You'll find even more cooking tips for new ways to use this fall favorite below, along with videos featuring tips for making the perfect apple pie.
Apple 'n' Carrot Slaw
This crispy, colorful slaw is a true crowd-pleaser at any picnic or church gathering. The apples add color and a touch of sweetness.
—Julia Livingston, Frostproof, Florida
Grilled Apple Tossed Salad
The grilled apples in this salad combine so well with the blue cheese, walnuts and balsamic dressing.
—Paul Soska, Toledo, Ohio
High-Rise Apple Pancake
Want to fix something special for a weekend breakfast or Sunday brunch? Whip up this delicious pancake filled with warm, cinnamon-sugar apple slices.
—Wanda Nelson, Woodruff, Wisconsin
Smothered Pork Chops
These pork chops can be prepared in a flash using convenient stuffing mix. But they boast a delicious from-scratch flavor and will fill your house with the mouth-watering aroma of simmering apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. The sweetness of the apple mixture makes such a nice complement to the savory stuffing and chops.
—Simone Greene, Winchester, Virginia
Apple Streusel Muffins
My husband and children enjoy these tender coffee cake-like muffins as a quick breakfast or snack on the run. The drizzle of glaze makes them pretty enough for company.
—Dulcy Grace, Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania
Complete with apples, walnuts, brown sugar and a dash of allspice, slices of this moist cake are perfect with coffee. Not many coffee cakes are baked in a springform pan but, in this case, the results are incredible!
—David Heppner, Brandon, Florida
Apple Cooking Tips
- For special flavor in any bean soup, I always drop in a cored unpeeled apple during cooking and remove it before serving.
—Juanita E., Blanchester, Ohio
- To thicken and sweeten bottled barbecue sauce, I blend in apples that I've mashed in the food processor. It's wonderful when brushed on ribs, chicken or pork chops.
—Traci C., Bayside, New York
- My young son gobbles up apple slices topped with a spread made from two parts peanut butter to one part honey.
—Julie Ann M., Germantown, Maryland
- Marinate a pork roast overnight in the refrigerator in apple cider or juice. The next day, drain and discard the marinade and roast as usual. Pour 1 cup of apple cider or juice into the gravy. It's mighty tasty!
—Millie W., Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- To make baked apples, I wash, core and place them in a baking dish. Then I pour some red-hot candies in the center of each apple and sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar substitute. I add just enough water to the pan to prevent them from sticking and bake them until tender.
—Mrs. Doyle B., Grandview, Missouri
- While steaming broccoli one day, I decided to add thin slices of apple to the pan to change the taste a bit. The apples steamed to a transparent consistency and the taste was delectable. Since I eat lots of broccoli, it was a nice change of pace.
—Lucy M., Solvang, California
- When making chili, I add a teaspoon of sugar and a chopped peeled apple to the ingredients. It gives the chili a delicious flavor that everyone loves.
—Dorothy B., Largo, Florida