Pies, crisps, chips, and more.

By Corey Williams
Updated August 06, 2019
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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:

1. Apple Pie

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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.

2. Apple Salad

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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.

3. Sautéed Apples

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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.

4. Caramel Apples

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

Get the recipe: Caramel Apples

5. Apple Cake

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Caitlin Bensel

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

Get the recipe: Sweet and Spicy Apple Chips