73 Crisp & Juicy Apple Recipes That Bring All the Fall Flavor
Fall’s favorite fruit teams up with a little sugar and spice for a Southern roll call of irresistible treats–from caramel apple muffins to pecan pie cobbler. Apples are a scrumptious fall fruit, and nothing is better on a cool autumn evening than a delicious, warm dessert. Here is a bounty of apple recipes—apple pies, apple turnovers, apple muffins, apple cakes, and more. These apple recipes each share a passion for this fabulous fruit. Enjoy a Caramel Apple Coffee Cake with a cup of your favorite brew, or try an Easy Skillet Apple Pie. If you prefer your apples on the side, Brussels Sprout Slaw with Apples and Pecans would be mouthwatering apple recipe to try. However you slice it, these apple recipes have just the right appeal.
Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
Caramel Apple Cake
Apple Bread Pudding
Easy Skillet Apple Pie
Easy Apple Butter
Recipe: Easy Apple Butter
This spread is autumn's sweetest sensation, stealing the show as a condiment and lending rich flavor to some of our favorite fall recipes.
Test Kitchen Tip: Use a wooden spoon to draw a line through the apple butter on the bottom of the pot; if the line holds for 5 seconds before the apple butter merges back together, it's finished cooking.
Caramel Apple Blondie Pie
Caramel Apple Coffee Cake
Recipe: Caramel Apple Coffee Cake
This cake is down-home delicious and so easy you won't believe you started from scratch.
Caramel Apple Dip
Recipe: Caramel Apple Dip
A sugary spin on a cream cheese classic with a crisp bruléed topping.
Fresh Apple Cake
Apple, Lemon, and Gin Shandy
Recipe: Apple, Lemon, and Gin Shandy
This refreshing, citrusy drink goes from kitchen to cooler with ease.
Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Feed the gang with one large 5- to 6-pound bird or two smaller ones. To achieve golden brown skin, first roast at high heat, then turn the oven temperature down to cook the chicken through. Serve with sweet potatoes and apples for a perfect finish.
Caramel Apple Topping
Recipe: Caramel Apple Topping
Serve warm over cakes, ice cream, or brownies for a decadent dessert.
Apple Hello Dolly Bars
Recipe: Apple Hello Dolly Bars
Everyone loves the chocolate, coconut, and pecan layers of Hello Dolly Bars. But throw in a layer of chopped Granny Smiths and they will rave.
Upside-Down Caramelized Apple Cake
This buttery mixture of pecans, brown sugar, and tart Granny Smiths makes for an irresistible treat.
Creole Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
This bread pudding is from New Orleans chef Leah Chase, the queen of Creole cuisine. And yes, it does call for 5 tablespoons of vanilla extract.
Recipe: Cinnamon Apples
Nice and versatile, these sweet apples are delicious served over ice cream or pound cake but also taste great alone.
Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions
This one-pan dish is as impressive as it is easy to make. Once you complete this hearty dish of savory apples and whipped cream, you’ll also finish with a side and a sauce all-in-one. The Granny Smith apples add sweet notes to the otherwise savory flavor profile, and pull richness from the bourbon. Out of bourbon? Just use scotch or whiskey as a replacement. When you stir in the liquor into the hot sauce, you’ll immediately see the alcohol evaporate from the pan. Be sure to brown the chops well so they'll give the mustardy pan sauce deep flavor.
Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with Candied Pecans
This seasonal salad is bursting with flavor thanks to an absolutely dazzling vinaigrette and a bevy of autumnal spices and ingredients.
Apple and Pear Crisp
Recipe: Apple and Pear Crisp
If you’re looking for the perfect recipe to herald in the fall season, consider it found. Finish with a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.
Apple Stack Cake
Recipe: Apple Stack Cake
This rustic cake is best after it has “cured” for a few days. Store in a cool (not cold) dark place to give the filling and layers a chance to fully meld. The result is divine.
Recipe: Apple Bread
This not-too-sweet quick bread has a subtle flavor that makes it a prime offering for more than just dessert. Serve it up for breakfast or as a comforting snack any time of day.
Recipe: Apple-Bourbon Pie
Bourbon-infused raisins, apricot preserves, pecans, cinnamon, and nutmeg take your favorite apple pie to new heights.
Recipe: Apple Butter
Our six-ingredient slow cooker apple butter is a fall staple. Just make sure you’re up and at ‘em—it’ll take a full 10 hours to cook.
Apple Butter Cobbler with Drop Biscuits
This recipe calls for a staggering four pounds of apples. That’s right, two pound of Granny Smith and two pounds of Honeycrisp or Gala. Trust us, the harvest will be put to good use.
Apple Butter Doughnuts with Salted-Caramel Glaze
What could possibly make our Apple-Butter Doughnuts even better? How about glazing them with Salted-Caramel sauce? Yep, that'll do it.
Apple Butter-Pecan Quick Bread
Apple Butter Pound Cake with Caramel Frosting
Apple Cider Doughnuts
Recipe: Apple Cider Doughnuts
The best part of these doughnuts is under hot debate. Is it the fluffy, cakey center or the sweet, crispy exterior? You decide.
Recipe: Apple Chips
Our two-ingredient Apple Chips are as straightforward as they sound. But the resulting flavor—now that’s on another level.
Recipe: Apple-Cranberry Coleslaw
Start with pre-shredded cabbage to whip up this seasonal slaw in a flash.