Fall is my favorite season, because of the beautiful auburn hues, the cooler crisp days and simply because of all the amazing seasonal produce available.
Apart from pumpkins and squashes of all kinds, anything made with apples really makes it feel like fall has arrived. And these 76 best apple recipes will provide endless inspiration to start cooking and baking with apples all season long!
Best Apple Recipes
From apple dessert recipes with ice cream and apple crisp recipes, to apple pies and apple butter recipes, there are so many ways to cook (and bake) with apples.
More traditional desserts include old-fashioned apple crisp, apple cobbler, apple sauce and apple strudel, but we also love more innovative apple treats like donut apples, apple pie bombs and apple cheesecake bars.
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And fall wouldn’t be fall without a few apple cider drink recipes, so we included plenty of those too.
Browse through all of these easy apple recipes and don’t forget to pin your favorites!
Best Apple Recipes
Best Homemade Apple Pie
Get ready to taste the best slice of American dessert you’ll ever have with this timeless favorite!
Get the recipe: Best Homemade Apple Pie
Autumn Apple Pie
This beautiful apple pie is the best way to celebrate fall.
Get the recipe: Autumn Apple Pie
The Best Apple Crisp
‘Poison Apple’ Cider
This deceptively-dangerous ‘poison apple’ cider is made with apple cider, pineapple juice and cinnamon sticks. It’s a comforting brew to enjoy all season long!
Get the recipe: ‘Poison Apple’ Cider
Prosecco Apple Cider Cocktail
All you need is brandy, apple cider, Prosecco and soda water to make this sweet and bubbly holiday drink.
Get the recipe: Prosecco Apple Cider Cocktail
Apple Cider Oatmeal
Apple cider and crumbled gingersnaps add great flavor to quick-cook oats.
Get the recipe: Apple Cider Oatmeal
Classic Apple Tarte Tatin
Andrew Zimmern‘s version of the caramelized upside-down apple dessert is an easy show stopper at any holiday dinner table.
Get the recipe: Classic Apple Tarte Tatin
Kale and Apple Parmesan Salad
Copycat Starbucks Apple Crisp Macchiato
This hot apple crisp macchiato tastes like warm apple pie in a mug, with your coffee or espresso mixed right in, with warm spices and brown sugar too.
Get the recipe: Copycat Starbucks Apple Crisp Macchiato
Honey Peanut Butter Apple Nachos
Great for an after-school snack or for nibbling in front of the TV, these apple “nachos” are a healthier way to snack.
Get the recipe: Honey Peanut Butter Apple Nachos
Shaved Fall Apple Salad
Fall means apple picking season and there’s no better way to enjoy those freshly-picked apples than this shaved fall apple salad.
Get the recipe: Shaved Fall Apple Salad
Apple Bread with Crumble Topping
Gluten-free and paleo-friendly, packed with fall spices, crunchy apples, this easy and healthy cinnamon apple bread is moist, and fluffy.
Get the recipe: Apple Bread with Crumble Topping
Maple Glazed Apple Fritters
These maple-glazed apple fritters are basically donuts stuffed with apples and drizzled with a maple glaze.
Get the recipe: Maple Glazed Apple Fritters
Buttery Dutch Caramel Apple Pie
Thickly sliced apples, covered in a rich caramel sauce and topped with a crispy golden crumb topping…this is the perfect Dutch caramel apple pie made with a beautiful, buttery and flaky homemade crust.
Get the recipe: Buttery Dutch Caramel Apple Pie
Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes
Delicious donut holes that are loaded with the flavors of apple cider and rolled around in cinnamon sugar.
Get the recipe: Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes
Healthy Mini Apple Pies
This healthy mini apple pies recipe is a deliciously easy dessert made with a homemade cookie crust. These mini pies are made with almond flour, making them both gluten-free and low-carb!
