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The Best Apple Recipes from Every State

We picked the tastiest apple recipes from every state. You'll find dishes using almost every apple, for every course.

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Alabama: Apple Pear CakeTaste of Home

Alabama: Apple Pear Cake

When my sister Catherine made her apple cake for me, I knew I needed the recipe. When I made it, I added some pears from the trees on our acreage. The resulting apple pear cake is so moist and tastes so good. Now every time I make it, people want my recipe. —Mary Ann Lees, Centreville, Alabama

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Alaska: Pecan Apple KringleTaste of Home

Alaska: Pecan Apple Kringle

My mother-in-law shared this pastry recipe with me a while back. Fresh from the oven, it makes a tasty Sunday breakfast when served with fresh fruit. —Tammy Rowland, Unalaska, Alaska

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Arizona: Caramel-Pecan Apple PieTaste of Home

Arizona: Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie

You'll love the smell in your kitchen—and the smiles on everybody's faces—when you make this scrumptious caramel apple pie recipe. It takes me back home to Virginia and being at my granny's table. —Jean Castro, Phoenix, Arizona

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Arkansas: Apple Zucchini Bread	Taste of Home

Arkansas: Apple Zucchini Bread

Since apples and zucchini are so abundant in this area, it's only natural that the two be used together in one recipe. I really don't know the origin of this bread, but I do know it's been one of my favorites for many years. —Patti Dillingham, Scranton, Arkansas

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California: Chunky Apple Cake	Taste of Home

California: Chunky Apple Cake

After taste testing apple cake recipes, I've found this particular recipe the best. Full of old-world comfort, the yummy brown sugar sauce really makes the cake special. For a festive occasion, top with a dollop of whipped cream. —Debi Benson, Bakersfield, California

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Colorado: Apple Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette	Taste of Home

Colorado: Apple Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette

This seasonal salad will be a hit at any gathering. It’s also easy for weeknights; just halve the recipe. —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado

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Connecticut: Cinnamon Apple-Nut Salad	Taste of Home

Connecticut: Cinnamon Apple-Nut Salad

This sensational apple salad features lots of color, taste and texture. But don't wait for a party to enjoy it—treat your clan to this refreshing and tasty delight on weeknights, too. The cinnamon in the dressing is a fantastic accent to the crisp apples. —Jessica Lin, West Hartford, Connecticut

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Delaware: Crisscross Apple Crowns	Taste of Home

Delaware: Crisscross Apple Crowns

Wake ’em up on chilly mornings with the tempting aroma of apples and cinnamon filling the house. “I love making these for breakfast. They’re different and so easy.” —Teresa Morris, Laurel, Delaware

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Florida: Caramel Apple and Brie Skewers	Taste of Home

Florida: Caramel Apple and Brie Skewers

I'm a caterer, and this is one of my best-selling appetizers. The shortcut of using prepared caramel makes these little apple skewers a snap to assemble. —Camille Ellis, Tampa, Florida

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Georgia: William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake	Taste of Home

Georgia: William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake

I bake my family-favorite fall cake to usher in this abundant season. It looks so luscious that eating one piece is nearly impossible. —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia

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Hawaii: Ginger-Kale Smoothies	Taste of Home

Hawaii: Ginger-Kale Smoothies

Since I started making this green smoothie recipe for breakfast every day, I honestly feel better! Substitute any fruit and juice you like to make this recipe your own healthy blend.—Linda Green, Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii

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Idaho: Caramelized Apple Hand Pies	Taste of Home

Idaho: Caramelized Apple Hand Pies

Caramelized apples are tucked in a hand pie that no one expects you to share! — Edwina Gadsby, Hayden, Idaho

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Illinois: Golden Apple Snack CakeTaste of Home

Illinois: Golden Apple Snack Cake

This moist, old-fashioned cake is hard to beat, especially warmed up and finished off with a dollop of whipped topping. —Eckert Orchards, Belleville, Illinois

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Indiana: Cranberry-Apple Nut Crunch	Taste of Home

Indiana: 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

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Iowa: Candy Bar Apple SaladTaste of Home

Iowa: Candy Bar Apple Salad

This creamy, sweet snickers salad with crisp apple crunch is a real people-pleaser. It makes a lot, which is good, because it will go fast! —Cyndi Fynaardt, Oskaloosa, Iowa

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Kansas: Caramel Apple Bars	Taste of Home

Kansas: Caramel Apple Bars

These bars make an excellent fall dessert. We like to warm individual servings in the microwave and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It quickly became a family favorite; maybe it'll become one of your family's, too. —Carol Stuber, Osawatomie, Kansas

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Kentucky: Apple-Stuffed French Toast Bake	Taste of Home

Kentucky: Apple-Stuffed French Toast Bake

This is baked stuffed french toast casserole a great breakfast dish to make ahead for holidays or Sunday brunch. I run a bed and breakfast and tea room cafe, and this recipe is often requested by customers. —Kay Clark, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

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Louisiana: Caramel Apple Muffins	Taste of Home

