Pan roasted apples, endives, and grapes. [Photograph: Caroline Russock]

Fall is finally here, and one of the best parts is the bounty of fresh apples. While the default may be apple-y baked goods, we can't forget all the savory autumnal recipes that call for apples. Apples add crunch, tang, and a little sweetness to salads, stews, chicken or pork dishes, and more. Here are 21 different ways to add apples to your meals this season.

Endives, Apples, And Grapes: Bitter endives get pan-roasted with quarters of sweet-tart apples and green grapes, along with a few sprigs of rosemary and a bit of butter. The fruits and vegetables caramelize in the pan, gaining sweetness, rendering their juices, and basting as they cook.

Mustard-Glazed Red Cabbage With Apple: Brighten up your braised cabbage with hot mustard and tangy apple. Eat it alone or as a topping for deli sandwiches.

Apple, Almond, and Smoked Mozzarella Farro Salad: Almonds, sweet apples and cranberries, smoky mozzarella, and wine-roasted garlic make this a multifaceted and hearty dish.

Curried Waldorf Salad: This crisp, vibrant salad is spiced up by a welcomed addition of curry and cumin.

Slow Cooker Fall Harvest Pork Stew: Here's a great fall time stew that slowly simmers and tenderizes apples, pork, butternut squash, and parsnips.

Apple Salsa: This apple salsa is seriously refreshing, but it also packs some serious heat with chopped chipotles and adobo sauce.

Healthy And Delicious: Shredded Beet, Apple, And Currant Salad With Apple Vinaigrette: Achieve the perfect balance of earthiness from the beets, tanginess from the apples, and subtle sweetness from the currants in this fall salad.


Apple, beet, and cheddar salad. [Posted by Blake Royer]

Apple, Beetroot, And Cheddar Salad: This easy-to-prepare salad is brimming with fresh, crunchy apples and beets, and tossed with hazelnuts, a crumbly cheddar, and a simple cider vinaigrette.

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Apples, Gin, and Coriander Seeds: The chicken emerges from the oven perfectly juicy and browned, sweet and caramelized from the apples with a great herbal kick from the gin.

Pork Roast En Cocotte With Apples And Shallots: In this basic dish, the moist pork loin is accompanied by sweet caramelized apples and shallots. Round out the meal with mashed potatoes and a green of your choice!

Slow Cooker Golden Mushroom Pork, and Apples: Here's another slow-cooked delight that's great, not just for its simplicity, but for the delicious final product: succulent pork chops with soft apples and onions in a sweet and savory sauce.

Raw Scallops With Green Apple And Dashi: The sweet scallops play off the dashi's umami, and the apples lend a bit of tart sweetness and crunch.

Apple-Brined and Smoked Turkey: Use a sweet, spiced apple brine for your smoked turkey this Thanksgiving, or any night, to give it a beautiful mahogany color and complex smoky flavor.

Grilled Apple and Chicken Salad with Cider-Maple Vinaigrette: This salad is easy on the meat and gets a generous drizzle of cider maple vinaigrette.


Grilled, sausage-stuffed apples. [Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Grilling: Sausage-Stuffed Apples: Cored apples are stuffed with cooked sausage, onion, celery and sage, and drizzled with maple syrup then thrown on the grill.

Eggplant Curry with Apples, Fennel, and Cumin: This dish re-imagines Indian curry with sauteed eggplant and apple in fennel, cumin and chiles.

Smothered Pork Chops Pork and apples are a great duo, but it only gets better with mustard and sauerkraut.

Healthy And Delicious: Baked Apples with Barley-Sausage Pilaf: This side-dish is a little savory, chewy, and nutty, made all the more substantive with yummy apples.

Curried Pork With Apples: A twist on pork chops and apple sauce, this fruit and spice-filled dish is perfect for a fall evening. Liberally garnish with walnuts and raisins.

Pumpernickel Grilled Cheddar With Apple And Thyme: A fitting black and orange grilled cheese for Halloween, filled with apples and thyme.

Turnip, Apple, And Jerusalem Artichoke Soup Warm up with a rich soup of bitter turnips, juicy apples, and mild Jerusalem artichokes.


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