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14 Best Apple Recipes (Beyond Pie)

We’ve rounded up our best apple recipes that aren’t just pie. Of course we included a pie, but here’s a favorite collection of recipes that champion the use of apples in both sweet and savory dishes. Enjoy these all season long.

14 Best Apple Recipes

Breakfast and Brunch

Apples provide a refreshing and nutritious twist to breakfast recipes. When baked into breads or muffins, they add a burst of flavor and nutrition to start your day right.

Main Dishes and Sides

Apples can lend a subtle, sweet note to savory main dishes like pork chops or stuffing, balancing flavors beautifully. The crispy texture also adds a delightful crunch.


The natural sweetness of apples pairs wonderfully with vinaigrettes or creamy dressings alike, elevating the overall flavor profile of your favorite salad.


In desserts, apples are a versatile and tasty addition that make stunning pies, crisps, cakes, and even cookies.


Whether enjoyed as apple cider, a smoothie, or a cocktail ingredient, their crisp flavor adds a refreshing twist to various drink options.

  • apple sangria
    Easy Apple Cider Sangria

    This super easy sangria makes use of apple cider for the perfect fall cocktail.

  • pomegranate sangria
    Pomegranate Apple Sangria

    This Pomegranate Apple Sangria is a super easy make-ahead recipe that gets better as it sits. Perfect for parties and gatherings so you can mingle and enjoy.

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apple butter jam in a mason jar with a spoon

Apple Recipes | Easy Apple Butter

5 from 40 ratings
Despite its name, there is no actual butter in this recipe! Apple butter is healthy, jammy, and perfect for using on toast, oatmeal, or English muffins.
Servings: 40
Author: Amy Dong



  • In a bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Whisk to combine. Place apples into slow cooker and toss with spice mixture.
  • Cook on low for 10 hours, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened and dark brown.Uncover and stir in vanilla. Continue cooking, uncovered, for 2 more hours on low.
  • Either use an immersion blender or transfer apple butter to a blender. Puree just until smooth and creamy. Transfer to clean jars, cover, and keep chilled for several weeks.


  • Use a mixture of apples for best flavor. We love Honeycrisp, Fuji, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, or braeburn. 
  • Servings are an estimate; this recipe makes roughly 4-5 cups. The amount of servings vary, depending on how you use it. 
  • Apple butter will keep in the fridge for several weeks in an airtight container, such as a mason jar. 
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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 0.02g | Fat: 0.01g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Breakfast or Snack
Cuisine: Amerian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Lactose, Low Salt, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method: crock pot, Slow Cooker

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