30 Days of Apples: Our Favorite Recipes for Everything from Homemade Applesauce to All Kinds of Pies
Fall means apple season is here. Whether you get apples from a grand picking expedition, a jaunt to the farmers' market, or a visit to the store, be sure to explore the unusual types of apples available as well as enjoying your time-honored favorites.
There are thousands of apple varieties, with a range of colors including red, russet, yellow, and green. Textures and flavors vary from tart and crisp to soft and sweet. Apple-picking season begins in late August or early September and lasts through November. Because apples keep well in cold storage, however, the most popular apples are available year-round.
When shopping for (or picking), choose apples that are heavy for their size and feel firm when pressed gently, and always try to avoid bruised fruit. For the longest shelf life, store apples in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator and use within three weeks (though with all the recipes ahead, we doubt that will be a problem).
Whether you're looking for a new go-to apple pie recipe, are ready to make an apple tart, or fancy some fritters, we've got the recipes you need. You'll find more than just sweet options ahead—there are plenty of savory apple recipes, too, like crisp salads and apple-based beverages. To ensure there's something for everyone, we're sharing a mix of the classics and some new twists to try, including a sweet apple version of classic pot pie and recipes for homemade applesauce and jelly. Remember all the years you said you were going to make your own applesauce? Now's the time!
Whether you get your apple haul from the orchard or the supermarket, be sure to explore all the apple-icious possibilities with these 30 amazing apple recipes.
Martha's Pink Applesauce
Spiced Apple Cake
Apple-Stuffed Pork Wellington
Apple-Cardamom Brown-Butter Dutch Baby
Double-Apple Bran Muffins
Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Vegan Apple Oat Crisp
Apple and Oat Scones with Cinnamon and Nutmeg
Chai-Spiced Apple Cider
Apple cider is a fall staple, plain and simple. Here it's warmed with a blend of earthy spices reminiscent of chai, it might just become your new cool weather drink.
Roasted Apples with Ice Cream
Kohlrabi, Apple, and Mint Slaw
Sourdough Stuffing with Apples, Acorn Squash, and Hazelnuts
Quinoa Apple-Pear Crumble
Apple Sundaes with Cider Caramel Sauce
Stencil Apple Pie
Green Apple and Mint Sorbet
A refreshing four-ingredient dessert you're sure to want to make again and again.
Avocado, Cucumber, and Apple Smoothie Bowl
Apples aren't just for dessert! They star in this green smoothie bowl that's packed with vitamins and healthy fats.