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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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Holiday Fruit Pie

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Courtney Stultz
My mom is an excellent pie maker, so I learned from the best. If my pie with cranberries and pineapple seems tart, sprinkle sugar on the lattice. —Courtney Stultz, Columbus, KS
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Sausage-Apple Breakfast Bread

Sausage-Apple Breakfast Bread

Sausage-Apple Breakfast Bread

To make breakfast a little more satisfying, I added sausage to a sweet quick bread. Serve this bread warm, nestled next to your favorite scrambled eggs. —Anita Hunter, Stilwell, Kansas

Chicken Alfredo with Grilled Apples

Chicken Alfredo with Grilled Apples

Chicken Alfredo with Grilled Apples

If you've never grilled apples before, here's your excuse to start. I created this Alfredo-style chicken for a party. By the number of recipe requests, I knew it was a hit. —Richard Robinson, Park Forest, IL

Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon-Apple Topping

Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon-Apple Topping

Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon-Apple Topping

When these pumpkin pancakes are on the griddle, people flock to the kitchen. Grab a spoon and dollop each stack with buttery, cinnamon-spiced apples. —Kami Button, Cheektowaga, NY

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Lemony Chicken Fruit Salad

Lemony Chicken Fruit Salad

Lemony Chicken Fruit Salad

Meet the Cook: Back in the 1950's, I was a home economist for the electric company, which is how I came across this recipe. During spring and summer, when it is hot here, my family especially likes it. (My husband and I have two children and a pair of granddaughters, all grown.) I've also found this chicken salad is good for women's luncheons and covered-plate meals since it's so different. -Johnece Stuard, Mansfield, Texas

Cranberry Apple Saute

Cranberry Apple Saute

Cranberry Apple Saute

My husband came up with this recipe by adding cranberries to fried green apples. We thought the colors were perfect for the holidays, and the flavor went well with our Christmas ham.

Blueberry-Bran Muffins

Blueberry-Bran Muffins

Blueberry-Bran Muffins

I created this recipe by trial and error. I've only had one outstanding bran muffin at a restaurant, and wanted to come up with a awesome one to make myself. These are moist, healthy, not too sweet and so tasty! Full of grains and fruits.—Nancy, Rens, Prescott, Arizona
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Pork Chops 'n' Pierogies

Pork Chops 'n' Pierogies

Pork Chops 'n' Pierogies

"This meal-n-one dish is a different way to use pierogies," says Greta Igl of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Apple-Rhubarb Bread

Apple-Rhubarb Bread

Apple-Rhubarb Bread

Rhubarb is such a jewel that I freeze it to have all year. Here’s how my mother used rhubarb – in an apple bread spiced with cinnamon. —Linda Tom, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Apple Walnut Pie

Apple Walnut Pie

Apple Walnut Pie

My family is fond of any treat featuring apples, but this pie is the one they like best. Unlike some fruit pies, this crust doesn't become soggy, thanks to the addition of ground walnuts. Everyone agrees the flavor of nuts pairs well with apples in this fall favorite. —Evonne Wurmnest, Normal, Illinois

Apple Barbecue Chicken

Apple Barbecue Chicken

Apple Barbecue Chicken

My husband and I had just moved to Dallas when I first made this recipe. Everything was new—new city, new home—but this dish felt familiar and comforting. —Darla Andrews, Lewisville, Texas

Makeover Coconut Supreme Torte

Makeover Coconut Supreme Torte

Makeover Coconut Supreme Torte

Heavenly cakes are a hallmark of dessert time, and this lightened-up treat is no exception. “My neighbor made the scrumptious cake and gave me the recipe,” shares Vernelle Lazzarini of Upland, California. This made-over version of the original is as easy on the waistline as it is the taste buds.

Spiced Applesauce

Spiced Applesauce

Spiced Applesauce

Cardamom and mace add a bit of unusual spicy flavor to this homemade applesauce. This dish is a wonderful way to make use of autumn's apple bounty. -Janet Thomas, McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

Applesauce-Berry Gelatin Mold

Applesauce-Berry Gelatin Mold

Applesauce-Berry Gelatin Mold

Want a head start on your holiday meal? Try this uncomplicated, yet pretty apple-berry mold from Gloria Coates of Madison, Connecticut. Fresh cranberries and mint leaves are a beautiful garnish.



Special Fruit Salad

Special Fruit Salad

Special Fruit Salad

Dress up a sweet fruit salad with this drizzle of citrusy flavor from Alice Orton in Big Bear Lake, California.

Fruit and Nut Bread Pudding

Fruit and Nut Bread Pudding

Fruit and Nut Bread Pudding

This recipe started out as a plain bread pudding. My husband, Tom, suggested adding some pecans, then I decided to add the pie filling. These ingredients make the pudding crunchy, moist and even more delicious.

Creamy Cranberry Apple Salad

Creamy Cranberry Apple Salad

Creamy Cranberry Apple Salad

For over 30 years, this recipe has been a holiday tradition in my family. With marshmallows, cranberries, apples and grapes, it has a sweet-tart flavor and comforting creaminess that appeals to all ages.

Honey Mustard Apple Chicken Sausage

Honey Mustard Apple Chicken Sausage

Honey Mustard Apple Chicken Sausage

I threw this recipe together one day for a fantastic lunch. It’s a great way to use up leftover sausage and rice from dinner the night before. —Julie Puderbaugh, Berwick, PA
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