Whether celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving or fall harvest, here are the best baked apple recipes, including baked apple slices, baked cinnamon apples, grilled apples, baked stuffed apples, baked apple dumplings, slow cooker baked apples and more.
The heavenly aroma of Cinnamon Baked Apples from Margaret McNeil of Germantown, Tennessee is sure to bring your family to the table without you even asking.
"To save time, after I peel the apples, I use an apple corer/wedger to core and cut the fruit into pieces," she notes.
The warm spiced side dish is nice with pork chops but can also be served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream as an old-fashioned ending to this comforting meal.
We live in South Carolina's Piedmont area, which is famous for huge apple orchards. This is one of my family's favorite apple recipes. I almost always make this to top off our traditional Sunday dinner.
We have always loved applesauce but wanted to do something a little bit more elegant for Thanksgiving. Over the years, I have adjusted this recipe, using different fruits and alcohols, but this is the most enjoyable combination. —Heather Edwards, Hopewell, New Jersey
"People raise so many apples here in the Columbia Basin that everyone uses a lot of them in cooking," writes Margery Bryan of Royal City, Washington. "This moist, nutty pudding seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg is a favorite at our house."
Cooked in the microwave, these desserts offer a time-saving twist on tradition. They're stuffed with dried cherries, nuts and brown sugar, drizzled with their own juices and served warm for a homey, comforting dessert.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin