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 and Cranberry Puffed Pancake

Tangy cranberries and tart apples (or sweet, if you prefer) add loads of flavor to this fluffy pancake. 

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

Caramel-Covered Apples

All you need are three ingredients for easy caramel apples! These are a tried-and-true favorite treat in the fall, especially around Halloween.


Turkey and Green Apple Panini

Try this fun twist on grilled cheese, which won first prize in the 2016 Apple Recipe Contest!

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

Apple Cider Bread or Muffins

The apple cider with cinnamon adds plenty of fall flavor—and makes your house smell like fall, too! 

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Amallia Eka

Apple Oatmeal Crisp

A delicious apple crisp that’s just perfect for the fall season.


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! 

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Apples and Pork

Pork with apples is a classic dish that perfectly mixes sweet with savory. It can also be made in a slow cooker.

apples-and-pork.jpgPhoto Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Apple Cinnamon Waffles 

Cinnamon adds a nice fall flavor to these waffles! Cook down the apple slices in butter and cinnamon on the stovetop to soften them for an even more delicious dish.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Ekaterina Smirnova

Curried Apple Squash Soup

The tangy combination of tart apples and hot spices elevates squash to first-course holiday status.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Olegd

Apple Butter

Make your own apple butter with this simple recipe. Apple butter is a delicious alternative to peanut butter, and a great way to use fresh apples.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/marysckin

Double-Apple Walnut Bread 

The perfect bread for fall! Packed with fruit and walnuts, it just tastes like autumn and is a great seasonal alternative to traditional banana 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!

Nothing tastes better than hot apple cider on a cold autumn day or evening. Plus, it fills the house with a delicious fragrance. 


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