Our Best Apple Recipes for Fall
Apple Chips with Honey-Lemon Mint Yogurt Dip
If bring home too big a haul from apple picking, these apple chips are a clever way to make delicious use of the surplus. These versatile chips are also customizable—sprinkle on any of your favorite spice blends for a unique twist.
Caramel Apple Cake
This apple cake is the one to make when you’re looking to impress. Topped with gorgeous sautéed apples and our Apple Brandy-Caramel Sauce, this beautifully decorated cake is sure to be your centerpiece and a head-turner at any gathering.
Double-Crust Apple Pie
With two crusts, you seal in all of the apples’ natural juices and flavor, with the added bonus of twice the perfectly golden piecrust. Our secret: tossing the apples in apple juice to prevent browning and for a double dose of apple flavor.
Easy Individual Apple Crisps with Oatmeal Crumble
These single-serve apple crisps are a fast, easy, and simple dessert that works well for weeknight cravings. Our shortcut: using your favorite oatmeal cookie as the crumble to save time, instead of hand-mixing your own from scratch.
Fall Greens and Apple Salad
Cooler weather usually brings on an onslaught of warm, indulgent food that can leave you craving anything crisp and fresh. This big, colorful apple salad recipe hits all of the right seasonal notes with a tangy ginger-apple cider dressing.
Apple Cider Fritters
Perfectly crisp on the outside, deliciously sweet on the inside, apple fritters taste like fall. Make sure to closely monitor the oil temperature for this apple recipe: Going lower than 360 degrees will leave you with greasy fritters, but go over 370 degrees, and you run the risk of over-browning or burning.
You decide when to eat these jelly-filled, cinnamon and apple doughnuts—they work for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or as a sweet snack. Our quick fix: using a store-bought hot roll mix (such as Pillsbury) saves a little bit on the labor time.
Miso Caramel-Apple Pie
Miso caramel seems an unlikely combo—but it’s a match made to be. Deep umami miso balances the sticky sweet of caramel and apple, making this decadent caramel apple pie recipe unparalleled in flavor.
Spiced Apple Chutney
Tangy and sweet with a spicy kick, this versatile apple chutney can be used in to top any protein of your choice, or as a way to spruce up sandwiches and salads. Mustard seeds add a complex earthiness that let sweet Honeycrisp apples shine.
Easy Apple Cobbler
After peeling and slicing the apples, which is the bulk of the workload, this gooey, warm, easy apple cobbler comes together in a snap. Finish with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect autumn dessert.
Fried Apple Pies
Because we know how good these are, this recipe makes enough filling for a second batch that you can freeze for later. These hand pies can easily be made ahead of time and taste delicious either warm or at room temperature.
An autumn classic, this caramel apple recipe takes a little extra time, but it’s 100% worth the effort. Our homemade gooey caramel sauce makes all the difference in taste and texture and has that authentic fall fair taste.
Apple Peel-and-Core Jelly
If making apple recipes all season has left you with plenty of leftover peels and cores, this clever apple canning recipe is the perfect solution. Cinnamon and clove give this spiced apple jelly recipe a warming fall aroma.
Easy Apple Butter
We recommend sweet apples for this apple butter recipe: Gala, Honeycrisp, and Braeburn are our favorites, but you can use whatever you have on hand. The additions of cinnamon and cloves pack flavor, but also make your kitchen smell amazing as this simmers.
Apple Streusel Muffins with Maple Drizzle
Perfect for a lazy Sunday-morning brunch, this apple muffin recipe will become your new go-to favorite. The best part of this indulgent breakfast food is the crumbly oat streusel.
Cinnamon-Cider Candied Apples
Swapping traditional caramel for cinnamon-flavored candies such as red hots makes for a fun, festive twist on a classic candy apple recipe. Make sure to wash and scrub the apples well to remove any residual waxy coating.
Spin everything you love about apple pie into this delicious (and speedier) apple turnover recipe. The addition of maple syrup adds a more complex, mellow sweetness, and using frozen puff pastry means these come together in a pinch.
Stuffed Baked Apples with Maple Yogurt Cream
These baked apples are stuffed with dried fruit, fall spices, and oats before becoming beautifully tender and plump in the oven. A yogurt-maple syrup drizzle is the perfect finishing touch on this fast-assembly dessert.
Cabbage and Apple Slaw
This creamy and colorful apple slaw would be a perfect light side at a fall tailgate. Our recipe showcases ruby red Fuji apples, which make a crisp and sweet addition to any salad or slaw.
Spiced Apple Cider
Apple cider needs no introduction—this steamy, warming drink stands out as a tried-and-true family-favorite when the weather gets chilly. Give this easy apple cider recipe a boozy kick for adults by adding a shot of spiced rum to each serving.
Peggy’s Classic Apple Dumplings
Nutty, spicy, buttery, and decadent, these classic apple dumplings are well worth the effort of hand-rolling the pie crust and making homemade sugar syrup. Pecans make for a satisfyingly crunchy topping.
