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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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Spinach Apple Salad

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Darlis Wilfer
Whenever Mom made this salad, it was the first thing on my plate. With spinach, apples, raisins and a light dressing, this beautiful harvest salad is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. -Darlis Wilfer, Phelps, 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

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

This moist and tender pecan upside-down cake is packed with pecans and sweetness. Although still not a "light" dessert, it has nearly a third fewer calories and 43 percent less fat than the original! —Mae Johnson, De Ridder, Louisiana

Onion-Apple Pork Chops

Onion-Apple Pork Chops

Onion-Apple Pork Chops

You couldn’t ask for a better entree to serve on a fall evening. The apple, pork and maple flavors complement each other perfectly. Rice and steamed broccoli make nice accompaniments, too. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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Sweet-Sour Red Cabbage with Bacon

Sweet-Sour Red Cabbage with Bacon

Sweet-Sour Red Cabbage with Bacon

This crunchy eye-catching cooked cabbage is seasoned with a flavorful blend of vinegar, spices and bacon. Even when my mom fixes a big batch, the bowl gets emptied quickly. —Cathy Eland Hightstown, New Jersey

Deep-Dish Apple Pie

Deep-Dish Apple Pie

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

Butterscotch Apple Crisp

Butterscotch Apple Crisp

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

Sweet Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Sweet Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Sweet Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup

What a delightful way to start the day! Sweet apple flavor fills every delectable bite of these flapjacks. For an extra-special treat, top with sour cream and then add syrup. —Janet Vardaman, Zephyrhills, Florida

Baked Applesauce

Baked Applesauce

Baked Applesauce

ONCE YOU TASTE this applesauce, you won't want the tore-bought variety anymore. Baking the apples locks in their delicious flavor! This recipe can easily be adjusted for any amount of servings. —Mary Mootz Cincinnati, Ohio

Easy Apple Dumplings

Easy Apple Dumplings

Easy Apple Dumplings

My mother often prepared this special treat for us, ready to take out of the oven just as we came home from school. I can remember their magnificent aroma as I opened the front door so vividly. —Marjorie Thompson, West Sacramento, California

Sausage-Apple Puff Pancake

Sausage-Apple Puff Pancake

Sausage-Apple Puff Pancake

Savory sausage and sweet apples combine in this beautiful breakfast dish. The cheesy topping will definitely make you want seconds. —Carolyn Kumpe, El Dorado, California

Orange Cranberry Torte

Orange Cranberry Torte

Orange Cranberry Torte

Around the holidays 45 years ago, a friend gave me this recipe; it’s been a favorite ever since. —Bertha Palamar, Fulton, New York

Sugary Apple Fritters

Sugary Apple Fritters

Sugary Apple Fritters

My kids love these fritters year-round, but I get even more requests in the fall when there are plenty of apples in season. I like to serve them as a special breakfast treat when they host friends for sleepovers. —Katie Beechy, Seymour, Missouri

Creamy Cranberry Salad

Creamy Cranberry Salad

Creamy Cranberry Salad

One of my piano students taught me the perfect lesson in salad for the holidays. The keys are cranberries, pineapple, marshmallows and nuts. —Alexandra Lypecky, Dearborn, Michigan

Company Fruit Salad

Company Fruit Salad

Company Fruit Salad

We first tried a salad like this at a local deli. Since I couldn't get that recipe, I started mixing up different dressings until I hit on this one. Now I make this refreshing delightful salad for every picnic and get-to-gether. It can be a snack, side dish or dessert. —Connie Osterhout, Napoleon, Ohio
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