If you’re looking for some great Apple Recipes, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list of 35 great dishes that would make Johnny Appleseed grin from ear to ear.
From classic apple desserts like pies and crisps, to breakfasts, sides and even apple mains like stuffed pork roast and chicken sausage apple skillet, there are so many great things you can make with apples.
Cook your way through this great Apple Recipes collection, you’re sure to find some new family favorites!
1. Apple Crumble (Apple Crisp)
Starting off our list of delicious apple recipes is this apple crumble. The tender apples are covered in scrumptious syrup and get baked under a buttery oatmeal cookie topping. It makes a tasty dessert that could also be a meal!
2. The Best Homemade Apple Pie
Apple pie, and desserts in general, always taste so much better when you make them yourself instead of buying them from the store. If you need a new dessert to make, try out this homemade apple pie! You’re going to love it!
3. Sausage & Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
This sausage and apple stuffed acorn squash isn’t just beautiful – it’s also super delicious! They take the form of tasty veggie bowls that get stuffed with sausage stuffing. It’s simple to make, but it’s still bursting with sweet and savory flavors.
4. Overnight Cinnamon Apple French Toast Bake
This overnight cinnamon apple French toast bake soaks in all of the wonderful ingredients overnight, so you can wake up in the morning, pop it in the oven, and have a perfect casserole ready for you in just one hour.
5. Cinnamon Apple Puffed Pancake
If you’re looking for a tasty apple breakfast dish, look no further! This cinnamon apple puffed pancake is infused with cinnamon and vanilla, is made with baked and fresh apples, and gets covered in a spectacular cinnamon butter maple syrup.
6. Apple Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops
Bacon stuffed pork chops are a pretty popular meal, and you can take them to the next level with these apple bacon stuffed pork chops. The pork chops are thick and juicy, and loaded with incredible apple flavors, alongside bacon and blue cheese stuffing.
7. Honey Dijon Apple Bacon Cranberry Salad
Another great fall-themed recipe is this honey dijon apple bacon cranberry salad. It works great for Thanksgiving, Halloween, or any time of the year! It works as a side salad, or as a full meal if you want to make a larger portion.
8. Apple Cider Donuts
Who doesn’t love doughnuts? There’s no better way to make doughnuts even better than coating them in cinnamon sugar and infusing them with apple cider flavors. If that sounds good to you, then you should definitely try these apple cider doughnuts!
9. One Pan Brown Sugar Pork & Apples
Everyone loves a recipe that’s both incredibly delicious and easy, and this one pan brown sugar pork and apples recipe is indeed both easy and delicious! It takes less than thirty minutes to make, and it’s filled with fantastic fall flavors.
10. Apple Tart
This apple tart is loaded with the freshest of apples and then baked until it’s a perfect golden brown. It’s simply a perfect pastry, and you’ll love it all year round! It’s buttery, nutty, and tart, and if you enjoy apple flavors, you’re sure to enjoy this tart.
11. Brie and Cheddar Apple Beer Soup
You might not have heard of beer soup, but it’s delicious! Whether beer soup is a household dish, or you’ve never tried it before, you should definitely try this brie and cheddar apple beer soup, it’s sure to become a favorite.
12. Super Easy Apple Fritters
These super easy apple fritters celebrate cinnamon, apple, and the fall season! They’re made using chunks of sweet apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and they’re glazed with a tasty sweet cinnamon glaze. It’s a perfect fall desert!
13. Apple Walnut Sausage Stuffing
During the Thanksgiving season, it’s always nice to mix things up and make a unique stuffing – but it can sometimes be a hassle. Luckily, this apple walnut sausage stuffing is easy to make, super flavorful, and sure to become your household staple.
14. Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Caramel apples are already pretty great on their own, but these caramel apple cupcakes are out of this world! The spiced apple cupcakes are topped with a caramel buttercream that helps the cupcake just melt right in your mouth.
15. Apple Cobbler
Continuing the theme of fall desserts is this apple cobbler recipe. It’s got a cake-like topping to add a slight crispiness, but it’s still super soft in the center. It makes an awesome dessert that pairs well with a nice warm cup of coffee.
