11 Apple Recipes for Fall

September 29, 2014

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.

Quick Pickled Apples by hardlikearmour

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Pickled Apples

Teddy's Apple Cake
 by Genius Recipes

Apple Cake

Quinoa Salad with Hazelnuts, Apple, and Dried Cranberries
 by darksideofthespoon

Quinoa Salad

Truly Scrumptious Apple Pie
 by mrslarkin

Apple Pie

Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprout, and Bread Stuffing with Apples by Gena Hamshaw

Stuffing Recipe

Apples Baked in Cider
 by Sally

Apples Baked in Cider

Apple Rye Punch
 by kate

Apple Rye Punch

Kale Salad with Apples and Hazelnuts
 by Amanda Hesser

Kale Salad

Autumn Apple and Pumpkin Galette
 by A Local Choice

Apple and Pumpkin Galette

Red Rooibos and Gala Apple Bread
 by Kimber Brown

Apple Bread

Roasted Apple Butter
 by Carey Nershi

Roasted Apple Butter

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I put chocolate chips in 95% of the things I make and am a strong proponent for lunch dessert.


Ellen F. September 30, 2014
We love Apple season at Vegan American Princess! (and I'm not referring to when the new iPhones come out!) We've got Easy Vegan Apple Strudel ( and Oma's Chunky Applesauce ( and Delish Vegan Apple Crumble (
Molly September 30, 2014
These look great. It would be nice to see apples in a main dish too, like pork cooked with apples.
Can I. September 29, 2014
These are my two favorite Food52 apple recipes: & Both are new staples in my fall repertoire.