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    How to Make Traditional Caramel Apples

    Learn how to make homemade caramel for out-of-this-world classic caramel apples.

    Oatmeal Caramel Apple Cookies

    15 reviews

    This recipe for caramel apple cookies is a fun twist on traditional oatmeal raisin. These treats are hard to resist!...


    Upside-Down Apple Bacon Pancake

    1 review

    I frequently cook Sunday brunch for my husband and myself, and I am always experimenting with new recipes. Apples picked...


    Apple Pie Ricotta Waffles

    2 reviews

    I had apples and ricotta cheese to use up, so instead of making a pie I decided to do something...


    Pressure-Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

    1 review

    Homemade applesauce is a breeze in an electric pressure cooker. A few minutes of prep and a short cook time...

    Peanut Butter, Apple and Raisin Sandwich

    1 review

    Tart, sweet and crunchy, these open-faced sammies are a perfect after-school (or after-work) snack. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...


    Pressure-Cooker Homemade Chunky Applesauce

    1 review

    This applesauce is so easy. My family loves the things I make from scratch, and it's good knowing exactly what...

    How to Keep Apples from Browning with This 5-Minute Hack

    Want to learn how to keep apples from turning brown? Follow this tip to keep apple slices looking fresher for...


    Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

    3 reviews

    I absolutely love this slow-cooked oatmeal. The steel-cut oats have so much flavor and texture. My family sprinkles toasted pecans...


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    Caramel Apple Bars

    9 reviews

    These bars make an excellent fall dessert. We like to warm individual servings in the microwave and serve with a...


    Baked Applesauce

    9 reviews

    ONCE YOU TASTE this applesauce, you won't want the tore-bought variety anymore. Baking the apples locks in their delicious flavor!...

    Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

    14 reviews

    My family loves these light and fluffy apple cinnamon pancakes. And best of all, they're sweet enough to enjoy even...


    Chunky Applesauce

    33 reviews

    There's just something extra special about a homemade applesauce recipe like this one. This simple dish is tart and not...


    Caramel Apple Doughnut Muffins

    2 reviews

    Welcome autumn and Halloween into your kitchen with these muffins. The recipe will remind you of cinnamon-sugar cake doughnuts. —Julie...


    Christmas Morning Oatmeal

    2 reviews

    When I first tried this dish, I was convinced I was eating yummy apple crisp for breakfast. I even cut...


    Ginger Applesauce

    When it's apple-picking time, it's also time for all the delightful treats you can make with them, including applesauce. This...

    Apple Pie Bundles

    These cute bundles taste like an apple pie but without all of the work—no fork needed! The ingredients in this...


    Baked Apples on the Grill

    3 reviews

    Sweet coconut provides the delicious difference in this fun grilled apples recipe. Our two children enjoy helping me stuff the...


    Apple Nut Bread

    4 reviews

    A friend brought a loaf of this nut bread to a ladies' church meeting at my house. It was still...


    Caramelized Apple Rings

    1 review

    When my children were little, they liked fruit, so I tried to make several dishes with different fruit. This recipe...


    Nutty Apple Streusel Dessert

    9 reviews

    Many people don't think of using a slow cooker to make dessert, but I like having this hot, scrumptious apple...


    Apple Brickle Dip

    47 reviews

    I first tasted this quick and easy cream cheese apple dip at a friend's Christmas party. I kept going back...


    Double-Duty Heavenly Applesauce

    3 reviews

    Every year my husband and I take our two daughters to an orchard to pick apples so we can make...


    Glazed Apple Pie Bars

    24 reviews

    This is only one of many wonderful recipes that my mother handed down to me. With their flaky crust and...

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    Double-Duty Applesauce Mini Muffins

    3 reviews

    Children reach with both hands for these buttery tender mini muffins. Cinnamon-spiced and made with applesauce, they’re easy to bake...


    Apple Pie Sandwiches

    7 reviews

    I created this apple sandwich one autumn when we had an abundant apple crop. We enjoy these sandwiches for breakfast...


    Apple Pie Tartlets

    16 reviews

    Good-for-you things come in small packages when you make a batch of the tiny apple pie treats. Sweet and cinnamony,...


    Cinnamon Caramel Apples

    We used cinnamon and chocolate to give a fun and tasty twist to traditional caramel apples. Rolled in nuts, coconut...


    Easy Homemade Chunky Applesauce

    5 reviews

    Here's a comforting, home-style treat that never loses its appeal. Dish up big bowlfuls and wait for the smiles! —Marilee...


    S’mores-Dipped Apples

    6 reviews

    For me, the taste of marshmallow, graham cracker and apple just can't be beat. Others must think the same thing....