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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. 
  • If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating ⭐️

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
5 from 40 votes (29 ratings without comment)

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Recipe Rating


    • Erin
    • 5 stars

    I’m excited to try all of these recipes! They all look so tasty. I don’t even know where to begin!

    • Sarah James
    • 5 stars

    Wow, what a great selection of apple recipes. I’ve picked our apples from the garden and I’m looking forward to trying some of your suggestions. Think I’ll start with Upside Down Apple French Toast Bake.

    • Sanna
    • 5 stars

    I love all but my fave one is the streusel coffee cake!

    • Giangi Townsend
    • 5 stars

    What a fantastic collection of apple recipes! I am delighted to start baking and cooking. I will start with the apple cake with caramel. Sounds amazing,
    Thank you!

      • Amy Dong

      You’re so welcome!

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