53 Delicious Apple Recipes That Bring All the Fall Flavor

Granny Smith Apple Pie
Photo: Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns

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.

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Caramel Apple Sangria

Caramel Apple Sangria
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Katie Jacobs

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.

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Apple Chips

Apple Chips
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Apple Chips

Our two-ingredient Apple Chips are as straightforward as they sound. But the resulting flavor—now that's on another level.

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Brussels Sprout Slaw with Apples and Pecans

Brussels Sprout Slaw with Apples and Pecans
Greg DuPree

Recipe: 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.

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Caramel Apple Dip

Caramel Apple Dip
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Caramel Apple Dip

A sugary spin on a cream cheese classic with a crisp bruléed topping.

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Caramel Apple Cake

Caramel Apple Cake
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Caramel Apple Cake

This cake is topped with sauteed apple slices and drizzled in a delicious Apple Brandy-Caramel Sauce.

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Apple Bread Pudding

Apple Bread Pudding
Helen Norman

Recipe: Apple Bread Pudding

Serve this family-style from a baking dish, or divide with a 3-inch round cutter for an elegant presentation. Top it all off with Sautéed Apples and a drizzle of Apple Brandy Crème Anglaise for a spectacular finish.

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Easy Skillet Apple Pie

Easy Skillet Apple Pie
Photo: Luca Trovato

Recipe: Easy Skillet Apple Pie

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.

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Easy Apple Butter

Easy Apple Butter Recipe
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

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.

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Caramel Apple Blondie Pie

Caramel Apple Blondie Pie
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Caramel Apple Blondie Pie

Buttery rich layers of tender cake and caramelized apples add up to one sweet combo. The secret to the crisp, flaky crust? Baking in a cast-iron skillet on a lower oven rack.

Cooking Video: Caramel Apple Blondie Pie

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Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

This cake is down-home delicious and so easy you won't believe you started from scratch.

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Fresh Apple Cake

Apple Cake Recipes
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe: Fresh Apple Cake

Thinly sliced apples create rich, moist layers of fruit within the cake. Frost it with Browned-Butter Frosting (pictured), Dark Chocolate Frosting, or Cream Cheese Frosting.

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Apple, Lemon, and Gin Shandy

Apple, Lemon, and Gin Shandy
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Apple, Lemon, and Gin Shandy

This refreshing, citrusy drink goes from kitchen to cooler with ease.

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Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Photo: Iain Bagwell

Recipe: 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.

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Creole Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Creole Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: 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.

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Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe: 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.

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Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with Candied Pecans

Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with Candied Pecans
Sheri Giblin

Recipe: 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.

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Apple and Pear Crisp

Apple and Pear Crisp
Jennifer Davick; Food Styling: Vanessa Rocchio; Prop Styling: Missie Crawford

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.

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Apple Stack Cake

Apple Stack Cake
Photo: Victor Protasi; Prop Styling: Cindy Barr; Food Styling: Torie Cox

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.

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Apple Bread

Apple Bread
Micah A. Leal

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.

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Apple-Bourbon Pie

Apple-Bourbon Pie Recipe
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Apple-Bourbon Pie

Bourbon-infused raisins, apricot preserves, pecans, cinnamon, and nutmeg take your favorite apple pie to new heights.

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Apple Butter

Apple Butter
Jennifer Davick

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.

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Apple Butter Cobbler with Drop Biscuits

Apple Butter Cobbler with Drop Biscuits
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: 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.

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Apple Butter Doughnuts with Salted-Caramel Glaze

Apple Butter Doughnuts with Salted-Caramel Glaze
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: 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.

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Apple Butter-Pecan Quick Bread

Apple Butter-Pecan Quick Bread
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Apple Butter-Pecan Quick Bread

So you made a big batch of our Slow-Cooker Apple Butter and now you don't know what to do with it? Whip up this seasonal quick bread. You won't be disappointed.

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Apple Butter Pound Cake with Caramel Frosting

Apple Butter Pound Cake with Caramel Frosting
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Apple Butter Pound Cake with Caramel Frosting

If you like to swap your pound cake recipe for the season, we've got quite the autumnal option for you. This one calls for our Slow-Cooker Apple Butter and a Caramel Frosting that will rival Memaw's.

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Apple Cider Doughnuts

Apple Cider Doughnuts
Micah A. Leal

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.

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Apple-Cranberry Coleslaw

Apple-Cranberry Coleslaw Recipe
Southern Living

Recipe: Apple-Cranberry Coleslaw

Start with pre-shredded cabbage to whip up this seasonal slaw in a flash.

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Apple Pie Cake

Apple Pie Cake
Photography: Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

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.

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Apple Pie Cookies

Apple Pie Cookies
Micah A. Leal

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.

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Applesauce Cake

Applesauce Cake
Micah Leal

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.

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Arkansas Black Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce

Arkansas Black Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: 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.

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Auntie's Apple Cake

Auntie’s Apple Cake
Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Ana Kelly Prop Stylist: Kay Clarke

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.

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Baked Oatmeal with Apple, Cranberries, and Pecans

Baked Oatmeal with Apple, Cranberries, and Pecans
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Maggie Ruggiero

Recipe: 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.

