The air is brisk, the leaves are changing color, and everywhere, families are hauling bushels of newly-picked apples home to their kitchens. To celebrate autumn, and to help you use up all those ruby-red pommes, here are Grandparents.com’s Top 10 Apple Recipes. From warm, sweet side dishes to a parade of juicy desserts, they’re the envy of orchard enthusiasts everywhere.
10. Apple Crumble Pie
What kind of recipe countdown would this be without apple pie? This delectable version uses a pre-made crust to speed up the works a bit.
9. Yam and Apple Bake
This just-sweet-enough combination of vitamin-packed yams and juicy apples will make your house smell like, well, something really good.
8. Brie Apple Cinnamon Quesadillas
The grandkids can help you make these easy, cheesy, honey-drizzled mealtime treats.
7. Honey Baked Apple Towers
These sweet baked apples are as delicious as they are architecturally interesting.
6. Rosy Applesauce
Behold! The easiest and most satisfying recipe you’ll ever come across, on this website or anywhere else.
5. Apple Cheese Sheet Cake
A New Jersey grandmother shared this authentic German sheet cake, a treat perfect for Oktoberfest and beyond.
4. Apple Pie Bars
Tapioca pearls are the secret ingredient in this super neat handheld pie.
3. Apple-Pecan Bread Pudding
Let your slow cooker do the work for this crowd-pleasing dessert.
2. CopyKat.com’s Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Fried Apples
If you love Cracker Barrel, you’ll love duplicating its famous recipe for Fried Apples at home.
1. Apple Brown Betty
This 147-year-old recipe is one of our most popular all-around desserts. Try it and find out why.
These honorable-mention recipes didn’t quite make the top 10, but they’re still the apples of our eye:
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