One of the definitive desserts of fall, apple crisp is easy and economical. Under the simple butter-sugar-flour-and-oat topping is the apple filling scented with cinnamon. Our test kitchen says baking apples, like Rome or Cortland, are the best varieties to use for apple crisp, but Empire, Gala, or Braeburn apples are also good in this recipe. Experiment with different types of apples and see which you prefer. Let the crisp cool for a few minutes before serving with a scoop of ice cream on top.
Apple Oat Crisp
Ground oats replace flour in this easy delicious dessert. Use gluten-free oats to make it suitable for those with celiac.
This hybrid dessert is an irresistible cross between apple pie and a fruit crisp. It's easy to make—all you need are six ingredients and you probably already have most of them on hand: butter, light-brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Most importantly, you'll need five pounds of tart apples such as Granny Smiths. The apples are sliced and layered with a crumb mixture similar to that used for a fruit crisp. We suggest using a springform pan to accommodate the tall layers.
Pork Chops with Apples and Onions
This one-pot dinner is sure to be a hit with your family, and you'll like how simple it is to make. Loin or shoulder pork chops are browned, then onions and apples are sautéed in butter and your choice of braising liquid (apple cider, beer, wine, or water). Simmer together for just 15 minutes more, and this cozy fall dinner is ready.
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.
Put your freshly-picked autumn apples to use by making this classic crumble. Easy enough to throw together on a whim, it contains all of the warm flavors of fall in every bite.
Apple-Honey Upside-Down Cake
Apples and honey are a heavenly pairing and define this upside-down cake, which is the perfect fall dessert. Choose firm, tart apples like Winesap, Mutsu, or Granny Smith for this recipe. They'll balance the sweetness of the honey and hold their shape as they cook in the caramel underneath the cake batter. The key to getting the cake out of the pan cleanly is loosening the edges and letting it cool before inverting it onto a serving plate.
Braised Red Cabbage with Apple and Onion
The combination of cabbage and apples is what makes this easy braised cabbage side dish a classic favorite. The fruity and savory mix softens in a knob of butter before ribbons of cabbage are added to the pot. A touch of cider vinegar deepens the apple flavor, while sugar brings a subtle sweetness to the meltingly tender cabbage. Just a quick 25-minute simmer and this fragrant, vibrant dish is table-ready.