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23 Apple Recipes to Make After Apple Picking

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November 24, 2016 · 2.9k Views


Fall is a time for frolicking in crispy, colorful leaves, snuggling up by the fireplace (or is it too early for that?), and arguably the most important, apple picking. Maybe you head out to the apple orchards in town to pick and gather apples with your family and friends. You head home with buckets and buckets of apples only to realize that one can only eat so many raw apples until one must find another way to eat them. This apple recipes round-up is meant for that realization. Enjoy!

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23 Apple Recipes to Make After Apple Picking apple icon

1. Butternut Squash, Apple Cider, and Cheddar Soup with Roasted Garlic Cheddar Grilled Cheese Croutons


Source: Cooking for Keeps

Soup is the epitome of cold weather. Little is better than cuddling up by a massive pot with your family as you chat about the day's happenings. Toss in cheese, bread, and apple cider, and all we have to say is, thank you, Cooking for Keeps.

Recipe from Cooking for Keeps


2. Glazed Apple Fritters

glazed apple fritters

Source: The Kitchn

This extra-deep-fried donut with warm apples is going to change your life. If you wake up one autumn morning and find yourself craving a donut, consider this glazed apple fritter first.

Recipe from The Kitchn


3. Apple Cider Sage Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples

apple cider sage pork chops with caramelized apples

Source: Good Life Eats

I'm imagining the perfect fall meal and it might have to be this dish right here. It's comforting in that there are apples galore, and it's divine in that there are sage pork chops. It can't get any better than this.

Recipe from Good Life Eats


4. Poached Apples with Vanilla Yogurt

poached apples with vanilla yogurt

Source: Bon Appetit

These delicious apples are soaked in red wine and enjoyed with vanilla yogurt. Wine is always on your side; remember that.

Recipe from Bon Appetit


5. Smoked Ham, Apple, and Gouda Panini

smoked ham, apple, and gouda panini

Source: The Bitter Side of Sweet

If you're one for sweet and savory, look no further than this decadent panini. Imagine biting into this cripsy sandwich and tasting savory ham, tart (or sweet) apples, and gooey cheese. Heavenly. 

Recipe from The Bitter Side of Sweet


6. Apple Crisp Stuffed Baked Apples

apple crisp stuffed baked apples

Source: Life in the Lofthouse

This recipe is great because you can eat everything including the bowl, which in this case, is a baked apple. However, I recommend topping this off with some vanilla bean ice cream to really take it up a notch, in which case, a bowl is highly recommended.

Recipe from Life in the Lofthouse


7. Apple Honey Drumsticks

apple honey drumsticks

Source: KitchMe

Chicken wings and drumsticks are always a good idea. Toss some honey, honey, apple, and red pepper flakes into the mix and you'll have a flavor explosion. Perfect for football season? Yes.

Recipe from KitchMe



8. Apple Chai Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Drizzle

apple chai cake with maple cream cheese drizzle

Source: Noble Pig

For the ultimate sweet indulgence this fall, try this unique chai cake. It'll be a mouthful of flavors that few will be able to resist.

Recipe from Noble Pig


9. Apple Pecan Rosemary Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

apple pecan rosemary greek yogurt chicken salad

Source: Cooking Classy

Yes, this salad is a mouthful, but it's worth it. Eat it by itself, between two slices of warm, toasted bread, or rest it on a bed of lettuce. Regardless of how it's served, you (and your guests) will love this healthy option.

Recipe from Cooking Classy


10. Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

apple pie cinnamon rolls

Source: Gimme Delicious

Imagine waking up to the smell of apple pie cinnamon rolls pervading every inch of your home and loving every second of it. Make this recipe and turn that dream into a reality.

Recipe from Gimme Delicious


11. Maple Apples, Blue Cheese, and Bacon Pizza

maple apples blue cheese and bacon pizza

Source: Foodie Crush

Yes, yes, yes to everything pizza. This savory autumnal pie will have your kids, your parents, your aunts and uncles flocking to your home for a slice.

Recipe from Foodie Crush

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12. Samoa Apple Slices

samoa apple slices

Source: Delish

I'm sure you've had one of those Samoa Girl Scouts cookies before. The coconut, the chocolate, and the delicious cumbly cookie. Enjoy the same flavors with a fraction of the guilt with these Samoa apple slices.

Recipe from Delish


13. Honeycrisp Apple Quesadillas with Bacon and Cheddar

honeycrisp apple quesadillas with bacon and cheddar

Source: Home and Plate

Bacon? Check. Apples? Check. Cheddar? Check. What more can you ask for? It even comes in handy and portable triangle for you to take with you wherever you go!

Recipe from Home and Plate


14. Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider

slow cooker cranberry apple cider

Source: The Recipe Rebel

If you thought I would leave apple cider out of this round-up, shame on you. It's not a apple recipes round-up unless there is a deliciously slow-coooked apple cider - with cranberry to make it even more festive for the holidays.

Recipe from The Recipe Rebel


15. Slow Cooker Apple BBQ Ribs

slow cooker apple ribs

Source: Cincy Shopper

Since we're on the slow cooker train, I thought I'd toss in RIBS. These ribs will fall off the bone and into your mouth. Your mouth will rejoice in the deliciousness that is BBQ and apple. 

Recipe from Cincy Shopper


16. Soft Batch Apple Cider Gingersnap Cookies

soft batch apple cider gingersnap cookies

Source: Iowa Girl Eats

For all my gluten-free friends, this recipe is for you! They're soft, they're chewy, and they're spiked (non-alcoholic) with apple cider.

Recipe from Iowa Girl Eats


17. Apple and Bacon Risotto

apple and bacon risotto

Source: Cooking on the Front Burner

Are you sensing an apple and bacon trend here? I guess they just pair amazingly together. This cheesy, savory dish packs a punch as soon as you bite into the apple. A meal meant for a king.

Recipe from Cooking on the Front Burner


18. Cinnamon Apple Chips

cinnamon apple chips

Source: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

Have a hankering for chips? Don't reach for that greasy bag of fried potato chips when you can have healthier but equally delicious cinnamon apple chips. Bake them to perfection and you'll be replacing those potato chips in no time.

Recipe from Carrie's Experimental Kitchen


19. Butternut Squash Turkey Roulade with Apple Cider Gravy

butternut squash turkey roulade with apple cider gravy

Source: Cooking for Keeps

Apple, turkey, and gravy for dinner is everything that is fall on a plate. This satisfying combination is going to take your taste buds to a new level.

Recipe from Cooking for Keeps


20. Apple Cider Caramels

apple cider caramels

Source: Dessert for Two

Have you ever made your own caramels? Have you ever made your own candy for that matter? These would make for a great gift to give to your loved ones - treats that the whole family will enjoy.

Recipe from Dessert for Two


21. Apple and Cheddar Quiche with Olive Oil and Thyme Crust

apple and cheddar quiche with olive oil and thyme crust

Source: Hip Foodie Mom

Quiche is basically a savory pie, and it's just as delicious as it sounds. This flavorful, mega-sized pastry is perfect to serve overnight guests!

Recipe from Hip Foodie Mom


22. Apple Cider Donut Holes

apple cider donut holes

Source: The Domestic Rebel

Besides how amazing these sound, they only take 15 minutes to make from start to finish. If that doesn't sell you even more, I don't know what will.

Recipe from The Domestic Rebel


23. Sage, Sausage, and Apple Stuffing

sage, sausage, and apple stuffing

Source: Kitch Me

Not sure how to stuff your turkey this Thanksgiving? I think I've just found the answer, and it's going to work its magic and enhance your flavorful turkey.

Recipe from KitchMe

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