21 Apple Recipes for Fall the Whole Family Will Love
The thought of apples can bring to mind a healthy raw snack, but you'll be shocked by how you can incorporate this super fruit into breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. With plenty of antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber, you can't go wrong with any of our favorite apple recipes listed here.
Sheet-Pan Apple Pancake
Sliced into squares and drizzled with maple syrup, this sheet-pan breakfast is great for Sunday brunch then saved as leftovers for a quick bite before school.
Apple Pie Mini Muffins
When the apple of your eye is hungry, swoop in with these tiny fruit-filled muffins.
Apple Ring Pancakes
Kids can help make these healthy apple ring flapjacks. Let them make the batter and coat the apples. Older kids can even flip the pancakes.
Spiced Baked Apples
Served with vanilla ice cream, this super easy one-dish recipe just may be the perfect fall dessert.
Carrot-Apple Soup With Cheddar Toasts
Transform everyone's favorite classic apple slices-and-cheddar-cheese snack into a cozy fall lunch with these simple soup and side combo.
Apple Cider and Pulled Chicken Sliders With Apple Slaw
Apples star two ways in these cute chicken sliders: as a tangy twist in the sauce and a crispy kick to the slaw.
Apples and tortillas make this sandwich doubly crunchy and extra delicious.
Apple Pasta Salad
Attention parents of picky eaters: This uber-cute pasta shape will make this dish a winner in your house.
Apples and squash team up to make this soup rich and velvety even though there isn't a bit of cream.
Apple Tart Tatin
These mini desserts look complicated, but frozen puff pastry helps cut prep time.
Apple Pie Pretzels
This quick recipe has plenty of kid-friendly steps, including mixing the dough, shaping the pretzels, and preparing and brushing on the egg wash.
Skillet Pork with Apples and Pears
Food columnist Mart Bittman concocted this savory and sweet combo. Prunes and dried apricots are an optional, but delicious, addition!
Turkey and Apple Salad
Crunchy and tart, Granny Smith apples make a great addition to any salad.
Apple Meatball Kabobs
We put these sweet glazed apple meatballs on a stick so your kid would be so engrossed in the presentation, he'd forget that he's trying something new.
Make your own version of this candy-shop favorite.
Easy Apple Quick Loaf
This delicious loaf is easy to prepare and doesn't require any out-of-the-ordinary ingredients.
Apple Cider Drumsticks
A change from chicken nuggets, these sweet drumsticks have kid appeal.
Pair apples with fresh cranberries, nuts, and oats in this crunchy, warm dessert.
Applesauce Cake with Caramel Sauce
This spice cake bakes in a slow cooker, resulting in a moist crumb. The ingredients are straightforward, the preparation is simple, and a good jarred caramel sauce tops it off.
Sweet Baked Apples
For a simple, crowd-pleasing treat try these tasty baked apples.
Apple Crumb Pie
Apple pie is practically a rite of passage for autumn, and this crumb-top version is an easy way to celebrate the season. Brown sugar and spices form the top crust over chunks of apples in a buttery crust.