Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes That Bring Out the Flavors of Fall's Finest Fruit
The only thing better than spending a crisp afternoon on an orchard picking apples is making the most of the fresh fruit! Fall is the time when apples are at their peak, ready to be sliced, diced, and thrown into every recipe you can think of. Sweet desserts and savory one-pot meals can all be made with a flavorful apple base, letting you enjoy the fresh produce all season long. Whether you want something savory, sweet, or boozy, these recipes will give you all that and more. A day at the orchards will be even better when you know you can go home and make a delicious dish with your newly picked fruit. Check out the best apple recipes ahead, and bite into fall's favorite fruit!
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
Caramel Apple Clafoutis
Ever tried anything that's described as a "pancake meets soufflé baked dessert"? Now is your chance! This mouthwatering dish is made with brown butter caramel apples and fall spices, and wow, it's good. Bake it until brown, and dive in!
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Apple Cider Doughnuts
The best kind of doughnuts are the ones made with apple cider. These fried doughnuts are crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside, and loaded with sweet apple flavor.
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Cranberry Apple Sangria
Sangria fans, this one's for you! Put the perfect autumnal spin on the summer recipe by adding cranberries, apples, oranges, cinnamon, and cloves to the mix, and enjoy.
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Prosciutto, Apple, and Sage Butter Chicken With Cider Pan Sauce
This cheesy prosciutto-wrapped chicken features crisp apples, roasted garlic, crispy sage, and browned butter. Served in a white wine and cider sauce — it's as tasty as it sounds. Enjoying it with a warm cup of apple cider won't hurt either.
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Cinnamon Spiced Apple Fritters With Vanilla Coffee Glaze
Honeycrisp apples are fried and coated with a sweet vanilla coffee glaze that makes these fritters taste seriously good. Trust us when we tell you that they'll be your favorite fall treat.
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Baked Apple Slices
If you went apple picking and got too many to count, this dessert is just the thing you need to whip up. It's essentially the low-maintenance version of apple pie, and it's damn good. Eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or really whenever you please.
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Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole
If French toast is your go-to breakfast dish, take things to the next level by whipping up this sweet delight. Topped with apples and sprinkled with cinnamon, you can even make this the night before if you want to nosh on it the minute you wake up.
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Lemon Rosemary Dijon Chicken and Butter Toasted Rice Pilaf
Wild rice, pan-seared chicken, and autumnal vegetables make this dish a delicious weeknight meal. Paired with apples, apple cider, and white wine, it's got all the best flavors out there.
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German Apple Cake
If you have a sweet tooth, this two-tiered German cake will satisfy all your cravings. It's coated in a cinnamon cream cheese frosting and is most definitely the fall dessert you've been looking for.
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Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Wake up and dive into these overnight oats! Made with Greek yogurt, chia seeds, vanilla, and cinnamon, you can top it off with apple slices, peanut butter, and honey.
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Apple Pie Baked Apples
If baking a whole pie isn't in your schedule, this recipe will fit right in. Fresh apples are stuffed with sugar and coated in pie dough, leaving you with a soft and sweet treat that will melt in your mouth.
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It's not fall if you're not making apple strudel! This easy recipe will let you enjoy the fall-time favorite in no time. Feel free to douse each slice in as much glaze as you please.
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Spiral Apple Bread With Caramel Apple Glaze
Although this apple bread might look hard to make, it's really not! Filled with juicy apples and puffy bread, you'll want to dig into this every hour of the day.
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Apple Streusel Cake
Craving cake? This streusel dessert will cure that craving, and then some. It's packed with moist apples and sweet streusel, making every bite truly savory.
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Sweet and Salty Chocolate-Drizzled Cider Caramel Apples
Want to serve an app that will steal the show? These festive caramel apples can be slices into bite-size bits or served as full apples. Complete with apple cider, honey, and bourbon, everyone will forget about the main course after they indulge in these.
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Caramelized Apple, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Pan Pizza
You know that cheese and pizza go well together, but did you know that apples did, too? Sweet, crispy, and crunchy, adding apple slices to this drool-worthy dinner dish is the key to success.
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Cinnamon Apple Crisp
A timeless classic, it doesn't get much better than apple crisp. Packed with juicy apples and baked to perfection, this recipe will make your mouth water all season long.
