65 Apple Recipes To Make This Fall

Everyone talks about pumpkin spice season, but that's not the only thing to get excited about in the fall. It's time to celebrate apple season. It's a wonderful tradition to head to local apple orchards to pick your own and experience that first, crispy, juicy bite of apple – whether you prefer tart Granny Smith or McIntosh, super sweet Honeycrisps, or another of the dozens of types of apples available. Once home with your big bag of apples, make one (or several) of Mashed's 65 tasty apple recipes.

We have classic dishes that you can look forward to all year, like apple pie, apple crisp, apple bread, and fried apples. There are also healthy dishes to try like Copycat Panera Fuji Apple Salad and Apple Spiced Overnight Oats. Make a savory main dish with this fruit, like Apple Cider Pork Chops or a Waldorf Chicken Salad.

Need quick and easy apple recipe ideas? Use your Instant Pot to make speedy batches of applesauce or apple butter. There are three-ingredient recipes too, for treats like Apple Dump Cake and Apple Cinnamon Pastries. And for something really unique, try Guy Fieri's recipe for an Apple Pie Hot Dog!

With so many tasty recipe possibilities the only question left is, how do you like them apples?

1. Apple Pie

It seems only fitting to kick off the apple recipe round-up with a classic apple pie. A tender pie crust loaded with sweet-tart apple slices, cinnamon, and sugar is a fall classic. The recipe is easy to make because it calls for premade, refrigerated pie crust: Perfect for first-time pie bakers or bakers in a hurry. Ree Drummond recommends a mix of apple varieties like Honeycrisp, Granny smith, and McIntosh for the filling. We show you how to make a pretty lattice-top crust, or you make a solid top crust.

Recipe: Apple Pie

2. Slow Cooker Mulled Cider

The first cool day of fall is the perfect excuse to make a batch of hot apple cider seasoned with cinnamon, cloves, and orange slices. Use your slow cooker to make this mulled cider from Kristen Carli. It slowly simmers for a few hours, infusing the cider with spice and sweetness, and fills your home with a delectable aroma. The recipe makes a big batch that serves 24 people, and leftover cider can be stored in the fridge. Reheat a mugful in the microwave any time you crave this cozy drink.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Mulled Cider

3. Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is one of the best-loved old-fashioned apple desserts, and it's no wonder. It takes only 10 minutes to assemble, can be enjoyed warm or cold, and it's a treat that everyone loves. Sliced apples tossed with sugar, spices, and a little lemon juice are baked under a blanket of buttery, brown sugar-coated oats. Southern Living recommends using an apple variety that holds its shape after baking, like Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Braeburn. Feel free to try a combination of apples in your crisp. The recipe makes eight servings.

Recipe: Apple Crisp

4. Apple Cinnamon Muffins

You don't have to pay for oversized, over-priced muffins at the store: Apple Cinnamon Muffins are so easy to make at home and very delicious. They're made with diced apple, cinnamon, and brown sugar, and have a crumbly oat streusel topping. The muffins take only 30 minutes to make from start to finish: Make them in the morning before work, in the afternoon for a snack, or on a Sunday so you can have muffins for days to come. 

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Muffins

5. Apple Spiced Overnight Oats

There are lots of reasons you should be eating overnight oats: They help keep you full, save you money over to-go breakfast options, and they're really healthy. Best of all, you can use them to create many flavor combinations – like these perfect-for-autumn apple and cinnamon overnight oats. Chia seeds and milk (regular or plant-based) give overnight oats their creamy texture after an overnight stay in the fridge. The recipe makes one serving, and you can scale it up for several make-ahead portions. 

Recipe: Apple Spiced Overnight Oats

6. Apple Cider Donuts

Getting to bite into a warm, cinnamon-sugar-coated cider donut is one of the very best parts about visiting an apple orchard in the fall. Good news: You can make your own apple cider donuts at home no matter what time of the year it is. Whip up a quick batter made with cinnamon, nutmeg, and concentrated apple cider, then pipe the batter into a donut baking pan – or into a regular or mini donut maker. The donuts take only 10 minutes to bake in the oven. Don't forget to cover them in cinnamon sugar while they're still warm.

