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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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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

Apple Snack Cake

Apple Snack Cake

Apple Snack Cake

"This good-for-you dessert is packed with ingredients that remind me of fall!" writes field editor Lisa Varner from Charleston, South Carolina. Chopped apples and walnuts add fun flavor to this moist snack cake that is sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar topping.

Duck with Orange Hazelnut Stuffing

Duck with Orange Hazelnut Stuffing

Duck with Orange Hazelnut Stuffing

For over 50 years, this elegant entree has graced my family's holiday table. The zesty stuffing with its nice nutty crunch complements the slices of moist duck, while the hint of orange in the gravy sets it apart.
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Apple & Cheddar Mini Scones

Apple & Cheddar Mini Scones

Apple & Cheddar Mini Scones

Cheese and sage go well with apples, so why not put them all in scones? These mini ones make a fall brunch, tailgate or party even more fun. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Roast Goose with Apple-Raisin Stuffing

Roast Goose with Apple-Raisin Stuffing

Roast Goose with Apple-Raisin Stuffing

A tempting Thanksgiving goose is a family tradition I've kept up. Paired with moist, lightly sweet apple-raisin stuffing, it's a special main dish that makes us count our blessings. -Denise Goedeken, Platte Center, Nebraska

Fruity Green Salad

Fruity Green Salad

Fruity Green Salad

My family enjoys this fast and refreshing salad. It's jazzed up with a beautiful blend of red apple, pear, dried cranberries, toasted pecans and Swiss cheese. No matter when I serve it, the light dressing and fruity flavor remind me of springtime. -Helen Petisi, Palm Coast, Florida

Cranberry-Apple Nut Crunch

Cranberry-Apple Nut Crunch

Cranberry-Apple Nut Crunch

This dessert is especially pretty and appropriate for the holidays. I updated my mother's recipe using instant oatmeal to make it even easier to fix. —Joyce Sheets, Lafayette, Indiana

Carrot Apple Salad

Carrot Apple Salad

Carrot Apple Salad

Deciding to start eating healthy, I took a classic carrot and raisin salad recipe and lightened it up, then added apples for extra flavor. I took this dish to a weight-loss group meeting...and they loved it! —Kim Jones of Collinsville, Illinois

Berry Apple Pie

Berry Apple Pie

Berry Apple Pie

Our active family is full of big eaters. So I’m happy for our raspberry patch, our apple orchard and pie recipes like this one. You can substitute frozen berries for fresh.—Heidi Jo Keranen, Bruno, MN

Apple-Topped Ham Steak

Apple-Topped Ham Steak

Apple-Topped Ham Steak

Sweet apples combine nicely with tangy mustard in this dish to create a luscious topping for skillet-fried ham steak. I especially like to serve this to guests in fall.

Family-Favorite Cran-Apple Relish

Family-Favorite Cran-Apple Relish

Family-Favorite Cran-Apple Relish

I made this relish for first time 53 years ago when I was 14. My mother wasn't able to prepare Thanksgiving dinner that year, so I was the cook for our family of 12! We all liked this dish so much that it became our family's traditional cranberry relish.

Holiday Fruit Soup

Holiday Fruit Soup

Holiday Fruit Soup

I remember eating this soup every Christmas while growing up. I considered it a real treat. My mother, who was born in Sweden, made this soup during holidays, and now I carry on the family tradition. I look forward to all of our Swedish Christmas traditions-especially eating this soup. —Enice Jacobson, Wildrose, North Dakota

Apple Raisin Pie

Apple Raisin Pie

Apple Raisin Pie

Whenever I serve this pie, someone at the table usually asks for a second piece. It has old-fashioned goodness and a delicious, crunchy topping. —Arnold Beatley, Portola, California

Apple Cranberry Cobbler

Apple Cranberry Cobbler

Apple Cranberry Cobbler

"My family enjoys the sweetness of the apples as well as the tartness of the cranberries in this old-fashioned treat," says Regina Stock of Topeka, Kansas. "It's a great dessert to make during the peak of apple season."

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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

Double-Duty Heavenly Applesauce

Double-Duty Heavenly Applesauce

Double-Duty Heavenly Applesauce

Every year my husband and I take our two daughters to an orchard to pick apples so we can make this luscious applesauce for family and neighbors. —Jennifer Purcell, Vermilion, Ohio

Cranberry-Pecan Wheat Berry Salad

Cranberry-Pecan Wheat Berry Salad

Cranberry-Pecan Wheat Berry Salad

I love to experiment with different grains, and wanted to give wheat berries a try. My whole family goes nuts for this salad, especially my mom. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, NY
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