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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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Sharon Rose Ristich of Rochester, New York creates a tasty fruit topping for convenient refrigerated biscuits. “I usually double this recipe and put it in two pie plates to serve a crowd,” she says. “It really isn't hard to make the topping, but in a pinch, you can substitute canned apple pie filling instead,” she suggests.
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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

Smoky Sausage & Apple Pizza

Smoky Sausage & Apple Pizza

Smoky Sausage & Apple Pizza

This good-for-you pizza combines savory chicken sausage with fresh fruit and vegetables. It makes for a healthy dinner that won’t sabotage your waistline. —Lindsay Williams, Hastings, Minnesota

Makeover Holiday Loaf

Makeover Holiday Loaf

Makeover Holiday Loaf

This fruit and nut-filled treat serves up the essence of fruitcake, but with a better nutritional profile than the original. If your family loves fruitcake, they're sure to enjoy this recipe. Iris Cook - Glasgow, Montana
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Honey-Lime Fruit Salad

Honey-Lime Fruit Salad

Honey-Lime Fruit Salad

When husband Frank and I yearn for something a little different at mealtime, I fix this unique fruit salad. It's really light and refreshing.—Emma Magielda, Amsterdam, New York

Icebox Apple Pie

Icebox Apple Pie

Icebox Apple Pie

This is great apple country and a lot of people drive many miles to pick their own. This recipe is very handy because I can make it in about 15 minutes.

Apple-Pecan Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Apple-Pecan Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Apple-Pecan Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Sweet-tart apples, like Braeburn or Empire, pair well with Parmesan cheese here. You can also try this salad with a Bartlett or Bosc pear and blue cheese. —Anna Russell, Peterborough, Ontario

Festive Fruit Salad

Festive Fruit Salad

Festive Fruit Salad

This refreshing beautiful salad has become a favorite of everyone who's tried it. My bowl always comes home empty when I take this salad to a party or cookout. This recipe is a great way to take advantage of fresh fruit at its best. -Gail Sellers, Savannah, Georgia

Caramel Apple Doughnut Muffins

Caramel Apple Doughnut Muffins

Caramel Apple Doughnut Muffins

Welcome autumn and Halloween into your kitchen with these muffins. The recipe will remind you of cinnamon-sugar cake doughnuts. —Julie Ruble, Charlotte, North Carolina

Frosted Blackberry Cake

Frosted Blackberry Cake

Frosted Blackberry Cake

Ann Kelly of Gallatin, Tennessee takes advantage of boxed mixes to bake this moist berry-flavored cake. "My husband and I started watching our fat and sugar intake, so I made several changes to the original recipe to come up with this lighter version," she says. "It's best prepared the day before serving, and it freezes well, too."

Apple-Pear Puff Pancake

Apple-Pear Puff Pancake

Apple-Pear Puff Pancake

Whenever I serve this fruity pancake, people think I slaved for hours. They're surprised that such an attractive, scrumptious dish could be so easy. —Carol Williams, St. Joseph, Missouri

Apple and Peanut Butter Stackers

Apple and Peanut Butter Stackers

Apple and Peanut Butter Stackers

The best way to get kids interested in cooking and eating right is to let them help. Sliced apple "sandwiches" are one fun way to pique their interest and kitchen creativity. —Shirley Warren, Thiensville, Wisconsin

Tomato Apple Pork Roast

Tomato Apple Pork Roast

Tomato Apple Pork Roast

THIS preparation is similar to a canning recipe I do every fall. The result is a very tender, moist, fall-off-your-fork roast. For a one-pot meal, add unpeeled new potatoes and baby carrots.

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

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

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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

Cranberry-Apple French Toast

Cranberry-Apple French Toast

Cranberry-Apple French Toast

My husband's breakfast club at work raves about this make-ahead French toast. Pop it in the oven in the morning to get your day off to a sweet, bubbly start.

Curried Squash & Sausage

Curried Squash & Sausage

Curried Squash & Sausage

This stovetop supper is simple to make, and it charms my whole family of curry lovers. My kids even ask for it cold to have in their school lunches. —Colette Lower, York, Pennsylvania
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