Fall is finally here, and after a long, scorching summer, it’s time to settle into chillier weather with some blankets, spooky movies, and your favorite fall treats. Pumpkin anything is a classic autumn staple, but right up there with pumpkins are apples, which are in season and ready for picking around this time of year—making them the perfect fall fruit to enjoy. And if you want creative ways to enjoy this juicy fruit, you can find plenty of apple recipes like cakes, donuts, pies, sandwiches, salads, and more.
Along with being a key ingredient in fall cooking, apples also provide plenty of health benefits, too. In one regular large apple, you get almost six grams of fiber, as well as plenty of vitamin C and antioxidants like polyphenols, which are linked to lowering inflammation and the risk of certain diseases.
Whether you’re looking for a recipe for your next dinner party, movie night, or Halloween festivity, or you simply want to cook yourself a fall-inspired meal, here are 25 delicious apple recipes to try. Read on, and for more easy and healthy recipes, check out 20 Healthy Breakfasts to Stay Full & Energized All Day.
Get our recipe for an Apple Crumble.
Oats and wheat flour give these pancakes a fiber and protein boost, helping to stabilize your blood sugar levels as your body absorbs the rush of carbohydrates that comes with a stack of flapjacks.
Get our recipe for Oatmeal Pancakes with Cinnamon Apples.
Butternut squash soup is another classic fall food, but you might be surprised to find it on a list of apple recipes. Our secret is including a peeled and chopped green apple in the recipe to make the squash sing.
Get our recipe for Butternut Squash Soup.
For a decadent apple recipe that is guaranteed to please a crowd at any autumn gathering, try making this Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake. It’s warm, gooey, and cozy, and it only takes an hour total to prepare and bake!
Get the recipe from Half-Baked Harvest.
Who wouldn’t want more home-cooked desserts in their lives? We think this Apple-Cranberry Crisp recipe fits the bill for one of the easiest healthy apple recipes you’ll love.
Get our recipe for Apple-Cranberry Crisp.
These Teriyaki Pork Chops are easy enough to throw together on any given busy Tuesday night, but they’re seemingly fancy enough to serve to dinner guests on a special Saturday.