10+ Sweet Apple Recipes to Make This Fall
After a trip to the orchard and a little time in the kitchen, make the most of your harvest with these sweet apple recipes.
Apple Spice Waffles
Sweet apple recipes make for a great fall brunch treat. “These apple waffles are cozy and comforting anytime—morning or evening. The smell of toasty waffles with apples is sure to warm you up on even the most blustery of winter days.” —Jane Sims, De Leon, Texas
Get the recipe for Apple Spice Waffles.
Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake
“This gingerbread recipe came from my grandmother, and we always ate it with warm applesauce. I adapted it into a one-pan dessert by layering the apples around the bottom of a cast-iron skillet and topping them with the gingerbread batter. The skillet creates a wonderfully thick crust on the gingerbread.” —Mary M. Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
Get the recipe for Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake.
Slow-Cooked Pumpkin Apple Cobbler
“This spiced pumpkin apple cobbler recipe is sure to please all of your holiday guests. It’s perfect for fall, but can be made year-round since it uses fresh or frozen cranberries.” —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
Get the recipe for Slow-Cooked Pumpkin Apple Cobbler.
Dutch Apple Cake
“My husband and I came to Canada from Holland more than 40 years ago. This traditional Dutch recipe is a family favourite and has frequently gone along with me to potluck suppers and other get-togethers.” —Elizabeth Peters, Martintown, Ontario
Get the recipe for Dutch Apple Cake.
Oma’s Apfelkuchen (Grandma’s Apple Cake)
“My husband’s German family calls this Oma’s apfelkuchen, which translates to ‘Grandma’s apple cake.’ They’ve been sharing the recipe for more than 150 years. I use Granny Smith apples, but any variety works.” —Amy Kirchen, Loveland, Ohio
Get the recipe for Oma’s Apfelkuchen (Grandma’s Apple Cake).
Apple Peanut Butter Cookies
“These apple peanut butter cookies are great for fall gatherings. They’re crisp on the outside and soft inside.” —Marjorie Benson, New Castle, Pennsylvania
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Baked Apple Slices
“Nothing beats these tender baked apple slices over ice cream for satisfying harvest flavour. This old-fashioned treat gives a new twist to traditional baked apples. They are also excellent served over waffles or with ham. I make sure to save room for dessert!” —Linda Gaido, New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Get the recipe for Baked Apple Slices.
Apple Pie Ricotta Waffles
“I had apples and ricotta cheese to use up, so instead of making a pie I decided to do something different. The result was these fluffy, tender waffles with just a hint of sweetness.” —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
Get the recipe for Apple Pie Ricotta Waffles.
Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting
“I am a healthy eater most of the time, but this apple spice cake is worth the splurge! Every year, I treasure the opportunity to make my own birthday cake, and I choose this. You can add a cup of raisins to the batter before baking if you’d like.” —Jennifer Owen, Louisville, Kentucky
Get the recipe for Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting.
Upside-Down Apple Bacon Pancake
“I frequently cook Sunday brunch for my husband and myself, and I am always experimenting with new recipes. Apples picked from our tree were the inspiration behind these sweet and savoury pancakes, which my husband quickly declared a keeper.” —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Get the recipe for Upside-Down Apple Bacon Pancake.
Next, check out this guide to the best apples for apple pie.