30 Fresh Fall Apple Recipes
Not Your Ordinary Brie
A spiced combo of cranberries, apples and raisins blends for the chutney that tops this colorful cheese appetizer. Serve with crackers or toasted slices of baguette.
Apple Harvest Bake
Chopped apple and walnuts stud this spiced coffee cake baked in a pie plate. Serve wedges of the warm bread topped with cinnamon butter.
Cider-Brined Turkey with Roasted Apples
Even better than the pretty glazed fruit and crazy-juicy bird? The appley gravy made from the drippings.
Apple Scones with Spiced Maple Butter
They're light, buttery and fall artwork on your plate. We almost hate to cover up the baked-on apple slice with the whipped maple butter. Almost.
Boiled cider preserves the intense sweet-tartness of fresh-picked apples. Make your own or buy it at gourmet food shops or online. Stir a couple of tablespoons into filling for pie, crisp, crumble or turnovers; replace honey or molasses in recipes for gingerbread, apple cake or spice muffins; brush on grilled vegetables; add to your favorite vinaigrette, barbecue sauce or applesauce; drizzle over oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, corn bread, ice cream, frozen yogurt or grilled fruit.
Cranberry-Apple Sweet Potatoes
Apple pie filling, canned sweet potatoes, whole cranberry sauce, apricot preserves and orange marmalade go from pantry to tabletop in this easy baked recipe. Toasted pecans add just the right crunch to this dish that's good served with meat or poultry.
Apple Bagel Sandwiches with Pumpkin Cream Cheese
Sliced and grilled apples top a golden butter for this bagel sandwich. Use an apple that stays firm when cooked, like Jonagold, Granny Smith or Braeburn. Sprinkle on pecans for extra crunch.
Apple Pie Pancakes
Weekend pancakes get a makeover with apple juice and dried or fresh apples stirred into the batter. A little apple pie spice completes the flavor. We liked them warm with maple syrup.
Toss red and green cabbage, chopped apple and green onions with a ginger-spiced dressing for a crunchy salad. Sesame oil and rice vinegar add Asian flavor.
Hearty Pork-and-Ale Stew
Green apples join a mouthwatering collection of ingredients in this stick-to-your-ribs stew based on pork sirloin. The meat cooks with garlic, sweet potatoes, parsnips, onion, tomatoes and the apples in beer and broth for a tender meal in a bowl.
Hot Dog-Hamburger Secret Sauce
Apples sweeten this chunky crimson relish that's perfect for hot dogs, burgers or other grilled meats. Cinnamon, cloves and pepper spice it up.
Apple-Glazed Pork Chops
Choose from apple jelly or apple butter (such as Slow Cooker Apple Butter, slide 1) to add a hint of sweetness to slow-cooked pork chops. Use fresh or dried thyme, marjoram, basil and summer savory for seasoning.
Apple and Couscous-Bulgur Salad
Apple cider and lemon juice add a touch of pucker that keeps this hearty grain salad from tasting too sweet. For a nutritional boost, use whole wheat couscous.
Streusel Apple Bread
Cornish Game Hens with Cider-Sage Sauce
Don't be scared off by the fancy-sounding name. This flavorful dish is actually perfect for easy entertaining. No stuffing required! Just roast the hens on top of the cranberry-apple dressing in a baking dish. You can find Cornish game hens in the supermarket freezer case.
Multigrain Apple Streusel Muffins
Rise and shine! These tender gems taste so good, you’d never guess we bumped up the fiber in this fall recipe with two kinds of whole grains and traded most of the butter for applesauce and buttermilk.
Spiced Pecan Apple Salad
Pecans, feta cheese, a Red Delicious apple and zesty vinaigrette combine for a memorable salad. "This recipe comes to us courtesy of the Junior League of Chicago. It is from their cookbook, Celebrate Chicago! A Taste of Our Town," says Patty Erd, co-owner the Spice House in Chicago.
Fruit Bowl with a Punch
The zip of Serrano peppers enhances tangy lime peel for a refreshing fruit bowl side dish. We used watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, plums and apple chunks.
Breakfast Cranberry-Apple Crumble
Have some oatmeal with your fruit in this recipe that mixes chopped apples and cranberries with a crumble topping made from instant oatmeal. The baked dish tastes great topped with vanilla ice cream.
Missouri Apple Soup
Nancy Rudolph of St. Louis found the ideal balance of curry powder to apple in this creamy soup she makes with Missouri apples. "This is easy and quick to make," she says. "And it's perfect for those first few chilly fall evenings. I like to serve it with a grilled smoked Gouda sandwich for a satisfying meal." Nancy also likes this soup served cold.
Tangy Granny Smith apples combine with radicchio and fennel in this refreshing side-dish salad. Mustard and citrus flavor the dressing.
Fruit Brunch Medley
Honey and lime add snap to this fruit bowl with Granny Smith and Delicious apples, red and green grapes, kiwi and dried tart cherries. Serve it at brunch or as a meal accompaniment.
Home on the Range Burger
Chopped apple joins celery and onion to flavor these bison burgers. The crowning touch is a relish of cantaloupe and strawberries. The mix-in would be great with regular ground beef, too.
Fruity Streusel-Topped Coffee Cake
Frozen bread dough rolled out to fit a baking pan forms the base for this breakfast bread. Top with apples and strawberries, raspberries or blueberries, plus a streusel topping, then bake for a warm treat.
Applejack Turkey Sandwich
Apple butter adds a sweet orchard flavor to this turkey-cheddar-bacon sandwich on sourdough layered with Swiss cheese, sweet peppers and onion. Cook it on a panini cooker or in a skillet.
Cranberry Cashew Salad
Roasted cashews top this spinach salad featuring big slices of fresh, unpeeled apple. Use Granny Smith, Delicious or any good eating apple. Mango chutney and curry powder flavor the dressing.
Bohemian Apple Waffles
Flecks of chopped apple fill these cinnamon waffles. Serve with additional sliced fruit and a warm maple syrup.
Season's Best Stuffed Pork Chops
A double dose of apple goes into these stuffed and baked pork rib chops. Shredded apple and apple juice go into the bread stuffing, which is seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
Nuts and fruit add crunch and color to cabbage tossed in a homemade vinaigrette. This beautiful twist on traditional coleslaw is best served right away for maximum crispness, but it will hold for up to 24 hours.
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