Pies, crisps, chips, and more.   

By Corey Williams
August 06, 2019

Apple season is (almost) here and we can’t wait to make the most of it. Whether they’re in a pie or in a salad, apples are rarely a bad idea. Here are our favorite ways to use the fall fruit:

Related: 13 Types of Apples—and How to Use Them

1. Apple Pie

Greg DuPree

We don’t think we’re alone when we say that pie is the best way to consume apples. We have a lot of delicious apple pie recipes, but you can never go wrong with the classic. 

Get the recipe: Buxton Hall Ultimate Apple Pie

2. Apple Salad

Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke, Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

There’s nothing like some crisp apple slices to brighten up a boring packed lunch. 

Get the recipe: Shaved Carrot, Asparagus, and Apple Salad

3. Sautéed Apples

Caitlin Bensel

Heating apple slices in a skillet is a surefire way to bring out those warm fall flavors your craving—and make your house smell incredible. 

Get the recipe: Sautéed Spiced Apples and Cabbage

4. Caramel Apples

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Messy? Sure. Sticky? Quite. The perfect combination of deliciousness and nostalgia? Absolutely.  

Get the recipe: Caramel Apples

5. Apple Cake

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

There’s only one way to deal with apple pie burnout this fall: apple cake. 

Get the recipe: Cinnamon-Apple Cake

6. Applesauce

You could buy the packaged stuff in stores. But where’s the fun in that?

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Applesauce

7. Apple Crisp

Photo: Jen Causey, Food Styling: Gordon Sawyer and Tina Stamos, Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell

I think we’ve established that we love a good apple pie—but making a pie from scratch is definitely a labor of love. An apple crisp, meanwhile, packs all the flavor without all the fussiness. 

Get the recipe: Apple Crisp

8. Apple Cider

Photo: Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Spiced apple cider is amazing by itself, but it’s also the key ingredient in quite a few fall cocktails. 

Get the recipe: Whiskey-Apple Cider Punch

9. Apple Butter

Southern Living

Apple butter is a super spreadable, super easy way to add a little autumnal flavor to anything you want to spruce up a bit. 

Get the recipe: Easy Apple Butter

10. Apple Chips

Caitlin Bensel

Can you imagine a tastier, healthier fall snack? We didn’t think so. 

Get the recipe: Sweet and Spicy Apple Chips

 

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