10 Apple Recipe Round-Up

Nothing says fall like a trip to the apple orchard! The smell of apples cooking with sweet cinnamon is absolutely delightful. Apples are so versatile and can be used in salads, for cooking, in desserts, and eaten right out of your hand.

When you are buying apples you want to opt for organic because apples are on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen List. This means that they are one of the fruits/vegetables that are most treated with pesticides.

Since there are so many varieties of apples, let’s talk about which ones are best for eating and which ones are best for cooking.

Best Apples for Eating

  • Braeburn
  • Cortland
  • Empire
  • Fuji
  • Gala – my fav
  • Golden Delicious
  • Granny Smith
  • Honeycrisp
  • McIntosh
  • SweeTango

Best Apples for Cooking

  • Granny Smith
  • Jonathan or Jonagold
  • Cortland
  • Empire
  • Braeburn
  • Honeycrisp

Ready to cook? Here are 10 recipes to make with apples.

10 Apple Recipes for Fall

apple recipes for fall

Tuna Salad w/Apples & Pumpkin Seeds

Don’t wait until fall to make this salad…. use it all year long! Have Safe Catch Tuna, Primal Kitchens mayo, and Go Raw Pumpkin Seeds on hand making this salad super easy to put together.

Add salad greens, apple, and a simple vinaigrette and you are good to go!

Grab the recipe HERE from Against All Grain.

Caramel Apple Pancakes

These pancakes aren’t too sweet and have a wonderful cinnamon flavor.

Grab the recipe HERE from PaleOMG.

Skillet Pork Chops w/Apples & Onions

Apples and pork just go together, sweet & savory. Use this recipe for an easy weeknight dinner and pair it with greens beans and mashed potatoes for a healthy spin on a traditional meal.

Grab the recipe HERE from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.

Honey Ginger Apple Shredded Pork

Try making this with roasted green beans and mashed or roasted cauliflower.

Grab the recipe HERE from PaleOMG.

Granny Smith Apple Crumble

An apple crisp without any added sugar? Yes, please!

With the sweetness from cooked apples and the cinnamon spice, you won’t even miss the added sugar… instead you will be able to taste the deliciousness of real food.

Grab the recipe HERE from Balanced Bites.

Gluten Free Apple Muffins

These muffins are nice and fluffy and have double the apple with applesauce and grated apple. Even the person who isn’t gluten free will love these…just don’t tell them.

Grab the recipe HERE from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.

Paleo Apple Cider Donut Holes (GF)

Did someone say donuts??? Have you ever gone apple picking and then stopped at the stand to get apple cider donuts? Instead, make these donut holes at home. All the same yummy goodness without the negative side effects of gluten.

Grab the recipe HERE from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.

Fall Harvest Chopped Salad w/Apple Maple Vinaigrette

Everything you love about fall in one bowl! Make the butternut squash, hard-boiled eggs, chicken, and dressing ahead of time so when lunchtime comes you can easily put it together.

Grab the recipe HERE from PaleOMG.

Caramel Apple Scones

A special treat to make and share with friends and family. Making the caramel sauce can take some time so plan accordingly. Enjoy these on a beautiful fall morning with a warm beverage.

Grab the recipe HERE from Paleo Running Momma.

Apple “Nachos”

Craving dessert that takes just a few minutes to put together and won’t leave you feeling crummy from too much sugar? These “nachos” are your answer. You can customize this to your liking and they are a great thing to make with kids.

Change up the type of apple, nut butter, and add some gluten free or grain free granola for something a little different.

Grab the recipe HERE from Living Healthy With Chocolate.