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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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    • Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    THese are some really fabulous apple recipes. Those apple donuts are perfect. Love them for fall baking.

    • Sarah James

    What a mouth watering selection of apple recipes. I like how you’ve included some savoury dishes too, can’t wait to try the Saucy Maple Apple Pork Chops .

    • Alexis

    All of these recipes look amazing! I want to try the crostini though, I love sweet with savory.

    • Alex Ryder

    I love that this list includes savoury as well as sweet options! We have a huge cooking apple tree in our garden so this list is really useful!

    • Emily

    I’m so happy that it is apple season! My kids love apples and we are excited to try your apple french toast bake from your list!

    • Sue

    Love every one of these apple-licious recipes, but I’m diving into the wheat berry salad first!

    • Becky

    Your recipes are so great! I enjoy trying them. One correction you may want to make: the Easy One-Bowl Apple Cake is NOT vegan. A dear friend of mine is a vegan and I was excited to try it to give to her but it has eggs, yogurt, milk and butter! even without the cream cheese frosting.

    • Lesli Schwartz

    Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for all of these apple recipes! I have a batch of apples that need to be used up and will be making your pork chops this weekend. Cannot wait! 🙂

    • Leslie

    I’m drooling over here! You have some AMAZING recipes on this post! I think my top 3 would be your Apple French Toast Bake, your Wheat Berry Salad, and your Apple Streusel Coffee Cake!

    • kamran hussain

    Love it! Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe!

    • Rikki Ridgeway |

    It is so good to see a post for fall, that isn’t PIE! I love me some pie, don’t get me wrong – but I like to eat other things in fall other than pie. I personally can’t wait to try the donuts that you mentioned in the beginning. Donuts are my weakness, lol.

    • Lisa Rios

    These all look heavenly! I’m particularly eyeing those donuts, because YES please!

    • maartjevansandwijk

    OMG Those apple cinnamon doughnuts look so good <3_<3

    • Catherine

    Such a great round up of recipes! I love the savory dishes with apples in them…it’s a perfect balance of sweet and savory. Perfect for the season!

    • Corina

    I read your post on Instagram and really love these recipes. A good way to use apple in many delicious ways. Really want to try all these.
    xo Corina

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks for coming over from Insta, Corina 🙂

    • Rachael Eberhardt

    Wow, those apple recipes looks really delicious and looks so easy to make. I will definitely share this with my sister as she wanted to try new recipes for this coming holiday.

    • Lyosha Varezhkina (@lyoshathegirl)

    I love apple puddings and apples with meat. I also dry apples because I just LOVE apple chips as a snack

    • Nancie

    It’s apple season here in Nova Scotia, and I bought some cortland apples yesterday. I am going to use some of them to make your delicious apple brie prosciutto crostini. It’s Thanksgiving here in Canada next weekend, and this looks like the perfect appetizer to take to a dinner party I’m going to.

      • chewoutloud

      Hope you guys love it, Nancie!! I have extended family in Canada, so it’s always fun to hear that they are doing Thanksgiving in October 🙂

    • Angelica

    OMG now I’m starving. These all look so good although I’m not a big fan of apples but will def try some of these

    • missonthemove

    The apple fritter bread looks devine!

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