100 apple recipes for Fall – from apple desserts to apple dinners and breakfasts, here are 100+ delicious apple recipes ideas to last you all season long.
As we find ourselves heading into Autumn, I often find myself craving something you know… autumn-y.
When it comes to Autumn recipes, nothing screams Autumn like apple recipes.
If you too are on the hunt for some terrific apple recipes to whip up this Fall you are in luck. Below you will find over 100 awesome apple recipes.
From sweet to savory, sides to smoothies, there really are autumn apple recipe ideas here for everyone.
What can I do with lots of apples?
Maybe you went apple picking and are wondering what to do with all the fresh apples that you picked.
There are plenty of options to use apples in a variety of recipes:
- Use apples in breakfast recipes such as apple muffins, apple doughnuts, and apple oatmeal
- Make apple dessert recipes such as apple cakes, apple pies, and apple cookies
- Incorporate apples in your main course by pairing them with pork or sausage for a savory meal
- Enjoy apples at snack time with apple pie bites and apple chips
Read on for all these easy apple recipes and more!
What goes well with apples?
One of the great things about apples is that they pair well with a lot of different things. That is what makes it possible to enjoy apples in such a wide variety of recipes.
Apples pair well with:
- Herbs & Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger
- Fruit: pears, cranberries, cherries
- Nuts: pecans, walnuts, almonds
- Cheese: cheddar, ricotta, cottage, gorgonzola, goat cheese
- Other: caramel, maple syrup, honey, oats, peanut butter, raisins, rum
You will see all these ingredients and more in the list of 100+ apple recipes below.
Apple Recipes to Make This Fall
Over 100 amazing apple recipes to enjoy this Autumn. Including apple breakfast recipes, apple dinner recipes, apple desserts, apple snacks, and apple drinks.
Apple Dessert Recipes
I love a slice of warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
But why is it that when we think of apple desserts, our minds tend to jump straight to apple pie.
There are so many other delicious apple desserts out there to try, such as the wonderful recipes below.
Sure apple pie is amazing, but these bite-sized apple desserts are just as tasty–if not better. Flakey pie crust combines with a delicious homemade apple pie filling for the best apple cookies ever.
Packed with apple chunks, cinnamon streusel, and drizzled with a salted caramel sauce, this apple crumb cake is absolutely irresistible.
A delicious apple crisp made with cake mix and granola. Drizzle with caramel sauce and serve with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate easy fall dessert recipe.
Soft cinnamon cupcakes stuffed with a sweet apple pie filling and topped with creamy cinnamon vanilla buttercream and more apple pie filling.
Why go to the trouble of making a full pie when you can pack all the flavor of the classic dessert inside of a crescent roll? These apple pie crescents are delicious and so easy to make with just 3 simple ingredients.
Ditch the canned stuff. This homemade apple pie filling is chock full of tender apple slices and gooey cinnamon sauce, just the way you like it. Use it right away or store it in the fridge or freezer for later. So delicious in a pie or served over vanilla ice cream!
Sweet and creamy Snickers salad is a classic dessert recipe that goes way back. It is no wonder this retro dessert recipe has made it through the test of time — it is quick and easy to make and absolutely delicious!
Sweet creamy cheesecake packed with tart, crunchy apples make this apple cheesecake an irresistible fall dessert.
Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Crumble
Delicious baked cinnamon-spiced apples covered in a crunchy oatmeal topping.
Spiced Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce
This rich and chewy Spiced Apple Cake is made with dried and fresh apples and served with a dreamy bourbon caramel sauce.
This apple dump cake couldn't be easier to make using a box of cake mix, apple pie filling, pecans (optional), and melted butter! The tender apples and buttery cake mix combine for one irresistible Fall dessert.
Apple Pie Fries
Apple pie in french fry form? What is this delicious madness?!
Apple, pears, oats, cinnamon and brown sugar come together to make this warm and comforting crockpot dessert.
Packed with apples, oats, and apple pie spice and topped with a sweet cinnamon glaze, these apple oatmeal muffins are a delicious on-the-go breakfast or after school snack.
Instant Pot Apple Crisp
This Instant Pot apple crisp takes only 1 minute to cook!
Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars
Apple crisp shortbread bars are by far one of the most decadent, incredibly yummy apple desserts around. They also happen to be a great dessert for bringing to holiday parties because they are simpler to make than a pie and easier to transport, while still packing the same delicious flavor.
These rich cookies are stuffed with apple chunks, caramel chips, and chocolate chips. Yum!
Apple Rose Puffed Pastries
How elegant are these apples rose puffed pastries?!
This stovetop recipe for Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples is spot on! The apples still wonderful texture and a sweet and light cinnamon flavor, just like the restaurant version. They really hit the spot when you're craving that apple flavor.
Topped with an apple cider glaze and a caramel drizzle, this delicious apple cider bundt cake will have you coming begging for a second slice.
Cinnamon Sugar Apple Fritter Recipe
Are you looking for the BEST Apple Fritter recipe? You should give this easy homemade version a try. The apple rings are fried and then dipped into cinnamon sugar – fall perfection!
Puff Pastry Apple Dessert
This tasty dessert features homemade apple filling topped with flaky puff pastry. Yum!
Apple Sponge Cake (Russian Sharlotka)
Super yummy and moist Apple Sponge Cake will become your new favorite apple dessert. It’s easy to make, topped with a sweet and crispy almond layer which literally melts in your mouth.
Apple Galette with Vanilla Whipped Cream
This Apple Galette with Vanilla Whipped Cream is a rustic dessert with delicious apple cinnamon filling baked into a flaky gluten free crust.
Mini Salted Caramel Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bites
These Mini Salted Caramel Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bites are not only the perfect size, but they come packed with flavor that will leave you reminiscing of a nice slice of apple pie with a crunchy, sweet streusel topping.
Apple Coconut Turnovers with Coffee Glaze
Flakey puff pastries filled with apple, coconut, and cinnamon, then topped with a bittersweet coffee glaze.
This upside-down apple cake is basically a giant cinnamon roll loaded with a cream cheese filling and topped with caramel and fresh apple slices. You guys, it is freakin' amazing!
Caramel Apple Ice Cream Cake
A delicious caramel apple ice cream cake that is both vegan and gluten-free.
Rustic Old-Fashioned Apple Pie
There is nothing better than a freshly baked apple pie! This Rustic Old-Fashioned Apple Pie recipe features a scratch-made crust and simple ingredients.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
An easy 20-minute Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie recipe that your family will love! These soft and chewy oatmeal cookies are incredibly good, high-fiber, made with all wholesome ingredients and refined sugar-free.
Easy Italian Apple Cake
Italian Apple Cake, a moist soft full of chopped apples anytime cake. A perfect Breakfast, Snack or even Dessert Cake. All it needs is a dusting of powdered sugar!
Apple Fritter Bread
This easy apple fritter bread recipe is great for dessert or even as a sweet breakfast treat. Either way, it is going to be a hit!
Apple Butter Cheesecake Tart
Creamy Homemade Apple Butter Cheesecake Tart with a graham cracker crust and an oat streusel topping.
Traditional Fried Apple Pies
Fried apple pies are a southern treat! Make these without canned biscuits and do it the way your grandmother used to!
Healthy Apple Crisp
This Healthy Apple Crisp recipe is gluten/dairy-free, and sweetened with just maple syrup. Naturally sweet & delicious it’s the perfect healthy dessert!
Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce
Moist apple cake filled with chunks of fresh apples. The sweet, silky butterscotch sauce is a delicious finishing touch.
Glazed soft apple cookies packed with tender pieces of apple and crunchy bits of toasted pecans make for a completely irresistible Fall dessert.
Apple Crumble Pie
The best homemade Apple Crumble Pie recipe uses only a few ingredients and is made completely from scratch!
Make the best apple blondies with melt-in-your-mouth flavor, fresh apples in the batter, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Cranberry Apple Cake
A dense, short and super moist cake, this blend of cranberry and sweet apples shouts "fall" from the rooftops!
German Apple Cake (Apfelkuchen)
Just in time for Oktoberfest, a German Apple Cake with a dash of cinnamon. Oma's recipe!
