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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.

1. Cinnamon Apple Baked Donuts

These yummy morsels are bite-sized and baked, not fried. They’re somewhat akin to a mini muffin without a center. Thus, a big plate of these counts as a very worthy breakfast.

Mini baked apple donuts with apple slices

2. Apple Brie Prosciutto Crostini 

These crispy, creamy, apple-y bites are deliciously savory. Perfect for party appetizers throughout the entire fall season (and beyond.)

Prosciutto and apple slices and brie slices on crostini

3. Apple French Toast Bake (Make-ahead!)

Want to sleep in but still serve a hearty breakfast? Try this make-ahead Upside Down Apple French Toast Bake! Assemble everything the night before and just pop it in the oven the next morning. Easy and delicious.

Apple French Toast in a white dish


4. Saucy Maple Apple Pork Chops

These Saucy Maple Apple Pork Chops are amazingly tender, hugely flavorful, and the perfect autumn dinner. Easy enough for weeknights yet good enough for weekends.

Apple Pork Chops on white plate with fork

5. 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. Festive and yummy.

Apple cranberry sangria cocktail in a glass

6. Dutch Apple Cranberry Pie

This Dutch Apple Cranberry Pie is everything. It’s balanced with sweet and tart, loaded with delicious spices, and topped with a scrumptious crumble.

Dutch Apple Pie slice on a white plate with forks

7. Wheat Berry Salad with Apples and Cranberries

If you haven’t tried wheat berries, you’re in for a treat. This Wheat Berry Salad with Apples and Cranberries is toothsome, flavorful, and healthy. You’ll create serious lunch envy with this recipe.

Apple cranberry orange kale salad with farro in a dish

8. Moist Apple Fritter Bread

This Apple Fritter Bread is spectacularly moist and dense. It’s loaded with apples, spices, and topped with a decadent brown sugar-pecan topping. Don’t let fall slip away without baking this bread.

Apple fritter bread slices

9. Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Apples

This holiday season, if you’re looking to break out the most aromatic, mouthwatering homemade stuffing, here is a knock-your-boots-off awesome recipe.

Apple sausage cranberry stuffing in a dish

10. Apple Crisp Recipe

This Apple Crisp recipe is easy, non-fussy, and absolutely scrumptious!   Great buttery crispy crust. Apples that are cooked just right.  Perfect with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream!

Apple crumble on a plate with ice cream

11. One-Bowl Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Easy One-Bowl Apple Cake Recipe comes together in a pinch. All natural, nothing artificial, and tastes incredible. Luscious Cream Cheese Frosting is optional (it’s vegan without.)  This cake is a keeper you’ll want all year round.

apple streusel coffee cake in a baking dish and plate

12. Hawaiian Apple Bread Pudding

This Hawaiian Apple Bread Pudding is over the top scrumptious!  Made with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Bread, apples, and an applesauce custard, this bread pudding is the perfect breakfast or dessert for your weekend.

hawaiian apple bread pudding slice on a plate with whipped cream

13. Creamy Apple Butter Recipe

This Apple Butter recipe is healthy and scrumptious.  Despite its title, there is no butter nor any other kind of fat in Apple Butter.  Simply grab a bunch of fresh apples, fall spices, and little else.  It’s pure apple goodness at its best.  Bring home the apples!

apple butter in a jar

14. Best Apple Pie with Butter Crust

So we had to end this apple roundup with at least one apple pie. After all is said and done, this is still the Best Apple Pie in the galaxy. The flaky butter crust is phenomenal. The filling is perfection. It’s the apple pie we always come back to, time and again.

apple pie slice on a white plate

Bonus: Enjoy this One-Bowl Apple Cake, Too:

Add a comment


    • 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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