Apple season is upon us and I couldn’t be more excited. To celebrate, I’ve gathered up a bunch of sweet and savory apple recipes that make use of fall’s best fruit. From indulgent apple desserts, to delicious recipes for apple sauce, savory dinners and apple salads, I’m sharing over 30 apple recipes that will help you make the most of this season’s apple haul.
So pour yourself a glass of apple cider – or better yet – a Caramel Apple Mimosa and plan your apple-filled dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
- The Classics
- Lunch and Dinner
- Salads, Soups, Sides and Appetizers
- Drinks and Cocktails
1. Crock-Pot Apple Butter
One of my favorite apple recipes is apple butter. This fall staple has the deliciousness of spiced baked apples cooked into a very condensed and flavorful fruit spread. If you need a little extra push to help you get in the mood for fall, go grab this amazing recipe from Delish.
2. Classic Homemade Apple Sauce
It’s not without the intoxicating scent of homemade apple sauce permeating throughout your home. And this classic recipe from Pinch of Yum comes directly from her grandmother. We all know grandmas make the best homemade applesauce! And this one is thick, sweet and delicious.
3. Best Apple Pie Recipe
This apple pie recipe from Lil’ Luna has a delightful flaky and buttery crust with a sweet perfectly-spiced apple filling! No wonder it’s called the “best.”
4. Best Apple Fritters Recipe
There’s nothing like warm and fresh homemade apple fritters! One bite and your hooked. This yummy recipe from Sugar Spun Run is yeast-free which makes these apple fritters easy and quick to make.
Apple Recipes For Breakfast
5. Apple-Cider Doughnut Holes
If fall were a dessert, this would be it. The good news is you probably already have some cider in your fridge, just waiting for its moment to shine.
6. Baked Breakfast Apples
A delicious and healthy breakfast! The View from Great Island combines baked apples with oatmeal and tops it all with a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of yogurt! The result is hearty and oh-so-delicious.
7. Healthy Apple Muffins
Naturally gluten-free, lightly sweetened with maple syrup and loaded with fresh apples, these apple muffins taste more like a deliciously sinful sweet than a health food. Plus, its a perfect on-the-go breakfast.
8. Baked Apple French Toast Casserole
This Apple French Toast Casserole from Celebrating Sweets combines fluffy french toast and sweet cinnamon apples with warm and comforting fall flavors in every single bite!
9. Simple Apple Smoothie
This easy recipe from Upstate Ramblings is made with healthy almond milk, apples and walnuts. And tastes like apple pie in a glass!
10. Granny Smith’s Apple Flapjacks with Warm Cider Syrup
These impossibly fluffy and spice-filled pancakes from The Cozy Apron scream fall. Go the extra mile and drench them in the warm buttery apple cider syrup for the perfect fall breakfast or dinner!
Apple Recipes For Lunch and Dinner
11. Apple Cheddar Waffle Sandwich
This is where sweet meets savory and fell in love. The combination of maple dijon sauce blends perfectly with cheddar, crisp apples and sweet waffles. Grab the recipe and thank The Cookie Rookie for this amazing sandwich!
12. One Pan Brown Sugar Pork & Apples
This sumptuously juicy dish from Creme De La Crumb has wonderful fall flavors that everyone will love. The best part? One pan makes easy clean up!
13. Savory Apple Chicken Cheddar Galette
This savory apple galette is is the perfect heart fall meal. Indulge and make Honey and Birch’s savory pie crust or save time by using a store bought, it will be our secret! This apple recipe is the perfect fall dinner.
14. Caramelized Onion Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash – Paleo & Whole30
Enjoy the fall flavors in this dish from Paleo Running Mama. Caramelized onions, apples, sweet Italian sausage, spinach and fresh herbs stuffed inside perfectly roasted acorn squash will impress the whole family.
15. Apple-Mustard Chicken Tenders
A simple fall meal that’s healthy and full of flavor!
16. Chunky Pork and Apple Stew
This stews will make you feel good in every possible way. Brimming with healthy veggies and spices, you can feel good about going back for seconds.
17. Skillet Blue Cheese Pork Chops with Apples and Pears
This one-pan dish combines savory blue cheese with apples and juicy pork. THEN aged balsamic vinegar is liberally drizzled on for the finish. WINNING. Plus, its gluten free!
