Autumn is officially here, and you know what that means… an abundance of glorious apples! Apple picking is available aplenty out in the country, and almost everyone has a friend with an overfilled apple tree in their yard. If you’re wondering what to make with apples to enjoy now and throughout the year, we have you covered. Here are some of our favorite apple recipes that will turn fresh apples into dinner, dessert, and jars filled with apple goodness to enjoy later.
When you’ve gotten your fill of fresh apples for the season and still have a pile of apples left, it’s time to get to work in the kitchen. This list of apple recipes is sure to prepare you for a fun day of baking and cooking to use up those apples before they go bad.
There are so many different recipes you can make with apples. They can be canned, dried, cooked, and baked.
How to Store Fresh Apples
Keep fresh apples for eating and snacking in a root cellar if you have one. If you don’t have one, know that apples like it cold and humid for long term storage.
Use your refrigerator’s crisper drawer to keep them for several weeks. Place a damp towel over the top of them in the drawer to provide a little extra humidity.
Tools to Make Cooking with Apples Easier
Let’s be honest, one only needs a good sharp knife to peel, core, and chop apples. However, there are some amazing, effective, and frugal tools that make it a little faster and easier.
These hand-crank apple peeler, slicer, corer machines are a snap to use and clean. They make even slices perfect for dehydrating and they make peeling a large harvest of apples much easier than a paring knife.
Want to core and slice a bunch of apples easily but leave the peels on? Try these simple slicers, that do an entire apple at once with a push of the hand. These are really great if you’re going to run a bunch through a juicer and don’t want the cores dulling the blades.
Abundant Apple Recipes to Inspire
Make the use of your abundant apple harvest with these recipe for preserving and fresh eating.
Easily save those apples for eating later with these delicious preservation ideas and recipes.
Canned Apple Pie Filling
Perfect for pies, crumbles, and more can your own apple pie filling at home with the ideal amount of sugar and spice for your family.
Easy Homemade Crockpot Applesauce with canning instructions
Homemade crockpot applesauce is one of the easiest ways of preserving apples. This step by step recipe is perfect for canning applesauce or (freezing). Start making applesauce today!
Maple Apple Butter
Make a maple syrup sweetened and incredibly flavor apple butter to slather on toast or give as gifts.
Dried Apple Rings and Apple Chips
Dry those apples into tasty snacks that are great alone or tossed in oatmeal, cookies, and more.
Easy French Apple Jam Recipe
This easy French Apple Jam has a gorgeous golden color, a chunky texture, and a fresh apple flavor with a hint of spice ~ be sure to make extra for gifts!
Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather
Get apple pie flavor in a simple handheld package, a perfect snack for kids and adults alike!
Apples for Breakfast
Start the day off right by using apples in muffins, oatmeal, french toast, and more.
Apple French Toast Casserole
An easy and delicious french toast loaded with apples! A yummy breakfast casserole recipe that you can make ahead and bake when ready!
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
These Apple Cinnamon Muffins are full of flavor and super easy to make. So delicious and secretly healthy too.
Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls
A rich, gooey and amazing fall brunch treat perfect for sharing with a crowd.
Apple Baked Oatmeal
Perfect for the fall, this apple pie baked oatmeal is a cozy, delicious make-ahead breakfast for the week, reminiscent of warm apple pie flavors!
Savory Apple Dishes
Apples can work equally well in sweet and savory side dishes.
A hearty and flavorful salad perfect for fall harvests.
Healthy Vegan Waldorf Salad
This healthy Waldorf salad is a vegan take on the classic Waldorf salad. Deliciously creamy apple cider vinegar dressing is used instead of mayonnaise for a lighter and fresher version.
Easy Apple Sauerkraut Side Dish
Apples and sauerkraut cook together for a simple, sweet and sour side dish that goes well with a number of main dishes or is great as a hot salad.
Instant Green Apple Pickle
Indian style pickle made with crispy and tart Green (Granny Smith) apples and seasoned with mustard, fenugreek and asafoetida.
Roasted Beet and Apple Salad
Roasted beets & crisp apples, sprinkled with toasted walnuts, this salad may be your new fall favourite. All tossed in a lemony cider viniagrette.