Recipe: Apple Cider Donuts

7. Guy Fieri's Apple Pie Hot Dog

Apple pie and hot dogs? Guy Fieri collaborated with Chevrolet to mash up two of the best-loved, American treats and served them at a "Field Of Dreams"-themed baseball game in Dyersville, Iowa. He thinks you're going to love this combo, so try them at home to see how delicious this pairing really is. Our take on Fieri's recipe makes mini apple pie hot dogs, with apple pie filling, diced hot dogs, bacon jam, and Dijon mustard. Make them for your next cookout, get-together, or baseball-themed movie night. 

Recipe: Guy Fieri's Apple Pie Hot Dogs 

8. Crock Pot Apple Butter

Despite its name, Sally's Baking Addiction shares that this autumn treat doesn't actually contain any butter. Apple butter is more like applesauce, except completely smooth with concentrated apple flavor and caramelized sugars. It's a long, low, and slow process, which means it's perfect for the Crock Pot. Simmer apples, sugar, and spices for six hours while you work or run errands. Once pureed and cooled, apple butter will last in your fridge for two weeks or longer in the freezer. Use it on toast, muffins, or to add flavor to apple cakes.

Recipe: Crock Pot Apple Butter

9. Southern Fried Apples

According to the book "Civil War Recipes: The Union" by Susan Dossier, fried apples were a favored treat among soldiers in the 1800s. Not only do they been popular for a long time but they're so easy to make. Sliced apples are simmered in melted butter, sugar, and spices until they're tender and oh-so-sweet, and they're finished in about 10 minutes. What can you do with your fried apples? They're delicious over vanilla ice cream, on morning oatmeal, or served with a slice of cheesecake. Try them as a topping for pancakes and waffles, too. Use Granny Smith or another firm apple variety.

Recipe: Southern Fried Apples

10. Caramel Apples

It's a favorite state fair treat, but there's no need to wait for the fair to come to town. Caramel apples are so very easy to make at home for a party or just a fun, after-school snack. For the best caramel coating, choose soft caramel candies like Werther's Originals, and melt them on the stovetop. Then dip your favorite apple variety. Our recipe adds Halloween sprinkles to the apples: Use these or other fall-themed sprinkles – or roll them in crushed cookies like Oreos or gingersnaps.

Recipe: Caramel Apples

11. Copycat Panera Fuji Apple Salad

Save some money this week by making this favorite Panera salad at home. The Fuji Apple Salad features dried apple chips, which add a sweet, chewy bite amidst the fresh greens, tomatoes, and diced chicken. Though the salad is tasty any time of the year, it has undeniable fall appeal with dried apples and cranberries, plus toasted pecans. The copycat Panera recipe makes six servings and it's great for make-ahead lunches: Just have the mustard-garlic vinaigrette waiting in a separate container to add to the salad mixture at lunchtime.

Recipe: Copycat Panera Fuji apple Salad

12. 3-Ingredient Apple Dump Cake

When you're looking for an easy apple dessert that will feed a crowd at a barbecue or to treat your family, dump cakes are the best. The name comes from the method of simply dumping ingredients together in a baking dish: No stirring, blending, or whipping required. Our autumnal dump cake needs only canned apple pie filling, boxed cake mix, and melted butter. After 45 minutes in the oven, they transform into a fruity, crumbly cake. Serve slices with ice cream, whipped cream, or a drizzle of salted caramel.

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Apple Dump Cake

13. Apple Tarte Tatin

The tarte Tatin may be the first upside-down dessert ever created, with a history going back to the 1880s. It's so fancy-looking that it may surprise you that making a mini apple tarte Tatin requires only four ingredients. You'll need mini tart pans or a silicone tart mold. Cook sliced apples in sugar until they're soft and caramelized. The apples go in the tart molds first followed by a layer of puff pastry. Once baked, flip the tarts out so that the beautiful apple slices are on top. Serve the tarte Tatins warm with ice cream or whipped cream. 

Recipe: Apple Tarte Tatin

14. 20-Minute Air Fryer Apple Pies

If you love to grab fast food-style, hot apple pies or even the packaged kind from the grocery checkout aisle, here's a revelation: Fried apple pies are really easy to make at home using your air fryer. And you only need five ingredients, including canned apple pie filling, store-bought pie crust, and sugar. The recipe shows you how to fill and fold the pie pockets, and how brushing the dough with an egg wash gives them a beautiful shine. They fry up in only 12 minutes in the air fryer.

