Most Popular Apple Recipes featuring apple desserts, apple snacks, cookies, breads and more. Easy apple recipes for fall baking or any time of the year.
What are the best apples to use for baking?
Often times baking with apples requires firm, crisp apples like Fuji, Pink Lady, Honey Crisp or Granny Smith. However, there are few recipes that call for softer apples such as Red Delicious or Golden Delicious. Double check with the recipe you’re making as not only the firmness, but also the tartness of the apple can influence how it works in the recipe.
Can apples be frozen?
Yes! If you have plenty of apples, but no immediate plans for using them, freezing your apples is a great way to go. First wash, then peel and shop your apples prior to freezing. You can cut them into small pieces like you’d use in muffins, or larger slices like you’d use in apple crisp. Frozen apples can be used in pretty much any cooked recipes: pies, muffins, cobblers, breads, even applesauce can be made from frozen apples!
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Apple Pie Recipes:
Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie made with a pre-made pie crust, filled with sliced apples and topped with a crunchy sweet streusel, pecans and caramel! Easy apple pie recipe topped with a buttery brown sugar and oat topping instead of a traditional pie crust. See the full recipe for Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie here.
Snickerdoodle Apple Pie is a variation on classic Snickerdoodle cookies + apple pie! This fun take on a traditional apple pie recipe is perfect for Snickerdoodle lovers! See the full recipe for Snickerdoodle Apple Pie here.
Caramel Apple Crumble Pie is full of fall flavors like apple and spices, and it’s so easy to put together! See the Caramel Apple Crumble Pie recipe here.
Mini Apple Pies are a simple 4 ingredient dessert made with flaky pie crust & apple pie filling. Lovely tastes of apple pie only so much easier to make! Perfect for making ahead and taking along to parties and family get togethers. See the Mini Apple Pies recipe here.
Homemade Caramel Apple Pie is a classic apple pie recipe with a pecan caramel twist! Sweet, fresh apples are tossed with a lovely spice blend, then topped with a Dutch crumble topping. Don’t forget the caramel drizzle! See the recipe for Pecan Caramel Apple Pie here.
Caramel Pecan Apple Pie is the perfect way to spice up your typical apple pie! See the Caramel Pecan Apple Pie recipe here.
Easy Apple Hand Pies made with fried cinnamon apples, a buttery crust & topped with a simple glaze. These adorable apple hand pies are pure comfort food & taste just like individual apple pies. Get the full recipe for Easy Apple Hand Pies here.
Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites are the perfect dessert to take to all of those holiday parties! With the snickerdoodle cookie mix and the apple pie filling, they are SO easy to make! See the Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites recipe here.
Apple Bread Recipes:
Amish Apple Fritter Bread uses classic ingredients like fresh apples, brown sugar, & butter that are baked into a spiced loaf & topped with sweet glaze! This apple cinnamon bread is a twist on the classic apple fritter donut, but in a soft bread form! See the recipe for Amish Apple Fritter Bread here.
Amish Apple Fritter Bread
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp apple pie spice
- ½ cup butter
- ⅔ cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups apples peeled, cored & chopped
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 TBSP sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 TBSP hot water or milk
- Prep: Preheat oven to 325ºF. Coat the bottom and corners of a 9" bread pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- For the topping, combine brown sugar and 1 ½ teaspoons of cinnamon and set aside.
- Filling: For the bread filling, you will need to core, peel and chop apples to obtain the required measurement.
- In another bowl, combine apples, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of sugar, and set that aside as well.
- Bread batter: In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and apple pie spice, and set aside.
- In a larger mixing bowl, beat butter and ⅔ cup of brown sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
- Stir in the flour mixture until just combined
- Fill & Top: Spread half of mixture into a greased 9×5” loaf pan. Add half of the apples, spreading them across the surface of the batter. Add second half of bread mixture and top with remaining apples.
- Use a butter knife to swirl the apples into the bread lightly. Sprinkle topping mixture over the apples.
- Bake: Bake in center of oven for about 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes then loosen edges from pan, and turn onto a wire rack to cool.
- Glaze: Whisk the glaze ingredients together until smooth and drizzle over the cooled loaf. Slice, serve & enjoy!
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Caramel Apple Bread bursting with fresh apple, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, then topped with an incredible 3 ingredient caramel glaze. See the Caramel Apple Bread recipe here.
Apple Bread made from scratch with butter, sugar & plenty of fresh apples. Topped with a cinnamon streusel & drizzled with warm vanilla glaze; it’s amazing. See the Dutch Apple Bread recipe here.
