Coming Soon to a Table Near You: 5 Apple Recipes for Fall

Though we must bid summer produce goodbye, the time is ripe for apples to save the day. Here are five recipes we can’t wait to eat this fall.

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Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream

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Just as blockbusters leave movie theaters to make way for award-season films, so too must our summer produce pack up and leave stores. But fear not, because for each and every peach, plum and berry recipe we must bid goodbye for another season, a trusty apple recipe swoops in to save the day. Here’s a preview of five things we can’t wait to see on our tables this fall.

Make grilling season last a little longer with an easy apple crumble (pictured above) that comes together in 25 minutes. Grill tart Granny Smith apples until browned on both sides, then top with vanilla ice cream, granola and a warm caramel sauce. Dare we say this dessert is almost better than traditional apple pie?

Apple Muffins

Apple Muffins; Ellie Krieger

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Instantly up your breakfast game by making a batch of Ellie Krieger’s heart-healthy apple muffins (with crispy pecan topping!) in advance and keeping them on hand for mornings on the go. The recipe makes 12 muffins, so feel free to freeze a few for future snacks, breakfasts or whenever you have a hankering for apples.

French Apple Tart

French Apple Tart; Ina Garten

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Embrace the first cool nights of the season with one of Ina Garten’s “all-time favorite desserts”: her 5-star French apple tart. Thinly slice Granny Smith apples (or another firm fruit of your choice, like pears), arrange the slices on a homemade sheet of pastry and top with an apricot glaze after baking. We won’t judge you for taking 15 pictures of the finished product before digging in.

Pan-Seared Salmon with Kale and Apple Salad

Although they often steal the dessert spotlight, apples can easily make an appearance at lunch or dinner, too. Slice a Honeycrisp apple into matchsticks and toss it with kale, dates, almonds and grated pecorino cheese for a fresh, seasonal side salad that’ll taste great alongside pan-seared salmon.

Apple Dumplings


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Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Trisha Yearwood’s easy dumplings come together quickly with a shortcut ingredient: store-bought biscuit dough. Tuck tart slices of Granny Smith apple between the layers of the biscuits and top with a cinnamon-sugar sauce before baking until golden brown, then sit back and savor the bounty of fall foods still to come.

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