Louisiana: Caramel Apple Muffins

These muffins are perfect for anyone who loves caramel apples. They are great served with breakfast or coffee. —Therese Puckett, Shreveport, Louisiana

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Maine: Cranberry-Pear Apple Crisp	Taste of Home

Maine: Cranberry-Pear Apple Crisp

With its crunchy golden topping and flavorful blend of tart cranberries and sweet apples and pears, this dessert makes a refreshing finish to heavy winter meals. —Lois Gelzer, Standish, Maine

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Maryland: Apple Corn Bread Crisp	Taste of Home

Maryland: Apple Corn Bread Crisp

With its hearty ingredients and quick prep time, this warm apple crisp makes a smart dessert for any fall night. It reminds me of the recipe my grandmother would serve after our big family seafood dinners. It's absolutely wonderful topped with ice cream. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland

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Massachusetts: Deep-Dish Apple Pie	Taste of Home

Massachusetts: Deep-Dish Apple Pie

This recipe is a winner! The crust is so flaky and the filling is sure to please everyone. —Salem Cross Inn, West Brookfield, Massachusetts

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Michigan: Apple & Sweet Potato Quinoa	Taste of Home

Michigan: Apple & Sweet Potato Quinoa

When feeding three hungry boys, I rely on quick, filling and tasty meals. The guys aren’t big quinoa fans, but the sweet potatoes and apples won them over. —Cheryl Beadle, Plymouth, Michigan

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Minnesota: Apple & Spice Pork Tenderloin	Taste of Home

Minnesota: Apple & Spice Pork Tenderloin

My family loves pork tenderloin, so I created this hearty meal. This slightly sweet preparation is one of our favorites. It's also an impressive dish for company.—Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota.

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Mississippi: Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins	Taste of Home

Mississippi: Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

I love making bulgar pilaf with apricots. So glad I tried it with dried apples and golden raisins! —Elizabeth Dumont, Madison, Mississippi

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Missouri: Praline-Topped Apple Bread	Taste of Home

Missouri: Praline-Topped Apple Bread

Apples, toasted pecans and a praline glaze make this bread perfect for a holiday celebration—or anytime. We like it better than our go-to coffee cake. —Sonja Blow, Nixa, Missouri

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Montana: Apple Frangipane Phyllo Tart	Taste of Home

Montana: Apple Frangipane Phyllo Tart

An almond-flavored frangipane creates a nutty bottom layer for my apple tart. Golden phyllo dough creates a delicate and crispy melt-in-your-mouth crust.—Jessie Sarrazin, Livingston, Montana

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Nebraska: Dutch Cranberry-Apple Pie	Taste of Home

Nebraska: Dutch Cranberry-Apple Pie

Fresh cranberries bring tongue-tingling tartness and festive Christmas color to classic apple pie. With orange peel, spices and a crumb topping, this is a warm and wintry favorite. —Jerri Gradert, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Nevada: Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars	Taste of Home

Nevada: Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars

The streusel topping that comes with this recipe for apple cream cheese bars is absolutely irresistible. If you can’t resist a “taste test” before a party, just arrange each apple bar on a serving platter and no one will know a piece is missing from the pan! —Katherine White, Henderson, Nevada

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New Hampshire: Autumn Apple Chicken	Taste of Home

New Hampshire: Autumn Apple Chicken

I'd just been apple picking and wanted to bake something new with the bounty. I decided on apple chicken by throwing them in the slow cooker with some barbecue sauce. The dish fills my whole house with the most delicious smell. —Caitlyn Hauser, Brookline, New Hampshire

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New Jersey: Apple Crisp Crescents	Taste of Home

New Jersey: Apple Crisp Crescents

Cinnamony apples are wrapped in a tender pastry to create a crispy delicacy. The flavor reminds me of apple crisp. —Betty Lawton, Pennington, New Jersey

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New Mexico: Make-Ahead Blintz Casserole	Taste of Home

New Mexico: Make-Ahead Blintz Casserole

Blintzes are thin pancakes filled with cheese or fruits. I created an easy casserole version with cheese filling and topped it with apples. —Ann Hillmeyer, Sandia Park, New Mexico

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New York: Parmesan Crisp Baked Apples	Taste of Home

New York: Parmesan Crisp Baked Apples

A dear friend and I wanted to make an easy apple crisp. We made a Parmesan filling, stuffed the apples and baked them whole. They were a hit! —Susan Stetzel, Gainesville, New York

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North Carolina: Pork Picadillo Lettuce Wraps	Taste of Home

North Carolina: Pork Picadillo Lettuce Wraps

Warm pork and cool, crisp lettuce are a combination born in culinary heaven. My spin on a lettuce wrap is chock-full of scrumptious flavor and spice. —Janice Elder, Charlotte, North Carolina

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North Dakota: Bistro Apple Panini	Taste of Home

North Dakota: Bistro Apple Panini

My family loves panini press recipes. The bacon, apple and tarragon in this recipe go together so well. If you don’t have a panini maker or an indoor grill, you can easily pan-fry or broil these excellent sandwiches.—Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Ohio: Apple Kuchen Bars	Taste of Home

