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Apple Thyme Chicken

5 reviews

Apples and chicken may seem like an unusual combination, but they make a wonderful meal when grilled to perfection. The thyme chicken marinade gives a boost of flavor and tenderizes the meat nicely. —Peter Halferty of Corpus Christi, Texas

Aunt Lou’s Fresh Apple Cake

21 reviews

My Great-Aunt Lou made a luscious fresh apple cake recipe that became a family tradition. My mom makes it for...


Thyme-Baked Apple Slices

1 review

My children love this healthy apple side dish along with chicken fingers for lunch. It's also a wonderful alternative to...


Pork and Apple Skewers

3 reviews

Meet the Cook: Necessity was the "mother" of this recipe! I'd already marinated the pork before realizing we were short...


Kielbasa Apple Kabobs

2 reviews

In Hebron, Indiana, Edna Hoffman relies on sausage to make these colorful kabobs different from most. The meaty chunks are...

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Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars

73 reviews

The streusel topping that comes with this recipe for apple cream cheese bars is absolutely irresistible. If you can’t resist...


Honey Caramel Apples

When caramel apple season arrives, we roll apples in salted pecans and drizzle them with homemade fudge. For a different...

Red Apple Butter Bars

5 reviews

Fall means apple-picking time, and we love using the fresh fruit to bake up these bars. The streusel on top...


Apple Kielbasa Kabobs

2 reviews

— Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana


Tangy Turkey Kabobs

Unlike traditional kabobs, these call for turkey breast slices, potatoes and apple chunks. The flavorful honey mustard salad dressing shines...


Cookie Sheet Apple Pie

2 reviews

I belong to several volunteer service groups, and this dessert has been a real time-saver when there's a large crowd...

Festive Fall Tortellini Toss

1 review

Fall is my favorite season and I love the foods of autumn, such as mushrooms, squash, apples and walnuts. I...


Almond & Apple Wild Rice Salad

2 reviews

It's healthy and delicious! Use a mixture of red and green apples to give it a pop of color. —Dan...


Tangy Apple Slaw Burgers

2 reviews

I'm always looking for fresh new ways to make burgers. We love to grill and have several varieties of apple...


Warm Spiced Cider Punch

3 reviews

This is a nice warm-up punch. I like to serve it when there is a nip in the air. The...


Cinnamon Apple Cider Monkey Bread

8 reviews

I use the cold-weather staple apple cider—plus apples and more cinnamon—to turn plain cinnamon rolls into monkey bread. My boys...

Apple Granola Dessert

3 reviews

I would be lost without my slow cooker. Besides using it to prepare our evening meals, I often make desserts...


Apple Pie Oatmeal Dessert

3 reviews

Warm and comforting oatmeal desserts bring back memories of times spent with my family around the kitchen table. I serve...


Cinnamon-Apple Brown Betty

3 reviews

If I had to define the "Betty" of Apple Brown Betty, she'd be a smart and thrifty Southern gal with...