Apple recipes are perfect for year-round deliciousness! Take your apples to the next level with these amazing recipes from breakfast, salads, main dishes to side dishes and even desserts!
Apples are my favorite thing to incorporate in just about every recipe because they are SO versatile! The number of recipes that I can use apples in is amazing and the creativity used to make such delicious food is inspiring! A few favorites are this caramel apple pie and apple bread.
The Best Apple Recipes
Mashed, chopped, sliced, diced, or baked, apples are the best ingredient to add to just about any recipe! Is there a more used fruit that you see used in breakfast, lunch, dinner, AND dessert? Just about everyone loves them. Thes apple recipes in this round-up will show you a variety of apple recipes that are bread and pies, salads, and drinks. You will be sure to find a recipe that your apple-loving friends will appreciate!
For so many years, American apple harvests were used mainly for apple cider! But now, when I think of apples, so many delicious tastes are brought to mind. These recipes are sure to have something for everyone, and you will definitely be able to find one that works for just about any occasion. These tried and true recipes are all something that has been curated with YOU in mind. Whether you are baking for a small family or a large party, these apple recipes will be sure to fit your needs! I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do!!
Tips for Apples
How do you choose apples? Do you use different apples for different apple recipes? There are so many different questions about apples for every recipe. I am here to help you gain some general knowledge and some quick tips that will help you make any and all of these apple recipes!
Tangy apples: If you are looking to add a bit of tartness to a recipe, use a Granny Smith apple or a slightly tart Macoun.
Sweet apples: If you want to add some sweetness to a recipe without the extra sugar, look for Honeycrisp apples which pack a lot of sugar. Or try using a sweet Golden Delicious apple. Either of these will add some sweetness you may be looking for!
Prevent apples from turning brown: If you are using apples in a salad or sliced on a platter, the best way to stop sliced apples from turning brown is to soak the fruit in some salt water (½ tsp salt in a cup of water) for about 10 minutes. You can drain them and store them until ready to use. Once you want to use them, rinse them off before serving or using them to get rid of that saltwater taste.
To peel apples: If you dip an apple quickly in and out of boiling water, then you will be able to peel the skin off much more easily.
How to Store Apples
There is always a time of year when we are overwhelmed with an abundance of apples. Don’t let them go to waste! Here are some ways that you can make them last longer so you can store them to use later in so many different apple recipes!
Keep them cool: With apples, it’s best to store them in the fridge until you are ready to use them. If you have one, place them in the crisper drawer in a plastic bag with holes. Or, place them in the fridge covered with a damp paper towel.
Freeze them: Did you know that you can freeze whole apples?? Once you have your apples, wash them and place them in an airtight container in your freezer. Apples can be kept in the freezer for 3-6 months.
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.
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. Everyone will agree that this is the best apple pie they've ever had.
Ingredients: pie crust, apples, sugar, all purpose flour, cinnamon, salt, lemon juice, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, butter, cinnamon, salt
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 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
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
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