Apples are one of fall in New England’s greatest pleasures. Here are 10 of our best apple recipes, from deep-dish pie to tangy apple cider donuts.
By Yankee Magazine
Sep 12 2018
Fall has arrived, and with it, the return of the mighty apple! Apples are delicious plain, dipped in peanut butter, or sliced onto oatmeal, but we also love them baked into stunning pies, crunchy crisps, or dunked into caramel and chopped peanuts for a classic fall fair treat. Whether you pick your own at a local orchard or stock up at the market, we’ve got plenty of ways for you to use up this year’s apples. That is, if you don’t eat them all first!
This one-skillet breakfast wonder gets a sweet boost from apples and cinnamon. It’s impressive, delicious, and easy. What’s not to love?
This tasty crostata — a free-form tart filled with sliced apples, pears, and cranberries — is sweet and tangy, doesn’t require any fussiness on your part, and makes an impressive holiday centerpiece. Serve with vanilla ice cream and dig in!
Our favorite recipe for deep-dish apple pie is good enough for a bake-off: tall, beautifully domed, and filled to the top with juicy apples.
Both sweet and tangy, these apple-infused squares pair with thinly-sliced cheddar cheese for a unique taste that’s hard to resist.
It’s a cider maker’s tradition to use some of the freshly pressed juice to make lightly tangy, apple-scented doughnuts. They’re a favorite treat at orchard throughout New England, but if you’ve always wanted to make a batch at home, we’ve got you covered!
Sweetened apples topped with a flavorful combination of butter, oats, vanilla, and brown sugar is an old-fashioned fall favorite that’s as easy to make as it is tasty to eat.
Apple dumplings have roots in Pennsylvania Dutch country, where the pastries emerged as a clever use for leftover pie dough on baking day. They’re so delicious, though, that we’re happy to make up a fresh batch of pastry just for these alone. The sauce thickens as it cooks, turning into a rich and glossy syrup.
Both simple and delicious, a batch of homemade applesauce is a true treat and tastes terrific both hot and cold. You may never buy store-bought again.
These apple and sweet potato latkes, accented with the oniony bite of shallots, are a popular alternative to traditional potato latkes. Serve hot with sour cream and applesauce.
A three-time blue ribbon winner, this apple jelly is perfectly sweet and makes a wonderful gift.
What tops your list of favorite apple recipes? Let us know!
This post was first published in 2015 and has been updated.