20 Best Apple Recipes

Looking for the best way to eat apples? Here are our best apple recipes with something for everyone, from applesauce to apple pie.

Apple recipes

What’s better than the crunch of biting into a crisp tart apple? We eat them all year long since they’re easy to find at the grocery. But once the weather gets cooler, we start craving those classic apple recipes: apple pie, apple crisp, and applesauce! And of course, no fall is complete without a trip to the orchard.

Got apples? Here’s a collection of best apple recipes for using this super fruit! There’s all the standards, but you can also get creative. Throw them into salads, eat them sauteed with cabbage, or roasted with cauliflower. Or, blend them into a glowing green smoothie as a healthy breakfast. The sky is the limit with apples, so…why don’t we get started?

And now…our top apple recipes!

Other apple recipe ideas

Did see something you liked? Here are some other ideas for serving apples:

  • Compote, jelly, jam or chutney
  • Strudel or dumplings
  • With chicken or pork
  • Waldorf salad

Apple nutrition facts

Apples are full of nutrients! Here’s a quick breakdown of apple nutrition info and facts (Source: Healthline):

  • Apples are full of fiber and water: 1 apple has 4 grams of fiber or about 15% of your daily needs
  • They are a good source of vitamin C: 1 apple has about 14% of your daily needs
  • Apples contain pectin, a type of fiber that acts as a prebiotic and helps with gut health
  • Raw apples clean your teeth and massage your gums!
  • Most of the nutrients in apples are in the skin, so you should eat the skin as much as possible.

How to store apples

Here’s what to know about storing apples to make in these apple recipes!

  • Store at room temperature for ripening.
  • Store ripe apples in the refrigerator for several weeks in the fruit drawer. To slow down the dehydration, cover with a loosely closed or perforated plastic bag.
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Apple crumble

Classic Apple Crumble


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

What’s better than a big pan of apple crumble? This one makes a 9 x 13 pan of classic crunchy topping and a gooey cinnamon and ginger apple filling.


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Ingredients

For the filling

  • 6 medium to large cooking apples
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

For the crumble

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour (or almond flour for gluten-free)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (or coconut oil for vegan)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Core, peel and thinly slice the apples. Peel the ginger and grate it.
  3. Combine the apple slices and filling ingredients in large bowl and toss with your hands until well coated.
  4. In separate bowl, make the crumble topping: stir together the flour, brown sugar, oats, walnuts and kosher salt. Add the vanilla and stir. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to bowl. Use pastry cutter or fork to fully incorporate the butter (or room temperature coconut oil).
  5. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Place the apple filling in the bottom, then evenly distribute the crumble over the top.
  6. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until browned and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly, then serve with Greek yogurt or creme fraiche sweetened with a drizzle of maple syrup, whipped cream (classicvegan or bourbon infused), or ice cream.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Apple Recipes, Apple Crumble, Apple Crumble Recipe, Apple Crisp

More seasonal fall recipes

While apples are easy to find all year round, they’re a signature of the fall season! Here are a few more fall recipes or recipes with seasonal fall produce:

Last updated: August 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

1 Comment

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    Reena Bansal
    September 7, 2020 at 8:24 am

    This was a great comfort food during quarantine. I had less flavorful apples so I added 1/2 tsp of ginger and some lemon zest and it tasted terrific!

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