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 1715
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.

Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie

This fun, cinnamon-scented twist on apple pie can feed a crowd while wow-ing them at the same time. The same homemade pie dough forms both the base crust and the topping—the magic happens when a sweetened cinnamon-butter is spread on half of the dough and rolled up like a log and chilled. Once sliced into swirly rounds, they're shingled on top of the baking sheet of spiced apples and baked until golden brown and bubbly. You can find a step-by-step photo guide to assembling the top crust here

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Rating: 3.44 stars 1495
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 Layer Cake with Cream-Cheese Frosting

Three layers of delicately spiced apple cake are filled and frosted with tangy cream-cheese frosting here, yielding a towering dessert worthy of any celebration.

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.
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Best Apple Pie

Rating: 3.22 stars 121
To ace this American tradition, we combine different varietals of apples that each have their own nuanced flavors and textures in the filling for this apple pie. The sublime result is a bold, aromatic filling bubbling inside a golden-brown double crust. This pie takes about an hour of hands on making and an hour to bake but allow time for the apples to meld with the sugar and spices before prepping the filling and making the pie—and allow plenty of time for the pie to cool before slicing and serving.
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Cider-Bourbon Cocktail

Rating: 4 stars 119
Fresh ginger and lemon juice bring a shot of brightness to this simple, seasonal cider-bourbon cocktail. It's just the thing for celebrating fall.

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Rating: 3.5 stars 878
Sauteed apples and onion combine with pork chops for a tastiness that never disappoints.

Apple Pie

Rating: 3.62 stars 293
Baking a pie from scratch takes a little patience, but watching your friends and family enjoy the results makes it all worthwhile.

Candy Apples

Rating: 3.61 stars 318
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.

Braised Red Cabbage with Apple and Onion

Rating: 3.3 stars 442
This side goes well with roasted pork or turkey.

Apple-Honey Upside-Down Cake

Consider this another great reason to go apple-picking this September—or a fun and unexpected twist to serve on Rosh Hashanah, as it's Jewish custom to eat apple slices dipped in honey to ensure the new year will be fruitful and sweet. Those two ingredients define this upside-down dessert from Martha, and it's the perfect treat to enjoy on a crisp fall evening. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts: 100+ Ways to Savor the Best of Every Season ($24.29, amazon.com).
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Apple-Pie Cake

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