Apples are a wonderfully versatile ingredient, whether they’re adding sweetness to a salad or starring center stage in a cake, this fruit-bowl favorite can be used in all sorts of ways.

Fall is the perfect time to starting exploring new apple recipes, as with this nutritious fruit coming into season you’ll start seeing them everywhere. Make the most of them while you can with these sweet and savory apple recipes.

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Spiced Brandy Apple Cider

This sweet and warming mulled cider is flavored with cinnamon, apple and maple syrup — perfect to serve at Halloween parties. 

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Easy Apple Cake

An easy apple cake that’s perfect to make the most of excess fall apples at this time of year. This is one of those apple desserts that you’ll make again and again.

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Apple Harvest Loaf

This hearty apple loaf uses fresh apples and rolled oats. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a new breakfast bread recipe. Packed with flavors that go beautifully with fresh apples, like cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

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Lentil and Apple Salad with Tangy Cumin Dressing

With apples coming into season it’s time for apple salad recipes! This is a great savory apple recipe, it’s light and healthy but filling enough to make an excellent lunch.

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Applesauce Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

This super moist apple cake uses homemade applesauce for an incredibly tender finish. It is gently spiced with cinnamon and ginger, and topped with a maple cream cheese frosting.

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Autumn Pork and Apple Saute with Creamy Sage Sauce and Mash

Looking for savory apple recipes? Try this quick and easy fall comfort food. Apple and pork are great together, and they pair perfectly with the creamy mashed potatoes and sage sauce here.

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Healthy(ish) Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies

It can be hard to find healthy apple desserts, which is why we love these apple pie oatmeal cookies. There’s no refined sugar here, just wholesome ingredients and great flavors.

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Apple and Fennel Slaw

Light, fresh and zingy, this apple salad is perfect as an accompaniment to grilled fish, a picnic side, or simply eaten by the virtuous bowlful.

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Apple Cranberry Crisp

A deliciously simple apple crisp that’s a real crowd pleaser! This quick and easy apple recipe comes together in just 45 minutes, and needs nothing more than a dollop of cream for a perfect dessert.

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Apple Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

Whether you’re having it for dessert or breakfast, this Apple Coffee Cake is always a hit.

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Apple Almond Galette

This Apple Almond Galette is super easy to make, with delicious results. Serve with a scoop of ice-cream for a simple fall dessert. 

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Apple, Blue Cheese and Pecan Muffins

For a delicious combination of toasty nuts, apples, and blue cheese check out these savory muffins. They’re perfect for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast, or to pop in your lunchbox for an afternoon snack.

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Apple Cinnamon French Toast

French toast makes a delightfully decadent breakfast, and this apple cinnamon recipe is a guaranteed favorite. Try serving it with toasted nuts or a healthy drizzle of maple syrup.

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Gluten-Free Apple Walnut Tart

An easy, gluten-free apple tart that lets a blender do all the hard work! Serve with whipped cream for a delicious fall dessert.

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Cranberry Apple Chutney

This delicious apple chutney makes a wonderful holiday present. It gets better with age and makes a brilliant addition to a festive cheese board.

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Easy Cinnamon Baked Apples

It doesn’t get much easier than cinnamon baked apples, and we love this recipe from Minimalist Baker. Gently spiced with delicious fall flavors like cinnamon, fresh ginger, and nutmeg, all it needs is a scoop of vanilla ice cream to serve.

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