There’s nothing like biting into a ripe, juicy, tangy/sweet apple.
Apples are refreshing when it’s hot outside and cozy and comforting when it’s cold — nothing says “fall” more than inhaling a noseful of warm apple goodness when sweater weather rolls around.
In honor of this crispy crunchy healthy treat, we’ve put together this recipe roundup of all things apple. Enjoy!
Pro tip: Not sure what type of apples to use? Here’s a handy guide to the most common apple varieties.
Apple Recipes for Any Time of Year
1. Baked Apple Chips
Want a satisfying, crunchy snack that’s good for you? Try these apple chips: They’re easy to make and don’t have any added sugar or preservatives. Apple chips are the perfect portable snack for whenever you get a hankering. Get the recipe.
Pro tip: Don’t care for apple skins? Peel them first!
2. Homemade Applesauce
You can make applesauce with zero preservatives and no refined sugars, right from the comfort of your home kitchen. And don’t worry, no “Top Chef” skills needed: a little prep work, five ingredients and you’re done.
The best part is that you can mix up the flavor, depending on the type of apple you use: Use Golden Delicious apples for a mellow flavor with a sweet finish; Honeycrisp apples for a subtle, tart flavor; or Gala apples for very sweet applesauce.
3. Apple Pie Shakeology
Apple pie is delicious, but if you’re not a baker, this Apple Pie Shakeology is for you: Applesauce, cinnamon, and Vanilla Shakeology are all you need to make a deliciously drinkable apple pie. Get the recipe.
Pro tip: Make a big batch of Homemade Applesauce and you’ll have enough for all the recipes.
4. Baked Apples
This easy baked apple recipe is just the thing for a sweet and savory after-dinner treat. They’re stuffed with cinnamon and other fall spices, with a bit of brown sugar and butter.
Pop them in the oven and sit back and relax while they bubble away. Now doesn’t that sound a lot easier than pie? Get the recipe.
5. Apple Crisp Recipe
This savory Apple Crisp Recipe stars baked apples, walnuts, oats, and a touch of maple syrup. It’s an easy and delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth without guilt.
The trick to a healthier apple crisp is to load up on fruit and cut back on the butter and processed flour; we use a touch of maple syrup to provide just the right amount of moisture for the oat and walnut topping to come together. Get the recipe.
6. Quinoa Stuffing
Skip the box stuffing this Thanksgiving and upgrade to this gorgeous, healthier stuffing loaded with quinoa, apples, celery, cranberries, herbs, and more.
In fact, make this for Thanksgiving and year-round for any meal that needs a flavorful side. Get the recipe.
7. Pork and Apple Skewers
These succulent skewers are bursting with all kinds of sweet and savory flavors: apple, balsamic vinegar, plum preserves, and tomato.
You can grill them in the summertime and pop them under the broiler when it’s too cold outside to grill. Get the recipe.
8. Apple and Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut squash adds creaminess, richness, and fiber to this Apple Butternut Squash Soup recipe. The combination of roasted squash, apples, ginger, and milk come together so well that you’ll want to slurp up this soup all fall.
Bonus: This soup doesn’t rely on heaps of fat to add flavor.
The recipe calls for it to be blended in batches, but if you have an immersion blender, you can place it into the pot and blend directly. Get the recipe.
9. Apple Harvest Muffins
Take advantage of fall with these moist apple muffins. You can bake these light and airy muffins any time of the year, but they’re really best in fall, when apple season is at its peak. Get the recipe.
10. Apple Cinnamon Protein Oatmeal
This delicious combination of oatmeal, apples, and spices gets a nutrition boost from whey protein powder and flaxseeds. Get the recipe.