Beyond Applesauce: 6 Sweet Ways to Cook with Apples

A few ideas to help use up your apple-picking bounty

You can add apples to just about everything.

Apple Parfait. Whip up single-serving parfaits at your next brunch. They’re simple and healthy, and look beautiful in mason jars.

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Spiced Apple Pie. Store-bought refrigerated pie crusts make this classic American dessert super easy to make. Try slicing the top pie dough to create a lattice crust.

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Apple Almond Cinnamon Rolls. All of the flavors of fall come together in this one baked good. If making your own cinnamon rolls seems out of reach, use store-bought and just make the apple topping.

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Apple Spice Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream. The prettiest cupcakes on the block. Thinly slice apples with a mandolin and dehydrate in the oven to make those banging garnishes.

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Apple Butter. Fall’s answer to your summer love affair with avocado toast. Put apple butter on toast, bagels, muffins, and even savory sandwiches (wait until you see what happens in your mouth when you spread some apple butter on a pork sandwich).

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Apple Peanut Butter Cookies. Raid your pantry for what may be the easiest cookies you’ll bake this fall.

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at the Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.