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16 Ways With Apples, From Cocktails to Salads to Dessert

Sep 26 2014 - 5:30am

Nothing says "Autumn has arrived!" more than a big bite into a crisp, juicy apple. Whether you want something savory, sweet, or boozy, check out these apple recipes we've pulled to make great use of one of our favorite fruits.

— Additional reporting by Anna Monette Roberts and Lizzie Fuhr

Sources: Anna Monette Roberts, Cook's Country [1], Cooking For Keeps [2], Nicole Perry

Cranberry-Apple Baked Oatmeal

The aroma alone of this cranberry-apple baked oatmeal [3] is enough to get you out of bed in the morning.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Speck Salad With Apples and Arugula

Rather than a green salad garnished with speck — a smoky cured ham — this appetizer is more speck garnished with apples and arugula [4]. Can't find speck (or prefer something less smoky)? Prosciutto or jamon iberico would be excellent substitutes.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Classic Apple Pie

This apple pie recipe [5] calls for shortening instead of butter, so the crust is exceptionally flaky.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Apple Cidercar

A spin on the sidecar cocktail, this apple cidercar [6] is like Fall in cocktail form.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Apple Dumplings With Cider Sauce

Wrap apples in buttery biscuit dough, bake, and drizzle with cider sauce for a modern take on apple dumplings [7].

Source: Cook's Country [8]

Apple Pie Bars

These crumble-topped bar cookies [9] are like apple pie for crust lovers — not to say that they skimp on the filling either!

Photo: Nicole Perry

Apple Chips

Instead of buying apple chips at the store, avoid the high markup and make them at home [10]. No need to buy a dehydrator, a standard oven does the trick provided it's turned down to a low temp.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Apple-Date Muffincakes

Darling apple-date muffincakes [11] would be quite the sweet addition at a big brunch.

Photo: Sabrina Eldredge

Roasted Applesauce

This is no jarred stuff. Learn the process behind making homemade applesauce [12]. Snack on it alone or spoon it over oatmeal, latkes [13], or buttermilk pancakes [14].

Photo: Nicole Perry

Individual Baked Apple Crisps

These individual baked apple crisps [15] couldn't be easier to pull together. Hello, weeknight dessert!

Photo: Sarah Lipoff

Red Cabbage, Cranberry, and Apple Slaw

A hearty salad that'll hold up till lunchtime without going soggy can be hard to find. This crisp cabbage slaw with apples and walnuts [16] absolutely fits the bill.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Individual Apple Galettes With Caramel Sauce

Flaky, buttery crust, well-spiced apple slices, and caramel sauce combine forces in these adorable individual galettes [17].

Source: Cooking For Keeps [18]

Apple Cobbler

Michelle Obama's slow-cooked apple cobbler [19] should be a staple Fall recipe in every household.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Apple Butter

Essentially superconcentrated, spiced applesauce, apple butter [20] is an excellent option for smearing onto toast, layering in a cake, or swirling into oatmeal.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Apple Crisp Baked Apples

Combine two classic apple sweets — apple crisp and baked apples — into one easy yet impressive dessert [21].

Photo: Nicole Perry

French Caramel Apple Tart

You might not believe it once you try a well-spiced slice, but this elegant French-style apple tart [22] only requires six ingredients.

Source: America's Test Kitchen [23]

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