7 Tasty Recipes To Make From Apples To Give You a Little Sweetness This Fall

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It's that time of year when the apples are being harvested.  It can be a fun activity for you and your family to go to an orchard and pick some of your own apples.  But one question may remain:  What do you do with all those apples?  While apple pies can be delicious, there are many other fun recipes you can make.  Today I'll go over some tasty apple recipes for you to try this fall.  Enjoy! 

Apple Crisp

Recipe by All Recipes

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This tasty recipe is sure to become a favorite this fall.  The prep time takes 10 minutes, and the cooking time takes 40 minutes.  Although it is called apple crisp, you can also use peaches in this recipe.  

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups apples - peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

  2. Arrange apple slices evenly in prepared baking dish.  Sift flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.  Cut in butter using a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal; sprinkle over apples.

  3. Bake in preheated oven until topping is golden, 40 to 45 minutes.  Cool slightly before serving.

Apple Bread

Recipe by Taste Of Home

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The next time you want a slice of bread, try this delicious snack.  Mixed with zucchini and some other ingredients, this bread is a sweet snack that contains some healthy ingredients.  

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 5 large Nellie’s Free Range Eggs

  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini

  • 1 cup shredded peeled apples

  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.  In another bowl, beat eggs.  Add oil, sugars and vanilla. 

  2. Pour over dry ingredients; mix well. Stir in zucchini, apples, and pecans (batter will be stiff). 

  3. Spoon into three greased 8x4-in. loaf pans.

  4. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until done.

  5. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cast Iron Apple Blackberry Crumble with Sour Cream Whip

Recipe by Country Living 

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Mixed together with other berries, this apple recipe is just what you need when you are craving something sweet.  Besides containing healthy (and yummy) fruits, this recipe is made to be cooked in a cast iron pan, which is safer than other cookware pans. 

Ingredients:

  •  3/4 c. all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar

  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar

  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom

  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

  • 8 tbsp. (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

  • 1 c. old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 3/4 c. pecans, chopped

  • Unsalted butter, for pan

  • 4 lb. apples (such as Golden Delicious and Gala), peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch wedges

  • 2 c. blackberries

  • 2/3 c. granulated sugar

  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch

  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1 c. heavy cream

  • 1 c. sour cream

  • 1/4 c. confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Whisk together flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt in a bowl.  Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse meal.  Add oats and pecans and press mixture into small clumps. Freeze while preparing filling.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.  Butter a shallow 12-inch cast-iron skillet.  Toss together apples, blackberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest and juice, and salt in a bowl. Transfer to prepared skillet.  Scatter topping over fruit.

  3. Bake until topping is browned and fruit is bubbling, 50 minutes to 1 hour (cover with foil after 20 minutes if crumble becomes too dark before fruit is bubbling).  Let cool on a wire rack 10 minutes before serving.  Serve with Sour Cream Whip alongside.

  4. Make Sour Cream Whip:  Beat together heavy cream, sour cream, confectioners’ sugar, and pure vanilla extract with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes.  Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Apple Pumpkin Muffins

Recipe by Taste Of Home

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Pumpkins and apples are two ingredients that are popular this time of year, so it just makes sense that they should be put together in muffins.  These muffins make a great snack, dessert, and healthy snack for your kids after school.  

Ingredients: 

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples

Directions 

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.  Fold in apples.  Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  3. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until muffins test done.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

Apple Pie Cookies

Recipe by Kristine's Kitchen 

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Do you love the taste of apple pie, but want to cook a recipe that is slightly different?  Consider making apple pie cookies.  Filled with whole grain oats, apples, and cinnamon, this recipe makes a great breakfast or snack.  They also make a great healthy snack for kids.  

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups finely chopped apple (¼-inch pieces) (no need to peel)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the apples, 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.  Cook over medium-low heat, about 10 minutes, until apples have softened.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together oats, oat flour, flaxseed, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the applesauce, honey or maple syrup, egg, and vanilla.  Whisk in the melted butter.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry and stir until combined.  Fold in the cooked apples and their syrup.
  6. Scoop rounded 1/4 cup portions of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, using your hands to shape the dough into uniform balls as needed.  Gently flatten each cookie a bit as they won't flatten on their own during baking.  Bake for 12-14 minutes, until cookies are set and lightly golden.
  7. Once completely cooled, cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to two months.

Apple Pie Fries

Recipe by Cincy Shopper

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Here's a new version of fries that you have probably never tried before.  Tasting like apple pie, this recipe is a great snack to have when you are craving something sweet.  They look just like regular fries, but they have their own unique taste.  

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Refrigerated Pie Crust (2 crusts)

  • 10 oz Apple Pie Filling

  • 1 Egg

  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg

  • 1/4 cup Sugar

  • Sparkling Sugar

  • Caramel Topping for dipping

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.

  2. Spray cookie sheet with non stick spray or use silicone mat and set aside.

  3. Allow crusts to warm slightly to make them easier to work with.

  4. Dust work area with flour and slightly roll out crusts.

  5. Pulse in food processor a couple of time or use a knife to chop pie filling into smaller pieces.

  6. Spread apples over top of 1 crust leaving about 1/8″ uncovered at edges.

  7. Place other crust on top.

  8. Cut into 1/2″ strips and then cut to fry sized lengths.

  9. Beat egg in bowl until well blended.

  10. Mix together sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

  11. Brush tops with egg wash and sprinkle lightly with sugar mixture.  Then sprinkle with sparkling sugar to resemble salt.

  12. Transfer to prepared baking sheet.

  13. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza

Recipe by The Gunny Sack

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Is it a fruit salad?  Is it a pizza?  No - it's both!  This is a fun dessert that you can quickly make.  It doesn't take much time to prepare, and it tastes delicious.  

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 large apples diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups club soda water
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans toasted
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 4 oz package cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp half-n-half if necessary

Directions:

For the sugar cookie crust:

  1. Beat the butter and shortening together.  Add granulated sugar and cream together for 2-3 minutes until lighter in color and fluffier in texture.
  2. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  3. Mix in the baking powder, salt, and flour.
  4. Press dough into a greased 9-inch springform pan.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-17 minutes.

For the cream cheese frosting:

  1. Beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Beat in the softened butter.
  3. Mix in powdered sugar.
  4. Add vanilla and half-n-half, if necessary.

How to make your pizza:

  1. Put the diced apples in the club soda water immediately after dicing them.  Soak them in the water for about 3 minutes and then drain the water.
  2. Spread the prepared cream cheese frosting on the cooled sugar cookie crust.
  3. Top with the diced apples, sprinkle with chopped pecans, and drizzle the caramel sauce over the top.

Final Thoughts

Are you needing some sweetness this fall?  Whether you are wondering what to make for dessert, or simply wanting a healthy snack, these apple recipes are sure to hit the spot. They are all fairly easy to make, and all of them taste delicious. Have fun cooking these recipes!

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