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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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