Apple Pie Quick Bread is made with a cake mix, apple pie filling and then topped with a simple maple glaze. This easy quick bread recipe tastes just like apple pie! See the full recipe for Apple Pie Quick Bread here.
Apple Bread Pudding
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding is a delicious dish made from sliced apples and bread combined with a spiced custard, baked and drizzled with caramel syrup. Lovely apple bread pudding recipe that everyone devours! See the Caramel Apple Bread Pudding here.
Glazed Apple Cinnamon Bread is a delicious sweet bread that is perfect for fall made with fresh apples, cinnamon, vanilla and more! See the Gazed Apple Cinnamon Bread recipe here.
Apple Pumpkin Bread is a delicious quick bread recipe made with pumpkin and fresh apples! The crumbly cinnamon and sugar streusel on top adds the most amazing texture and flavor to this delicious pumpkin bread recipe. See the recipe for Apple Pumpkin Bread here.
Apple Banana Bread made with ripe bananas and diced sweet apple, topped with a cinnamon streusel and drizzled with icing. Our favorite banana bread recipe ever! See the Apple Banana Bread recipe here.
Apple Cake Recipes:
Apple Spice Cake is a deliciously, moist cake made with fresh apples, applesauce, a blend of perfect spices topped with a caramel glaze! Lovely apple cake perfect for Fall baking. See the Apple Spice Cake recipe here.
Caramel Apple Éclair Cake is a decadent, no-bake dessert made with graham crackers, spiced apple pie filling & sweet cream. Easy to make layers of caramel apple cream comes together in this sensational apple pie cake! See the recipe for Caramel Apple Eclair Cake here.
Easy Cinnamon Apple Cake is made with graham cracker crumbs, apples and just three other basic ingredients! This apple cake recipe is so moist and delicious that no one will believe how easy it is to make! See the Easy Cinnamon Apple Cake recipe here
Easy Apple Dump Cake recipe with just 4 simple pantry ingredients! Cake mix & apple pie filling transform into a delicious apple dessert perfect for any occasion. See the full recipe for Easy Apple Dump Cake here.
Frosted Applesauce Cake is Fall in cake form! Tender cake with cinnamon & spice, raisins and nuts baked then topped with creamy frosting. Spiced applesauce cake recipe that everyone adores! See the full recipe for Frosted Applesauce Cake here.
Praline Apple bundt cake is made with applesauce, fresh apples & a lovely blend of Fall spices. Delicious apple cake topped with a praline frosting made with butter, brown sugar and pecans. Get the recipe for Praline Apple Bundt Cake here.
Miscellaneous Apple Recipes:
Apple Cinnamon Scones made with fresh apples and topped with cinnamon and sugar. Delicious homemade scone recipe that is great for breakfast or a sweet treat! Get the recipe for Apple Cinnamon Scones here.
Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup begin with a pancake mix for an easy fall breakfast. The pancakes are full of pumpkin flavor and the homemade syrup is absolutely incredible! See the recipe for Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup here.
Maple Pecan Apple Crisp made with oats, pecans, brown sugar, butter and apples in a perfect Fall dish bursting with fresh apple flavor! Topped with real maple syrup, this apple crisp recipe is our all-time favorite! See the recipe for Maple Pecan Apple Crisp here.
Easy Apple Dumplings recipe made with just a few ingredients- one apple, brown sugar, crescent dough & lemon lime soda! Simple recipe for apple dumplings in a sweet caramel-like glaze that tastes delicious. See the Country Apple Dumpling recipe here.
Caramel Apple Nachos are easily made by topping sliced apples with caramel, melted marshmallows, chocolate chips and sprinkles! See the Caramel Apple Nachos recipe here.
Apple Pie Fries are small strips of apple pie with a flaky crust and a simple applesauce filling. The Apple Pie Fries are fried and then tossed in cinnamon and sugar to complete this sweet, Fall time dessert. See the Apple Pie Fries recipe here.
BROWN SUGAR Fried Apples made easy with crisp, fresh apples, butter, cinnamon & brown sugar! Favorite sweet southern fried apples served alongside dinner or with dessert. Perfect with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Get the recipe for Brown Sugar Fried Apples here
Cinnamon Caramel Apple Dip is made with only 3 ingredients – sweetened condensed milk, butterscotch chips and lots of cinnamon! This easy caramel apple dip recipe is easy and delicious! See the Cinnamon Caramel Apple Dip recipe here
Apple Cinnamon Crumb Bars made with fresh apple, brown sugar, graham crackers & cinnamon! Simple baked apple bars recipe topped with a vanilla glaze. See the Apple Cinnamon Crumb Bars recipe here.
