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Sausage and Pancake Casserole

10 reviews

Trial and error made this pancake casserole recipe one that my family asks for time and time again. It's so easy and very good. —Ethel Sanders, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Make-Ahead Blintz Casserole

1 review

Blintzes are thin pancakes filled with cheese or fruits. I created an easy casserole version with cheese filling and topped...


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...


Swedish Cream Apple Rings

My mother made this classic coffee cake for every important holiday... Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Now, I carry on the...


Cheesecake with Caramel Apple Topping

Years ago, I decided to dress up my basic cheesecake by adding a topping of caramel apple slices. The rich,...

Toffee Apple French Toast with Caramel Syrup

When I was growing up, I loved waking up to the scent of French toast. I have adapted my mom's...


Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Butter

1 review

You can spread this apple butter on thick and still enjoy a breakfast that's thin on calories. For a smoother...

Browned Butter Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust

How do you make good old-fashioned apple pie even better? Enhance the crust with shredded cheddar cheese and stir browned...


Slow-Cooker Cran-Apple Chutney

2 reviews

My clan isn’t crazy for cranberries, but they can’t get enough of this delicious chutney. I recommend it for Thanksgiving...


Cinnamon-Apple French Toast

2 reviews

Serving this on Christmas morning is a tradition in our home. It's wonderful because I can make it the night...


Streusel-Topped Apple Cheesecake

3 reviews

I love cheesecake & apple pie so I thought this would be a great combination! It has everything that makes...

Cranberry-Apple French Toast

3 reviews

My husband's breakfast club at work raves about this make-ahead French toast. Pop it in the oven in the morning...


Apple Pumpkin Soup

5 reviews

Relish autumn’s color and flavors right in your bowl with this creamy, golden soup from Spearville, Kansas field editor Pat...


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Rich Fruit Kuchens

8 reviews

This German classic is such a part of our reunions, we designate a special place to serve it. Five generations...


Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake

23 reviews

An attractive topping of cinnamon-spiced apple slices and a homemade oat-and-walnut crust make this creamy dessert a definite showstopper. —Emily...


Overnight Apple French Toast

13 reviews

My in-laws own and operate an orchard, so we have an abundance of fruit fresh from the trees. This dish...

Spicy Sausage & Apple Overnight Casserole

1 review

For many years I’ve hosted Mother’s Day brunch. One year I didn’t make this delightfully spicy casserole and thought the...


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Cinnamon-Sugar Apple Pie

22 reviews

Apple pie baked in a cast iron skillet is a real stunner. This beauty, with its flaky, tender crust, also...


Apple Custard Pie

2 reviews

There's no need to pull out your rolling pin to make this sweet apple custard pie. It has an easy...


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Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars

71 reviews

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


Harvest Apple Cheesecake

1 review

Slices of this creamy cake bring tempting fall taste plus delightfully different textures. "The crust is on the tender side,...


Apple Jack Crumb Pie

2 reviews

I serve this apple pie at my monthly bridge club meetings, and I always get many compliments. The cheese in...


Apple Bran Muffins

3 reviews

Meet the Cook: This recipe dates back to when our two girls - now 15 and 12 - were in...


Caramel Apple Strata

22 reviews

If you're planning to host a breakfast or early brunch, you'll appreciate this overnight strata. It works perfectly as your...

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Lime-Honey Fruit Salad

4 reviews

Nothing is more refreshing to me than a seasonal fruit salad enhanced with this simple honey-lime dressing. —Victoria Shevlin, Cape...


Austrian Apple Twists

6 reviews

This recipe has been one of my favorites for years. I like to make these sweet treats for special occasions...


Apple-Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

1 review

A layer of sweetened cream cheese topped with a tart fruit filling makes this apple cherry cheese pie popular with...


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...


Apple-of-Your-Eye Cheesecake

21 reviews

My most-often-requested dessert, this exquisite cheesecake with apples, caramel and pecans wins me more compliments than anything else I make....


Cranberry-Apple Pork Chops

1 review

These colorful, sweet-tart chops deliver seasonal flavors in each bite! —Katie Shireman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania