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Apple Recipes

Autumn is the perfect season to pick apples. Here are the best apple recipes, including apple pie, turnover, strudel, crisp, fritters, applesauce, apple butter and more.

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My savvy grandmother whipped up recipes like this homey, cinnamon-scented apple pudding in the Depression years. Many of us still make them today. —Holly Sharp, Warren, Ontario
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Chunky Applesauce

Chunky Applesauce

Chunky Applesauce

There's just something extra special about homemade applesauce. This simple recipe is tart and not too sweet. It makes the perfect side dish, especially with pork chops or a pork roast. —Deborah Amrine, Grand Haven, Michigan

Cran-Apple Salad

Cran-Apple Salad

Cran-Apple Salad

This tart and tasty salad goes so wonderfully with lots of different meals. Folks will think you slaved over it, but with less than five ingredients, preparation takes only minutes! Crunchy walnuts, celery and apples are special way to dress up canned sauce. —Lucille Foster Grant, Nebraska

Sauteed Apples and Raisins

Sauteed Apples and Raisins

Sauteed Apples and Raisins

On a chilly morning, this fruity side dish warms you up. It complements just about anything you'd choose to serve for breakfast or brunch, such as the German Pancake or an egg dish or slices of warmed Canadian bacon. -Renae Moncur, Burley, Idaho
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Grilled Apple Tossed Salad

Grilled Apple Tossed Salad

Grilled Apple Tossed Salad

The grilled apples in this salad combine so well with the blue cheese, walnuts and balsamic dressing. I like to serve it on pink Depression glass dessert plates from my great-grandmother. —Paul Soska, Toledo, Ohio

Cranberry Medley

Cranberry Medley

Cranberry Medley

I saw a cranberry chutney recipe that used sugar, oil and other flavors I didn't care for, so I made this combination with sugar substitute and eliminated the oil. Now it's a family favorite. —Gloria Wiech, Frontenac, Minnesota

Pancake Mix in a Jar

Pancake Mix in a Jar

Pancake Mix in a Jar

At Christmas, I like to present friends and family with this mix and pure maple syrup. The pancakes are fluffy and fruity.

Turkey Waldorf Pita

Turkey Waldorf Pita

Turkey Waldorf Pita

We like to roast turkey throughout the year because we enjoy the leftovers. Several years ago, while nibbling on a fresh Waldorf salad and some cold turkey, I decided to combine the two. This pita was an instant hit. —Rita Miller, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Fruited Holiday Vegetables

Fruited Holiday Vegetables

Fruited Holiday Vegetables

Mom and I made a great team in the kitchen, cooking and baking for hours at a time. I treasure this holiday favorite from her the most. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania

Scalloped Apples Casserole

Scalloped Apples Casserole

Scalloped Apples Casserole

When preparing my first Thanksgiving dinner years ago, I wanted to add something special to the table and came up with this recipe. It's been a part of our traditional dinner ever since. —Kellie Erwin, Westerville, Ohio

Barbecue Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw

Barbecue Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw

Barbecue Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw

We celebrate taco Tuesdays, so I keep things interesting by switching up the varieties. These pork tacos are super simple to make. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California



Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

Looking for a tasty, lower-in-sodium alternative to sauerkraut to serve with pork entrees? Try this colorful side dish with the slightly sweet flavor of apples. Michelle Dougherty - Lewiston, Idaho

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

My family relishes this jelly served with meat or spread on crackers with cream cheese. It's in hot demand as a gift. —Bev Elliott, Peotone, Illinois

Mummy-Wrapped Brie

Mummy-Wrapped Brie

Mummy-Wrapped Brie

You can assemble our baked Brie appetizer in advance and bake it right before the party. —Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon

Spinach Potato Pancakes

Spinach Potato Pancakes

Spinach Potato Pancakes

"Like dressed-up potato pancakes, this version has a medley of vegetables that makes them extra tasty and nutritious," says Mildred Sherrer of Bay City, Texas.

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Fruit Salad Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Fruit Salad Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Fruit Salad Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Salsa with strawberries, blueberries and nectarines makes a refreshing side dish. We scoop it up using tortilla chips sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. —Adan Franco, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Barbecue Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw

Barbecue Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw

Barbecue Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw

We celebrate taco Tuesdays, so I keep things interesting by switching up the varieties. These pork tacos are super simple to make. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

Children reach with both hands for these buttery tender mini muffins. Cinnamon-spiced and made with applesauce, they’re easy to bake on a moment’s notice. —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York
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