Apple Pie Nachos
Nachos just reached a new level. These vegan apple pie nachos are a healthier (and tastier!) spin on traditional apple pie. Wow your holiday guests this year with a fun, innovative dessert.
Easy One Bowl Apple Cake
Baking apple cake doesn't get any simpler than this one-bowl apple cake recipe.
Caramel Apple Pie Cookies
Like bite-size apple pies!
Apple-Cinnamon Mug Cake
Made in a mug and microwaved, this apple mug cake is perfect for when you only want to make a single serving of cake.
Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts
It just isn't Fall without a batch of these delicious baked Apple Cider Doughnuts.
Caramel Apple Dip
This rich and creamy dessert dip is easy to make and perfect for dipping slices of apples.
Spiced Apple Layer Cake
This spiced apple layer cake with mascarpone frosting is moist, incredibly fragrant and utterly delicious. Decorate with toffee apples or maybe a few leaf-shaped cinnamon cookies.
Orange Juice Fresh Fruit Salad
A light and simple orange juice fruit salad is a great way to incorporate apples with other fruit you have at home.
Apple Pie Cookie Cups
Everyone will love these oatmeal cookie cups filled with delicious homemade apple pie filling.
Caramel Apple Empanadas
These delicious Caramel Apple Empanadas are filled with apple and cinnamon flavor that melts in your mouth! Diced Granny Smith apples are simmered in a spiced caramel sauce until softened and folded in a flaky, butter pie crust for a delicious and compact fall treat.
5 Minute Food Processor Chocolate Apple Cake
This fudgy 5-minute chocolate apple cake is perfect for when you need a quick and easy last-minute dessert.
Apple Crumble Bars
Apple crumble bars — melt-in-your-mouth buttery shortbread crust, soft caramel apples, crispy crumble topping. These apple bars are delicious, easy to make and will make your home smell like fall.
Instant Pot Apple Cake
You can make everything in the Instant Pot -- including this amazing apple cake!
Apple Butter and Pastry Cream Hand Pies
These delicious apple hand pies are stuffed with vanilla almond pastry cream, apple butter, and fresh apple.
Apple Breakfast Recipes
Breakfast. My favorite meal of the day.
Below are some of the best apple breakfast recipes you will ever try. Enjoy!
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
These Apple Cinnamon Muffins are studded with fresh apples, oats, and a touch of honey. These freeze beautifully and are perfect for on the go breakfasts or an afternoon snack.
Start your morning off right with a delicious homemade apple danish.
Souffle Pancake with Cinnamon Apples
This fluffy souffle pancake is topped with sautéed cinnamon apples for a perfect Fall breakfast.
Apple Cider Doughnut Muffins
Yummy apple cider doughnut muffins with a sweet cinnamon-sugar coating.
This waffle recipe includes fresh shredded apples and cinnamon for an apple breakfast your whole family will love.
Apple Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread
Apple Pull Apart Bread is filled with bits of apple, a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar all wrapped around a sweet yeast dough.
Baked Apple Cider Donuts Holes
Apple cider doughnuts are a classic Fall treat -- try them in fun munchkin form this year!
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is a healthy & hearty breakfast recipe that your entire family will love.
Apple Cider Donut French Toast Casserole
A breakfast casserole made for chilly Fall mornings.
Homemade Apple-Cinnamon Pop Tarts
These homemade vegan Apple-Cinnamon Pop Tarts are nothing short of flaky, naturally sweet, and bursting with comforting spice flavors, both inside and out, and topped with a beautiful Maple frosting.
Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats with Candied Maple Pecans
Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats with Candied Maple Pecans are inspired by comfort food, holiday flavors, and autumn spices. They’re a simple, delicious way to celebrate fall’s freshly harvested apples and they can be on your table in less than 45 minutes
Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Bread
A deliciously simple quick bread recipe made with oats, dried apples, and topped with a cinnamon, walnut, and brown sugar topping.
Fresh Apple Muffins with Toffee Topping
Apple Muffins with Toffee Topping are great for snacks or as part of the weekend brunch menu. If you love toffee apples, this is for you.
Cranberry Apple Ginger Pancakes
Savory Ginger Pancakes topped with a delicious cranberry-apple compote and maple syrup makes a great breakfast option throughout Fall.
