101 Crisp & Juicy Apple Recipes
Refrigerated piecrust dough is the speedy secret to these pastry-wrapped baked apples. Firm and juicy Braeburn apples are excellent for baking. Other good choices are Granny Smith, Cortland, Empire, and Jonagold.
- Recipe: Quick Apple Dumplings
No rolling pin required for this company-worthy cobbler! Sautée the apples and pears in brown sugar and butter, then pour on the crust and bake.
The crisp, sweet snap of Gala apples gives summery coleslaw a cool-weather update – perfect for backyard cookouts. Try it for supper with Toasted Pecan, Cranberry, and Gorgonzola Turkey Burgers or Barbecue Pork Sandwiches.
- Recipe: Lemon-Apple Coleslaw
Tart Granny Smith apples, sautéed in brown sugar and butter, get topped with the tender, sweet crunch of a pecan-pie muffin batter. Bake this fall favorite in six individual ramekins or a single casserole dish.
- Recipe: Apple-Pecan Pie Cobbler
Whip up this top-rated dessert in a flash. The cobbler starts with gingerbread mix and apple pie filling, then calls for a few standard kitchen staples. The ingredients keep for awhile, so stock up for a batch to make when guests arrive unexpectedly.
- Recipe: Apple-Gingerbread Cobbler
Sautéed apple slices baked beneath the batter turn these special muffins into miniature apple upside-down cakes. The same recipe also makes two luscious loaves of apple bread – perfect for fall picnics and tailgating.
- Recipe: Caramel-Apple Muffins
Apples are an easy (and delicious) way to add extra goodness to simple sandwiches – from smoked turkey and Swiss to grilled Cheddar and bacon. Our latest favorite? Layer crisp sweet Gala apple slices with the peppery bite of arugula and a creamy blue cheese, honey, and walnut spread.
- Recipe: Applelicious Sandwiches
Everyone loves apple pie, especially fresh from the oven on a chilly fall day. You can make this easy applesauce filling up to a week ahead and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Recipe: Applesauce Pie
Branch out and get creative with some of our favorite caramel apple toppings. We used Southern magnolia twigs; other branches may render the apples inedible. When in doubt, use craft sticks or large pretzel sticks.
- Recipe: Southern-Style Caramel Apples
If the title of this dessert recipe doesn't send you running for the kitchen, then you need to read it again. We've packed all your favorite desserts into one must-try indulgence. Cheesecake, brownies, and caramel apples... What more could you want?
- Recipe: Caramel Apple-Brownie Cheesecake
- Recipe: Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Be sure to press the cream cheese pastry dough all the way up the sides of the mini muffin cups so the tart shells will be deep enough to hold a generous amount of filling.
Ready to move beyond the classic shrimp cocktail? We thought so! Hard cider (fermented apple juice) infuses the shrimp with a faint hint of sweetness and subtle fruitiness.
Our twist on apple cobbler is both darling and delectable. Who could resist buttery biscuit dough rolled with almonds and brown sugar baked into a pretty pinwheel crust?
Thinly sliced pancetta (unsmoked Italian bacon cured with salt and spices) and a few quick twists of kitchen string turn an inexpensive pork loin into a party-worthy dish.
Making an apple pie has never been so easy. Simply toss apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar, and spoon over a refrigerated pie crust in the cast-iron skillet. Top with the other crust and bake.
- Recipe: Easy Skillet Apple Pie
If you plan on making an apple pie for dessert, pick up some extra Granny Smith apples for this savory pizza. Sweet fig preserves and goat cheese pair perfectly with the tart apples.
- Recipe: Apple-Goat Cheese Pizza
Give classic blonde brownies a makeover by adding diced apples to the mix. The apple and butterscotch flavors taste so great together you'll wonder why you never tried this before.
- Recipe: Apple-Butterscotch Brownies
It's impossible to resist the rich and nutty taste of browned butter. But when used in a frosting on top of Mocha-Apple Cake, it's to-die-for good!
Raw fennel is crisp and tasty, a perfect complement to apples and arugula. Test kitchen professional Marian Cooper Cairns recommends using a handheld mandoline for ultrathin apple slices.
- Recipes: Marian's Apple-Fennel Salad
Short on time? You can still enjoy the flavors of this classic, comforting dessert. To make these apple bundles you only need six ingredients, including refrigerated piecrust, frozen spiced apples, and jarred caramel sauce.
Save those apple peels and brew up a bottle of this syrup. It adds a trendy twist to tea, but you can also serve it in place of maple syrup with pancakes, oatmeal, or a warm baked apple.
- Recipe: Brown Sugar-Apple Simple Syrup
This deluxe version of spinach salad features a tangy sweet maple syrup vinaigrette, sliced apple, onion and and goat cheese and is topped with sweet curried pecans.
You can find apple cider either with shelf-stable or refrigerated juices. It doesn't matter which one you choose, so select the best value. Use dry sherry, not the much sweeter cream sherry.
- Recipe: Sherry-Baked Winter Fruit
Pork, cabbage, and apples are a classic combination. With plenty of spices—and even a beer to add flavor—this one-dish meal will become a staple in your household.
- Recipe: Pork Chops, Cabbage, and Apples
These starters look elegant on a serving platter--guests will be fooled by how quick and easy they really are. Assemble up to one hour ahead, cover with damp paper towels, and chill. Serve coarse-grain mustard or chutney alongside the skewers.
- Recipe: Ham-and-Cheese Skewers
Prepare tuna salad in advance for an instant meal from the fridge. Cucumber, onion, Granny Smith apple, and a Lemon Aïoli elevate the taste of canned tuna to extraordinary. Serve on bread or over a bed of salad greens.
Recipe: Tuna Salad With Lemon Aïoli
Reminiscent of traditional potato salad, Power Salad blends the healthful yet candy-like flavors of sweet potatoes, Granny Smith apples, and raisins in a light dressing. Walnuts and apple slices provide a crunch to each bite. Make this salad several hours in advance to let the flavors blend.
- Recipe: Power Salad