Best Apple Harvest Recipes
Turn a bounty of apples into sweet desserts like pies, tarts and crumbles, or pair apples with meats and vegetables for a more savory take.
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Apple Cider Doughnuts
Bobby Flay's classic doughnut recipe will keep you from having to run to the orchard every time you get a craving for the apple-cinnamon treats.
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Pork Chops with Warm Fennel-Apple Slaw
A firm apple like a tart Granny Smith matches up well with thinly sliced fennel bulbs and juicy seared pork chops. Hello, perfect fall meal.
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Designer Toffee Apples
Nadia G amps up the stick-to-your-tooth fall favorite by dipping apples in toffee (caramel's buttery, more indulgent cousin) and sea salt-coated roasted almonds. Feel free to dip them in other candies, nuts and dried fruit, as shown in this photo.
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Apple Cider Chicken
Sunny Anderson uses apples and apple cider in this creamy, simple chicken dish that comes together in 40 minutes.
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Easy Pastry Shop Apple Tart
Laura Calder's simple rustic tart calls for cinnamon-kissed apple slices to be layered atop a cream cheese and vanilla filling, letting the flavor of the crisp fall fruit shine through.
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Filled with chunks of sweet Golden Delicious apples and chopped pecans, these muffins gain substance and nutty flavor with whole-wheat flour and spare calories but not flavor using low-fat buttermilk.
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Creamy Apple Soup with Grilled Cheddar, Bacon and Apple Sandwich
The secret to this dish? Adding apple in unexpected ways: Apple brandy adds oomph to the soup base while each sandwich is slathered with apple butter before being layered with apple slices.
Sausage Skewers with Apple and Sage
Sweet, sour and savory, these tiny pork sausage, apple and sage bites make the perfect cocktail party starter elegant in appearance, but easy to prepare.
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Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie
Sweet-tart apples meet sharp Vermont cheddar in this classic New England take on the favorite fall pie. For even more savory flavor, add extra shredded Cheddar to the top of the pie or serve with a slice of cheese on the side.
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Pork Roast with Spicy Apple Chutney
The perfect accompaniment to a fennel, thyme and garlic pork roast? A sweet, spiced and spicy apple chutney.
The Ultimate Caramel Apple Pie
Tyler's caramel apple pie with layers upon layers of thinly sliced apples doused in a red wine caramel sauce and packed inside a domed crust is the juiciest, meatiest pie you've ever tasted.
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Candy Shop Caramel Apples
Preparing the sort of caramel apples found on the boardwalk or at street fairs is simpler than you might think. With just a handful of ingredients and one heavy-duty saucepan, create the sticky-sweet coating for your apples, then dip in a wide range of candy toppings.
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Fruity and full of warm spices, this versatile rub made with ground apple chips can be used for pork tenderloin, chicken or turkey breasts.
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Apple Empanadas with Almond Pastry Cream
This sweet take on the classic Mexican dish calls for apples to be sautéed with cinnamon and brown sugar, then mashed into a sweet filling. Frozen puff pastry saves time in preparation, but a sweet almond pastry cream sauce makes the whole thing taste homemade.
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Smoky Chicken and Cider
This fall stew is perfect for serving at a dinner party or a regular weeknight meal. Apple cider, apple cider vinegar and Golden Delicious apples add sweet and tart flavors to this full-bodied dish, balancing out the smoky bacon and fragrant bay leaves.
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Baked Apples with Caramel Sauce
Apples become magically sweet when baked, but a dried fig and almond stuffing, along with a simple caramel sauce, turns this dish into a decadent dessert.
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Paneer Fish Cakes with Apple and Fig Chutney
Bal uses leftover salmon to prepare her fish and paneer cheese cakes, though any flaky or canned fish will do. Made with plain yogurt, spices and herbs, these savory cakes are nicely complemented by a sweet apple, fig, almond and raisin chutney.
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Applesauce Apple Tart
This tart with little more than brown sugar and ground nutmeg is all about apples, with a homemade applesauce base and layered apple topping.
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Belgian Waffles with Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Butter and Sautéed Cider Apples
Bobby's sweet waffles forgo maple syrup and are topped instead with cinnamon-and-cider-sautéed apples.
Wonton Ravioli with Apple Cider Glaze
Roger's turkey, pork and Asiago-stuffed wontons are drizzled with a surprising sweet apple cider glaze.
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Dessert Pizza with Apple and Gorgonzola
David Rocco's dessert pizzas are topped with a variety of fruits, nuts and cheeses. His apple, Gorgonzola and honey pizza recipe hits all the right sweet, salty and savory notes.
Laura Calder's rendition of the classic French remoulade sauce with vinegar, Dijon mustard, grapeseed oil and fennel turns a mild celeriac and apple salad into a savory side.
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Pecorino Romano with Apples and Fig Jam
Pecorino cheese pairs perfectly with fresh apple slices and a brandy, hazelnut and fig jam, making these crostini a sweet starter or a savory dessert.
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Benne Brown Butter Apple Tart
Brown butter adds rich sweetness to this incredibly moist apple tart, and a sprinkled sesame seed topping lends a mildly nutty flavor.
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Aida's dessert pizza is mostly sweet, with just a little spice great for when you need to fix a fast dessert. Top ciabatta or focaccia bread with baked apples and a vanilla-and-clove-scented caramel sauce. A dollop of cream (ice or whipped) finishes this "pizza" off.
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Chicken Breasts with Apple-Curry Sauce
Sautéed apples don’t always have to be sweet. In this savory version, they’re given an Eastern flavor with curry powder and mango chutney for a healthy chicken dinner.
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Spongy and dense, this fall cake gets its wonderfully bright flavor from Golden Delicious apples, which are ultra-sweet and juicy.
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10 Minute Apple Sauce
Alton's classic apple sauce recipe keeps it simple: A combo of Golden Delicious and Fuji apples are steamed with apple juice, liquor, butter, honey and cinnamon and then roughly mashed.
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Fall Fruit Panini
Mild Taleggio is made for pairing with apples, and in this ciabatta sandwich, honey and arugula add sweet, peppery notes. A quick turn through the panini press helps the flavors meld together.
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Caramelized Apple Wedges
Butter, apples and bourbon are all you need to make a quick caramel sauce. Wafels & Dinges in New York City drizzles it over homemade waffles and ice cream, but you could also just sneak a bite straight from the pan.
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