30+ Must Make Apple Recipes

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Apple recipes are a MUST in our house during the fall! I absolutely love to incorporate apples into any recipe that I can. So crispy and delightful, apples take me back to my childhood and make me feel right at home!

I’ve been rounding up the BEST apple recipes to make me feel a little bit better about September sneaking up on me and it’s working! I am definitely getting in the mood for fall! To get a head start on your fall apple recipes, try stocking up by making this apple butter or this amazing homemade applesauce!

Collage of apple recipes.

Apple Recipes for Every Meal

If you love apples, then you have come to the right place! Fall brings with it the crunchy leaves, the brisk fall air, and an abundance of apples! I have compiled a list of fantastic recipes that will keep you busy baking with apples all fall long. But, because they are all so different, you will never get sick of them! From drinks to desserts to some amazing salad recipes, this roundup post will keep your love for apples going strong.

Did you know that apples ripen 10 times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated? I will help you out with not only ways to cook up some great apples but some easy tips that will help you store them and keep them fresh for longer. Then you can take your time trying out as many of these tried and true recipes as possible! I love them all and know that you will be able to find some that fit you and your family just right. You won’t be able to stop coming back for more!

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Apples

Because apples are used in so many recipes, here are some quick tips on making them last longer. That way you can continue adding this delicious fruit to your meals and be confident that your apples are as fresh as can be!

  • Storing apples: Make sure to always store your apples in the fridge! They ripen MUCH more quickly sitting out on your counter.
  • Keep apples from going brown: If you want to keep sliced apples fresh, toss them in some lemon juice. This is a great way to help prevent them from going brown and looking fantastic and fresh in your salads.
  • Keeping apples crispy: Store apples in the srisper drawer in your refrigerator or cover them with damp paper towls and put them in your fridge.
  • Pick the perfect apple: sometimes, trying to pick out fresh fruit can be tricky! To pick out apples, make sure that they dont have any bruising. Make sure that the apple is firm to the touch when you pick it up!
  • Different types of apples: To make sure that your apple dishes are turning out the best, its important to know which apples to use for different recipes! Golden Delicious and Rome apples are sweet and great for baking. Fuji and Honeycrisp apples are fantastic for snacking and salads. Granny smith is the best option when you are looking for something that is more tart!

Broccoli Apple Salad

Broccoli, pecans, cranberries, carrots and apples come together to make an amazing salad with delicious flavors and textures.  The creamy dressing on top makes this salad absolutely incredible!
Ingredients: fresh broccoli florets, shredded carrots, diced red onion, large apples, pecans, dried cranberries, lite mayonnaise, low fat greek yogurt, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper

Cranberry Apple Crisp

This Cranberry Apple Crisp have a sweet and tart fruit flavoring with a soft, buttery oat crumble overtop for the perfect combination. This is a sweet and savory dessert that will be a family favorite during the holidays! 
Ingredients: Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil, fresh cranberries, Granny Smith apples, sugar, flour, old fashioned oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, pecans, butter

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Delicious apple cheesecake streusel bars drizzled with caramel topping!
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, firmly packed light brown sugar, butter, cream cheese, softened, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, Granny Smith apples, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, caramel topping, firmly packed brown sugar, all-purpose flour, quick cooking oats, butter
A stack of 3 apple fritters on a white plate with more in the background

Homemade Apple Fritters

Juicy chunks of apple, coated in batter and shallow fried, these homemade apple fritters are a tender, delicious apple breakfast treat that are also incredibly simple to make. They’re topped off with an addictive but simple icing which takes them to a whole ‘nother level.
Ingredients: vegetable oil, all purpose flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, salt, brown sugar, large eggs, vanilla extract, milk, medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into small cubes, powdered sugar, water
apple bread slices with cinnamon sticks beside it

Apple Bread

Full of fall flavor this deliciously sweet Apple Bread with hints of seasonal spices is a perfectly tender bread. Each bite is packed with chunks of apple with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Make this your new fall favorite indulgence.
Ingredients: Flour, Sugar, Ground Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Eggs, Oil, Vanilla Extract, Apples

Apple Dump Cake

Apple Dump Cake is a sweet and savory warm apple dessert that is pure goodness! Easy to dump all ingredients together and enjoy an irresistible fall treat. 
Ingredients: Apple fruit filling, Yellow cake mix, Cinnamon, Pecans, Butter

