15 Delicious Apple Recipes to Make This Fall

Celebrate the season with these dishes and drinks.

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When it comes to favorite foods of fall, it’s hard to top the apple (although the pumpkin is up there, too). The fruit’s crisp, tart flavor can complement both sweet and savory dishes — plus, you can make some pretty tasty cocktails with them. Stock up at the apple orchard or the farmers' market and enjoy these seasonal entrees, desserts and cocktails. 

Crostini With Apple and Thyme Honey

Cheese and Apple on Toast

Taleggio and Apple Crostini

A few high-quality ingredients really shine atop crisp crostini. Try creamy taleggio cheese paired with apples, thyme and honey — simple and delicious.

Photo by: Courtesy Andrea Albin ©2012 CookingChannelTV.com

Courtesy Andrea Albin, 2012 CookingChannelTV.com

Turkey Apple Cranberry Salad

Cranberry Dressing on Turkey Salad

Sweet, Hearty Turkey Salad with Cranberry Dressing

For the salad: Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and toss lightly to combine. Top the salad with stuffing crumble and cranberry vinaigrette just before serving. For the dressing: Place the cranberry sauce in a food processor. Blitz until fully pureed. Add vinegar, salt, pepper, mustard, and garlic. Blitz to combine. With the food processor running, drizzle in the oil slowly to emulsify the dressing. Transfer the dressing to a bowl with a lid and refrigerate until ready to serve. For the stuffing crumble: Preheat oven to 400˚F. Spread stuffing in a thin layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Grate parmesan over the entire surface of the stuffing. Bake at 400˚F for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to 200˚F, and continue baking for 12-15 minutes or until dry and lightly toasted.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Pork Roast With Apple Tart + Cider Sauce

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Farm-to-Table Pork Roast Recipe

A pecan rub and cider sauce give this pork roast a rich, fall flavor. Brining the pork roast ensures a tender, juicy result. Serve with apple tarts for a delicious meal your guests will love.

Photo by: Jason Kisner ©Copyright 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Jason Kisner, Copyright 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Loaded Apple Nachos

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Take apple slices to the next level with peanut butter, granola and more.

Personal Apple Pie in a Pie Iron

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HGTV Summer Camp: Pie Iron Recipe

Before the campout: Thinly slice apples, mix with juice and zest of 1 lemon. Add apple mixture to 1 zip-top bag. In a second zip-top bag, add sugars, cinnamon, and nutmeg. At the campout: Grease inside of pie iron with melted butter. Line each side with a slice of white bread. Add more softened butter to the inside of the bread. Empty the spice mixture into the apples and mix. Add 1/6 of the pie mixture to each pie iron. Place on coals for 3 minutes per side, or until brown.

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

Apple Stack Cake

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Stiff dough and sweet apple filling tower ever-higher when building an apple stack cake.

Stiff dough and sweet apple filling tower ever-higher when building an apple stack cake.

Candy Apple Bar

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Create an entire snack bar with apples and your favorite toppings.

Healthy Monster Apples

Monster Apples

Monster Apples

Turn tart apples, dried fruit and nuts or seeds into healthy treats for your favorite trick-or-treaters.

Photo by: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Baked Apple Chips + Salted Caramel Dip

Baked Apple Chips with Salted Caramel Dip

Baked Apple Chips with Salted Caramel Dip

Baked apple chip are deceptively easy to make and are a crowd pleaser served with salted caramel sauce.

Photo by: Photo by Mick Telkamp

Photo by Mick Telkamp

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Spiked Apple Cider

Apple Cider and Brandy Cocktail

Apple Cider and Brandy Cocktail

Toast to the season with a delicious cocktail made by mixing apple cider, brandy, lemon juice and maple syrup. Get the recipe for an apple cider cocktail.

Apple Cider Sangria

Apple Sangria in a Jar

Apple Cider Sangria

Sangria isn’t just for summer! Make this crisp, sweet apple cider version in under 5 minutes!

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Flynnside Out Productions

Apple Cider Champagne

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Champagne Cocktail

Don’t forget the sugar and pumpkin spice rim on the Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail glasses. Fill up a tray and pass them around the room to save time in the kitchen.

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Mark Fonville/Hortus Ltd.

Poison Apple Cocktail

Poison Apple Cocktail

Poison Apple Cocktail

This vibrant green concoction is just the right amount of sweet and sour. A splash of bubbly gives it ‘magic potion’ appeal.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Caramel Apple in a Glass

Caramel Apple Cocktail

Caramel Apple Cocktail

Nothing says autumn like a caramel apple. This Halloween ready drink has all of the classic flavors and can be served warm or chilled.

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Sam Henderson

Hot Apple Ginger Toddy

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Sip On a Hot Apple-Ginger Toddy Cocktail

Apple cider, bourbon and candied ginger combine to create a flavorful twist on the classic hot toddy.

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