The apple harvest is abundant this time of year! My family was given a bushel of apples from a neighbor who has a small orchard so we made my favorite cinnamon ginger applesauce and ate the remainder fresh. Whether you grow your own apples or source them from a local apple orchard, you can make the most of this seasonal harvest with these delicious apple recipes.
Favorite Harvest Apple Recipes
If you are looking for easy & yummy recipes to try this apple season, you are in the right place! Test out these sweet apple recipes and let us know what you think!
1. Applesauce with Cinnamon and Ginger
This applesauce recipe is as simple as they come! Cook the apples over the stove, mash them, add cinnamon & ginger, and voila! Healthy and delicious 3 ingredient applesauce! If you don’t like cinnamon and ginger, simply omit them.
2. Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather
Fruit leather (homemade fruit rollups) is a great way to use up extra apples! Pop this cooked apple mixture into the dehydrator to make healthy treats that you and your children can enjoy.
3. Old Fashioned Apple Cake
This old-fashioned heirloom apple cake made with fresh apples will be a crowd-pleaser during the fall & winter months. Make sure you add this to your list of baked goods to make this autumn!
4. Apple Puff Pancake
Apples for breakfast anyone? Add cooked cinnamon apples to this pancake batter to make yummy apple puff pancakes! Top with maple syrup and fresh fruit.
5. Spiced Apple Shrub
Did you know that you can turn excess apples into yummy drinks? This spiced apple shrub is the perfect non-alcoholic fall drink or you can turn it into a spiced autumn cocktail!
6. Stovetop Apple Pie Filling
Apple pie filling is so easy to make! It can be used to make- obviously- apple pies, but also bread pudding, crisps, dump cakes, and more.
7. Making Apple Pies & Canning Apple Pie Filling
Ready to can your homemade apple pie filling and whip up some hot apple pies? RuthAnn shows you step-by-step in this video.
8. Apple & Sage Jelly
This is a sweet and savory soft-set fruit spread that can be added to vegetables, meats (think pork chops & lamb), glazes, gravies, or even sandwiches! This Apple Sage Jelly recipe calls for apple cider vinegar and pectin which can also be made from your excess apple harvest!
9. Apple Pie Bread Pudding
If you are a fan of traditional bread pudding, just wait until you this try this recipe that mixes in sweet apple pie filling!
10. Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar
Homemade apple cider vinegar is an excellent way to use up apple scraps, peels, and cores.
Use ACV for cooking, promoting good gut health, livestock husbandry, and more!
11. Homemade Apple Pectin
If you have an abundance of apple scraps left over, don’t toss them! Make your own apple pectin instead. Use this homemade pectin just like store-bought pectin to make jams & jellies.
12. How to Can Apples
Do you have more apples than you are able to use right now? Turn them into shelf-stable apple slices that can be used whenever you need them! Canning apples is a simple way to make use of excess apples this fall instead of letting them go to waste.
13. Cranberry Apple Cobbler
Who doesn’t love a good cobbler? Put some of those extra apples to use in this sweet & tart cranberry-apple cobbler!
14. Crockpot Apple Butter Recipe & Canning Tips
Use extra apples to make this easy crockpot apple butter with cinnamon, brown sugar, and nutmeg! Can this apple butter to enjoy it year-round.
15. Crockpot Applesauce
Homemade applesauce is so easy to make in the crockpot! This applesauce recipe is sweetened with honey, but you can leave the sweetener out altogether if you prefer.
16. Apple Crisp Recipe
A warm apple crisp is the perfect fall dessert! Make seasoned baked apples, add a honey-sweetened crumb topping, plop a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, and enjoy!
17. Dehydrated Apple Cinnamon Rings
Do you like snacking on dried fruit? Turn your apple harvest into dehydrated apple chips! This makes a delicious and healthy treat that you can enjoy year-round.
18. Applesauce Muffin Recipe
These moist & delicious applesauce muffins are gluten & dairy-free!