19 Flavorful Apple Recipes
Maple Apples with Ice Cream
This refreshing dessert is easy and delicious—tart Granny Smith apples and sweet maple sauce over classic vanilla ice cream. It just goes to prove sometimes simple is best.
- Recipe: Maple Apples with Ice Cream
This dish features three different types of apples, combined with all the delicious ingredients of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Whip it together after the holidays for a savory breakfast and to help get rid of leftovers.
- Recipe: Day-After-Thanksgiving Hash
Dungeness Crab Pie with Braised Apples and Meyer Lemon Crème Fraîche
Similar to quiche, this dish pairs sweet braised apples and tart crème fraîche for a scrumptious brunch meal.
Chocolate Caramel Apples with Sprinkles
These delectable sweets aren’t just for kids! Sticky caramel, luscious bittersweet chocolate, and yummy sprinkles coat a tart Granny Smith apple for the ultimate fall confection.
Cider-Glazed Pork Loin Sandwiches with Walnut Pesto
Fresh apple cider gives a sweet kick to juicy pork loin in this easy sandwich recipe. Nutty walnut pesto helps bring out the flavor.
Try this yummy French staple for a special breakfast or brunch. Granny Smith apples and cinnamon lend a luscious apple pie flavor to the crepes.
- Recipe: Apple Crepes
Country Apple Slaw
For a sweet-and-sour dish, try this tangy slaw. Granny Smith apples, cherries, and cranberries come together to create a refreshing side.
- Recipe: Country Apple Slaw
Grilled Turkey, Apple, and Cheddar Sandwiches
Tart Granny Smith apples offset savory cheddar and tangy honey mustard in these simple sandwiches.
Spiced Apple-Brandy Wine
Contrary to its name, this cocktail is actually nonalcoholic. Spiced apple cider and red grape juice make it sweet, but balsamic vinegar adds a touch of tang.
- Recipe: Spiced Apple-Brandy Wine
Green Apple-Cucumber Salsa
This fresh twist on classic salsa will have your taste buds dancing with tangy goodness. The sweetness of brown sugar balances a touch of heat from the jalepeño chile.
- Recipe: Green Apple-Cucumber Salsa
Mulled Cider and Wine
For this fruity, festive cocktail, pick a medium- to full-bodied red wine you’d enjoy as-is, nothing too iffy. Apple cider, orange-pineapple juice, and fresh citrus fruit amp up the wine’s flavor.
- Recipe: Mulled Cider and Wine
Roasted Black Bass with Apple Cider-Kale Sauce
Tart Granny Smith apples, cider vinegar, and whipping cream create a delicious sauce for this already tasty fish.
French Onion-and-Apple Soup
Try a sweet twist on classic French Onion soup. We suggest Honeycrisp or Pink Lady apples for the best taste.
- Recipe: French Onion-and-Apple Soup
Apple, Pear, and Cheddar Salad with Pecans
Try this fresh salad for a quick and healthful lunch. Apple juice and McIntosh apple wedges pair nicely with Bartlett pears, freshly grated cheddar cheese, and chopped pecans for a texture-rich meal.
Cinnamon Apple-Raisin Bread Pudding
Chopped dried apples and apple brandy replace the classic Bourbon sauce in this moist bread pudding. With reduced-fat milk and raisins, this dish is not only tasty, but also surprisingly light!
Rediscover this classic dish: Tart Granny Smith apples mixed with sweet yogurt give the salad extra punch while still keeping it light.
- Recipe: Waldorf Salad
Cupola House Wassail
The Cupola House, a historic home and gardens on Edenton Bay in North Carolina, serves this wassail annually during the holidays, but we think it’s delicious year-round! Apple cider, frozen lemonade, and flavorful spices create a warm, soothing drink.
- Recipe: Cupola House Wassail
Sweet Potato-Apple Cobbler
Two of fall’s favorite foods create a wow-worthy dessert guaranteed to impress. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar add to the natural sweetness, and the Bourbon whipped cream creates a daring topping.
- Recipe: Sweet Potato Apple Cobbler
Baked apples and sweet huckleberries make an unexpected but delicious combination. These sweet individual tarts look so put together, partygoers will think you spent hours baking.
- Recipe: Apple-Huckleberry Tarts