Nine Sweet, Savory and Boozy Apple Recipes to Try

Photo by Meg Baggott / Food styling by Katherine Rosen and Dylan Garret

If you recently went apple picking and want to put the spoils to use, or simply seek a tasty way to toast the season, these apple recipes have you covered.

The second-most planted fruit in the United States after grapes, apples are grown by more than 5,000 producers across the country. There are countless ways to cook with apples, from soups and salads, to savory slaws atop dinner-party-worthy seafood, to complex or dead-simple desserts. Here are nine of our favorite apple recipes.



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Kohlrabi and Apple Salad with Chèvre, Nuts and Seeds 

Often intimidating and misunderstood, kohlrabi takes a starring role in this crispy, savory and sweet salad.

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Smoked oysters with apple-parsnip butter / Photo by Beth Galton / Styling by Diana Yen
Smoked Oysters with Homemade Apple-Parsnip Butter

Sweet meets smoky in this recipe as grilled oysters are topped with an apple-parsnip butter.

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Photos by Alexandra Rowley / Styling by Erin Merhar
Kuri Soup with Ancho and Apple

A warming recipe that features all the flavors of fall, this squash and apple soup is easy to make at home.

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Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Apple Agrodolce

Sweet, tart, spicy and meaty, these addictive sprouts will become your new holiday staple. Don’t skip the deep-frying; once you try them this way, you may never go back.

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Matjes, Green Apple and Celery Salad with Pumpernickel / Photo by Sang An
Matjes with Green Apple and Celery Salad

This recipe uses a brine of sugar and vinegar to create a delicate dish of cured herring, paired with fresh produce and pumpernickel bread.

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Photo by Meg Baggott / Food styling by Katherine Rosen and Dylan Garret
Whiskey Old Fashioned Apple Pie

The classic American dessert recipe gets a boozy update that combines artisan baking and cocktails.

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Apple Cranberry Crisp

As it cooks, the cranberries in this recipe bleed into the filling, giving the dish a gorgeous color and even better flavor.

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Apple Strudel Mille-Feuille / Photo by Sang An
Apple Strudel Mille-Feuille Recipe

This reinterpreted version of classic German apple strudel utilizes puff pastry, walnuts and vanilla ice cream for an impressive, easy-to-make dessert.

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Photo by Mikkel Vang / Styling by John Bjostad
Baked Apples

This simple recipe uses only three ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Plus, baked apples work as both an appetizer and dessert.

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Published on September 24, 2021