Get the recipe: Healthy Mini Apple Pies
Apple Cinnamon Blondies
These apple cinnamon blondies have sautéed apples and cinnamon chips for the ultimate portable fall treat! This easy recipe comes together quickly and tastes like apple pie.
Get the recipe: Apple Cinnamon Blondies
Apple Butter Pie
This apple butter pie is a unique twist on a classic flavor for fall pies. It’s simple to make, thanks to the use of store-bought apple butter and has a silky smooth filling.
Get the recipe: Apple Butter Pie
Easy Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls
Easy apple pie cinnamon rolls start off with refrigerated cinnamon rolls, then are filled with a delicious and easy-to-make apple pie filling!
Get the recipe: Easy Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls
Apple Cider Donuts
Apple cider donuts are cake donuts rolled in a cinnamon sugar mixture. These homemade cake donuts are simple to make and can be prepped ahead of time.
Get the recipe: Apple Cider Donuts
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Apple cinnamon overnight oats are the perfect breakfast to transition from summer to fall! Thick and creamy with warm spices and sweet apples. A delicious and healthy way to start your morning!
Get the recipe: Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Sautéed Chicken and Apples with Rosemary
One-skillet sautéed chicken and apples with rosemary is an easy weeknight dinner with big flavor, perfect for celebrating fall!
Get the recipe: Sautéed Chicken and Apples with Rosemary
Cranberry Apple Sage Stuffing
Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake
This caramel apple blondie cheesecake has layers of apple spice blondie and no-bake caramel cheesecake. Then it’s topped with cinnamon apples and caramel sauce!
Get the recipe: Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake
Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza
This caramel apple fruit pizza is a delicious fall dessert with a sugar cookie crust, cream cheese frosting, toasted pecans and a drizzle of caramel.
Get the recipe: Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza
Apple Pie Cupcakes
When you don’t feel like having an apple pie then these apple pie cupcakes are just the best alternative that you can get.
Get the recipe: Apple Pie Cupcakes
This apple strudel is made easy with pre-made frozen puff pastry! A crisp, golden crust filled with sweet cinnamon sugar, tart apples and optional sliced almonds and golden raisins.
Get the recipe: Apple Strudel
Caramel Apple Crumble
If you are looking for a non-pumpkin dessert for fall, this caramel-covered apple crumble fits the bill perfectly.
Get the recipe: Caramel Apple Crumble
Vegan Apple Pie Bread
One bowl and 10 ingredients will make you the most delicious vegan and refined sugar-free treat that tastes just like apple pie!
Get the recipe: Vegan Apple Pie Bread
Donut apples are a cored and sliced apple snack with a variety of nut spreads and toppings for a healthy snack option fit for kids and adults.
Get the recipe: Donut Apples
Apple Pie Granola
Easy apple pie granola made with fresh apples, and perfect for fall and winter. Breakfast or healthy snack, you pick!
Get the recipe: Apple Pie Granola
Homemade Crunchy Apple Chips
Easy to make and delicious! The oven does the hard work. Make this apple chips recipe at home, kid-friendly and customizable.
Get the recipe: Homemade Crunchy Apple Chips
Apple Slab Pie with Crumb Topping
Apple slab pie with crumb topping is the perfect pie for the holidays! It’s layered with a tender flaky crust, a spiced juicy apple pie filling, and it’s finished with a crisp buttery crumb topping and a sweet vanilla glaze.
Get the recipe: Apple Slab Pie with Crumb Topping
Cheesecake Stuffed Apples
The freshness of the apple pairs so wonderfully with the creamy filling. The cooked apple provides a hint of spice and richness while the pecan adds a little extra texture.
Get the recipe: Cheesecake Stuffed Apples
Salted Caramel Apple Galette
From scratch salted caramel apple galette is as delicious and impressive as pie, but half the work! This easy fall dessert is complete with homemade pie crust and a drizzle of salted caramel.