16. Apple Cinnamon French Toast
We’ve covered plenty of desserts on this list, but we haven’t forgotten about breakfast! This apple cinnamon French toast will blow your socks off – it’s just that good. It’s the perfect recipe for a lazy Sunday morning, or a busy school day.
17. Baked Sausages with Apples Sheet Pan Dinner
Sausages and apples may sound like a bit of a unique pair, but this baked sausages with apples sheet pan dinner will erase any doubts you might have. The pork sausages combine perfectly with the apples, fingerling potatoes, baby carrots, and fresh herbs.
18. Baked Apple Pork Chops and Green Beans
Having a quick and easy dinner is always a treat, and lucky for you this baked apple pork chops and green beans recipe makes an easy and quick dinner that can easily be prepped ahead of time, and then baked right before dinner time.
19. Honey, Apple, Cheddar, and Bacon Panini
This honey, apple, cheddar, and bacon panini isn’t a meanie! Silly rhymes aside, this recipe is absolutely amazing! The sourdough bread, apple butter, cheddar cheese, honeycrisp apples, honey, fresh thyme, and crispy bacon combine to make this fantastic dish.
20. Homemade Caramel Apples
As we mentioned earlier, caramel apples are great. Making things homemade makes things go from great to perfect, and that’s what these homemade caramel apples do. They’re perfect tart and sweet, and they made a wonderful apple dessert.
21. Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls With Cream Cheese Frosting
Getting back to the desserts, this apple pie cinnamon roll with cream cheese recipe makes a dish that’s fluffy, soft, and filled with apple pie filling. It’s also pretty quick to make, since you don’t have to wait all night long for the dough to rise.
22. Stuffed Pork Loin with Apples, Cranberries and Pecans
If you’re a fan of pork, you’ll love this stuffed pork loin with apples, cranberries, and pecans. It’s a perfect mix between sweet and savory, and it’s stuffed with chopped apples, pecans, red onions, and dried cranberries and covered in a brown sugar dijon crust.
23. Autumn Crockpot Pork Roast with Apples and Onions
As you may know, we love using our crockpot, so it’s only fitting we include this autumn crockpot pork roast with apples and onions. It simmers during the day, which will fill your house with the scent of autumn flavors, and make your house smell great until it’s ready for dinner time.
24. Homemade Apple Cider
It’s about time we include an apple drink on this list! You’re going to love this homemade apple cider. It can easily be made in a crockpot, instant pot, or right on your stovetop. The apples, water, and spices all combine and make a delicious drink.
25. Baked Apple Butter Brown Sugar Wings
If you haven’t tried apple butter before, you’re in for a treat. And there’s no better way to try it out than with these baked apple butter brown sugar wings. The wings are baked with brown sugar and then covered with apple butter and a sriracha cream drizzle.
26. Apple Butter (3-Ways!)
Speaking of apple butter, here are three different ways to make it! There’s instructions on how to make it with a stovetop, a slow cooker, and a pressure cooker, so regardless of what you have in your kitchen, you’ll be ready to make some apple butter!
27. Thanksgiving Kale Salad
It can be difficult to try making healthier dishes, especially if they’re food you aren’t used to. Luckily for you, this Thanksgiving kale salad is healthy and delicious, so you’ll be able to have a healthy meal that you also love to eat!
We couldn’t have an apple recipe list without an applesauce recipe on it! This recipe uses only five ingredients: apples, water, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Unlike store-bought applesauce, it doesn’t have all the extra junk, and it tastes even better because it’s homemade!
29. French Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese
You might be surprised to see grilled cheese on this list, but this French onion and apple grilled cheese is totally worth making. This recipe takes grilled cheese to a whole new level thanks to the sliced apples, creamy fontina, and gouda cheese.
30. Chicken Sausage, Apple & Veggie Skillet
This chicken sausage, apple, and veggie skillet makes for a healthy and delicious family dinner that will impress even the pickiest of eaters. It uses vegetables like sweet potatoes alongside a myriad of spices, like cinnamon, ginger, thyme, sage, and rosemary.