Apple Cinnamon Bread
This Apple Cinnamon Bread is the most delicious taste of fall. With the flavors and warmth of sweet baked apples and cinnamon, it will fill your home with fragrance as it bakes!
Treat yourself and your family this Fall with a batch of warm apple fritters for breakfast. Made with just 5 ingredients, they are very simple to make.
Spiced Apple Granola
Spiced Apple Granola is perfect for fall breakfasts and snacks, especially as it is full of warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and of course - apples.
If you love apples (which you obviously do if you are reading this post) you need to try this delicious homemade apple butter recipe. It is easy to make in your slow cooker and tastes amazing spread on toast, bagels, croissants, muffins, etc...
Homemade Apple Jelly is a clear fruit-infused preserve. Delicious over a freshly baked slice of bread.
Overnight Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Throw all of the ingredients into your slow cooker and wake up to this delicious overnight apple and cinnamon oatmeal.
If you are a fan of Cracker Barrel fried apples, you will love these easy-to-make slow cooker fried apples. Enjoy them on their own and use them to top waffles or pancakes - yum!
Southern Skillet Fried Apples
Or, you can opt to make your fried apples in the skillet. Skillet fried apples are also delicious!
Whole Wheat Muffins with Cinnamon Roasted Apples
Whole Wheat Muffins with Cinnamon Roasted Apples are super easy to make and are perfect for breakfast or as a quick snack. A simple recipe with ingredients you probably already have at home.
Dinner Recipes & Sides
Apples can be incorporated into a variety of main course dishes and sides. You will find some of the best apple dinner recipes listed below.
Slow Cooker Sauerkraut & Sausage with Apples & Potatoes
My family loves the sweet and tangy combination of sauerkraut, sausage, and apples. I love that it’s so easy to put together.
A flavorful roasted pork tenderloin sheet pan dinner with green beans, baby potatoes, and apples -- a perfect dinner for busy Fall nights.
Harvest Salad with Crispy Cornmeal Chicken, Apples & Gorgonzola
Here's one salad you're actually going to be excited to eat! With crispy cornmeal chicken, sweet tart Granny smith apples, toasted pecans and gorgonzola!
Roasted Squash, Apple, and Sausage
An easy one-pan dinner recipe that combines butternut squash, sausage, kale, and apple.
Apple Bacon Goat Cheese Salad
This simple salad with apple, bacon, and goat cheese is a hit with both kids and adults.
Savory Sausage, Apple-Sage Hand Pies
These Savory Sausage, Apple-Sage Hand Pies just scream fall! And you’ll want to pack them for your next picnic or tailgate!
Couscous and Apple Salad
Apples, dried fruits, and herbs combine for a yummy couscous salad that is perfect for Fall.
Creamy Pork Casserole with Apples and Cider
This deliciously tender creamy pork casserole with cider, apples, and chestnuts is the perfect Autumn and Winter warmer! Make it in your Instant Pot, slow cooker or stovetop.
Savory Skillet Chicken and Apples
Load your skillet with succulent chicken, flavorful apples and onions too. Balance them all with herbs and make a simple pan sauce to tie it all together. All you need is a little buttered pasta or potatoes and a vegetable for a hearty meal everyone will love.
Easy Apple & Cheese Soup
Have you ever dipped Granny Smith apples in cheese fondue? It is heavenly! This wonderful soup recipe incorporates the same flavors for a warm and comforting Fall meal.
Turkey, Apples, and Onions Hash
This savory hash is one of the best ways to enjoy apples -- such a yummy one-pan breakfast or dinner!
Apple BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Your family will love these flavor-packed apple BBQ pulled chicken and apple slaw sandwiches.
Sweet Potato-Apple Casserole
This colorful sweet potato-apple casserole is a great side dish for the holiday dinner table. It is a sweet-savory casserole with no added sugar, just natural sweetness from the potatoes and apples.
Apple Chicken Stew
Root veggies: Carrots, Rutgaga, & Parsnip, plus chicken, & apples make a delicious fall stew.