Ohio: Apple Kuchen Bars

This recipe is about family, comfort and simplicity. My mom made this delicious sweet treat many a winter night and served it warm with some of her famous homemade ice cream. I like to make a double batch and pass on the love! —Elizabeth Monfort, Celina, Ohio

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Oklahoma: Tipsy Apple Pie	Taste of Home

Oklahoma: Tipsy Apple Pie

I turned a cobbler recipe into a pie, adding brandy and crystallized ginger to the filling and a simple crumb topping. It looks complicated and tastes homemade, but it’s super easy! —Debra Keil, Owasso, Oklahoma

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Oregon: Blueberry-Apple Cobbler with Almond Topping	Taste of Home

Oregon: Blueberry-Apple Cobbler with Almond Topping

This recipe uses the best cobbler topping I've found. Combine the buttery richness of a cobbler with the crunch of a crumble for a wonderful dessert or brunch dish. — Cathy Rau, Newport, Oregon

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Pennsylvania: Sweet Potato Pancakes with Cinnamon Cream	Taste of Home

Pennsylvania: Sweet Potato Pancakes with Cinnamon Cream

Topped with a rich cinnamon cream, these pancakes are an ideal dish for celebrating the tastes and aromas of fall. —Tammy Rex, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania

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Rhode Island: Apple Harvest Squares

This recipe is more than 75 years old. Mom made it often, since it was Dad’s favorite. We have so many wonderful apple orchards in Rhode Island, and I really enjoy taking my grandsons out to pick our own. —Maxine Hearney, Providence, Rhode Island

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South Carolina: Apple-Cranberry Stuffing	Taste of Home

South Carolina: Apple-Cranberry Stuffing

I leave out the giblets my mom used in her stuffing and bump up the fruit and wild rice instead. The result is this delicious apple cranberry stuffing. —Miranda Allison, Simpsonville, South Carolina

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South Dakota: Easy Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes	Taste of Home

South Dakota: Easy Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes

Cheesecake is the ultimate comfort food, but a big slice can be too rich. These bite-sized cheesecakes topped with apples and creamy caramel dazzle the senses. —Brandie Cranshaw, Rapid City, South Dakota

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Tennessee: Apple Pull-Apart Bread	Taste of Home

Tennessee: Apple Pull-Apart Bread

For a fun sweet treat that's certain to satisfy, try this recipe. Drizzled with icing, each finger-licking piece has a yummy surprise filling of apples and pecans. It's well worth the bit of extra effort. —Carolyn Gregory, Hendersonville, Tennessee

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Texas: Apple Red-Hot Slab Pie	Taste of Home

Texas: Apple Red-Hot Slab Pie

The color alone from the Red Hot candies makes this slab pie an instant hit. It's my absolute favorite because it holds so many family memories for us.—Linda Morten, Somerville, Texas

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Utah: BBQ Chicken and Apple Bread Pudding	Taste of Home

Utah: BBQ Chicken and Apple Bread Pudding

To me, bread pudding is the epitome of comfort food, and it's simply too good to reserve only for dessert. This sweet and savory twist on the classic is a delicious new way to enjoy an old favorite. —Shauna Havey, Roy, Utah

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apple cobbler on a tin tray with apple compoteShutterstock / Lulu Durand

Vermont: Individual Apple Cobbler

This recipe was given to me in an exchange with a homemakers group several years ago. Apples are a vibrant part of the color around New England in autumn. Once the harvest is in, apple treats pop up everywhere. I love to make this dessert at this time of year. —Lucy Holland, Derby Line, Vermont

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Virginia: Butterscotch Apple Crisp	Taste of Home

Virginia: Butterscotch Apple Crisp

This sweet treat is a cozy way to warm up winter nights. Sliced apples are sprinkled with a tasty topping made with oats, brown sugar and butterscotch pudding mix. Served with ice cream, the dessert is always well received. —Jolanthe Erb, Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Washington: Chocolate-Dipped Apple Rings	Taste of Home

Washington: Chocolate-Dipped Apple Rings

These apple treats are a staple in my Christmas goody packages. Sometimes I add an 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne to the cinnamon mixture for a little extra kick. —Laurie Bock, Lynden, Washington

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West Virginia: Aunt Lou's Fresh Apple Cake	Taste of Home

West Virginia: Aunt Lou's Fresh Apple Cake

My Great-Aunt Lou made a luscious fresh apple cake recipe that became a family tradition. My mom makes it for our annual beach trip to the Outer Banks. —Cristy King, Scott Depot, West Virginia

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Wisconsin: Apple and Peanut Butter Stackers	Taste of Home

Wisconsin: Apple and Peanut Butter Stackers

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

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Wyoming: Sunday Best Stuffed Pork Chops	Taste of Home

Wyoming: Sunday Best Stuffed Pork Chops

We’re farmers and ranchers who love to cook in a Dutch oven. Dish up these chops from the oven, and pass the salad, potatoes and steamed broccoli. —Lorraine Smith, Carpenter, Wyoming

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