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Cranberry Apple Sheet Pie

1 review

My husband loves pie, so I made one with apples, raspberries and cranberries. This apple cranberry slab pie is so good, I bend the rules and let the grandkids have it for breakfast. —Brenda Smith, Curran, Michigan

Savory Rice-Stuffed Apples

My family has several apple trees, so I am challenged to create new recipes each fall. This side dish is...


Apple Cake with Homemade Buttermilk Sauce

This apple cake with buttermilk sauce recipe is super easy. Top with spiced apples, drizzle with the warm sauce and...


Grandma’s Apple Cake

6 reviews

My grandma's apple cake recipe is perfect for fall gatherings. With lightly spiced apples and a sweet glaze, each slice...


Apple Maple Chops

1 review

This apple and maple pork chop recipe is one of my family's favorites—my children just love it. The pork is...

Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler

1 review

This homey Dutch oven apple cobbler is always a big hit with my family. We like to serve it with...


Pressure-Cooker Turkey with Berry Compote

This delicious dish gives you a way to get all that yummy turkey flavor without heating up the house, and...

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Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake

1 review

This gingerbread recipe came from my grandmother, and we always ate it with warm applesauce. I adapted it into a...


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Maple-Apple Clafouti

5 reviews

This fruit pudding could not be easier to make! A traditional comfort food in France, it is often made with...


Cranberry-Almond Apple Pie

2 reviews

My grandmother made this treat every year for Christmas. It’s much better than everyday apple pie. The recipe is a...


Caramel Apple Cheesecake

35 reviews

This apple cheesecake won the grand prize in an apple recipe contest. With caramel both on the bottom and over...

Classic Apple Cranberry Crisp

For a little old-fashioned goodness, treat your clan to this divine dish that bakes up warm and bubbly. It's great...


Canadian Bacon with Apples

4 reviews

When the holidays roll around, I'd rather spend time with family and friends than be stuck in the kitchen. I...


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Winning Apple Crisp

164 reviews

I live in apple country, and a delicious crisp is one good way to use them that doesn't take a...


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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...


Apple Fritter Cake

4 reviews

I was experimenting with a beer bread to make it into a dessert and came up with this delectable apple...

Farmhouse Pork and Apple Pie

14 reviews

I've always loved pork and apples together, and this recipe combines them nicely to create a comforting main dish. It...


Apple Cobbler Cheesecake

3 reviews

I call this combination of two classic desserts my "lucky” recipe. It won top honors when I entered the baking...


Pressure-Cooker Cranberry Apple Red Cabbage

When I was looking for something new, I started playing with flavors and came up with this very tasty dish....


Skier’s Skillet

2 reviews

With its great combination of flavors and ease of preparation, this is one of my favorite dishes to make when...


Ginger-Kale Smoothies

3 reviews

Since I started making this green smoothie recipe for breakfast every day, I honestly feel better! Substitute any fruit and...


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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...


Grandma Davidson’s Baked Apple Pudding

3 reviews

My savvy grandmother whipped up recipes like this homey cinnamon-scented apple pudding in the Depression years. Many of us still...


Apple & Spice Pork Tenderloin

2 reviews

My family loves pork tenderloin, so I created this hearty meal. The slightly sweet dish is one of our favorites....

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Hand-Held Apple Pies

25 reviews

When I was in high school, my best friend's mother baked this mini apple pie recipe every year. I was...


Cranberry-Apple Nut Crunch

4 reviews

This dessert is especially pretty and appropriate for the holidays. I updated my mother's recipe using instant oatmeal to make...


Easy Apple Dumplings

11 reviews

My mother often prepared this apple dumpling recipe for us, ready to take out of the oven just as we...