Get the recipe: Salted Caramel Apple Galette
Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce
Apple desserts are always a hit this time of year. Add in a little butterscotch sauce and you have a dessert made in heaven.
Get the recipe: Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce
Old fashioned, quick and easy apple fritters recipe with vanilla glaze, homemade with simple ingredients in 30 minutes. Loaded with apples and cinnamon.
Get the recipe: Apple Fritters
Apple Crumb Muffins
These apple muffins are moist, richly spiced, and loaded with tender apples! Plus, plenty of buttery crumb topping!
Get the recipe: Apple Crumb Muffins
Cinnamon Apple Fries
Gluten-free cinnamon apple fries are a super easy way to make a special treat. Sweet and crisp apples lightly fried and covered in cinnamon and sugar.
Get the recipe: Cinnamon Apple Fries
Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler
Apple cobbler with a sweet snickerdoodle cookie topping! Warm granny smith apples with cinnamon and sugar, topped with an easy snickerdoodle cookie topping.
Get the recipe: Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler
Baked Apple Slices with Brown Sugar and Cinnamon
Thanks to plenty of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg, the warm dish tastes just like apple pie filling!
Get the recipe: Baked Apple Slices with Brown Sugar and Cinnamon
Crock Pot Apple Pudding Cake
Warm apples topped with cinnamon, a fluffy cake with a thick pudding flavored with orange.
Get the recipe: Crock Pot Apple Pudding Cake
Apple Crumb Cake
The apple crumb cake of your dreams, with tons of apples and the best crumb topping ever!
Get the recipe: Apple Crumb Cake
Brown Butter Apple Blondies
These soft and chewy brown butter apple blondies combine cinnamon-spiced apples, brown sugar and flavorful brown butter.
Get the recipe: Brown Butter Apple Blondies
Apple Cider Donut Cake
This apple cider donut cake is flavorful and moist with an apple cider glaze and cinnamon sugar to top it off.
Get the recipe: Apple Cider Donut Cake
Apple Fritter Rings
These apple fritter rings are a fun spin on the popular donut shop Apple Fritter. Like a sweet apple version of an onion ring!
Get the recipe: Apple Fritter Rings
Apple butter is a luscious fruit spread made by slow-cooking apples until their sugars naturally caramelize.
Get the recipe: Apple Butter
German Apple Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese
This two-tiered German apple cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting is a decadent fall dessert recipe that’s loaded with seasonal flavor and charm.
Get the recipe: German Apple Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese
A quick and easy apple bread recipe that’s loaded with shredded apples! Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, this moist apple bread is perfect for fall!
Get the recipe: Apple Bread
Cinnamon Fried Apples
Honey Apple Cheddar and Bacon Panini
This honey, apple, cheddar, and bacon panini is all kinds of flavorful.
Get the recipe: Honey Apple Cheddar and Bacon Panini
Apple Cinnamon Spice Whoopie Pies
These apple spice whoopie pies combine apple cider, applesauce, and cinnamon with creamy spiced buttercream to make an irresistible cookie cake sandwich.
Get the recipe: Apple Cinnamon Spice Whoopie Pies
Tastes Better From Scratch
This old-fashioned apple cobbler is made with fresh apples in a cinnamon sauce, with a delicious cake-like topping.
Get the recipe: Tastes Better From Scratch
Apple Cinnamon Bread
Swirled with delicious spiced apples and topped with cinnamon sugar, this quick bread recipe is sure to be a fall favorite.
Get the recipe: Apple Cinnamon Bread
Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples
This cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes and apple recipe is a healthy and easy fall side dish.
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Caramel Apple Pie Bombs
It’s an explosion of flavors with these caramel apple pie bombs. Fried dough packed with apple pie filling and creamy sweet caramels and then rolled in cinnamon and sugar.
Get the recipe: Caramel Apple Pie Bombs
Baked Stuffed Apples
Tender baked apples stuffed with a brown sugar cinnamon oat crumble. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. A beautiful and rustic fall dessert.
