If there were a prom for autumn produce, the apple would be crowned its queen every year. They are the darlings of fall -- just the idea of them conjures up wholesome images of apple picking, apple pies, and hot apple cider on chilly mornings. Sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter, and -- if you're lucky -- crisp and crunchy, they embody their season well. And they're versatile enough to go into salads, stuffings, and (of course) desserts.
Here are 11 apple recipes to try out this fall -- some are more traditional, others err closer to the unusual. Whatever you choose to make, give those prom queens the spotlight they deserve.
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).