Apple Recipes

From pies and cakes, find recipes for your favorite apple desserts, plus healthy and savory ways to enjoy an apple a day.

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Apple Crisp

Rating: 3.58 stars
One of the definitive desserts of fall, apple crisp is easy and economical. Test kitchen tip: Empire, Gala, or Braeburn apples are especially good in this recipe.

Rhubarb-Apple-Almond Cobbler

This rhubarb and apple cobbler is perfect for kids to make on Mother's Day: The steps are few and easy to follow, and it is attractive yet requires no real decorating—you just drop the dough over the top, brush on heavy cream, add sliced almonds, and bake.

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Rating: 3.5 stars
Sauteed apples and onion combine with pork chops for a tastiness that never disappoints.

Candy Apples

Rating: 3.61 stars
Candy apples are a classic fall dessert that family and friends are sure to love. Use your apple-picking haul to make the ultimate Halloween treat, complete with a sticky-sweet caramel coating.

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Rating: 3.44 stars
The words "apple pie" conjure warmth, aroma, taste, and togetherness. This apple pie recipe is filled with Granny Smith apples and is tucked into a buttery pie crust. To make this apple pie recipe even sweeter, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Apple Pecan Pie

This mash-up recipe combines two holiday dessert favorites: apple pie and pecan pie. Delicious on its own, this pie also pairs well with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Classic Sangria

Rating: 3.19 stars
Give this popular Spanish drink time to sit—the longer the fruits and wine get to know each other the better.

Apple Crumble

With the crisp autumn air comes an opportunity to use freshly-picked apples in everything from salads to pies. If you aren't sure where to start with your bushel, try this classic crumble. Easy enough to throw together on a whim, it contains all of the warm flavors of fall in every bite.

Glazed Apple Fritters

Thanks to a yeasted dough and a blend of flours, these glazed apple fritters strike the perfect balance between crisp and doughy, and are a decadent way to start the day or end a meal. Giving diced Granny Smith apples a quick sauté in butter before incorporating into the dough benefits the recipe in two ways: it avoids extra moisture from seeping into the dough when frying (which causes gumminess), and it ensures a fritter with a concentrated apple flavor in every bite. 

Apple-Pie Cake

Rating: 3.25 stars
A cross between pie and a fruit crisp, this dramatic dessert is made with just six common ingredients.

Apple-Oatmeal Muffins

Macintosh apples and a double dose of oats add a boost of nutrition to these crowd-pleasing muffins.

Braised Red Cabbage with Apple and Onion

Rating: 3.3 stars
This side goes well with roasted pork or turkey.

Inspiration and Ideas

German Apple Cake

Rating: 3.74 stars

This is a great cake to make if you have extra apples in the house. If you don't have any apples, you can substitute peaches or plums.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).