Autumn Apple Recipes

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If you love a delicious autumn apple recipe then you have come to the right spot! This is the place where you will find all of the best recipes that are made with crisp and delicious apples. Sweet, savory and everything in between, you are sure to find one that you love!

If you love apples and you love the fall, then you need to combine those two loves with some delicious fall recipes. If you don’t know where to start then i would suggest this classic caramel apple pie, this insanely delicious apple galette or these gorgeous homemade caramel apples!

A collage of 6 apple recipes with the words "Autumn Apple Recipes" in the middle.

The Best Autum Apple Recipes

It’s finally apple season and I couldn’t be more excited! Not only is the weather outside absolutely stunning (hello crunchy leaves and brisk fall air) but the fooooood. Food during the fall cannot be beat! I mean, apples, pumpkin, cider, soups… Need I say more?

I’ve gathered up my very favorite autumn apple recipes fo ryou to try. I’ll admit, most of them are desserte but who doesn’t love a delicious dessert made from crispy and flavorful apples? The only problem is going to be that you won’t be able to stop at one…. or two… These rautumn apple ecipes are so good that you may just have a hard time not making them all!

How to Pick the Right Apples

I say apples as if it’s easy and there is only one kind of apple out there. There are SO many different apple varieties and they all taste a little bit different. Or a lot different when it comes to green and red apples. Here are a few helpful tips to picking out the right apples for all of these autumn apple recipes.

  • Firm: The very first thing that you want to check when picking out an apple is, how firm is it? You want the apple to not be soft, mushy or easily indent. This will result in a grainy texture and not great flavor.
  • Apple Varieties: Golden Delicious apples are great for baking, Granny Smith are a bit more tart and often used in recipes that call for sugar. Honeycrips, Pink Lady and Piñata apples can be eaten fresh on their own or they also taste fantastic in aany baked goods (especially the ones found in these autumn apple recipes)!
  • Color: The more color the better! Apples who have seen a lot of sunlight will have alot more vibrant and deep colors than apples that haven’t. These apples have more flavor, are fresh and are usually perfectly ripe and crisp.

Salted Caramel Apple Bars

Salted caramel apple bars are ooey-gooey treats that have an amazing buttery shortbread crust and a soft and sweet caramel apple center!  This is one of the best desserts you will make this fall!
Ingredients: butter, white sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla, flour, apples, caramels, whipping cream, vanilla, coarse sea salt

Sautéed Apples

These apples are sautéed in a brown sugar and cinnamon mixture, making them insanely delicious! It's a match made in heaven when you top them with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream! 
Ingredients: apples, butter, water, cornstarch, brown sugar, cinnamon

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Apple cider vinaigrette is a staple dressing for adding a burst of bright, tangy flavor to your favorite salads. Make it from scratch and you won’t want it any other way!
Ingredients: Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Dijon Mustard, Garlic, , Kosher Salt, Cracked Black Pepper, Olive Oil

Toffee Apple Dip

Toffee apple dip is a family favorite! A sweet dip complete with heath bar candy bits and cream cheese mixed with brown sugar, this dip is so delicious you won't be able to stop eating it!
Ingredients: Cream Cheese, , Brown Sugar, Vanilla Extract, Heath Bar Candy Bits, Granny Smith Apples,

Irish Apple Cake

With a buttery streusel topping, Irish apple cake is tender and spiced to perfection. Drizzled with a warm custard sauce, this is one dessert you won't want to miss!
Ingredients: Unsalted Butter, Granulated Sugar, Vanilla, Eggs, All-Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, Salt, Milk, Granny Smith Apples, All-purpose Flour, Rolled Oats, granulated sugar, Salt, unsalted butter, Whole Milk, Dash Salt, Egg Yolks, granulated sugar, vanilla extract

Apple Fries

Lightly battered and tender, apple fries are going to become your new favorite treat! A generous coating of cinnamon sugar and homemade caramel dip make them even more irresistible!
Ingredients: oil for frying, Granny Smith Apples, cornstarch, sugar, Cinnamon, caramel sauce for dipping

Dutch Caramel Apple Pie Bars

These dutch caramel apple pie 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

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, apples, all-purpose flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, salt, granulated sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, milk, whipping cream, sugar

Homemade Applesauce

Homemade applesauce is a simple way to incorporate all of the apples that I have in my fridge! PLUS as a bonus, my kids are more inclined to eat something so simple!
Ingredients: apples, water, sugar, Juice from half a lemon, cinnamon

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

Apple Hand Pies

Apple hand pies are a classic dessert that your family will go crazy for! Delicious, flaky and ooey-gooey, these hand pies have the most amazing apple flavor that will have everyone asking for more than one!
Ingredients: Pie Crusts, Tart Apples, Lemon Juice, Granulated Sugar, Cornstarch, Cinnamon, A good sized pinch Nutmeg, Salt, Egg Yolk, water

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

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 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

Homemade Caramel Apples

Celebrate fall by making these gourmet homemade caramel apples! They are the perfect blend of tart and sweet, topped with layers of indulgent caramel.
Ingredients: apples, Caramel apple sticks, water, granulated sugar, light corn syrup, salt, heavy cream, vanilla extract

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

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
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

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

Pork Chops with an Apple Bacon Sauce

Pork Chops with an Apple Bacon Sauce are the answer to what's for dinner! Savory pork is smothered in a sweet and salty sauce that is going to wow your tastebuds!
Ingredients: bone in pork chops, salt and pepper, brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, bacon, chicken broth, dijon mustard, cider vinegar, honey, fresh thyme, fresh rosemary, apple

Easy Crockpot Apple Cider

This easy crockpot apple cider is the must-have drink for this fall and winter! It has all the right spices and flavors and will warm you right up on those cold winter days! It's perfect for any holiday party or gathering!
Ingredients: whole cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, whole allspice, (2 quarts) apple cider, light brown sugar, large orange

Apple Tart

Loaded with fresh apples and baked to a perfect golden brown, this beautiful apple tart is the pastry of the summer! A combination of buttery, nutty, and tart, it tastes as good as it looks!
Ingredients: flour, granulated sugar, salt, unsalted butter, egg yolk, cold water, apples, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, lemon juice, Dash of salt, Apricot preserves

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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