Old Fashioned Apple Cobbler

Old Fashioned Apple Cobbler is a warm baked fruit dessert that is topped with a perfect biscuit-like crust.  The warm cinnamon spice is comforting and satisfying and nails a perfect summer dessert!
Ingredients: Granny Smith apples, brown sugar, apple juice, cinnamon, Lemon Juice, Cornstarch, flour, sugar, baking powder, cold butter, milk, Sugar, cinnamon

Apple Butter

Apple Butter is a sweet velvety concentrated apple spread that you’ll want to put on everything. It requires just a few ingredients and a little bit of patience to make this yummy jam like condiment.
Ingredients: golden delicious apples, apple cider, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, kosher salt, nutmeg, vanilla extract

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Baked Apples

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Baked Apples are crisp apples quartered and mixed with rich brown sugar and cinnamon seasoning then baked to perfection
Ingredients: apples, brown sugar, Cinnamon, lemon juice, butter

Apple Pie

Apple Pie is a classic American favorite that is sure to hit everyone's dining room table each fall. The buttery flaky crust, sweet-tart apple filling, and warm cinnamon aroma makes this a slice of heaven. Top it with ice cream and you've got a dessert that is sure to hit the spot.
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, salt, unsalted butter, shortening, ice water, apples, lemon juice, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, egg wash, coarse sugar

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

A quick and easy cinnamon rolls stuffed with real apples and drizzled with caramel. Ready within an hour!
Ingredients: flour, instant yeast, white sugar, salt, egg, water, milk, butter, Granny Smith Apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, butter, brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk

Cinnamon Apple Bread

This densely soft Cinnamon Apple Bread is filled with fall flavor and packed with sweetened apples and walnuts. Serve this easy-to-make treat with breakfast or for a snack.
Ingredients: Flour, Sugar, Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Eggs, Oil, Vanilla, Apples, Walnuts, Brown Sugar

Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple Pie is the best version of apple pie! Instead of a top crust, you enjoy a sweet crumble topping over a mound of delicious apples.
Ingredients: pie crust, apples, sugar, all purpose flour, cinnamon, lemon juice, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, butter, cinnamon

Caramel Apple Overnight French Toast Casserole

Caramel Apple French Toast Casserole is a sweet and savory breakfast with thick chunks of cinnamon swirl bread, warm apples and caramel drizzle that brings comfort to your family in one morning!
Ingredients: LUCKY LEAF® Premium Caramel Apple Fruit Filling & Topping, pecans, chopped, caramel sweetened condensed milk*, thick sliced cinnamon swirl bread, cubed, eggs, vanilla extract

Strawberry, Apple, and Pear Spinach Salad with an Apple Cider Poppyseed Dressing

Strawberry, Apple, and Pear Spinach Salad is an easy to make spinach salad with crisp apples, pears and strawberries hidden throughout. Topped with feta cheese, crunchy pecans and tossed in a delicious apple cider dressing!
Ingredients: spinach, strawberries, apple, pear, apple cider, Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil, Honey, poppyseeds, feta cheese, chopped pecans

Apple Danish

Apple Danishes are the perfect way to ring in the apple season! The flaky crust, apple pie filling, crumb topping, and simple glaze make them irresistible.
Ingredients: butter, granulated sugar, water, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, of salt, large Granny Smith apples peeled and diced, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter melted, flour, egg, water, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream or milk, vanilla extract

Slow Cooker Apple Cider (2 Ways)

Homemade apple cider that is packed with flavor and delicious sweetness!Homemade apple cider that is packed with flavor and delicious sweetness!
Ingredients: of cheesecloth, whole cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, whole allspice, 2 quarts apple cider, light brown sugar, large orange

Overnight Cinnamon Apple French Toast Casserole

Overnight Cinnamon Apple French Toast Casserole is the perfect autumn breakfast to wake the family up to!
Ingredients: loaf challah bread, eggs, half and half, milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, apples peeled and sliced thin, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, butter cold, powdered sugar, maple syrup
This Crumb-Topped Apple Coffee Cake is perfect for fall! Greek yogurt and extra apples keep it moist and a crunchy crumb topping gives it extra decadence!

Crumb-Topped Apple Coffee Cake

This Crumb-Topped Apple Coffee Cake is perfect for fall! Greek yogurt and extra apples keep it moist and a crunchy crumb topping gives it extra decadence!
Ingredients: canola oil, brown sugar, plain Greek yogurt, large eggs, vanilla, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, baking soda, tart baking apples, melted butter, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, cinnamon
Apple Crumb Muffins.  Light and fluffy bakery style muffins loaded up with bits of fresh apple and spiced with a hint of cinnamon.  All topped off with a delicate brown sugar crumble. 

Apple Crumb Muffins

Apple Crumb Muffins. Light and fluffy bakery style muffins loaded up with bits of fresh apple and spiced with a hint of cinnamon. All topped off with a delicate brown sugar crumble.
Ingredients: unsalted butter at room temperature, light brown sugar, large eggs, vanilla extract, all purpose flour, salt, baking powder, milk, fresh chopped granny smith apple, ground cinnamon, light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, all purpose flour, unsalted butter

Caramel Apple Toffee Poke Cake

Caramel Toffee Apple Cake is a tender and moist cake with apples baked right inside! Topped with cool whip topping toffee bits and drizzled in caramel, this will become a new favorite!
Ingredients: box yellow cake mix, can, large eggs, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, whole milk, container, For topping: caramel sauce

Chicken and Apple Salad

Chicken and Apple Salad with a Honey Dijon Vinaigrette is the perfect fall salad full of crisp apples, cranberries, crunchy pecans and bleu cheese. This salad is easy to put together and so mouthwatering!
Ingredients: Spring lettuce mix, small apples, roasted pecans, dried cranberries, crumbled bleu cheese, Cooked and diced seasoned chicken*, lemon, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and ½ teaspoon honey, Dijon mustard, shallot, garlic, S&P

Apple Cream Cheese Crumb Muffins

Apple Cream Cheese Crumb Muffins are the perfect buttery and moist apple walnut muffins with a hidden cream cheese center. Topped with a cinnamon sugar crumb topping these are the perfect fall muffins!
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter, white sugar, eggs, vanilla, chopped apples, walnuts, cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, butter, all-purpose flour

Praline Apple Bundt Cake

Praline Apple Bundt Cake is loaded with apples, pecans and covered in a brown sugar praline glaze — the perfect fall dessert! It's a new favorite that I'm sure will make its appearance more than once this fall!!
Ingredients: light sour cream or Greek yogurt, canola oil, eggs, vanilla, lightly packed brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, all purpose flour, apples, apple, chopped, brown sugar, milk or cream, butter, powdered icing sugar

Caramel Apple Skillet Cake

This light and fluffy apple skillet cake is topped with a homemade caramel apple glaze. Perfect for Fall baking!
Ingredients: 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature, light brown sugar, white granulated sugar, large eggs, vanilla extract, sour cream, all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, of milk, and ½ cup peeled and chopped tart apples, butter, milk, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, caramel, peeled and chopped tart apple

Apple Pecan Crisp

Apple Pecan Crisp is so easy to make and the perfect fall dessert! Crisp and tender apples with crunchy pecans hidden throughout and a buttery cinnamon sugar crumb topping!
Ingredients: Granny Smith Apples, white sugar, flour, cinnamon, ginger, chopped pecans, Lemon Juice, flour, old fashioned oats, light brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter

Apple Pomegranate Almond Salad with a Creamy Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

A mouthwatering salad with crisp apples, pomegranate, almonds, feta cheese and crisp spring greens. The Creamy Lemon Poppyseed dressing is TO DIE FOR! You are going to love this salad!
Ingredients: spring greens, sliced almonds, Apples of choice, crumbled Feta Cheese, pomegranate seeds, mayonnaise, 2% milk, Sugar, cider vinegar, Lemon Juice, poppyseeds

Fuji Apple Chicken Salad (Panera Bread Copycat)

Fresh spring greens get tossed with crisp apples, chicken, tomatoes, dried cranberries, crunchy pecans and feta cheese. This makes one incredible mouthwatering salad!
Ingredients: Chicken Breasts, 8 ounce bag spring greens, cherry tomatoes, ½ red onion, toasted pecan halves, 2 ½ ounce bag apple chips, or you can make your own with this recipe, feta cheese, ½ cup dried cranberries, ⅓ cup olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, garlic cloves, Dijon mustard, honey