Recipe: 20-Minute Air Fryer Apple Pies

15. Applesauce

If you've only ever had bland applesauce cups, you owe it to yourself to see how delicious homemade applesauce is. Sweetened with a little sugar, the fresh apple flavor is enhanced with lemon juice, nutmeg, and cinnamon – add more of these flavorings if you'd like. Cook the apples for 20 minutes on the stovetop, then mash them, puree them in a blender, or process them through a food mill to make four cups of sauce. Enjoy it as a yummy snack or as a side to pork chops and other meat dishes.

Recipe: Applesauce

16. Apple Streusel Bread

Banana bread has been wildly popular in the last few years. Maybe it's time for another bread to get some attention – like apple bread, which is moist, delicious, and just as easy to make. Dice up your favorite apples and add them to the batter made with brown sugar, milk, eggs, and cinnamon. Before baking, add a crumbly streusel topping to the loaves. The aroma of baking apple bread is heavenly, surpassed only by the fall flavors in every slice. Enjoy the bread at breakfast or with afternoon tea.

Recipe: Apple Streusel Bread

17. Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

After you bring home your fresh-picked apples from the orchard, treat yourself and your family to these sinfully delicious apple pancakes. The batter, made with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon, is simple to prepare, and each batch cooks up in about six minutes. The best part is that the pancakes are topped with apple slices cooked in butter and brown sugar. Served with maple syrup and whipped cream, they might even be better than anything you can get in a pancake restaurant.

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

18. Caramel Apple Popcorn

Get the decadent flavor of a caramel apple in a fun treat that's perfect for movie nights, Halloween parties, and lunch boxes. Start by making a stovetop caramel sauce using maple syrup, butter, and brown sugar – it comes together in less than 10 minutes. Pour this over popcorn that you popped in the microwave or your favorite store-bought popcorn. The caramel-coated popcorn bakes in the oven for a short time and then is tossed with dried apples. The finished snack is full of crunch plus a little chewiness from the dried apples. 

Recipe: Caramel Apple Popcorn

19. Apple Crumble

Apple season means it's time for homemade cobblers, crisps, and crumbles – as well as the question of what's the difference between all these desserts. The Kitchn shares that a crumble is a baked fruit dessert that's topped with a mixture of oats, sugar, and flour that resembles a streusel, like in our recipe for apple crumble. Use apple varieties that break down during baking to make a tender and saucy fruit base. You can add in your favorite spices if you'd like, such as cinnamon and allspice. Servings of crumble are delicious with custard sauce or whipped cream. 

Recipe: Apple Crumble

20. Apple Cider Slushie

Before the cool, crisp days of fall arrive, there are plenty of days that feel just as hot and sticky as summertime. Here's a way to enjoy some fall flavor in a refreshing frozen drink. Pick up a jug of cider, from a local orchard if you can for the best apple flavor. Blend your cider with ice and warming spices. The slushies are ready to drink in minutes. They're an especially fun treat for kids after a long day at school. 

Recipe: Apple Cider Slushie

21. Apple Dessert Salad

This salad full of fruit, nuts, and creaminess from whipped topping and cream cheese is reminiscent of old-fashioned ambrosia salads that are a holiday favorite in the South. It'll be a big hit at your next gathering, or as a snack for everyone in your house. Sweet Honeycrisp apples pair beautifully with the tangy cream cheese, and the acidity in the salad prevents apples from browning. Besides slicing apples and grapes the recipe steps are quick to do. The salad can be prepared in advance and will keep in the fridge for a week. 

Recipe: Apple Dessert Salad

22. Baked Apples

Apples are the dessert and the vessel in this recipe, holding a filling of butter and brown sugar that's so delicious with the tender fruit. Choose apple varieties like Honeycrisp, Gala, or Fuji that will keep their shape during baking, and use an apple corer to hollow out the centers of the fruit. Once they're filled and topped with streusel, bake the apples for 40 minutes until they're tender. They make a perfect dessert after a big fall or holiday dinner and are even better served with ice cream and caramel. 

