Get ready to cook and bake some of the best fall apple recipes! This collection includes sweet and savory apple recipes that you can make for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
Fall brings so many delicious sweet and savory seasonal ingredients to the table.
Brussels sprouts take center stage.
But if I were to choose one fave fall ingredient, it would be apples!
Apples are absolutely one of my favorite fall ingredients to cook with and to bake with. The possibilities are endless!
But before we get in the kitchen and start making these recipes, let's first look at the best apples for cooking and the best apples for baking.
🍎 Which apples are best for cooking?
Gala apples are my family's favorite apples. We almost always have some in our house!
These red apples don't brown as quickly as some other apples do (I'm looking at you, Braeburn apples!). That means they're great for using in fresh salads or in cooked dishes like Pork Tenderloin with Apples, Cider, and Sage.
🍏 Which apples are best for baking?
Hands down, my favorite apples to use in most baking recipes are Granny Smith green apples.
Granny Smith apples have a delicious tart flavor that adds a nice balance to the sweetness of fall baking. And more importantly, these green apples tend to hold their shape during baking. They are less likely to turn to mush under the heat.
Honeycrisp apples also tend to retain their structure during baking. These apples are were developed by the University of Minnesota in the 1960s, making them a relative newcomer to the apple world. They have a balanced honey sweet and tart flavor and are nice and crisp. Perfect for baking in pies, especially!
Fuji apples are some of the sweetest apples you'll find on the market. This makes them a delicious candidate for baking in galettes, pies, tarts, crisps, and more.
👩🏻🍳 More apple cooking and baking FAQs
This is a personal preference, and you can bake apple desserts with or without the peels. The peels do add some texture to the baked goods, but unpeeled apples tend to bake up nice and smooth, giving desserts a more pleasant texture that people are used to. It's up to you, but I prefer to peel apples before baking with them.
Yes! We have an apple tree that is prolific in fruiting, and we end up peeling, coring, and slicing apples then putting them in freezer bags to use throughout the fall and winter. You can also make Freezer Apple Pie Filling that you can use for Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies, Mini Apple Pies, and Apple Whiskey Hand Pies.
Apple breakfast recipes
Apple dinner recipes
Apple side dishes
Apple dessert recipes
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This post was originally published on October 28, 2013. It has been updated with new photos, text, and newer recipes on October 2, 2020 and then again on September 10, 2022.