Apple Brown Betty is a traditional American dessert made with crisp apples, butter, brown sugar & toasted bread crumbs! It’s a classic dish similar to apple cobbler that everyone loves! See the recipe for Apple Brown Betty here.
Tender, sweet Apple Cinnamon Biscuits made with simple ingredients & baked in a cast iron skillet dotted with butter! Amazing cinnamon biscuits drizzled with a warm vanilla glaze. See the recipe for Apple Cinnamon Biscuits here.
Easy Apple Crisp recipe that is mouth watering & simple to make. With just a few ingredients from your pantry, you too can make this apple crisp recipe with a delicious apple crisp topping in no time at all. See the Easy Apple Crisp recipe here.
No Bake Apple Bars an incredibly delicious, healthy homemade snack made with dried apples, whole grain cereal, raisins, oats, peanut butter and honey! Perfect no-bake snack for after school eats! See the recipe for No Bake Apple Bars here.
Easy Apple Cider Syrup made with simple ingredients including apple cider & pumpkin pie spice! This delightful homemade syrup recipe is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Perfect flavors for Fall breakfasts! See the Easy Apple Cider Syrup recipe here
Chocolate Caramel Apples are made with melted Milk Duds adding chocolate flavor to classic caramel coated apples! This easy caramel apple recipe is perfect for Halloween or any Fall party! See the Chocolate Caramel Apples recipe here
Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles combine the taste of your favorite cinnamon/sugar cookie with the deliciousness of chewy caramel and fresh apples too! See the Caramel Apple Snickerdoodle recipe on our sister site, Family Cookie Recipes, here.
Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Apple Cobbler is a lovely blend of the BEST Fall flavors in one dessert! Sweet crisp apples covered with a pumpkin brown sugar mix & baked between layers of cinnamon cookie dough! This Fall cobbler is incredible topped with vanilla ice cream! See the recipe for Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Apple Cobbler here
Sour Cream Apple Pie Bars are almost like a pie, almost like a cookie, but absolutely delicious! Made with fresh apples, sour cream and a few other basic ingredients, this just might be your new favorite apple dessert! See the recipe for Sour Cream Apple Pie Bars here.
Apple German Pancake, also known as a Dutch Baby Pancake, made with flour, milk, eggs and fresh apples. The apples add so much flavor to this classic German pancake recipe! Get the full recipe for Apple German Pancake here.
Cinnamon Apples recipe that’s simple to make & spiced with cinnamon & nutmeg. Fried with butter & brown sugar, they taste incredible with dinner or dessert! See the Skillet Cinnamon Apples recipe here.
Caramel Apple Cider recipe made with apple juice, cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg! Spiced Apple Cider topped with fresh cream and a drizzle of caramel for a hot & delicious Fall treat! See the full recipe for Spiced Caramel Apple Cider here.
Peanut Butter Apple Dip is made with 5 simple ingredients and is perfect for a snack. Made with cream cheese, peanut butter, and brown sugar in less than 3 minutes! See the recipe for Peanut Butter Apple Dip here
Crumb Topped Apple Pie Bars are full of apple pie flavor without you having to go through all the trouble of actually making apple pie. See the Crumb Topped Apple Pie Bars recipe here.
Snickers Apple Salad Recipe is a sweet side dish loaded with tart green apples, vanilla pudding, whipped topping and, of course, Snickers bars! Snicker Salad is a fruit salad recipe that is always requested over and over! See the Snickers Apple Salad Recipe here
Butterscotch Apple Salad is a delightful sweet, creamy salad bursting with Fall flavors! Easy fruit salad made with crushed pineapple, butterscotch pudding mix, apples, raisins & almonds! See the recipe for Butter scotch Apple Salad here.
Crockpot Pumpkin Apple Butter recipe made with fresh apples, pumpkin puree and a blend of heavenly fall spices. Cooked slow to allow for a buttery smooth consistency and an incredible flavor! See the recipe for Crockpot Pumpkin Apple Butter here.
Dessert Pizza recipe that is perfect for Fall in combining pumpkin flavor with fresh apples and cinnamon to make for a delicious dessert! See the Pumpkin Apple Dessert Pizza recipe here
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect fall cookie! It is like a delicious bite of apple pie in cookie form plus they are much quicker and easier to make! See the Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie recipe here.
Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler is a tasty twist on a delicious apple cobbler. Sweet apple pie filling baked between layers of with Snickerdoodle cookie dough then topped with caramel drizzle and vanilla ice cream! See the recipe for Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler here
For a delicious way to spice up your apple cider, try adding ice cream, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter. See the Hot Apple Pie Sipper Recipe here.
Learn how to make apple pie filling with this simple method & recipe! This is a low sugar apple pie filling so that the flavor of the apples really shine. Apple Pie Filling can be used in so many desserts and is a great way to use fresh apples when they’re in season. See the full recipe for Apple Pie Filling here
Apple Pie Bites are full of apple pie flavor, just bite-sized! They’re perfect for any Fall get-together. See the Apple Pie Bites recipe here.
These Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies are made with fresh apples, caramel and all other favorite Fall things. See the Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies recipe here.
Salted Caramel Apple Dip is the perfect reason to pull out that apple cutter! See the Salted Caramel Apple Dip recipe here.
Pumpkin Apple Streudel Muffins are the perfect mixture of two favorite Fall flavors: apple and pumpkin. See the Pumpkin Apple Streudel Muffin recipe here.
Spiced Caramel Apple Cider is a delicious Fall treat that never disappoints! For a delicious blend of apples and spices, see the Spiced Caramel Apple Cider recipe here.
Easy Apple Crisp recipe that is mouth watering & simple to make. With just a few ingredients from your pantry, you too can make this apple crisp recipe with a delicious apple crisp topping in no time at all. Get the full recipe for Apple Crisp with Oatmeal here.
Caramel Apple Slices are a delicious twist on a fall classic that are easier to eat & enjoy at parties or just for fun! See the Caramel Apple Slices recipe here.
Apple Pie Milkshakes are a delicious and innovative way to have your apple pie a la mode. Full of delicious apple pie flavor, these shakes do not disappoint. See the Apple Pie Milkshakes recipe here.
For a delicious and refreshing snack of delicious chicken salad followed by that perfect apple “crunch,” see the Chicken Salad and Apples recipe here.
Fall is my favorite season. Part of why I love it so much is baking wonderful cookies like these- where the spicy scent of cinnamon lingers after the cookies are done. The smell of these apple treats baking is almost as enjoyable as eating them. See the Butterscotch Apple Cookie recipe here.
Caramel Apple Smoothies made with an apple, frozen apple juice concentrate, caramel & ice cubes is a fantastic, easy fall treat. Add yogurt for a creamier smoothie! See the Caramel Apple Smoothie recipe here
Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread made with apple pie filling and canned cinnamon rolls. Only two ingredients for delicious cinnamon rolls with lots of apple flavor! See the recipe for Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread here.
Easy Apple Turnovers made with puff pastry & apple pie filling for a simple, delicious apple dessert. Puff Pastry Apple Turnover Recipe is made in minutes & topped with a delicious almond glaze. See the full recipe for Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers here.
Toffee Apple Dip made with cream cheese, brown sugar and toffee bits! Perfect for any gathering or an after-school snack. Toffee Apple Dip is made in minutes and delicious. See the recipe for Toffee Dip with Apples here.
When are apples in season?
Most apples in the United States are in season during the Fall. Buying apples when they’re in season is a great idea because they taste better and are less expensive. Plan on buying apples in season from September thru November.
How long will apples stay fresh
Apples will stay fresh for 4-5 weeks if you store them in a cool, humid place, like the refrigerator. Of course, when you purchase apples from the grocery store, it’s unknown how long ago they were picked, so I usually just plan on them lasting 2-3 weeks refrigerated. Apples like cold temperatures, 30-35 degrees F is ideal, although somewhat unreasonable for traditional households.
Are apples good for you?
Apples are very good for you! They contain high amounts of fiber and antioxidants, which lower cholesterol levels. Apples also contain a lot of water so they’re a fantastic snack that keeps you full for longer. Apples are high in vitamin C and B vitamins as well. Most of the fiber is contained in the apple peel, so try to avoid cutting that off and instead, eat the whole apple.
Do apple seeds contain cyanide?
Yes, apple seeds contain cyanide, so eating too many can be detrimental. Note that it would take a lot of consumed apple seeds to cause any problems for you though!
Most Popular Apple Recipes featuring apple desserts, apple snacks, cookies, breads and more. Easy apple recipes for fall baking or any time of the year.