Recipe: Baked Apples

23. Apple Pie Ice Cream

We love serving apple pie with ice cream – well, now it's time for apple pie IN ice cream! Use an ice cream maker to whip up this fall-flavored ice cream any time of the year. Choose a sweet and crunchy apple variety like Envy, Gala, or Sweetango, then peel and finely dice them. Sauté the apples with brown sugar and cinnamon until tender and caramelized. Combine these with cream, milk, and crushed graham crackers, then process the mixture into ice cream. It's such a unique ice cream flavor. 

Recipe: Apple Pie Ice Cream

24. Brie Apple Honey Crostini

Your autumn dinner parties and game nights need this apple appetizer: It's flavorful, elegant, and easy to make. Get the best loaf of French bread you can find, and top the slices with brie and prosciutto. Apple slices are briefly sautéed in butter and honey, then spooned onto the slices. Broil them just long enough for the brie to melt and for the apple edges to get a little crisp. Wines like Chardonnay or pinot noir will pair well with the apple crostini. 

Recipe: Brie Apple Honey Crostini

25. 3-Ingredient Apple Cobber

We love this take on a classic apple cobbler from Lindsay D. Mattison not only because it calls for just three ingredients, but because it packs sweet cinnamon roll flavor into each bite thanks to ready-to-bake cinnamon roll dough. Start by baking diced apples with cinnamon sugar until they're soft, then open the cinnamon rolls and slice them into cubes. Top the apples with the dough, and bake again until finished. Serve the cobbler with icing or with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Apple Cobbler

26. Skillet Pork Chops With Apples

As The New York Times shares, pork and apples are a "killer" combination, with the apples contributing sweetness, flavor, and moisture to the meat. Make these easy pork chops for dinner tonight and you'll see it's true. The bone-in chops need only a few minutes of cooking for each side, then you can sauté the apples with a little sugar and cinnamon in the same pan. Serve the pork chops with apples and sauce spooned over the top. The whole meal takes only 15 minutes to prepare and makes enough for four people. 

Recipe: Skillet Pork Chops With Apples

27. Mini Caramel Apple Streusel Cheesecakes

Mini treats like these are perfect when you want to share goodies with friends and family. They're also perfect to keep in the fridge for yourself, so you can indulge in a bite-sized dessert any time the feeling strikes you. Cheesecake filling made with spiced applesauce is layered over graham cracker bottoms in a muffin pan and topped with a diced apple-brown sugar streusel topping. After baking the little cheesecakes get a generous drizzle of caramel sauce. What a unique and tasty fall dessert. 

Recipe: Mini Caramel Apple Streusel Cheesecakes

28. Apple Spice Cookies

Looking for the perfect accompaniment to your steaming mug of pumpkin spice latte? Sink your teeth into these autumn-inspired cookies that are full of diced apple, apple cider, and warming spices like cinnamon and clove. They have a soft texture with a little crunch from walnuts in the batter. (Or leave these out if you prefer no nuts.) They bake up in about 15 minutes, filling your house with the beautiful scents of fall. 

Recipe: Apple Spice Cookies

29. Overnight Apple French Toast

Making regular French toast means standing at the stove, frying and flipping each piece. Making French toast casserole, however, means your oven does all the work for you, so you can relax with an extra cup of coffee. This recipe has apples simmered in sugar and spices under thick slices of bread in a baking pan. Pour blended eggs and milk over the top, and let it rest overnight so the bread can soak up the liquid. The next morning, bake it up and dig in. Don't forget the syrup. 

Recipe: Overnight Apple French Toast

30. Apple Walnut Salad

Make a bistro-quality salad at home that is so delicious for lunch or as a side with dinner. In this fall recipe from Kristen Carli, salad greens are tossed with diced apples, feta cheese, walnuts, and cranberries. The salads are topped with a simple vinaigrette sweetened with honey. Pro tip: soak your diced apples in a saltwater solution for 10 minutes, then rinse them. This trick will prevent the apples from browning, so you can assemble the salad in advance. 

