38 luscious apple recipes
Dive into the season with pies, salads, breakfasts, and more
Recipe: Apple Galette
Set aside about an hour for prep and cook time, but know that the sweet, sticky heaven you'll pull out of the oven afterward is well worth it.
Recipe: Apple-Pecan Breakfast Buns
This classic salad is best right now, when apples are at their peak, and since it takes less than 25 minutes to prepare, you have no exuse not to serve it at your next fall picnic.
Recipe: Autumn Apple Salad
Recipe: Apple-Fennel Salad with Walnuts
The right apple variety to use: sweet-tart such as Pink Lady, Jonathan, or Piñata.
Recipe: Western Waldorf
Brine bone-in pork chops for 3 hours in 4 cups cider, 2 cups cold water, 4 tbsp. salt, bay leaves, garlic cloves, and chile flakes.
Sautéed apples makes this the ideal autumn meal.
Add some sweet-tart green apple chunks and a splash of fresh apple juice to a mix of onion, bell pepper, cilantro, vinegar, and chili.
Keeping the skin on the apples retains their natural flavonoids; pecans and cinnamon are also antioxidant-rich.
Recipe: Raw Spiced Applesauce
"I kept saying, 'You know what this needs — it needs apple'," she said. Sure enough, apples, grown by her uncle and thinly sliced, turned the dish into a family hit.
Recipe: Apple Crisp French Toast
Not only do you get chunks of fruit, but you get a sweet river of apple cider syrup, too. To keep them warm and crisp, put directly on a rack in a 200° oven for up to 40 minutes.
Recipe: Pumpkin Apple Pancakes
The recipe makes a generous amount of dessert, but we like having leftovers for breakfast.
Recipe: Grill-Baked Apple Crisp
Note: You can substitute 1/3 cup golden raisins for the walnuts if you like.
Recipe: Apple-Crisp Baked Apples
Take it a step further with a layer of chocolate and a sprinkle of coconut. For these gems, we like using Granny Smith and Fuji varieties.
Recipe: Chocolate-Coconut Caramel Apples