Apple Butter Recipe and more apple recipes
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Apple Cider Doughnuts, Apple Crisp and More Apple Recipes Perfect for Fall

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Apples for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert
Apple Butter Recipe and more apple recipes
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There’s nothing better than making meals with the freshest seasonal ingredients. Although apple varieties abound during various seasons, many of them are ripe for picking—and cooking—in the fall. Whether you like apple pancakes for breakfast, paninis with grilled apple slices for lunch or apple cinnamon pork chops for dinner, here are some of our favorite apple recipes for autumn.

Perfect Apple Pie

Perfect Apple Pie
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There is so much more you can do with apples than make apple pie, but the baked dessert is a classic for a reason. It’s one of the best pies for the holiday season, but you can also make it just because.

For the Perfect Apple Pie recipe, click here.

Cinnamon Apple Sheet Cake

Cinnamon Apple Sheet Cake
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If you want the flavors of apple pie without the trouble of rolling out pie crust, this sheet cake is an excellent alternative. Serve it as part of a brunch spread, for a snack or as a dessert.

For the Cinnamon Apple Sheet Cake recipe, click here.

Favorite Baked Apple Pancake

Favorite Baked Apple Pancake
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If you love pancakes but don’t want the hassle of flipping them, this baked apple pancake is for you. Use a variety of apples for the best fall flavor.

For the Favorite Baked Apple Pancake recipe, click here.

Apple Cider Brickle Doughnuts

Apple Cider Brickle Doughnuts

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Have you even been to the best apple orchards in America if you’re not walking through the orchards with a fresh-baked apple cider doughnut in your hand? Recreate that experience by making your own at home with this sugar-coated recipe.

For the Apple Cider Brickle Doughnuts recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce

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This Instant Pot applesauce is a good option for Instant Pot beginners. It takes only 35 minutes, so it’s perfect for a sweet homemade snack you can eat all week long.

For the Instant Pot Applesauce recipe, click here.

Apple Butter

Apple Butter
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If you’ve had enough applesauce, it’s time to move on to apple butter. This sweet and spreadable condiment is great on toast and may just turn your peanut butter sandwiches into a sandwich worthy of the dinner table.

For the Apple Butter recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Pie Dip

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Pie Dip

Sure, Buffalo chicken dip and potato skins might be staple game-day foods, but if you’re heading to a friend’s potluck for game day, switch things up with this slow cooker caramel-apple pie dip.

For the Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Pie Dip recipe, click here.

Tart Cherry and Apple Oven Pancake

Tart Cherry and Apple Oven Pancake

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Cherry recipes are a quintessential part of summer, but when you mix in the apples, it makes for the perfect fall recipe. This tart cherry and apple oven pancake might just become your favorite fall breakfast.

For the Tart Cherry and Apple Oven Pancake recipe, click here.

Quick Apple Plum Crisp

Quick Apple Plum Crisp
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Not only are crisps delicious, but they’re also easy to assemble. Believe it or not, this autumnal dish is ready in just 30 minutes, thanks to the clever use of a microwave.

For the Quick Apple Plum Crisp recipe, click here.

Fried Apple Hand Pies

Fried Apple Hand Pies

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If you host game nights, individual servings like these fried apple hand pies are a great way to serve dessert. They’re easy to make and easy to share, making them one of the best dishes to serve at a party.

For the Fried Apple Hand Pies recipe, click here.

Japanese Style Curry with Carrots and Apples 

Japanese Style Curry with Carrots and Apples 
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Apples aren’t just for dessert. In this Japanese-inspired curry, apples add just a touch of sweetness to an otherwise savory and hearty main dish. Trust us: this homemade curry is way better than takeout.

For the Japanese Style Curry With Carrots and Apples recipe

Apple, Fennel and Cheddar Quiche

Apple, Fennel and Cheddar Quiche

Courtesy of West of the Loop

 

With so many tasty brunch recipes available, it can be hard to make up your mind when it comes time to pick just one. Luckily, apple season means this apple, fennel and cheddar quiche is an easy choice.

For the Apple, Fennel and Cheddar Quiche recipe, click here.

Carrot, Apple and Turmeric Smoothie

Carrot, Apple and Turmeric Smoothie

Courtesy of Seasonal Cravings

 

Smoothies are a healthy breakfast or snack option year-round. For optimal freshness, make smoothies with seasonal produce, much like this carrot, apple and turmeric smoothie.

For the Carrot, Apple and Turmeric Smoothie recipe, click here.

Curried Chicken Salad

Curried Chicken Salad
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There is something immensely satisfying about chicken salad, and this version, with diced apples folded in, is particularly suitable for the season. This recipe includes instructions for cooking chicken, but we all know that chicken salad is one of the best uses for leftover chicken.

For the Curried Chicken Salad recipe, click here.

Holiday Roast Pork with Honeycrisp Apples

Holiday Roast Pork with Honeycrisp Apples
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If you’re looking for one of the best recipes for the holiday season, look no further. Sweet yet crunchy Honeycrisp apples are cooked alongside pork and served with a red-wine onion jam.

For the Holiday Roast Pork With Honeycrisp Apples recipe, click here.

Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

Apple and Butternut Squash Soup
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For a cozy meal on a chilly day, nothing beats a steaming bowl of soup. And for the ultimate fall flavors, apple and butternut combine in this easy and flavorful soup.

For the Apple and butternut squash soup recipe, click here.

Curried Cheeseburgers With Sauteed Apple and Tomato Sauce

Curried Cheeseburgers With Sauteed Apple and Tomato Sauce

Courtesy of Living the Gourmet

 

There are tons of incredible burger recipes to try. So why eat a regular cheeseburger when you could eat a curried cheeseburger with sauteed apple and tomato sauce?

For the Curried Cheeseburgers With Sautéed Apple and Tomato Sauce recipe, click here.

Kale and Apple Salad With Maple Mustard Dressing

Kale and Apple Salad With Maple Mustard Dressing

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If you want to make dinner at home feel like a meal at a restaurant, then adding a fancy salad to the menu is a must. This kale and apple salad with maple mustard dressing is sweet, healthy and light.

For the Kale and Apple Salad With Maple Mustard Dressing recipe, click here.

Apple Kale Slaw

Apple Kale Slaw
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It’s important to have a solid slaw recipe in your arsenal, and this no-cook side dish will make you rethink the cabbage-based, mayo-heavy versions. Shredded cabbage is supplemented with kale and apple, and a slightly sweet yogurt-based dressing brings it all together.

For the Apple Kale Slaw recipe, click here.

‘Oscar of the Waldorf’ Salad

‘Oscar of the Waldorf’ Salad
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Waldorf salad is a classic. This bare-bones but authentic version is simply a mix of green apple and celery mixed with mayonnaise—lettuce optional. It may sound strange, but don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.

For the ‘Oscar of the Waldorf’ Salad recipe, click here.

Vegetarian Apple Cranberry Stuffing

Vegetarian Apple Cranberry Stuffing

Courtesy of Nourished by Nutrition

 

Luckily, stuffing is one dish that never went out of style. This vegetarian apple-cranberry stuffing has all the flavors of fall and is a great option for those hoping for a meatless dish at Thanksgiving dinner.

For the Vegetarian Apple Cranberry Stuffing recipe, click here.

Apple and Butternut Sheet Pan Dinner with Chicken Sausage

Apple and Butternut Sheet Pan Dinner with Chicken Sausage
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