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Caramel Apple Hot Toddy Cocktail
Give hot toddies the best fall twist when you try this sweet recipe. Not only will you be able to add all the apple slices you please, but you will also get a nice buzz. Cheers to that!
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Iced Oatmeal Cookie Apple Pies
Who said you can't have pie for breakfast? This rich recipe combines cookies and pie into one utterly delicious treat that'll make any morning better.
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Individual Apple Galettes With Caramel Sauce
Everyone loves having dessert and having their own dessert is even better. These individual apple galettes consist of a glorious filling of apple and brown sugar that's elevated by brandy and brown butter. If that doesn't sound good, we don't know what will.
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Apple Dumplings With Cider Sauce
Apple dumplings are a homespun combination of warm pastry, concentrated apple flavor, raisins, butter, and cinnamon. Top it off with an apple cider sauce, and you'll be scraping your plate for more.
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Apple Pie Bars
If pie crust gets you in a tizzy, or you've ever been tempted to pick the buttery topping off of a crumble, these apple pie bars are the dessert for you. Not to say that they skimp on the filling — there's plenty juicy, spiced apples to go around — but compared to a slice of classic apple pie, the balance is more in the crust's favor.
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Apple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls With Cream Cheese Frosting
Take cinnamon rolls to a place they've never been before when you make this glorious recipe. Stuffed with honey crisp apples, sliced pecans, and the perfect blend of cinnamon sugar, your mouth will be watering before you even put on the cream cheese frosting and caramel sauce.
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Rose Apple Pie With Bourbon Glaze
If you want to impress your favorite apple-loving guests, this is the recipe for you. It's elegant, sweet, and absolutely divine. Serve it with a chilled glass of bourbon for best results.
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Healthy and protein-packed, this smoothie recipe makes the perfect breakfast or lunch option. It's made with frozen applesauce, almond milk, ground flaxseed, and your favorite nut butter, proving that it's both healthy and delicious.
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Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
If you're craving a crisp but can't have it because of the gluten, we're here for you. This rich recipe is made sans gluten, meaning you can enjoy it down to the very last bite.
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Honey, Apple, Cheddar, and Bacon Panini
Warm, savory, and stuffed with cheese, this panini is the ultimate comfort food. Add bacon and apples to the inside, and dress it in as much honey as your heart desires.
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Apple Cinnamon Streusel Pull-Apart Bread
Warm, comforting, and easy to share, this pull-apart bread will be a staple in your kitchen all season long. Top it with honey, jam, or applesauce, and enjoy it with a hot cup of coffee or tea.
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Spiced Apple Margarita
Turn margaritas into a fall treat when you make these delicious drinks. Fresh lime, agave, cinnamon, and apple cider work together to make every sip exciting.
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Classic Apple Pie
A tried-and-true classic, apple pie is a staple of the season. It's warm, comforting, and perfect for a chilly day inside or out. Top it with cinnamon and whipped cream for best results.
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French Caramel Apple Tart
Feeling fancy? This apple tart will impress all those who see (and taste!) it. With a crispy crust and gooey inside, it will soon became a must-make dessert.
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Apple Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Oats, dried apples, roasted peanuts, creamy peanut butter, and crunchy honey granola make these bars a wonder for your taste buds. And the best part? You don't have to bake them, they're gluten free, and they're easy to make.
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Effortlessly fancy and perfectly sweet, this apple galette is a treat for all those who try it. Top it off with whipped cream and ice cream for the most satisfying results.
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Caramel Apple Bars
If you like caramel apples, these bite-size bars are for you. They're sweet, rich, and truly divine.
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Honey and Whiskey Apple Tarts
These pretty tarts are made with Granny Smith apples, brown sugar, and a teaspoon of whiskey. Not only do they look impressive, but they taste that way, too!
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Apple Crisp Baked Apples
When you combine two American classics, apple crisp and baked apples, the result is bound to be noteworthy. Fill it with oats and apples, and the result will be drool inducing.
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Easy Caramel Apple Snicker Salad
If you're looking for the ultimate easy-to-make dessert, this recipe is for you. It's made with crisp apples, sweet whipped cream, and peanut bits, and it's topped with crunchy candy bars. Need we say more?
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