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Apple recipes bring fall flavor into the kitchen

Add apple recipes to your must-try fall menu

Fall trips to the apple orchard mean pounds and pounds of apples. No matter what your favorite variety — we adore snacking on the Honeycrisp — there are apple recipes galore to use before your apples go bad. Try one of these recipes that will have your kitchen smelling like fall, no matter what the temperature may be.

If you can’t get enough apples this fall, consider creating your own apple orchard birthday party.

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Savory apple recipes bursting with flavor

Maple glazed acorn squash with sausage, apple, and sage from Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen — With protein sources and vegetables, you can absolutely justify having a glass of white wine to go with the splash needed for this fall beauty.

Stovetop apple bacon mac and cheese from Savory Nothings — One pot, bacon, and your choice of cheese make for the ultimate fall comfort food. If you’re unsure about which cheeses make the best mac and cheese, Nora has a few suggestions!

Turkey cheddar apple butter panini from Running to the Kitchen — Every lunch should be as lovely as this melty, cheesy panini paired with crisp apples. This is the perfect fall sandwich — and it’s simple to make.

Apple, bacon, and leek stuffed sweet potatoes from Shared Appetite — Besides bursting with fall flavors — and everyone’s favorite topping, bacon — these stuffed sweet potatoes are made using a slow cooker. Nothing is better than coming home to food that’s waiting for you.

Beet, butternut squash, and apple soup from Red Nails Green Veggies — Beets aid in digestion, and they provide the beautiful color of this warm, fall soup. Alena suggests topping with cashew sour cream, which sounds divine.

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Maple glazed acorn squash
Apple bacon mac and cheese
Turkey cheddar apple panini
Apple bacon sweet potatoes
Beet soup
Light Waldorf salad
Autumn wellness salad
Autumn harvest salad
Welcome fall harvest salad
Red wine apple bread
Caramel apple cake
Caramel apple pumpkin muffins
Apple streusel oatmeal bars
Caramel and chocolate dipped apples
Caramel apple cinnamon rolls
Crisp apples are perfect in salads

Light and fresh Waldorf salad from Edible Woman — Fall is known for comfort food, but sometimes you need something a little lighter on your menu. This salad is a fresh version of your favorite fall flavors.

Autumn wellness salad from Foolproof Living — Kale, pomegranate, and chia seeds are some of the autumn super foods in this flavorful salad. Adding super foods to your diet can help counter some of the sickness that seems to hit everyone each fall.

Autumn harvest salad from Little Spice Jar — This hearty, fall salad will keep you full for hours with its protein-packed ingredients. With the sweet dijon vinaigrette dressing, it’s a meal bursting with flavor.

Welcome fall harvest salad from Whole Foods Real Families — Butternut squash might be a bit tough to chop, but its fall flavor is worth it in the Welcome fall harvest salad. Add herbed chicken for a filling, complete meal that includes many of fall’s favorite flavors.

Apple recipes for sweet lovers

Red wine apple quick bread from Pretty/Hungry — This recipe had us at red wine. This simple bread uses red wine to add a spicy warmth to quick apple bread — and we can’t wait to try it!

Caramel apple cake from Sift & Whisk — Dense, moist, and bursting with flavor, this cake is the perfect dessert for your fall party. If you try it, we wouldn’t mind an invitation — we’re not going to turn down the chance to nosh on caramel swiss meringue buttercream.

Caramel apple pumpkin spice muffins from The Kitchen McCabe — Muffins are an acceptable breakfast food, even with the deliciousness of the salted caramel glaze atop the pumpkin spice muffins. Apples baked in caramel? Yes, please!

Apple streusel oatmeal bars from Whole Pure Recipes — Bursting with fall flavors, these granola bars combine the sweetness of streusel with apples, flax, and oatmeal. As a snack or quick breakfast-to-go, these bars will quickly become a family favorite.

Caramel and white chocolate dipped apples from A Million Moments — The crispness of apples pairs perfectly with caramel, and the addition of white chocolate make these a must-try dessert this fall. We fell in love with Jess’s gorgeous presentation of her dipped apples.

Caramel apple cinnamon rolls from Little Spice Jar — Marzia might keep things healthy with her Autumn harvest salad, but she knows how to find the sweetness of fall, too. Serve these cinnamon rolls warm for a special, fall breakfast treat.

Looking for an easy way to bring fall to your table decor? Try one of these 12 Gold fall decor DIY ideas.

Meet the Author | Angela Amman


Angela Amman is a short story and essay writer. Collecting her family's stories is a gift-in-progress for her daughter and son, and she blogs at Playing with Words, capturing the craziness and beauty that weave together to create something extraordinary. As the co-director of Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit, Angela is thrilled to bring others' stories to the stage and to celebrate the magic of words, storytelling, and the courage to share that magic with an audience. When she should be sleeping, she works on her latest short story collection. Her writing has been featured on Mamalode, Peacock Journal, and Scary Mommy. Her personal essays and short stories have appeared in her collection, Nothing Goes Away, and various anthologies.

One Comment
  • November 7, 2014

    Thank you so much for including my Mac and Cheese recipe in your round-up!

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