Celebrate Fall with These 25 Apple Recipes

'Tis harvest season! Time to add autumn's crisp, juicy apples to every possible dish. Let us help with our 25 *core* apple recipes.
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Apple-Cinnamon Swirl Strata

Apple-Cinnamon Swirl Strata

The most important meal of the day just got a whole lot better. Imagine waking up on a cool fall morning, wrapping yourself in a blanket, and savoring this sweet, spice-filled strata with a warm cup of joe. Pure autumnal bliss. 

Recipe: Try our Apple-Cinnamon Swirl Strata

Oatmeal-Apple Scones

oatmeal-apple scones

Breakfast on the go doesn't have to be bland—especially not when apples are in season. Rolled oats add a touch of nuttiness to these grab-and-go scones. 

Recipe: Try our Oatmeal-Apple Scones

Carrot-Apple-Ginger Smoothies

Carrot-Apple-Ginger Smoothies

You only need five ingredients and as many minutes to blend up this colorful, flavorful smoothie. It might become your new daily bev!

Recipe: Try our Carrot-Apple-Ginger Smoothies

Wursts with Apple, Potato & Onion Hash

Wursts with Apple, Potato & Onion Hash

You're gonna want to make sure this hash is on the table at your next brunch. Savory wurst sausages, soft starchy potatoes, and sweet-tart apples mingle with white cheddar, thyme, and Dijon for the hearty comfort food of your dreams. 

Recipe: Try our Wursts with Apple, Potato & Onion Hash

Kale, Apple & Endive Salad

Kale, Apple & Endive Salad

Apples add a sweet, crisp crunch to any salad. Bring out the fruit's sweetness with an easy honey-vinegar dressing and a mixed greens base. 

Recipe: Try our Kale, Apple & Endive Salad

Apple-Parsnip Soup

apple parsnip soup

Earthy parsnips, tart apples, and warm ground cloves make for a cozy fall soup. Top with toasted pepitas for an added crunch.

Recipe: Try our Apple-Parsnip Soup

Turkey & Apple Grilled Cheese

Turkey & Apple Grilled Cheese

Smoked turkey, melted Brie, grainy mustard, and tart green apple slices sandwiched between buttery slices of toasted sourdough—this sandwich is unfussy perfection. 

Recipe: Try our Turkey & Apple Grilled Cheese

Apple-Cheddar Fondue

apple cheddar fondue

Apples and sliced cheddar are a classic combo. Turn the duo into a fun appetizer with a fondue set! Cider and a dash of nutmeg keeps the 'due from being too cheesy. 

Recipe: Try our Apple-Cheddar Fondue

Apple-Cheddar Turkey Burgers

apple-cheddar turkey burgers

Top turkey patties with cheddar, apples, and a cranberry-mustard mix and sandwich the ensemble between toasted English muffins for an easy, tasty lunch.

Recipe: Try our Apple-Cheddar Turkey Burgers

Apple-Bacon-Cheddar Mac 'n' Cheese

Apple-Bacon-Cheddar Mac'n'Cheese

Never thought to put apples in your mac 'n' cheese? Think again. It perfectly complements bacon and all that white cheddar goodness. 

Recipe: Try our Apple-Bacon-Cheddar Mac 'n' Cheese

Pork Chops with Apples

Pork Chops with Apples

You'll want to cook this just for the smells that'll waft through your home thanks to the onions, rosemary, pork chops, and an unexpected ingredient: ginger beer!

Recipe: Try our Pork Chops with Apples

Veal Scallops with Apple-Cream Sauce & Fennel Slaw

Veal Scallops with Apple-Cream Sauce & Fennel Slaw

This warm meal packs major apple flavor. Honeycrisp apples are sauteed until they're soft, then simmered in apple brandy for a rich sauce. 

Recipe: Try our Veal Scallops with Apple-Cream Sauce & Fennel Slaw

Chicken Tacos with Apple Salsa & Guac

chicken tacos with apple salsa guac

Want an easy way to switch up taco Tuesday? Add apple salsa! The quick topping turns tacos into a sweet-and-savory main.

