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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

Honey Mustard Apple Chicken Sausage

Honey Mustard Apple Chicken Sausage

Honey Mustard Apple Chicken Sausage

I threw this recipe together one day for a fantastic lunch. It’s a great way to use up leftover sausage and rice from dinner the night before. —Julie Puderbaugh, Berwick, Pennsylvania

Apple Onion Sausage Appetizers

Apple Onion Sausage Appetizers

Apple Onion Sausage Appetizers

This appetizer is both sweet and savory. The apples add freshness to the heavier sausage dish.—Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
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Creamy Cranberry Apple Salad

Creamy Cranberry Apple Salad

Creamy Cranberry Apple Salad

For over 30 years, this recipe has been a holiday tradition in my family. With marshmallows, cranberries, apples and grapes, it has a sweet-tart flavor and comforting creaminess that appeals to all ages.

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

Grandma's Breakfast Fruit

Grandma's Breakfast Fruit

Grandma's Breakfast Fruit

This versatile recipe is similar to the "Sweet Soup" that is served at our family's traditional Scandinavian holiday suppers. I've found this fruit mixture to be delicious for breakfast spooned over dry cereal. It is equally good served as a dessert with whipped cream.

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

Holiday Fruit Soup

Holiday Fruit Soup

Holiday Fruit Soup

I remember eating this soup every Christmas while growing up. I considered it a real treat. My mother, who was born in Sweden, made this soup during holidays, and now I carry on the family tradition. I look forward to all of our Swedish Christmas traditions-especially eating this soup. —Enice Jacobson, Wildrose, North Dakota

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.

High-Rise Apple Pancake

High-Rise Apple Pancake

High-Rise Apple Pancake

Want to fix something special for a weekend breakfast or Sunday brunch? Wanda Nelson of Woodruff, Wisconsin whips up this delicious pancake filled with warm, cinnamon-sugar apple slices.

Pork Chops with Apples

Pork Chops with Apples

Pork Chops with Apples

These moist tender chops get delicious flavor from Dijon mustard, onions and apple slices. Or try replacing the apples with pineapple rings for an appealing variation. I like to serve mashed sweet potatoes with this main course, along with a simple salad.

Apple Yeast Bread

Apple Yeast Bread

Apple Yeast Bread

This is one of the recipes I included in a cookbook I put together after my grown children kept calling home to ask how to make some of their favorite dishes. What a wonderful experience that was, gathering my mother's and my own recipes plus those from friends and family. My daughters and some of their friends did some artwork for it, and we now have a book we are proud to share!

Apple Crisp For Two

Apple Crisp For Two

Apple Crisp For Two

DELICIOUS with ice cream or whipped topping, this dessert is always a welcome treat at our table. We especially like it served warm. I make this often year-round, but it's even tastier in the fall with newly harvested apples. -Patricia Gross, Etna Green, Indiana

Applesauce Brownies

Applesauce Brownies

Applesauce Brownies

These moist, cinnamon-flavored brownies are quite easy to make. The recipe can also be doubled and baked in a jelly roll pan. My husband and I live on a farm in central Nebraska and have two grown daughters.

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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

Cran-Raspberry Honey Spread

Cran-Raspberry Honey Spread

Cran-Raspberry Honey Spread

Honey gives this tangy spread its sweetness. I came up with the recipe way back when our family first took up beekeeping and we had a bumper crop. —J. Fleming, Almonte, Ontario

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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