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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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A well-made salad has good taste and pleasing crunch. This one with cabbage, apples and pecans gets high marks in both, with extra points for color. —Emily Tyra, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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

Brown Rice Chutney Salad

Brown Rice Chutney Salad

Brown Rice Chutney Salad

A simple rice salad in a café inspired thoughts of adding Indian spices and chutney to this dish. To fire things up, mix in a small amount of hot chili oil, tasting carefully as you go. —Brooke Martin, Greenfield, Minnesota

Holiday Tossed Salad

Holiday Tossed Salad

Holiday Tossed Salad

"I served this fresh and colorful blend at a New Year's dinner party, and it was an instant success," relates Carol Dilcher from Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Since you use packaged greens, it takes just a few moments to put all the ingredients together.
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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

Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Like an apple pie without the pan, this scrumptious tart has a crispy crust that cuts nicely and a yummy caramel topping. Betty Fulks of Onia, Arkansas submitted the recipe.

Festive Fruit Ladder

Festive Fruit Ladder

Festive Fruit Ladder

'Festive' is the perfect word used to describe this Christmastime confection from Catherine Emerson of Arlington, Washington. “I am going to try it next with apricots and cinnamon or some of my home canned plums!”

Rabbit Breakfast Sausage

Rabbit Breakfast Sausage

Rabbit Breakfast Sausage

As a palate-pleasing alternative to traditional pork sausage, my husband and I created this lower-fat version. It's moist, flavorful and delicious. We especially enjoy it for breakfast or brunch. —Carol Heuschkel, Winsted, Connecticut

Spiced Apple Pork Roast

Spiced Apple Pork Roast

Spiced Apple Pork Roast

"I THINK what I enjoy most about Ukrainian cooking is the smells it creates. This pork roast reminds me of my mother's kitchen—it smells wonderful! My mother canned and preserved in the fall and always used applesauce to glaze the meat. That's probably why I associate the sweet aroma of this hearty stick-to-your-ribs meal with cooler weather."

Gingerbread Pancakes with Apple Topping

Gingerbread Pancakes with Apple Topping

Gingerbread Pancakes with Apple Topping

I grew up eating these every Christmas morning. When the smell of spices reached our rooms, we knew the big day had arrived. —Dana Glasser, West Sand Lake, New York

Holiday Cranberry Chutney

Holiday Cranberry Chutney

Holiday Cranberry Chutney

A chunky chutney like this one makes a great gift for friends and neighbors. I give them the chutney in a decorated jar with a package of cream cheese and a box of crackers. It makes a lovely snack and is just as good alongside a main dish. —Cheryl Lottman Stillwater, Minnesota



Turkey Fruit Salad

Turkey Fruit Salad

Turkey Fruit Salad

This salad is a great way to use leftover turkey. The fruit makes it refreshing, and the apples and toasted nuts give it a nice crunch. Just serve it with rolls or breadsticks to make a lovely lunch. -Mary Anne Mayberry, Fairmont, Minnesota

Apple-Cranberry Wild Rice

Apple-Cranberry Wild Rice

Apple-Cranberry Wild Rice

Dried apples, cranberries and savory nicely complement the wild rice and leek in this delicious recipe from Marion Karlin of Waterloo, Iowa.

Curried Beef Pitas with Cucumber Sauce

Curried Beef Pitas with Cucumber Sauce

Curried Beef Pitas with Cucumber Sauce

A good friend gave me this recipe when I first got married. I was a bit apprehensive to try it since the ingredients weren't that familiar to me, but, years later, it's now one of our family favorites. —Shannon Koene, Blacksburg, Virginia

Tangy Fruit Salad

Tangy Fruit Salad

Tangy Fruit Salad

I got this recipe from dear friends many years ago, and it has been a mainstay at my house ever since. This salad is a sweet refreshing side dish or light dessert.—Darlene Alexander, Nekoosa, Wisconsin

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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.

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

Apple Maple Pecan Salad

Apple Maple Pecan Salad

Apple Maple Pecan Salad

A well-made salad has good taste and pleasing crunch. This one with cabbage, apples and pecans gets high marks in both, with extra points for color. —Emily Tyra, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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