8 Amazing Apple Recipes You’ll Fall For This Season

Go beyond your traditional apple pie to showcase apples in these sweet and savory recipes.

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Apple season is upon us, and if you’re looking to cook something beyond traditional pie or applesauce, you’ve come to the right spot. From brunch to dinner to dessert, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite recipes for you to try all season long. 

Is there anything better than taking a big bite out of a warm apple crisp, right out of the skillet? Only when it also turns out to be healthy! Food Network Kitchen’s recipe keeps the dish light with a granola-based topping and sticks to simple ingredients – one’s you probably already have in your kitchen. 

P.S. If you do feel like indulging, we recommend topping with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. 

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Apple pie, meet cupcake. Cupcake, meet apple pie. This heavenly combo features an apple filling and creamy frosting atop a spiced cupcake to create your favorite fall time pie, reimagined. 



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These souffle pancakes are a delicious cross between brunch and dessert, meaning you can enjoy them any time of day. Ingredients like orange zest and almond extract help the dish achieve a slightly sweet and elegant flavor, while the warm apple compote makes it feel like a comfort food.



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At under 250 calories per serving, you can’t go wrong serving this simple Beet and Apple Salad all season long. Not to mention, beets provide many health benefits, such as helping lower blood pressure, and serve as an excellent source of folate, fiber, and other nutrients.

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Impress your friends and family by making your own pastry and apple topping like a pro with Ina’s French Apple Tart. The recipe is easy to follow, but will leave you with a dessert that looks (and tastes!) nothing short of spectacular.  

Crisp, juicy apples topped with anything from peanut butter to chocolate-hazelnut spread to strawberry yogurt - who could resist? Even though these Apple “Donuts” are intended to be a snack for the kids, we totally understand if you sneak one! (or two, or three...)  



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The savory flavors of Virginia ham and Swiss cheese marry with sweet apple slices to elevate quesadillas from appetizer to dinner entree. Bonus: It can be made in under 30 minutes and is sure to be loved by both kids and adults! 

If the word "kale" typically strikes fear in your heart, fear no more. Tossed with fresh Honeycrisp apple, the salad is a perfectly crunchy complement to a filet of salmon. In other words, this recipe is nutritious and delicious – the ultimate win-win. 

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