October is National Apple Month, and what better time to celebrate this crisp and delicious fruit than a month filled with apple pies, apple cider, and caramel apples? Apples are among the most popular fruits in the US, with over 2,500 varieties grown nationwide! Sweet and crisp types such as Honeycrisp or Pink Lady are perfect for baking, while mild varieties such as Fuji and Gala are popular for snacking or adding to a fresh salad. Grab your favorite apple variety from Whole Foods, Kroger, or Tom Thumb, and dive into these delicious apple recipes that are easy to make at home.
Caramel apples are a classic fall treat, and so easy to make at home! Tart Granny Smith apples paired with sweet and sticky caramel can be topped with almost anything to make a delicious treat. In under an hour, you can prepare caramel apples perfect for any fall party. All you need to make this recipe is Granny Smith apples, caramels, heavy cream, and various toppings such as sprinkles, nuts, and crushed candy bars.
Nothing screams fall like warm, homemade apple pie. This recipe for the perfect apple pie saves you time in the kitchen by using premade crust, without sacrificing flavor. Create the filling with your favorite apple variety, sugar, and a blend of warm spices. Serve this warm with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate fall dessert.
Apple cider is a warm and comforting fall drink that can be served with or without alcohol. It’s easy to make at home with a Crock-Pot, Instant Pot, or simply over the stovetop. This recipe requires only apples, water, and spices, and fills your home with a delicious aroma while cooking. Serve this at a party for kids as-is, or spike it for adults with bourbon or brandy.
Apples are an easy way to add crunch and sweetness to a salad. This quick and easy recipe is loaded with crispy bacon, pecans, crumbled feta, dried cranberries, and crisp apple slices. Tossed with a delicious homemade Maple Dijon Vinaigrette, this salad is the perfect light lunch or side dish.
Apple crisp is the perfect alternative to apple pie for the lazy baker. This easy recipe comes together in less than an hour and features a crispy oat topping on top of a warm apple filling. Just like an apple pie, apple crisp is paired best with cold ice cream and a drizzle of caramel.
If you’re craving something savory, you can’t go wrong with this delicious soup. This soup screams fall with delicious flavors from apples, bacon, and cheddar cheese. Kids are sure to love this soup as well, and it pairs great with a crispy grilled cheese sandwich. This easy recipe only requires one pot and takes less than an hour to prep and make. Try this out for the perfect easy weeknight dinner!
After tasting homemade applesauce, you’ll never want to go back to the store-bought version. And since this recipe is so easy to make, you don’t have to! This applesauce makes a delicious breakfast or snack and can be packed in mason jars to be taken on the go.
This is a delicious and healthy apple-focused meal that will keep you full all evening. The mouth-watering sauce is made from apple cider, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce and tossed onto baked-at-home chicken wings. It pairs amazingly with the crisp apple salad made with celery, scallions, and an easy vinaigrette. Try this recipe this month next time you’re craving a savory fall meal.