Recipe: Apple Walnut Salad

31. Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

There are lots of ways to prepare oatmeal: microwave, stovetop, and even no-cook methods like overnight oats. You can also make it in the slow cooker, which is not only flavorful but really creamy and tender. Try this fall-inspired slow cooker oatmeal made with diced apples, raisins, spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, and maple syrup. It cooks low and slow for about five hours and makes your home smell sooo good. There are eight servings that you can refrigerate and reheat with a little extra milk for easy breakfasts.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

32. Apple Pie Smoothie

Should you eat apple pie for breakfast? There are probably strong arguments both for and against this idea, but no matter – because here's a way to get apple pie flavor in a creamy smoothie. The recipe combines healthful ingredients like diced apple, Greek yogurt, milk, and steel-cut oats with a little cinnamon and maple syrup. You can always add more cinnamon or other warming spices that are delicious with apples, like nutmeg and ginger. Go ahead and have an apple pie (smoothie) for breakfast. 

Recipe: Apple Pie Smoothie

33. French Apple Tart

Tap into your inner Julia Child to make a classic yet humble French dessert, the apple tart. It's a dessert that looks beautiful and may immediately impress anyone you set it before. Yet it's a relatively easy recipe to prepare. You'll need a tart pan, and those with removable bottoms make it easy to unmold your tart after baking. Press homemade or store-bought pie dough into the pan, then fill it with a spiral of sliced apples and a simple egg and sugar batter. Once baked and cooled, serve slices with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Recipe: French Apple Tart

34. Apple Kugel

According to My Jewish Learning, noodle-based kugels have a history going back hundreds of years, and there are both savory and sweet versions of the dish. In this easy, three-ingredient recipe from Kristen Carli, the kugel is lightly sweetened thanks to applesauce and diced apples. They're baked with egg noodles to create a comforting pasta dish that's versatile: Serve it as a dinner side dish, a light lunch, or even for breakfast. 

Recipe: Apple Kugel

35. Wendy's Copycat Apple Pecan Salad

We know this Wendy's salad, with red and green apples, pecans, blue cheese, and cranberries, is your favorite. Fortunately, you can make it easily at home to save some money and customize it any way you want. The recipe shows you how to quickly cook up chicken tenders – or purchase precooked chicken strips or use diced rotisserie chicken. Toss the chicken with sliced romaine and all the nuts, cheese, and fruit pieces you want. It's a great salad to make ahead of time for work lunches.

Recipe: Wendy's Copycat Apple Pecan Salad

36. 3-Ingredient Apple Cake

Making a festive, fall cake doesn't have to be time-consuming or require a long list of ingredients, as this simple apple cake recipe proves. The batter comes together in only five minutes using boxed yellow cake mix and canned apple pie filling. It bakes up into a 9x13-inch cake with up to 24 servings – so easy to make for a potluck gathering or when friends are coming over. Serve the slices with whipped cream. And feel free to try other cake mixes too, like spice cake mix or even chocolate. 

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Apple Cake

37. Apple Cider Pork Chops

Bring home some of the season's best apple cider from your local orchard, and use it to create these amazing pork chops. The cider is simmered with shallots, garlic, and fresh thyme sprigs to create a thick, sweet-savory glaze. Browned pork chops then gently finish cooking in the glaze, so they're tender and full of flavor. The chops are delicious and served with a salad, sautéed greens, or mashed potatoes. The recipe makes four servings. 

Recipe: Apple Cider Pork Chops

38. Instant Pot Apple Butter

What can you do with fall-spiced apple butter? Spread it on toast and scones, swirl a spoonful into your ice cream, add it to oatmeal, or use it between cake layers, just to name a few ideas. Apple butter normally needs a long, slow cook time to create the right flavor and texture. However, if you use your Instant Pot it will be ready to eat in about 30 minutes. Just add your favorite apple variety to the pot along with nutmeg, cinnamon, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar. 

Recipe: Instant Pot Apple Butter

39. Apple Galette

Galettes, made of pie crust folded around sliced fruit, have a rustic yet sophisticated appearance. They're much easier to make than a regular pie, which makes them perfect for all kinds of entertaining or when you want to bring a really special dessert to a party. This apple galette recipe from Mark Beahm features a simple, homemade pastry dough that you can make up to two days ahead of time. Rolled out flat, it's filled with sliced apples coated in cinnamon and sugar. The baked galette can be served with powdered sugar or some whipped cream.

Recipe: Apple Galette

40. Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup

Panera's Autumn Squash Soup is sadly only available for a limited time – lucky for you, this copycat recipe lets you make this sweet and savory soup anytime you want. The star of the soup is cubed butternut squash, and diced apples bring extra sweetness. The flavor of this soup is irresistible thanks to curry powder, onion, and vegetable stock. It's ready in just over an hour and makes six comforting servings to share with friends or to enjoy for lunch all week. 