31. Brown Sugar Walnut Apple Pie
Of course, we aren’t going to make an apple recipe list without including apple pie, and this brown sugar walnut apple pie might just become your new favorite. The crust of the pie is flaky and buttery, and it has two types of apples!
32. Lighter Apple Pecan Chicken Salad
Another great dish that uses apples is salad, and this lighter apple pecan chicken salad is sure to impress. It’s filled with juicy apple chunks, tart dried cranberries, and crunchy pecans. Whether you’re a salad connoisseur or not, you’ll love this one.
33. Chicken Harvest Salad
This chicken harvest salad perfectly encapsulates the flavors and ingredients of the fall season. It uses juicy chicken, crispy bacon, figs, almonds, and apples, and it’s covered in a honey dijon vinaigrette to bring the whole salad together.
34. Pie Waffles
Everyone loves dessert for breakfast, and what better way to do it than with apple pie waffles? It’s a pretty easy recipe to make, so it can easily be made when it morning time and you’re still tired, and it makes a perfect breakfast treat!
35. Prosciutto Apple and Sage Butter Chicken
Last but not least is this prosciutto apple and sage butter chicken. The chicken is oven roasted and super cheesy, and it’s paired with honeycrisp apples, roasted garlic, browned butter, and crispy sage. You’re definitely going to love it.
Apples are packed full of essential vitamins and minerals. Just one apple contains 14% of your daily value (DV) of Vitamin C, 6% DV of Potassium, 4% DV of Vitamin K, and 2% DV of Iron. They’re also a good source of dietary fiber, and contain trace amounts of other important micronutrients like calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, copper, selenium, manganese, and fluoride.
Tips for Choosing and Cooking with Apples
- Consider the type of apple you want. Not all apples are created equal, and different types of apples are better for different purposes. For example, Granny Smith apples are great for baking because they hold their shape well, while Honeycrisp apples are perfect for eating raw because they’re so juicy.
- Check for blemishes. You’ll want to avoid apples with bruises or other blemishes, as these can affect the flavor of the fruit.
- Give the apple a squeeze test. Gently squeeze the apple – if it’s too soft, it’s probably overripe; if it’s too hard, it’s probably not ripe enough.
- Check the price per pound. Apples can vary widely in price, so be sure to check the price per pound before making your purchase.
- Store them properly. Apples should be stored in a cool, dark place like the fridge. If you’re planning on cooking with them within a few days, you can keep them out on the counter. But if you’re not going to use them right away, it’s best to put them in the fridge so they don’t go bad.
- Wash them before you eat or cook with them. You should always wash apples before you eat or cook with them. This will help to remove any dirt or pesticides that may be on the skin. To wash an apple, simply run it under some water and then dry it off with a clean towel.
- Cut them into uniform pieces. If you’re going to be cooking your apples (rather than eating them raw), it’s important to cut them into uniform pieces. This will help ensure that they cook evenly and don’t get mushy.
- Add some acidity. When cooking with apples, it’s important to add some acidity to help balance out their sweetness. This can be in the form of lemon juice, vinegar, or even just plain old white wine. Adding a bit of acidity will also help to prevent your apples from turning brown when exposed to air.
- Have fun! Cooking with apples is a great way to get creative in the kitchen . So have fun experimenting with different recipes and see what you come up with!
What a delightful journey it has been discovering all of these delicious recipes featuring apples! From the classic Apple Pie to more creative dishes, there is something here for everyone. Our mouths are surely watering at all the incredible possibilities!
So if you’re looking to get creative in the kitchen, next time reach for some apples! You won’t regret it. Bon Appétit!
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- 6 apples
- 2.5 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1 tsp red food coloring
- Insert a stick into the stem of each apple, about 3/4 of the way through.
- Mix remaining ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Boil until the mixture reached 300°F, measured with a candy thermometer.
- Remove mixture from heat and immediately dip the apples in. Remove apples to parchment paper lined sheet.
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