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10 Essential Apple Recipes for Fall

There are so many things to love about autumn rolling round again, especially apple season. One of these 10 apple recipes is usually on our table or pantry over the long, cool months of fall and winter, and they’re among our favorite things to cook for parties. Head to the farmers’ market for delicious heirloom fruit and get cooking!

1. Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple Pie

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Apple pie is always delicious. Dutch apple pie–covered, not with a crust, but with a thick, sweet, and crunchy streusel–is super-delicious. Also, it looks fantastic set out on a buffet, or unboxed at a potluck. Get our Dutch Apple Pie recipe.

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2. Baked Apples Filled with Granola Streusel

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Apples and streusel have a natural affinity. Here, a textured, granola-like streusel takes that affinity one step higher. This is a homey, old-fashioned dessert, given a contemporary granola twist. Get our Baked Apples Filled with Granola Streusel recipe.

3. Apple Butter

easy homemade apple butter recipe

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The old Pennsylvania Dutch spread of long-cooked apples, sweetened and spiced, is a perennial in our pantries. Use a windfall crop of apples, or the ugly, misshapen apples you can pick up on the cheap at the farmers’ market, and make jars and jars of a toast spread you’ll enjoy all year. Get our Apple Butter recipe.

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4. Applesauce

Easy Homemade Applesauce

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The simplest things are usually the most satisfying to make at home. Also, if you’re mainly used to applesauce from a jar at the supermarket, the most surprising. An intensity of flavor and lack of oversweetening make this applesauce a charmer. Get our Applesauce recipe.

5. Apple Fritters

Homemade Apple Fritters with Vanilla Glaze

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With a little effort you can make this donut-shop favorite at home. The upside: all-fresh ingredients (no apple filling from a tub, as at many donut shops), and healthy, clean-tasting fry oil. Get our Apple Fritters recipe.

6. Apple Muffins with Pecan Streusel

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Apples give muffin batter moisture and flavor. Here, tasty apple muffin batter gets a delicious topping of crumbly streusel, which is almost literal the icing on the cake. Get our Apple Muffins with Pecan Streusel recipe.

Related Reading: 10 Clever Fruit Bowls to Show off Your Fall Produce

7. Apple Oatmeal Bars

Apple Oatmeal Bars

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Fruit shortbread bars are one of our very favorite cookies. We swap out different fruit fillings all year as the seasons progress. Here, an intense apple compote gives these bars delightful autumnal character. Get our Apple Oatmeal Bars recipe.

8. Apple, Cranberry, and Cherry Galette

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Galettes are the most home cook-friendly pies, meaning there’s no rolling out of a top crust and the edges are supposed to look imperfectly rustic. In this recipe, apples combine forces with cranberries and preserved cherries for a lovely fall dessert. Get our Apple, Cranberry, and Cherry Galette recipe.

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9. Easy Apple and Pear Crisp with Oatmeal Streusel

Apple and Pear Crisp with Oatmeal Streusel

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Apple crisp is the easiest and most satisfying fall and winter dessert. You don’t need an pastry skills to make a perfect one, and it takes well to advance prep and keeping for a few days after you serve it. Here, we combine apples and pears–truly a super-fall combo! Get our Easy Apple and Pear Crisp with Oatmeal Streusel recipe.

10. Apple Dapple Cake

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A cake of apples and pecans that looks impressive, stays moist, and is appropriate to serve as a dessert or even for brunch or afternoon tea. Make this for a potluck when you really want to show off, or as the dessert centerpiece of a casual holiday buffet. Get our Apple Dapple Cake recipe.

What’s your favorite apple recipe? Let us know in the comments!

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