Apple Pie Variations
Apple pie is always a classic and we've got a few different variations for you to try - heck try one a week until you run out of fresh apples.
Easy Homemade Apple Pie Cake From Scratch
Apple pie cake gives you all the flavor of a homemade apple pie without the fuss of making pie crust. This apple pie cake doesn’t use a boxed cake mix, instead it uses pantry staples for a from scratch cake that your family will love.
Caramel Apple Pie with Brown Sugar Streusel
Tart apples are coated with a luxuriously rich salted caramel sauce then piled into a flaky fool-proof pie crust, topped with buttery, brown sugar streusel, and baked until bubbly, saucy, and golden before being smothered with even more salted caramel sauce.
Apple Pie Recipe from Scratch
This is truly the best Homemade Apple Pie recipe ever! Its flaky, buttery crust is made from scratch, & the apple filling isn’t overly sweet, letting the flavor of the apples really shine!
Milopita Bougatsa (Greek Apple Pie with Phyllo)
Milopita Bougatsa is a Greek Apple Pie, made with cooked apples and spices, which are then thickened with a semolina pudding and enclosed in phyllo.
Swedish Apple Pie (gluten-free, vegan options)
This Swedish apple pie is similar to a crisp and is naturally gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free and 100% whole grain!
Southern Fried Apple Hand Pies Recipe
These Fried Apple Hand Pies are made with homemade apple pie filling, pie crust or refrigerated biscuit dough. Make these fried apple pies the day before and fry them up fresh in the morning for a wonderful treat!
Dutch Apple Pie
Dutch Apple Pie! Loaded with apples, raisins, cinnamon and the most delicious pastry I’ve ever eaten! Be sure to have a lovely cup of coffee to go with a slice of pie in true Dutch tradition
Apple Galette with Spiced Brown Butter
Love apple pie? This apple galette is made with spiced brown butter and is an easy and delicious make-ahead dessert.
Other Apple Desserts
Because apples can be so much more than pie.
Oatmeal Apple Pie Cookies | Healthy Cookie Recipe
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Apple Pie Cookies are fluffy, moist, and packed with delicious flavor thanks to the cinnamon, apple, and vanilla. Enjoy these healthy cookies on a cozy fall morning or as a late-night treat!
Apple Crisp Bars
Apple Crisp Bars are easy to make from scratch. This recipe uses a basic shortbread crust topped with apple slices and a simple flavorful
Cast Iron Apple Crisp
This is a perfect fall dessert to use up extra apples. Cast Iron Apple Crisp is a simple yet delicious old fashioned dessert. Perfect topped with ice cream or whipped cream for a crowd.
Stuffed Baked Apples
These healthy stuffed baked apples can be made in the toaster/convection oven and are the PERFECT dessert when you want a treat this fall, but want to stay on track!
Vegan Apple Cake
This moist and delicious Vegan Apple Cake tastes like fall and is just as easy to make as box cake mix. A healthier version of what Bubbe used to make, this cake is sweet, soft, and a tiny bit crunchy when you get a little pop of baked apple!
Apple halwa is an easy and delicious halwa or apple pudding that is made with apples. The smooth texture of this apple halwa has aromatic hints from cinnamon & vanilla
Turn those apples into tasty drinks the whole family will love.
Homemade Apple Juice (raw, sugar-free)
This Homemade Apple Juice is raw, sugar-free and so delicious you will never want store-bought again. Treat your family with this super healthy and sweet drink.
Green Apple Panna
Green Apple panna, a refreshing summer drink made out of green apples, seasoned with roasted cumin powder, black salt and mint leaves. This summer cooler, Panna, is synonym to summer season in India. Summer is the time when you most enjoy this fresh chilled drink that not only beat the heat but also helps in keep you hydrate and energize.
Vegan Apple Pie Smoothie
Loves apples? Well you cannot go wrong with this apple smoothie, totally veganised without compromising the taste. You can’t go wrong with this simply yet tasty smoothie made from frozen apples, almond milk, walnuts, chia/flaxseeds, cinnamon and dates to sweeten things up a little
Monday 17th of August 2020
These are really great tips and recipes. Thank you so much for this lovely collection. I will definitely try some of the recipes.