheese Casserole

The combination of apples and Swiss cheese is lovely, and preparation is easy. Use Jonagold apples—or, any other variety firm enough to hold up when cooked.
Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

And don’t forget the Mulled Apple Cider


More Apple Recipes and Fun

Best Applesauce Recipes

How to Can Applesauce

How to Make Apple Heads (Craft)

How to Make Apple Cider With a Press

Baked Apple Filled With Sausage

Are Apples Healthy? Apple’s Health Benefits and Uses

Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

Growing Guide for Apples

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