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Shaved Fennel Salad

1 review

This salad tastes even more impressive than it looks. It has an incredible crunch thanks to the cucumbers, radishes and apples. And the finish of fennel fronds adds just the faintest hint of licorice flavor. —William Milton III, Clemson, South Carolina

Hash Brown & Apple Pancake

1 review

Wedges of crispy Hash Brown Apple Pancake make a fast and fabulous side dish the whole family will savor. Laced...

Fried Onions and Apples

6 reviews

Since a lot of delicious onions are grown in our state, they are always part of my menu. This tangy...

Carrot-Apple Side Dish

4 reviews

Whenever this dish makes an appearance at a family gathering or church potluck, folks always comment on the interesting combination...

Fried Apples and Onions

4 reviews

"I was surprised to see how quickly my friends gobbled this dish up," chuckles Sue Davis, Wausau, Wisconsin. "Excusing myself,...

Butternut Squash Apple Bake

11 reviews

Even those who aren't fans of squash enjoy this side dish. Sweet slices of butternut squash are topped with apples...

Curried Celery and Apples

1 review

This recipe is a delicious accompaniment for pork. The curry powder adds a delightful zip.—Lois Miller, Bradenton, Florida

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Apples

Brussels sprouts are one of our favorite vegetables, especially when roasted together with tart apples, such as Granny Smith. Topped...

Rotkohl (Red Cabbage)

Red cabbage is one of my family's favorite German dishes! It goes well with many meat dishes, especially those served...

Butternut Apple Casserole

1 review

When we want to share our bounty, we bake a casserole of butternut squash, apples and spices. Top it with...

Apple Cabbage Toss

This dish is a favorite of ours because it suits both my husband's and my tastes. We love the touch...

Apple-Spice Acorn Squash

6 reviews

In Fostoria, Ohio, Joann Fell adds chopped apples and spices to warmed acorn squash, then microwaves for a fast and...

Classic Red Cabbage

1 review

My grandfather was German, so my grandmother prepared many German dishes for him. This is one I like best.

Roasted Apple Salad with Spicy Maple-Cider Vinaigrette

4 reviews

We bought loads of apples and needed to use them. To help the flavors come alive, I roasted the apples...

Potato Apple Pancakes

3 reviews

This was my grandpa's favorite recipe to make on St. Patrick's Day morning - I can smell the aroma of...

Apples with Red Cabbage

3 reviews

Our family has always loved red cabbage. Not only is it a perfect accompaniment to a favorite roast, it 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...

Pumpkin-Apple Muffins with Streusel Topping

36 reviews

My mother always made these tasty muffins whenever our family got together at her house. Now they’re a family favorite...

Mixed Green Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

This colorful salad is a bright and tasty introduction to a special meal. Dried cranberries and tart apples along with...

Heavenly Baked Sweet Potatoes

2 reviews

The taste of this recipe is so amazing! Everytime I fix this my family is always commenting on how wonderful...

Sweet & Savory Mini Apple Cheesecakes

Be prepared for a delightful surprise—the blue cheese in this dessert adds a touch of savory flavor that complements the...

Apple & Pecan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

6 reviews

We first made this side dish for a beef cook-off my sister-in-law entered—our beef didn’t win, but we won best...

Squash-Stuffed Baked Apples

2 reviews

My husband and our four children enjoy my baking creations, including apples filled with squash and festive spices. They make...

Apple-Green Bean Saute

2 reviews

All you have to do for this yummy side dish is saute green beans with some sweet apple and honey...

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Slow Cooker Tzimmes

1 review

Tzimmes is a sweet Jewish dish consisting of a variety of fruits and vegetables, and it may or may not...

Herbed Apple & Vegetable Saute

I made this side dish for the first time on a cold, snowy night, and it was the perfect comfort...

Autumn Sweet Rolls with Cider Glaze

1 review

I love cooking with pumpkin because it’s versatile, colorful and nutritious. Combining it with chopped apple and cider gives these...

Grilled Apple Tossed Salad

3 reviews

The grilled apples in this salad combine so well with the blue cheese, walnuts and balsamic dressing. I like to...

Apple Walnut Slaw

4 reviews

A co-worker shared this slaw recipe with me. Now it's a favorite at my house, too. Apples, walnuts and raisins...

Spiced Cabbage and Apple Medley

This nicely spiced cabbage-and-apple medley has always been a favorite side dish on our holiday dinner table. We love the...