Recipe: Try our Chicken Tacos with Apple Salsa & Guac

Braised Pork with Cabbage & Apples

Braised Pork with Cabbage & Apples

If this dish isn't pretty enough to convince you to add it to your menu, consider this: It's cooked with apple cider and white wine, and the oven does most of the work. 

Recipe: Try our Braised Pork with Cabbage & Apples

Chicken or Pork Schnitzel with Quick Sweet 'n' Sauer-Kraut & Apple, Onion & Potato Salad

chicken pork schnitzel quick sweet n sauer-kraut apple onion potato salad

For a dinner that's probably a bit outside your norm, fry up some schnitzel and serve it with a hearty apple and potato salad. This filling German meal is cozy without being too heavy (so you'll have room for one of the apple desserts below!)

Recipe: Try our Chicken or Pork Schnitzel with Quick Sweet 'n' Sauer-Kraut Apple, Onion & Potato Salad

Chipotle Turkey Chili with Apples and Cheddar

Chipotle Turkey Chili with Apples and Cheddar

You thought putting apples in tacos was a bit out there? Try 'em in chili. Along with tons of spices, we cooked ours with cider to bring out the apple flavors even more. (We promise it's good—especially on a cool fall evening.)

Recipe: Try our Chipotle Turkey Chili with Apples and Cheddar

Pork, Apple and Cheddar Meatballs with Egg Noodles

pork apple and cheddar meatballs with egg noodles

The kiddos will love this pasta dish as much as you will! You can never go wrong with butter noodles and cheesy meatballs. Sneaking some apple in there only makes things better. 

Recipe: Try our Pork, Apple & Cheddar Meatballs with Egg Noodles

Chicken Thighs with Apples, Onions & White Cheddar Polenta

chicken thighs with apples onions and white cheddar polenta

No basic chicken here. Apples, cider, apple brandy, sage, and thyme give the chicken juicy, complex flavor. Served with white cheddar polenta (yum!) and bacon (also yum!), it's bound to become a family favorite. 

Recipe: Try our Chicken Thighs with Apples, Onions & White Cheddar Polenta

Pork Scallops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Pork Scallops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

A hearty meal without loads of effort? Sign us up! All you have to do to get these harvest season flavors is bake some apples and sweet potatoes and pan fry the pork, and voila! Dinner is served. 

Recipe: Try our Pork Scallops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Bourbon-Apple Sidecar

Bourbon-Apple Sidecar

Whether you're hosting a cocktail hour or just fancying up dinner, these bourbon apple numbers will do the trick. Cut stars into your apple slices for an extra-special garnish. 

Recipe: Try our Bourbon-Apple Sidecar

Green Apple Ice Pop

green apple ice pop

For those late summer days when you really want it to be fall but it's just not, enjoy one of these pops. Lime zest makes them extra refreshing, but the green apple flavor gives you the ~autumnal vibes~ you're looking for. 

Recipe: Try our Green Apple Ice Pop

Apple Pie Trail Mix

apple pie trail mix

Pro tip: Make this trail mix in large batches, and keep it around all season for a quick, delicious treat.

Recipe: Try our Apple Pie Trail Mix

Cider-Spiced Apple Pie

Cider-Spiced Apple Pie

Don't wait until Thanksgiving to treat yourself to pie! This cider-spiced apple treat takes advantage of the season's apple bounty.

Recipe: Try our Cider-Spiced Apple Pie

Walnut-Apple Crisp with Nutmeg Cream

Walnut-Apple Crisp with Nutmeg Cream

If that golden-brown crumble doesn't already have you drooling, the perfectly tender apple slices underneath will. The dollop of nutmeg cream on top just might make you cry. 

Recipe: Try our Walnut-Apple Crisp with Nutmeg Cream

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel apples in cupcake form. Need we say more? We will. These soft, apple-filled cupcakes topped with a caramel-cream frosting are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. And just look at that shine. 

Recipe: Try our Caramel Apple Cupcakes