When I think of autumn, apples (and delicious apple recipes) are one of the wonderful things that come to mind. I love the color and beauty of the different varieties and the many delicious things you can make from this unassuming fruit.
The Best Apple Recipes for Fall:
I’ve shared lots of apple recipes here on Inspired by Charm, and today, for your convenience, I’m posting The Best Apple Recipes for Fall. This roundup includes apple dessert recipes, apple recipes for breakfast and bread, savory apple recipes, and recipes for drinks using apple cider.
What will you make? (I know it’s hard to decide.)
Apple Recipes: DESSERTS
Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread
I first had this spread at a friend’s house and was thrilled to learn how simple the recipe is. You just cover a block of cream cheese with caramel sauce, sprinkle on toffee bits, and serve with sliced apples.
These Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies are a delicious and sweet way to celebrate the season. With a homemade pie crust, fresh apple filling, and salted caramel that you can hold in your hand, what’s not to love?
With its brown sugar-infused base and beautifully arranged apple slices, this Fresh Apple Cake promises both delight and admiration. Drizzled with apple bourbon caramel sauce, this cake tells a story of simple ingredients transformed into something extraordinary. While perfect for fall, this is a winning dessert recipe for any time of the year.
Apple Cranberry Tart
This gorgeous apple dessert has a buttery nutty crust, crumble top, and filling that is bursting with sweet and tart seasonal flavors. I like to serve this tart warm on a cake plate or pedestal stand and garnish it with rosemary sprigs and cranberries.
Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Bars
If you need a break from pumpkin, these bars are for you. With a graham cracker crust and apple cinnamon filling, they’re easy to put together. Plus, they’re handy for packed lunches and dessert buffets.
Homemade Apple Strudel
I got this marvelous apple dessert recipe from my Aunt Maybe and look forward to making it when the days turn crisp in the fall. Like so many classics, it never fails to comfort and remind me of good times with loved ones. This recipe is a winner!
Apple Cranberry Slab Pie
Although I usually recommend homemade pie dough, this is a recipe where frozen puff pastry works best. The flakey layers of crust seal in the apple-cranberry filling and look stunning drizzled with a buttery sugar glaze.
Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
To make this crust, you pull out store-bought dough, sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar, roll it up, slice it, and then arrange the slices in the pie pan. The apple filling gets a crumb topping and swirl of cinnamon icing. Beautiful and tasty!
Apple Recipes: BREAKFAST AND BREAD
Spiral Apple Bread with Caramel Glaze
I enjoyed preparing this apple recipe when I ran my B&B. The bread is made by coiling apple slices with strips of dough in a round pan. All of that loveliness is then topped with sugar and cinnamon. After baking the bread, you brush it with butter and a caramel glaze!
Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal
When the air outside turns crisp and cool, this Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal is a hearty and flavorful way to start your day. Packed with fresh apples, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and seasonal spices, this seasonal breakfast dish is also easy to make. I serve mine with milk and pure maple syrup for the ultimate flavor combination.
Apple Cinnamon French Toast
This French toast is a staple on IBC. The flavorful combination makes it especially welcome for breakfast on a crisp, fall morning. If you’d like, you can make the recipe ahead, refrigerate it overnight, and pop it in the oven the next day.
Apple Turnovers with Cream Cheese Frosting
You’re going to love these Cream Cheese and Apple Turnovers. They are one of my favorite apple-based recipes. The cream cheese gives the turnovers creamy richness and tang – a match made in heaven. They just might become your new go-to pastry.
Apple Cider Donuts
Moist and rich with the flavors of fall, these donuts can be served for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or even dessert. I baked mine in a mini-Bundt cake pan. A sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar is the perfect finishing touch.
Apple Streusel Cake
Anyone who knows me, knows I’ll take streusel any way I can get it. For this cake, you start by sautéing diced apples. The sweet, softened fruit is then layered in a baking pan with a super-easy cake batter and LOTS of yummy streusel. (It might seem like too much, but don’t worry, it’s not!)
Apple Recipes: SAVORY Dishes
Chicken Apple Sausage One-Pan Pasta
This is one of my favorite one-pan meals. The combination of pasta with chicken apple sausage, Granny Smith apple, tomatoes with chiles, onion, Monterey Jack cheese, and more make this a craveable dish for fall (or any time of the year).
Apple Celeriac Soup
I’m confident you’ll agree this savory soup tastes as good as it looks. I first experienced it when I was in Ireland a couple of years ago and couldn’t wait to recreate it at home. The unusual presentation was inspired by a Thai soup that I also had in Ireland.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apples
I’m a huge fan of Brussels Sprouts. But I enjoy them, even more, when they’re roasted with apples, dried cranberries, and pecans and then drizzled with red-wine vinaigrette. (You will thank me for this recipe!)
Apple Recipes: DRINKS
Hot Apple Cider
Also known as Mulled Apple Cider, this fall classic will warm you up from the inside out. The fragrant seasonal spices will likewise give your home an appealing (pun intended) autumn aroma as you heat up this drink in a saucepan or slow cooker.
Apple Cider Sidecar
Made with crisp apple cider, smooth cognac, and orange-flavored triple sec liqueur, this Sidecar is a perfect cocktail when the days grow shorter and the evenings get cooler. If you’re like me, however, you might not want to wait until then.
Apple Pie Moonshine
I got this recipe from my sister-in-law, Missy. To make it, you combine apple cider, grain alcohol, vodka, sugar, and spices. Not surprisingly, it packs a punch! I like to gift a pint or two to family members and friends.
Apple Cider Sangria
You’re probably aware of my fondness for sangria. (You can find my post A Sangria for Every Season here. I share 10+ unique and delicious sangria recipes.) Blended with white wine, apples, pears, and cinnamon, this fall apple recipe is pleasing to the eye and the palate.
That’s a wrap!
I hope this collection of The Best Apple Recipes for Fall has whetted your appetite for apples. No matter how you prepare or serve them, you are sure to enjoy this versatile fall fruit.
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