Recipe: Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup

41. Irish Apple Cake

A wholesome, spiced cake studded with tender apple chunks and topped with streusel is a classic teatime and breakfast treat in Ireland. The simple batter is seasoned with cinnamon and vanilla and features diced, tart Granny Smith apples. Spoon it into a round cake pan, then add the streusel. It smells incredible as it bakes up in about an hour, making 12 servings. If you have family staying with you for the holidays, or just want a lightly sweet treat in the house, this is the cake to try.

Recipe: Irish Apple Cake

42. 3-Ingredient Apple Cinnamon Pastries

You will love this simple, yet elegant-looking dessert that you can pull together with just three ingredients. Choose two of your favorite apples and pick up a box of frozen puff pastry and some cinnamon. Thinly sliced apples coated in cinnamon rest on top of pastry squares and then go into the oven to bake, where the puff pastry gets airy and golden brown. You can enjoy them just as they are, or add a drizzle of icing, salted caramel, or butterscotch sauce.

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Apple Cinnamon Pastries

43. Apple Jicama Slaw

Apples are sweet, tart, and crunchy – and that makes them a perfect addition to fresh, healthy salads like this one. A regular, bagged cole slaw mix gets jazzed up with apple cider vinegar, thin slices of green apples, and sliced jicama. If you've never tried jicama, Britannica describes it as a root vegetable that's crunchy and juicy when eaten raw. With lime juice and cilantro, it's a vibrant change-up to boring green salads. 

Recipe: Apple Jicama Slaw

44. Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler

This recipe is kind of like a cross between a traditional cobbler and a dump cake. It's made in a slow cooker to make the apples especially tender and flavorful, and instead of having a cakey topping, it is blended with the fruit. Add sliced Honeycrisp apples and spices to your slow cooker, followed by a boxed cake mix and butter. Cook everything together on high for a few hours until the apples are tender. It's so delicious topped with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream. 

Recipe: Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler

45. Apple Pie Waffles

Treat your family and friends to a warm batch of apple pie waffles for breakfast, to celebrate the first (or any) day of fall. The batter has grated apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg to give them that warm, autumn flavor. The recipe calls for pearl sugar, which MasterClass shares are sugar crystals that don't dissolve like regular sugar. Instead, they caramelize and harden in the waffle iron for extra crunch. If you can't find pearl sugar, substitute it with sanding sugar or smashed-up sugar cubes. The recipe makes four large waffles. 

Recipe: Apple Pie Waffles

46. Sweet Red Sangria

Fruity sangrias are often associated with summertime. But this particular sangria has an undeniable autumn vibe, thanks to diced apple and cinnamon in the mix. It's easy and fast to pull this recipe together. Just blend cabernet Sauvignon or another red wine with rum, orange slices, diced apple, and cinnamon. You can serve it right away over ice or let it chill for a few hours to let the flavors develop. Sangria pairs well with spicy dishes, seafood, or with charcuterie boards.

Recipe: Red Sangria

47. Down Home With The Neelys' Apple Injected Smoked Pork With A Twist

Patrick and Gina Neely know plenty about flavorful smoked and barbecued meats, which they have shared in their Tennessee restaurants and on Food Network's "Down Home With The Neelys." Recipe developer Petar Marshall took inspiration from the Neelys' Apple Smoked Pork and created a version that can everyone can enjoy – no smoker required. Pork butt is injected and marinated with a blend of apple cider, cayenne pepper, honey, and other flavorings. Add a dry rub and roast it in the oven for an hour. The dish serves 12 people, a great choice for parties or holiday gatherings. 

Recipe: Down Home With The Neelys' Apple Injected Smoked Pork With A Twist

48. Brown Butter Apple Tart

Here's a delicious way to use brown butter in your baking. The Martha Stewart website shares that the simple step of browning butter gives it a deeper, nuttier flavor and brings more complexity to your dishes. For this tart, make an easy tart dough and press it into a tart pan. Make your brown butter, then toss it with sliced Granny Smith apples, eggs, and sugar. Filled with this apple mixture, the tart bakes up to a beautiful golden brown in just under an hour. Slices are delicious served with whipped cream and a hot cup of tea. 