18. Chicken Fricassee with Apples
This delicious Chicken Fricassee from Saving Room for Dessert is made with apples and stewed chicken breasts in a creamy white sauce with chicken broth, apple cider and a splash of apple cider vinegar for a perfect balance.
19. Honey, Apple, Cheddar and Bacon Panini
This recipe had me at apple, cheddar and bacon! When the autumn breeze is crisp and cool and the skies are drizzling, this indulgent panini will fill you with warmth and brighten your day.
Apple Salads, Soups, Sides and Appetizers
20. Caramel Apple Baked Brie
Here is another delicious recipe from Gimme Some Oven. This one is perfect for entertaining, and will be the hit of the party, apples and brie, oh my!
21. Waldorf Salad
Waldorf Salad is a fall staple and this recipe from Simply Recipes has the perfect blend of crisp apples, juicy grapes and creamy celery.
22. Curried Sweet Potato-Apple Soup
I’m a huge curry fan and this soup looks and tastes like fall. Plus it’s chock-full of healthy ingredients like sweet potatoes, garlic and ginger, so go grab the recipe from Food Network Kitchens.
23. Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples and Goat Cheese
This salad from Foolproof Living is guaranteed to please! Flavored with apples, hazelnuts and creamy goat cheese it’s like a fall harvest in a salad.
24. Caramel Apple Cheese Ball
Delish describes their apple recipe well…This sweet & salty cheese ball will have you coming back for more…and more, and more.
25. Cabbage, Radish and Apple Cole Slaw
This light dish by Blackberry Babe is a delicious way to get your greens in and satisfy your apple craving. Plus, this mayo-free salad is the perfect dish to take to your next potluck dinner.
26. Butternut Squash Apple Soup with Sage Parmesan Croutons
Rich, comforting and filled with fall flavors – this is everything you want from a soup on a crisp fall evening. Do yourself a favor and do not skip out on the sage Parmesan croutons! Well done, Well Plated.
27. Old Fashioned Easy Apple Crisp
Apple Crisp is a classic fall dessert and this easy apple crisp recipe from The Chunky Chef is reminiscent of generations past. Pop this apple crisp in the oven and wait for the delicious smell to waft through your house!
28. Brown Butter Apple Tart
Like an apple pie without the pan, this French apple tart consists of a thin layer of sliced apples baked atop a buttery, flaky crust. And the Pièce de résistance rich and indulgent brown butter. Bon Appétit!
29. Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars
Apple pie to-go? Yes please! These indulgent salted caramel apple bars by Sally’s Baking Addiction are delightfully delicious but honestly, Sally had me at streusel!
30. Apple Cinnamon Skillet Blondie
A warm spiced blondie filled with apples and topped with ice cream sounds just like heaven. Bonus, you can serve it straight from the skillet!
31. Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake
Life, Love and Sugar does it again with this sumptuous apple cheesecake recipe. This creamy cheesecake with cinnamon and bits of crunchy apples needs to be the next recipe card you save.
32. Iron Skillet Caramel Apple Pie
This Cast Iron Skillet Apple Pie Recipe is a simple twist on the classic dessert! Filled with perfectly spiced apples and tossed in a rich, bourbon-y caramel sauce, this caramel apple pie is irresistible!
Apple Drinks and Apple Cocktails
33. Homemade Apple Cider
Fall and apple cider go hand-in-hand. Is there any drink that says fall better? If you have always dreamed of making homemade apple cider, Add a Pinch has you covered. This recipe is made with apples, oranges, cinnamon and cloves. Plus, both stovetop and slow cooker instructions are included.
34. Caramel Apple Cider Mimosas
These Caramel Apple Cider Mimosas are decadent, delicious and perfect for fall! As you know, I love a good mimosa recipe, and this is my favorite one for the holidays!
35. Non-Alcoholic Spiced Apple Sparklers
Agonizing over what to do with that cup or two of leftover spiced cider gracing your fridge? Dont worry, Kitchen Treaty has you covered. These non-alcoholic sparklers give new life to leftover mulled cider.
36. Apple Cider Punch
This apple cider punch is bursting with the warm, fruity flavor of apple pie. The Cookie Rookie knew what she was doing by making apple pie into a cocktail!
37. Apple Cider Bellini Cocktail with Rosemary
Creative Culinary has created a simple, but elegant, seasonal cocktail. This Apple Cider Bellini Cocktail with Rosemary is so easy and tasty and can be served for breakfast, brunch or your holidays meals.