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Beet, Fennel, and Apple Salad

Beet, Fennel, and Apple Salad
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: William Smith

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.

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Blackberry-Apple Butter Pie Bars

Blackberry-Apple Butter Pie Bars
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Blackberry-Apple Butter Pie Bars

If you're looking to switch up the holiday dessert spread, give a slab pie a go. This one calls on our Slow-Cooker Apple Butter but you can use your favorite store-bought brand if time is of the essence.

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Chicken Sausage with Fennel and Apples

Chicken Sausage with Fennel and Apples
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: 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.

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Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie

Apple Cinnamon Roll Pie
Antonis Achilleos

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.

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Classic Apple Cobbler

Classic Apple Cobbler
Photo: Stephen DeVries; Prop Styling: Kaye E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Classic Apple Cobbler

Make this rustic dessert in a 2-quart baking dish or whip up single-sized portions using 8-oz. ramekins.

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Fried Arkansas Black Apples

Fried Arkansas Black Apples
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Fried Arkansas Black Apples

If you can get your hands on Arkansas Black apples, they'll make this recipe sing. Rest assured, you can still turn out delicious results if you opt for another firm apple variety.

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Granny Smith Apple Pie

Granny Smith Apple Pie
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns

Recipe: Granny Smith Apple Pie

There's a secret to this apple pie that we're itching to share: It calls for roasting the Granny Smith apples before filling the pie crust. It's a game changer.

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Mini Apple Pie

Mini Apple Pies
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Mini Apple Pie

Mini apple pies made in a muffin pan? It's the delicious (and genius) treat that's at the top of our baking bucket list this fall.

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Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

When Courtney Page Ferrell took on the challenge of finding her grandmother's long-lost apple pie recipe, she ended up receiving a deluge of recipes. This version was as close to the original as she found.

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Pecan Pancake with Caramel-Apple Topping

Pecan Pancakes with Caramel Apple Topping
Luca Trovato

Recipe: Pecan Pancake with Caramel-Apple Topping

Instead of standing over the stovetop for hours, just whip up one giant Pecan Pancake with Caramel-Apple Topping and call it a day. All that's left to do is slice and serve.

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Roasted Chicken with Apples and Herbs

Roasted Chicken with Apples and Herbs
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Roasted Chicken with Apples and Herbs

Along with the bird, of course, apples are the star of this main dish. We call for Gala, Fuji, or Granny Smith apples—use whatever is locally available.

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Salted Caramel-Apple Hand Pies

Salted Caramel-Apple Hand Pies
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Katie Jacobs

Recipe: Salted Caramel-Apple Hand Pies

We call on refrigerated pie crusts and caramel candies to make quick work of these tidy little delights.

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Salted Irish Cream Apple Crostata

Jerrelle Guy's Salted Irish Cream-Apple Crostata
Johnny Autry; Prop and Food Styling: Charlotte L. Autry

Recipe: Salted Irish Cream Apple Crostata

Serve with vanilla ice cream and a glass of Irish cream—it's a match destined for the crispest of fall nights, but we won't shake our heads if you serve this one year-round.

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Spiced Apple Butter

Spiced Apple Butter
Peter Frank Edwards; Prop Styling: Kendra Surface; Food Styling: Anna Hampton

Recipe: Spiced Apple Butter

This deliciously spiced apple butter calls for bourbon, cinnamon, brown sugar, Honeycrisp apples, and a sprinkle of salt. Let the mixture simmer away for up to 2 hours, then process in the blender until smooth.

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Skillet Caramel Apple Pie

Skillet Caramel Apple Pie
Photo: Stephen DeVries, Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Skillet Caramel Apple Pie

Once you make apple pie in your skillet, you'll never turn back to the baking dish.

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Slow-Cooker Apple Butter

Slow-Cooker Apple Butter
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Jones; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Apple Butter

Whip up a batch of our Slow-Cooker Apple Butter and the possibilities are endless. Try Apple Butter Doughnuts with Salted-Caramel Glaze or Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls with Apple Cider Glaze for starters.

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Turkey, Apple, and Brie Sandwich

Turkey, Apple, and Brie Sandwich
Photo: Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Lindsey Lower; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Turkey, Apple, and Brie Sandwich

Switch up lunchtime with a quick and easy sandwich that pulls together some of the tastiest fall flavors. It also makes for an inventive use of that leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

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Ultimate Apple Pie

Ultimate Apple Pie from Buxton Hall
Photo: Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Ultimate Apple Pie

The secret to our Ultimate Apple Pie? A mix of fresh apples, dried, apples, and a browned-butter crust.

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Warm Cinnamon Apples

Warm Cinnamon Apples
Southern Living

Recipe: Warm Cinnamon Apples

Whether you call it a side dish, topping, or dessert—our Warm Cinnamon Apples come together in a flash.

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Easy Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumpling
Sheri Castle

Recipe: Easy Apple Dumplings

If you grew up in the South, you've likely seen a version of this recipe gracing church potlucks, baby showers, and any fall get-together in between. One thing's for certain, it's a treat for all.

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