Recipe: Brown Butter Apple Tart

49. Waldorf Chicken Salad With A Twist

When this salad first debuted at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in the late 1800s, it was made of just mayonnaise, celery, and apples. The salad has been endlessly reinterpreted, including the addition of walnuts. In our version, this timeless salad gets a boost in flavor, from Dijon mustard, juicy red grapes, lemon juice, and in protein with shredded rotisserie chicken. We love sweet Honeycrisp apples in this recipe, but feel free to try your favorite variety. Enjoy the salad as a sandwich or on its own.

Recipe: Waldorf Chicken Salad With A Twist

50. Microwave Baked Apples

Baked apples are a favorite fall treat, where whole apples with brown sugar and cinnamon in the middle turn tender and sweet after a long, slow bake in the oven. Here's a way to capture that flavor and fall vibe without using an oven. It's perfect for camping, college dorms, or hot days when you don't want to heat up the kitchen. Sliced apples cook up in only five minutes in the microwave, with flavor from brown sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Try them with ice cream.

Recipe: Microwave Baked Apples

51. Apple Bruschetta

Pour some wine and break out the board games while you and your friends enjoy this super-easy appetizer that takes less than 15 minutes to make from start to finish. Baguette slices are topped with thin slices of brie, which are broiled just until the cheese melts. Add tart Granny Smith apple slices and a drizzle of honey. Here's a tip: Prepare the apples in advance by slicing them, soaking them in salted water for 10 minutes, then giving them a rinse. This little trick prevents the apples from turning brown. 

Recipe: Apple Bruschetta 

52. Apple Goat Cheese Salad

Get your apple fix in a fresh and light salad that's delicious for lunch, as part of a brunch buffet, or on the side with dinner. Chopped romaine lettuce pairs nicely with goat cheese crumbles, candied pecans, and diced apple – Honeycrisp is our choice here, and you can experiment with your favorite variety. Serve the salad with a lightly sweet dressing, such as Girard's Champagne Vinaigrette, that will let the flavors shine through. 

Recipe: Apple Goat Cheese Salad 

53. Apple Dessert Pizza

Everyone loves pizza and everyone loves dessert. So we're really intrigued by a dessert pizza! This version starts with a sweetened tart dough that you can easily and quickly make from scratch. Once it's pressed into the pan, top the dough with sliced apples and brown sugar streusel. The pizza bakes up in just a half hour. Serve cooled slices as they are or with "pizza" toppings like caramel sauce and whipped cream. Use a tart pan with a removable bottom for easy unmolding of your dessert pizza.

Recipe: Apple Dessert Pizza

54. Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

What are your favorite dishes to order at Cracker Barrel? If fried apples are one of them, here's a fantastic copycat recipe you can try. Choose apples that will keep their shape after cooking, like Honeycrisp or Golden Delicious. The sliced apples go in a hot, cast iron skillet with plenty of sugar, butter, apple juice, and spices. Once they're soft there's just one more step: adding in a little cornstarch to thicken that sweet sauce. Enjoy the apples as a side with meats or spooned over desserts.

Recipe: Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

55. Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Make a batch of spiced apple cider, even when you don't have any apple cider on hand. Instead, this recipe uses inexpensive apple juice and transforms it by adding brown sugar and spices to give it the classic, deep flavor of fresh cider. Because it's slowly simmered in a slow cooker, the juice gets infused with the flavors for the perfect, warm-you-up drink. The recipe makes eight servings, and any leftovers can be warmed up to enjoy through the week. 

Recipe: Slow Cooker Apple Cider

56. Mini Apple Crumbles

These individual apple crumbles are so cute, and most importantly, they're really yummy. Pull out your ramekins to make these treats, starting with chopped apples tossed in cinnamon. Top the apples with a blend of oats, pecans, flaxseed, and maple syrup. As they bake up in the oven, the apples get tender while the crumble topping becomes crunchy and toasty. Serve the mini cobblers warm with ice cream, whipped cream, or a drizzle of caramel.

