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All-American Pie

With apples, cherries and blueberries, this patriotic slab pie even tastes American. If the day doesn't call for stars and stripes, feel free to use any shaped cookie cutters you like for this awe-inspiring potluck dessert. —James Schend, Editor, Taste of Home

No-Bake Apple Pie

8 reviews

We always have an abundance of apples in the fall, so I like to make this easy pie. My husband...


Cinnamon Apples

8 reviews

Teenagers will have fun melting the red cinnamon candies that give bright color to these tender apples. "Serve this a...


Apple Grape Salad

1 review

I've made this recipe featuring apples and grapes for special dinners all through my 46 married years, and it's always...


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...

Apple Fennel Salad

1 review

This fennel salad is a favorite of my wife's. Preserved lemon may be difficult to find, but the salad is...


Cranberry Chutney

11 reviews

You can serve this chunky chutney over cream cheese or Brie with crackers, or as a condiment with roast pork...

Cran-Apple Sauce

2 reviews

I'm not a huge syrup fan, so I pour this sauce over my pancakes instead. It goes great with all...


Oh-So-Good Oatmeal

20 reviews

Add extra nutrition to fiber-rich oatmeal by adding chopped apple and almonds. My two boys demand seconds! At 1-1/2 cups...


Cranberry Medley

1 review

I saw a cranberry chutney recipe that used sugar, oil and other flavors I didn't care for, so I made...


Apple Chutney Chops

3 reviews

When my husband and I lived in South Carolina for a year, some good friends served this wonderful pork and...

Cinnamon Poached Apples

2 reviews

For a lighter holiday dessert, try these spicy and sweet apples. They’re refreshing served chilled, but my family also likes...


Colorful Candied Apples

The glossy coating in this candy apple recipe is hard, so it's best to lick them like a lollipops or...


Ultimate Oreo Caramel Apples

My kids like to give Halloween goodies to the neighborhood trick-or-treaters. These cookie-caramel apples were door prizes for a few...


Apple & Sausage Wild Rice

Chunks of apples and summer sausage bring a delicious, sweet-and-savory contrast to wild rice. My husband absolutely loves it, and...


Honey Caramel Apples

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

Caramel Apples

12 reviews

Nothing tastes better at this time of year than a sweet-to-eat caramel apple! That rich homemade flavor just can't be...


Spicy Cran-Apple Sauce

2 reviews

Delicious way to get extra vitamin C and fiber in my diet! Very high in vitamin C and fiber, this...


Apple Mashed Potatoes

7 reviews

I love potatoes…especially mashed. When I came up with this combination, it was declared a winner. I serve this as...


Cranberry Cinnamon Applesauce

My grandson Geoff likes hot applesauce, so I've come up with one that looks as good as it tastes. It...


Pear Applesauce

4 reviews

A great way to satisfy your sweet tooth—fat-free and for only 120 calories!
—Jenny Cohen, Baltimore


Cranberry-Apple Chutney

30 reviews

"In our house, this chutney is a must-have for our Thanksgiving dinner. It also makes a great appetizer when spooned...


Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce

2 reviews

As a young girl, I was amazed when Mom transformed fresh apples into this delightful, lovely mixture. I'm not sure...


Carnival Caramel Apples

31 reviews

With four kids (one child whose birthday is November 1), we celebrate Halloween in style around our house. These caramel...

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Apple Dumplings with Sauce

25 reviews

This warm and comforting apple dumplings recipe is incredible by itself or served with ice cream. You can decorate each...