Get the recipe: Baked Stuffed Apples
Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This apple spice cake with cream cheese frosting is packed with flavor, filled with cinnamon, and has a delicious caramel undertone thanks to brown sugar. Then topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting–it’s the perfect cake for fall!
Get the recipe: Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Related: Best Keto Cream Cheese Recipes
Apple Pie Cookies
Apple pie cookies may just be the perfect treat. Grated fresh apple is blended with apple pie spices. Soft, sweet and chewy all in one little package.
Get the recipe: Apple Pie Cookies
Caramel Apple Crisp Bites
Caramel apple crisp bites bring all of the flavors of fall into one delicious dessert. The apple cinnamon filling and the graham cracker crust will warm your heart and fill your tummy.
Get the recipe: Caramel Apple Crisp Bites
Apple Fritter Monkey Bread
Apple fritter monkey bread is an easy and delicious pull-apart bread with chunks of caramelized apples, sticky cinnamon-sugar, and a light glaze.
Get the recipe: Apple Fritter Monkey Bread
Apple Pecan Scones
These apple pecan scones are perfect to make during the fall season.
Get the recipe: Apple Pecan Scones
Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars
Made with a shortbread crust, spiced apple filling, streusel topping, and homemade salted caramel, apple pie bars are just as delicious as apple pie, but much simpler to make. You’ll love this fun twist on a classic dessert!
Get the recipe: Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars
German Apple Cake
An authentic German classic dessert made with fresh apples in a soft torte-like cake that goes great with coffee at breakfast.
Get the recipe: German Apple Cake
Irish Apple Cake
This is an authentic old-fashioned Irish apple cake, the kind that would be made throughout the apple harvest season all over Ireland, where every farmhouse has its own prized version of the recipe.
Get the recipe: Irish Apple Cake
Apple Crisp Bars
Apple crisp bars are easy to make from scratch. This recipe uses a basic shortbread crust topped with apple slices and a simple flavorful crisp.
Get the recipe: Apple Crisp Bars
Easy Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls
These caramel apple cinnamon rolls are filled with homemade cinnamon apple filling and topped with a caramel frosting that you’ll want to eat with a spoon!
Get the recipe: Easy Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Apple Dump Cake
This apple dump cake makes a warm delicious apple dessert that will satisfy any sweet tooth and leave your tummy feeling full with gooey apple goodness!
Get the recipe: Apple Dump Cake
These cinnamon apples taste like a warm apple pie, but they come together in 15 minutes on the stovetop! This cinnamon apple recipe makes a perfect breakfast, pancake topper, snack or light dessert.
Get the recipe: Cinnamon Apples
Caramel Apple Cheesecake
The ultimate apple dessert—this caramel apple cheesecake has a creamy cheesecake filling that’s infused with caramel and topped with cinnamon apples. Make it for a fancy dinner party and wow your guests.
Get the recipe: Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups
Using a few simple ingredients and 1 bowl, throw these healthy apple cinnamon-baked oatmeal cups in the oven. They’re ready in about 30 minutes. The whole family, kids included, love them. Try the other flavors listed, too!
Get the recipe: Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
Caramel apple cheesecake bars have a shortbread crust, creamy cheesecake, cinnamon sugar apples, and a brown sugar oat crumble. Drizzle with caramel sauce for a delicious apple dessert recipe.
Get the recipe: Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
This easy apple crisp is made the old-fashioned way like Grandma used to make, and is perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce!
Get the recipe: Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
Easy Homemade Apple Fritters
These easy homemade apple fritters are packed full of fresh apples, easy to make with simple ingredients, and can be ready in just 30 minutes!
Get the recipe: Easy Homemade Apple Fritters
Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs
Air fryer apple pie bombs are biscuit dough filled with apple pie filling, cooked in an air fryer until golden brown, and coated in an apple pie spice and sugar mixture.
Get the recipe: Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs