What to Make with Apples

What to Make with Apples – from breakfasts to sandwiches to salad dressing to desserts!

If you’ve just gone apple picking or if you want to get in the fall spirit, then I’ve got you covered! There are recipes from every category in the list below using apples!

You can substitute any kind of apple in most of these recipes. But here is a list of the best varieties to use when baking or cooking.

If you’re looking for more fall recipes, check out this section of the blog dedicated to fall!

36 recipes if you don’t know what to make with apples…

Collage of lots of recipe ideas of what to make with apples
Apple crumb cake with a glaze on top on a plate with a fork

Glazed Apple Crumb Cake

Moist, buttery cinnamon apple crumb cake piled high with a sweet cinnamon crumb topping and a warm vanilla glaze drizzled over top.

German Apple Cake

An easy winner recipe

Apple pie baked oatmeal with whipped cream and cinnamon top

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

A healthy meal prep breakfast featuring apples!

Apple cinnamon monkey bread with a glaze drizzled on top after baking

Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

An easy fall breakfast made with store bought biscuit dough. Sure to a hit with your kids!

Apple fritters dunked in a glaze and finished with sea salt

Salted Apple Fritters

Salty and sweet and a fun homemade treat! Like doughnuts but fall and better!

Side shot of finished apple fritter quick bread with a glaze to finish

Apple Fritter Bread

A non-fried quick bread variation on the classic fried apple fritters! Easy, simple, and absolutely delicious!

Apple fritter cake baked a skillet with a bite taken out of the side

Apple Fritter Skillet Cake

A skillet cake version of an apple fritter!

Apple Skillet Cake With Salted Caramel Frosting

This buttery cake is filled with soft, caramel-infused apples and topped with an easy caramel frosting.

Pumpkin shortcakes plated with whipped cream and cinnamon apples

Pumpkin Shortcakes with Cinnamon Apples and Maple Whipped Cream Cheese

The over-the-top brunch/dessert/snack you need!

Apple muffins in a muffin tin after baking

Healthy Apple Muffins

These muffins contain apple, three ways: freshly grated and chopped apple for the perfect texture, and applesauce for infused apple flavor.

Apple cheddar scones on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Apple and Cheddar Scones

Homemade scones loaded with fresh apples and shredded cheddar. The perfect savory and sweet fall breakfast!

Recipe for Apple Butter

The easiest and most efficient way to use up apples!

Finished apple chips dusted with cinnamon sugar and put in a bowl

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Chips

These aren’t regular apple chips, they are dusted with cinnamon sugar! A great way to use up a ton of apples!

Finished slower cooker applesauce in a bowl

Slow Cooker Applesauce

Easy, simple, and no added sugar!

Apple caramel dip with green apple slices dunked in it

Bourbon Caramel Mascarpone Dip

A fun way to serve sliced apples to a crowd

Turkey Apple Brie Sandwich

The ultimate fall sandwich!

Overhead shot of the finished caramelized onion apple tart with pomegranates on top

Caramelized Onion, Apple and Brie Tart

A great appetizer for fall entertaining!

Roasted Apple, Shallot and Blue Cheese Tart

A sweet and savory tart!

Apple salsa in a small bowl surrounded by tortilla chips

Apple Black Bean Salsa

Sweet and spicy apple salsa for all your fall gatherings!

A kale salad with nuts and apples on top plated with a fork

Nutty Harvest Honeycrisp Kale Salad

A unique fall salad that sweet and spiced and absolutely delicious!

A large bowl of a fall kale salad

Fall Harvest Salad

This salad is the perfect combination of salty, sweet, and all the best autumn flavors!

Individual serving an apple salad

Fuji Apple Salad

Inspired by the Panera Fujj Apple Salad!

A kale apple salad with crispy shallots in a bowl with a spoon

Kale Apple Salad with Crispy Shallots

Kale, brussels sprouts, rosemary cashews, apples, fried bread cheese, crispy shallots, and crisp apple maple dressing!

An action show of a maple mustard sauce being poured over the tempeh bowl

Maple-Mustard Tempeh Bowls

A vegetarian main dish for fall!

The finished sandwich with apple slaw

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Spiralized Apple Slaw

The sweet crisp apple slaw pairs so well with the pulled pork!

Butternut Squash Soup

A comforting soup sweetened a little with granny smith apples!

The finished sage butter chicken in the cast iron skillet

Prosciutto Apple and Sage Butter Chicken with Cider Pan Sauce

All you need is one skillet, 30 minutes, and fresh in-season autumn ingredients.

The full finished skillet of rosemary dijon chicken

One Pot Lemon Rosemary Dijon Chicken and Butter Toasted Rice Pilaf

The added apple gives the best sweet flavor in this chicken dish!

The finished pork tenderloin sliced and served with extra stuffing on the side

Butternut Squash, Apple, and Goat Cheese Pork Tenderloin

A fancy fall entertaining main to impress all your guests!

An overhead shot of the finished apple streusel pie

Apple Streusel Pie

This is the BEST apple streusel pie you will ever have. This is my non-negotiable Thanksgiving dish.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Made with a shortbread crust, spiced apple filling, streusel topping, and homemade salted caramel

Cut caramel apple crisp bars with one on a spatula about to be served

Caramel Apple Crisp Bars

A thick, soft brown sugar crust sandwiching a heaping apple layer that is drizzled with homemade caramel

The finished apple soft pretzels with a caramel drizzle on top

Salted Caramel Apple Soft Pretzels

Everything you love about dutch apple pie wrapped in a soft pretzels form!

Finished and cut apple cheesecake bars with caramel drizzled on top

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with Streusel

Apple crisp meets cheesecake bar meets cookie!

Apple Pie Egg Rolls

Perfect for dipping in whipped cream or caramel sauce.

An overhead shot of a glazed apple bundt cake with the brown sugar glaze pour over top and let drip down the sides

Glazed Apple Bundt Cake

Dense, cinnamon apple cake with a buttery brown sugar glaze.