Pork and Apple Burgers
Try something different this burger night with these Pork and Apple Burgers. Lean and moist burgers with a hint of sweetness – they make a nice change from beef burgers. Pair with some homemade sweet potato fries and a salad for burger night with a difference. They are great on the BBQ too!
A delicious and incredibly easy applesauce recipe made right in your blender.
Instant Pot No-Peel Applesauce
Prefer to use your Instant Pot to make applesauce? You will love this Instant Pot applesauce recipe -- it takes just 4 minutes to make and is Whole30, paleo, and vegan.
Whether a mid-morning snack or an evening snack before turning in, apples are the perfect fruit for snacking.
Read on for my favorite apple snack ideas.
An easy 10-minute snack made with apple slices, mini chocolate chips, chopped pecans, melted white chocolate, and caramel.
Air Fryer Apple Chips
These crisp and tasty apple chips are a great healthy snack option during a season packed with many rich and decadent treats.
Apple Pie Bliss Bites
Delicious apple, almond butter, and granola sandwiches that use apple slices instead of bread.
Copycat Apple Pie Lara Bars
Whether you love apple pie Lara bars, or are just looking or a tasty apple snack recipe, you are going to love these apple pie bars.
Mini Caramel Apple Dippers
A fun and easy snack idea that the kids will LOVE!
Chocolate Covered Apple Cider Caramels
A delicious homamde Fall candy!
A fun and easy snack packed with nutrition. Perfect for whenever you are looking for a fun snack idea for the kids.
No-Bake Cinnamon Apple Energy Bars
Packed with oats, dates, and bits of dried apples, these chewy bars make a healthy snack option.
Apple Drinks & Cocktails
Apples aren't just for food recipes. They can be used in beverages as well.
Below you will find delicious recipes for apple drinks, apple cocktails, and apple smoothies.
This festive and refreshing apple cider sangria is easy to make and great serving guests at your holiday parties.
Instant pot apple cider might just be the easiest and tastiest apple cider you've ever tried!! It's made with real apples and has the perfect fall flavors.
An easy and refreshing cocktail drink for Fall brunches.
A delicious and easy boozy hot apple cider recipe made with caramel vodka and garnished with a cinnamon stick and apple slice.
Inspired by the dark & stormy cocktail, this easy 3-ingredient apple cider cocktail is perfect for Fall.
Easy crockpot apple cider recipe to help warm you up on chilly Fall evenings.
An amazingly flavorful twist on typical hot apple cider, made right in your slow cooker.
Caramel Apple Mocktail
This easy apple mocktail is perfect as an after school drink for the kiddos. They will be wanting this all year long.
Simple Apple Smoothie
This easy to make apple smoothie is like apple pie in a glass. It is a quick and easy snack the entire family will enjoy.
Smooth, rich, and full of apple flavor, these caramel apple jello shots are so delicious that they could double as dessert.
Apple Tom Collins
Hard apple cider gives this Tom Collins major Autumn-vibes.
Bourbon Cider Cocktail
A hot bourbon cider cocktail, complete with a cinnamon sugar rim.
Apple Banana Smoothie with Cinnamon
A tasty apple and banana smoothie makes a great breakfast or midday snack.
Hot Apple Pie Cocktail
Apple Pie Cocktail is perfect for fall. With hot apple cider, vanilla vodka and brown sugar bourbon, it’s just the drink you need to warm up with this holiday season.
Those puffed pastries look delicious!
Kristen Schwarz says
One of my favorite things about fall- it’s apple season! I love anything apple. It’s so much fun to bake with apples. I can’t wait to try some of these out.
tiffany dayton says
These are such great recipes. They all look delicious.
YUMMYYYYY!!!!!! AND MOUTH WATERING!!!!!!!!!!
Lynne B says
The Apple Rose Stuffed Pastries are so pretty! They’d be great to serve guests.
I love all the verity in apple receipes.
I have half a dozen apples I need to use up in the next few days – thanks for the recipes!
Terry Poage says
The Apple Pie Sugar Cookie Bars and the Cake Mix Apple Cobbler CrockPot sound so good. I love anything with Apples in it.
Angela Lombardi says
I love any recipe that requires apples!
What an amazing selection of recipes. I can’t wait to try them too!