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30 Fresh Fall Apple Recipes

Try this Midwest favorite in warm breakfast breads, refreshing salads, hearty main dishes and more.

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.

Fruit Brunch Medley

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.

Not Your Ordinary Brie

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.

Apple Harvest Bake

Cider-Brined Turkey with Roasted Apples

Even better than the pretty glazed fruit and crazy-juicy bird? The appley gravy made from the drippings.

Cider-Brined Turkey with Roasted Apples

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.

Apple Scones with Spiced Maple Butter

Boiled Cider

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.

Boiled Cider 

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.

Cranberry-Apple Sweet Potatoes

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 Bagel Sandwiches with Pumpkin Cream Cheese

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.

Apple Pie Pancakes

Asian Coleslaw

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.

Asian Coleslaw

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.

Hearty Pork-and-Ale Stew

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.

Hot Dog-Hamburger Secret Sauce

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-Glazed Pork Chops

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.

Apple and Couscous-Bulgur Salad

Streusel Apple Bread

A touch of lemon, chopped cranberries and walnuts take this quick bread into the realm of coffee cake.

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.

Cornish Game Hens with Cider-Sage Sauce

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.

Multigrain Apple Streusel Muffins

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.

Spiced Pecan Apple Salad

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.

Fruit Bowl with a Punch

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.

Breakfast Cranberry-Apple Crumble

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.

Missouri Apple Soup

Fennel-Apple Salad

Tangy Granny Smith apples combine with radicchio and fennel in this refreshing side-dish salad. Mustard and citrus flavor the dressing.

Fennel Apple Salad

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.

Fruit Brunch Medley

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.

Home on the Range Burger

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.

Fruity Streusel-Topped Coffee Cake

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.

Applejack Turkey Sandwich

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.

Cranberry Cashew Salad

Bohemian Apple Waffles

Flecks of chopped apple fill these cinnamon waffles. Serve with additional sliced fruit and a warm maple syrup.

Bohemian Apple Waffles

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.

Season's Best Stuffed Pork Chops

Cherry-Apple Slaw

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.

Cherry-Apple Slaw

Free printable apple desserts cookbook

Click below to download our FREE printable collection of 10 top apple dessert recipes, or choose from one of our other free printable cookbooks!

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