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.
Caramel Apple Sangria
Recipe: Caramel Apple Sangria
Pecan-flavored vodka, fresh apple cider, cinnamon sticks, sparkling wine, caramel-dipped apple slices, and nearly half a dozen whole apples make this one seasonal sipper you won’t soon forget.
Recipe: Apple Chips
Our two-ingredient Apple Chips are as straightforward as they sound. But the resulting flavor—now that’s on another level.
Brussels Sprout Slaw with Apples and Pecans
Who says your slaw obsession has to sit the season out? This recipe uses some of the brightest autumnal flavors to create a slaw that’s savory, crunchy, and always a crowd pleaser.
Caramel Apple Dip
Recipe: Caramel Apple Dip
A sugary spin on a cream cheese classic with a crisp bruléed topping.
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.
Sauteed Apple Crisp
Recipe: Sauteed Apple Crisp
This is one apple crisp that won’t take hours to get on the table. All you’ll need is 10 minutes and a few store-bought ingredients.
Watch: Festive Fall Apple Recipes
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.
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.
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-Cranberry Coleslaw
Start with pre-shredded cabbage to whip up this seasonal slaw in a flash.
Apple Cranberry Pie
Recipe: Apple Cranberry Pie
Let’s give them something unexpected the next time apple pie is on the menu with a recipe that calls on perfectly tart cranberries. They’ll cut the sweetness and have everyone around the table thinking, now, why didn’t I think of that?
Apple Crumb Muffins
Recipe: Apple Crumb Muffins
You have our full permission to call these cake-like muffins breakfast. Serve with a cup of coffee and you have the autumnal morning treat we need now.
Apple Fritters with Salted Caramel Sauce
Apple Fritters are a Southern classic, and this takes the nostalgic dessert to the next level with a homemade dough, perfectly spiced filling, and a sweet and salty caramel sauce that you’ll be eating by the spoonful.
Recipe: Apple Muffins
Your afternoon snack just got a scrumptious upgrade with our Apple Muffins. Want to go all out on the fall flavor? Serve alongside a cup of spiced cider.
Apple Pie Cake
Recipe: Apple Pie Cake
This confection lives up to its delicious-sounding name with a sweet and nutty streusel layered over a perfectly indulgent cake. Plus, it calls for one of the most brilliant grocery store hacks we've seen—but that’ll be our little secret.
Apple Pie Cookies
Recipe: Apple Pie Cookies
These fluffy cookies feature pockets of apple pie filling with each bite. It’s a cross between a cookie and a hand pie, and we can’t think of anything more ideal for grabbing on the go.
Recipe: Apple Strudel
This delicate, apple-filled pastry calls on phyllo dough instead of a traditional homemade dough.
Recipe: Applesauce Cake
Whether you call it a cake loaf or a quick bread, this Applesauce Cake deserves to be baked up as often as possible this fall. Cinnamon, molasses, and ginger take the flavor profile over the top.
Arkansas Black Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce
This recipe calls for an apple type found in Benton County, Arkansas, but you can swap in Granny Smith if the heirlooms aren’t available in your area.
Auntie’s Apple Cake
Recipe: Auntie’s Apple Cake
Take a spiced batter baked to perfection and top with caramel frosting and chopped pecans. The result: the perfect slice of fall.
Baked Oatmeal with Apple, Cranberries, and Pecans
For day-after Thanksgiving breakfast, this sweet and satisfying casserole can’t be beat. Apple, pecans, cranberries, and oats combine for a new, craveable take on oatmeal.
Beet, Fennel, and Apple Salad
Recipe: Beet, Fennel, and Apple Salad
Set the table for the season with this stunner. It features beats, fennel, Granny Smith apple, mint, and arugula to create the harvest salad we’ve been waiting for all year long.
Blackberry-Apple Butter Pie Bars
Caramelized Apple Toffee Muffins
Recipe: Caramelized Apple Toffee Muffins
The toffee bits create a chewy, crunchy topping that’s impossibly delicious.
Chicken Sausage with Fennel and Apples
It’s not all about the turkey this season. Shake up your fall dinner strategy with this one-pan wonder.
Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
No tricks here—this Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie is absolutely as decadent as it sounds. Apple pie filling topped with store-bought refrigerated cinnamon roll dough is the breakfast-dessert mashup we never knew we needed.
Classic Apple Cobbler
Recipe: Classic Apple Cobbler
Make this rustic dessert in a 2-quart baking dish or whip up single-sized portions using 8-oz. ramekins.
Classic Apple Upside Down Cake
Recipe: Classic Apple Upside Down Cake
If at all possible, stick with the Honeycrisp apple variety we suggest for this recipe, rather than swapping it out for another type. They stand up to the cooking process without losing their crunch.
Cornbread Dressing with Smoked Sausage and Apples
Making your own cornbread for dressing truly does make a difference. Here we dress it up with smoked sausage, apples (either Fuji or Braeburn are ideal), and a host of savory ingredients.
Recipe: Cranberry-Apple-Ginger Salad
We’re not suggesting you skip the cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving, but maybe give this salad a try too. It’s a little sweet, a little tart, and even a little spicy. It’ll be requested again next year—trust us on that.