Dutch Caramel Apple Pie Bars

These bars have a flaky pie crust base with spiced apples and a buttery crumb topping.  Drizzled with some homemade caramel, these will be one of the best desserts that you make this fall!
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, salt, unsalted butter, large egg, cold water, unbleached all-purpose flour, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, peeled cored diced apples, vanilla extract, heavy cream, unbleached all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, Brown Sugar, butter, Half-and-half, Vanilla, Of Salt

Apple Churro Cheesecake Bars

Delicious cinnamon sugar churro bars with a creamy cheesecake and apple center. This is one delicious dessert bar that tastes like you are eating a churro!
Ingredients: cans, pkg, egg, vanilla, Lucky Leaf® Apple fruit filling and topping, sugar, cinnamon

Caramel Apple Slab Pie

A thin and flaky melt in your mouth crust topped with juicy apples and a crisp topping. It is drizzled in homemade caramel and perfect for feeding a crowd!
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, salt, shortening, cold water, sugar, all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, granny smith apples, rolled oats, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, butter, Brown Sugar, butter, Half-and-half, Vanilla, Salt

Individual Snickers Apple Cheesecake

ndividual Snickers Apple Cheesecake made with caramel sauce, cheesecake filling, apples and snickers bites. The perfect dessert for Fall!
Ingredients: graham cracker, unsalted butter, sugar, unsalted butter, apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, caramel sauce, heavy cream, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, mini snickers bites, whipped cream for serving, chocolate drizzle for serving

Apple Pecan Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

The most tender and moist apple pecan spice cake that you will make.  And the brown sugar cream cheese frosting is absolutely delicious!  
Ingredients: Granny Smith Apples, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla, all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, milk, pecans, cream cheese frosting, butter, vanilla, golden brown sugar

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Apple Chips

These Bakes Apple Chips are super simple to make. All you do is slice each apple SUPER thin, sprinkle them with cinnamon-sugar and let the oven do the rest. Easy peasy!
Ingredients: apples, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon

Salted Caramel Apple Butter Bars

An amazing buttery shortbread crust with a caramel apple center!
Ingredients: butter, white sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla, flour, apples, caramels, whipping cream, vanilla, coarse sea salt

Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

A delicious apple upside down cake that is perfectly moist and has a caramel glaze on top!
Ingredients: butter, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, medium apples, all-purpose flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, salt, granulated sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, milk, whipping cream, sugar

Glazed Apple Maple Blondies

The flavor combination in these blondies were so good. The maple glaze on top was my favorite part! It was like a caramel maple glaze and gave it such an awesome finishing touch.
Ingredients: brown sugar, butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, eggs, all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, apples, butter, maple syrup, brown sugar

Apple Pie Sour Cream Crumb Bars

Delicious crumb bars with a creamy sour cream and apple center!
Ingredients: butter, light brown sugar, all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, Granny Smith Apples, Cinnamon, nutmeg, sour cream, granulated sugar, all purpose flour, egg, vanilla extract

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

A fun summertime dessert with snickers, chocolate sauce, caramel, and apples!
Ingredients: green apples, red apples, Snickers bars, instant vanilla pudding mix, cool whip, caramel ice cream topping, peanuts, chocolate syrup

Apple Cobbler Crisp

An easy to throw together cobbler crisp that is absolutely delicious!
Ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, stick butter, apple pie filling, rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter

Cranberry Apple Crush

A delicious holiday drink that is sure to please a crowd!
Ingredients: apple cider or apple juice, cranberry juice, guava juice or mango nectar, lime juice, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground allspice, honey, Lime slices for garnish

Healthy Oatmeal Apple Raisin Cookies

These moist and flavorful Healthy Oatmeal Apple Raisin Cookies are a delicious.
Ingredients: whole wheat flour, whole oats, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, egg, canola oil, sugar, applesauce, vanilla, apple

Overnight Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

Ingredients: Steal Cut Oats, Liquid, Cinnamon, Apple, raisins, Stevia or Sugar to taste

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

This tasted just like I was biting into a caramel apple. You could taste the apples in the cupcake and it was perfectly moist. And the caramel on top was heaven. I mean seriously, don't these look delicious!?
Ingredients: flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, salt, eggs, packed light brown sugar, granulated sugar, vegetable oil, pure vanilla extract, Granny Smith or Rome apples, chewy caramel candies, heavy cream

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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