Recipe: Mini Apple Crumbles

57. German Apple Pancake

A German pancake, also known as a Dutch Baby, is a large, puffy pastry baked in a skillet, oftentimes with fruit. Though it's simple to make, it's impressive enough to make for guests as a breakfast or brunch dish. Start by simmering apple slices in brown sugar and cinnamon in a cast iron or oven-proof skillet. Pour the pancake batter over the top of the fruit, and move the pan to the oven to bake through. Serve slices of the German apple pancake with syrup, butter, and whipped cream.

Recipe: German Apple Pancake

58. Caramel Apple Pie Bar

Apple caramel pie? That sounds amazing! But if you're thinking it sounds a bit too time-consuming or challenging, here's another option: a batch of caramel apple pie bars. They're made with a shortbread dough mixture pressed into a baking dish, then topped with apples that have been simmered with warming spices. When the bars are baked you can microwave caramel candies to pour over the top. Or just use your favorite, jarred caramel sauce. The bars are a sweet fall indulgence. 

Recipe: Caramel Apple Pie Bars

59. Instant Pot Applesauce

Freshly made applesauce might be one of the best-loved treats of autumn apple season. By using an Instant Pot you can cut the time to make a batch way down. All you need for this recipe are apples (we used Honeycrisp), cinnamon, and lemon juice along with some water. In just eight minutes and then with a little mashing, you'll have a tasty treat. This is a great shortcut recipe not only to make applesauce for snacking but to use in recipes like cakes and quick breads.

Recipe: Instant Pot Applesauce

60. Mini Apple Pies

Why make miniature apple pies instead of one big pie? There are so many reasons: Make them to set out at a brunch or shower where everyone can help themselves, or bring half of the pies to cheer up a friend. (And save the rest for yourself!) Mini pies are fun to make with kids, who can help fit pieces of store-bought dough into muffin pans and then fill each one with cooked, spiced apples. Then, set up a toppings bar so everyone can add their favorites to their own, little pie. 

Recipe: Mini Apple Pies

61. Apple Turnovers

Turnovers are the OG Pop-Tarts, and they taste so much better when they're homemade. This is an easy recipe to turn some of your fall apples into little apple turnovers, with shiny, flaky crusts. Cook apples on the stovetop until they're tender, and if you want to include cinnamon or other spices, add them to the pot. Slice frozen puff pastry into squares: We'll show you how to fill, fold, and brush them before baking. Turnovers are exquisite breakfast treats and also delicious with afternoon tea. 

Recipe: Apple Turnovers

62. Slow Cooker Fried Apples

Try this low and slow version of fried apples: Because they're prepared in the slow cooker, it's a hands-off task that leaves you free to get other stuff done. Apple slices are tossed with butter, two kinds of sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon, then they simmer away to become wonderfully soft and rich with flavor. The recipe calls for Honeycrisp apples, but you can use any firm variety that holds its shape while baking. Food Network shares that Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Granny Smith, and Winesap are other good choices.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Fried Apples

63. Slow Cooker Baked Apples

Have these apples cooking away in your slow cooker while you prepare and eat dinner, and you'll be rewarded with an amazingly tasty and warming dessert. Choose a firm apple like Honeycrisp or Winesap, remove the cores, and fill the space with maple syrup and oats streusel. The apples become soft and moist in while they cook, soaking up the flavor of the spices as they do. When the apples are done, serve them with a dollop of vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon. The recipe makes four servings.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Baked Apples

64. Instant Pot Spiced Apple Cider

Instead of buying a jug of apple cider, make your own from the season's best, fresh apples. Do this by filling your Instant Pot with diced apples, orange slices, and cinnamon. (Add other spices too, like star anise, clove, or nutmeg, if you like.) In only 11 minutes, the pressure cooker cooks and softens the fruit, infusing the mixture with spice. Strain out the cider and it's ready for sipping. Serve it with fresh donuts, coffee cake, or an apple crisp. Any leftover cider will keep in the fridge. 

Recipe: Instant Pot Spiced Apple Cider 

65. Caramel Apple Turnovers

Have a box of puff pastry sitting in your freezer? What a perfect excuse to make a batch of gorgeous caramel apple turnovers. The sharp tartness of Granny Smith apples is tamed after a quick simmer in butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Spoon this filling in the centers of puff pastry squares, then fold and seal. They bake in just 20 minutes. Enjoy them warm or room temperature with a little caramel sauce or icing.

Recipe: Caramel Apple Turnovers