This recipe is an easy way to make use of surplus apples. While we prefer McIntosh apples, feel free to use whatever variety you have on hand. Frozen puff pastry dough makes prep easy and yields a delightful flaky pastry.
Apple adds a subtle sweetness to earthy rosemary, and also keeps the bread deliciously moist. This quick apple bread is perfect for your favorite fruit preserve or just a simple spread of butter.
Apple Pie Smoothie
This apple pie smoothie is an easy way to treat yourself and pack some nutrients into your day.
Maple Quinoa Bake with Skillet Apples and Walnuts
This hearty and comforting baked quinoa is a great healthy breakfast to make ahead for the family or serve for a brunch gathering with friends.
Sweet and Spicy Apple Chips
Long, low-heat baking dehydrates the apple slices so they become wonderfully crunchy once they cool. Ancho chile powder and cayenne pepper lend moderate heat—adjust the amount to suit your taste.
How next-level store-bought crust, smart touches of fat and flavoring, and a trio of apples fit together fabulously.
Sweet, salty, fruity, and crunchy, these bars truly pack a little bit of everything! Whip up a batch for your next picnic or hike, and stay fueled all day.
Apple Quinoa Bowl with Cinnamon Ricotta
Kohlrabi and Apple Slaw
Kohlrabi is a good source of vitamin C; it makes a great stand-in for celery in this riff on Waldorf salad.
Potato Pancakes With Apple Butter
Frozen hash browns make it possible to whip up latkes in minutes. Enjoy the combo of crisp potato pancakes and a simple green salad for a light entrée, or serve alongside roast chicken or beef for a protein punch.
Carrot-Apple Muffins With Orange Glaze
These tender, lightly sweetened whole-grain muffins have a special can’t-put-your-finger-on-it flavor thanks to garam masala. Look for garam masala in the spice aisle; large spice brands make it. If you don’t have it or can’t find it, you can substitute an equal amount of cinnamon.
Filet Mignon with Apple-Fennel Slaw
Go ahead and schedule a dinner party—we’ve got the perfect dish right here. Ask your butcher to cut evenly sized fillets to ensure the steaks cook at the same rate.
Grilled Apple Pie a la Mode
Whether it’s in the backyard or around a campfire, this easy, on-the-spot recipe has all the elements of a perfect apple pie. Make sure to use apples that are the same size so they’ll cook at the same rate. The ice cream will melt quickly, so put it on the apples right as you serve them.
Whiskey-Apple Cider Punch
We created this refreshing punch with tailgating in mind, but it would be a hit at fall gathering. Made with frozen cranberries, sparkling apple cider, honey, brown sugar, fresh lemon juice, and bourbon, it’s deliciously sweet and tangy. Frozen cranberries are best for this recipe; be sure to let them thaw before you add them to the food processor.
Apple Peel-And-Core Jelly
Don’t waste a thing this apple season with this scrumptious apple jelly recipe that uses just the scraps! It’s the perfect way to use up the rest of the apple while your next apple pie is baking away in the oven.
Roasted Pork with Apples and Potatoes
This meal shows off the sheet pan at its most versatile: The protein, starch, vegetable, and pan sauce all cook to perfection in the same pan. Look for a large apple so the slices retain some texture after roasting. The pan needs to get very, very hot to get a good crust on the pork: Preheat the oven to 500°F first, then reduce to 450°F after adding the pork so it cooks evenly. The browned bits left in the pan will be incorporated into a luscious sauce.
Apple Pie Nachos
All of the flavors you crave from a gooey apple pie, but in an easy-to-make, highly shareable format.
Apple-Pear Pie with Cookie Butter Caramel
If you’re looking to go next-level for you next holiday pie, this speculoos infused apple and pear pie is exactly what you’re looking for. Featuring finely ground speculoos cookies (we used Biscoff brand) in the crust, larger crumbles in the pecan streusel topping, and a decadent salted cookie butter caramel sauce both in the filling and drizzled over top, this fruit pie is anything but boring. While it may seem like a hassle, don’t skip giving your fruit the little pre-cook described in step 5. This method of par-cooking the slice apples and pears will help your fruit achieve a delightfully tender, but not-too-mushy texture through the baking process.
Instant Pot Apple Sauce
Is there any food more wholesome than homemade applesauce? Doubt it. Thankfully, wholesome comes quick and easy with this Instant Pot Apple Sauce.
Warm Apple Compote and Aged Cheddar Topping
Apple Cider Margarita
This autumnal twist on a summer favorite is the perfect, easy-to-shake-up cocktail for your next fall happy hour or holiday party.
Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese
This incredible sweet-meets-savory sandwich is buttery and beautiful way to celebrate apple season.
Apple Stack Cake
Use six disposable 8-inch aluminum cake pans to create the layers of this stunning cake. Prepare the filling up to three days before assembling the cake.