September 22, 2020

25 Savory Apple Recipes to Try this Fall

Collage of savory apple recipes including a burger, curry, and stew.

Apples are a terrific addition to many savory meals and recipes. They pair perfectly with cheese, chicken, pork, vegetables, bread, and many warm spices. 

Fall is here and that means it's time for apples! Apple picking, apple cider, applesauce, apple pie, and lots of apples to use in your cooking and baking. While we all know apples make amazing desserts, today I'm highlighting some delicious ways to try apples in savory recipes.

This round-up includes salads, side dishes, stew, burgers, sandwiches, and other main dishes all featuring apples. If you have bushels of apples this fall from apple picking, or just a few from the grocery store or the backyard, you're sure to find a new way to enjoy them. 

Raw or cooked, sweet or tart, green or red or even yellow, there's always a way to enjoy apples in your cooking! I saw that one of our local orchards is already experiencing unprecedented numbers of pickers this year. U-pick activities have been more popular than even this year!

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Savory Apple Side Dishes and Salads

Apples add sweetness or tartness to salads, vegetables, and other side dishes (even deviled eggs). Apples go so well with many autumn vegetables like cabbage, Brussels sprouts, winter squash, and others.

Cabbage, Bacon, and Apple Salad on a plate with a fork. 
Apple & Bacon Red Cabbage Salad with Pecans. Photo courtesy of Karen's Kitchen Stories.

Apple & Bacon Red Cabbage Salad w/ Pecans from Karen's Kitchen Stories

Creamy Potato and Apple Gratin from Palatable Pastime

Creamy Beet and Apple Salad from Savory Moments

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples & Onions from A Day in the Life on the Farm 

Granny Smith Apple Slaw from The Spiffy Cookie 

Apple & Caramelized Onion Pretzel Stuffing from The Spiffy Cookie  

Apple, Chorizo, & Manchengo Crostini from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

Grilled Apple & Pear Salad from Cheese Curd in Paradise

Apple & Chipotle Candied Bacon Deviled Eggs from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice   

Plate of finished deviled eggs on a deviled eggs plate with apples.
Apple & Chipotle Candied Bacon Devlied Eggs. Photo courtesy of Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice.

Savory Apple Sandwiches, Burgers, and More

I love pairing apples with a good sharp cheddar cheese, brie, blue cheese, and more. The crunch of apples can make them a lovely addition to a sandwich. Their sweet or tart flavors can help offset and compliment other flavors in your meals. 

Apple, Cheddar, & Bacon Quesadillas from Books n' Cooks

Slow Cooker Applesauce Pulled Chicken Sandwiches from House of Nash Eats

Turkey Apple Brie Paninis from Making Miracles

Pork and Apple Burgers from Kate's Recipe Box

Finished apple and pork burgers on rolls. 
Pork and Apple Burgers. Photo courtesy of Kate's Recipe Box.

Chicken, Brie, & Apple Turnovers from Shockingly Delicious

Apple Chicken Salad Croissants from Family Around the Table

Apple Bacon Cheddar Grilled Cheese from Jolene's Recipe Journal

Apple-Turkey Burgers w/ Cranberry-Apple Relish from Savory Moments

Savory Apple Main Dishes

Apples add a special touch to many fall meals. Since they pair so well with meats and cheeses, it's only natural to try them out in a variety of dishes. Check out all of these creative autumn apples dinners to add to your menu.

Finished pan of creamy apple cider chicken in a skillet. 
Creamy Apple Cider Chicken Skillet. Photo courtesy of House of Nash Eats.

Creamy Apple Cider Chicken Skillet from House of Nash Eats

Moroccan Apple & Sweet Potato Beef Stew from Savory Moments  

Grilled Dijon Pork & Apple Foil Packets from Cheese Curd in Paradise 

Turkey & Apple Cheddar Biscuit Pie from Savory Moments

Chicken & Apple Indian Curry from Savory Moments

Smokey Apple Gouda Risotto from The Baking Fairy

Apple & Lentil Andouille Crockpot Stew from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Chipotle Turkey, Apple, & Sweet Potato Chili from Savory Moments

Chipotle Turkey, Apple, & Sweet Potato Chili.

I hope that you feel inspired to try out some new savory apple recipes this fall! I'm looking forward to apple picking this year and trying out some of these new ideas as well as cooking up some of our regular favorites. 

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  1. Thanks for including my post. What a great round up of fantastic recipes.

  2. OMG! So many delicious choices! Where to start first will be the challenge.

  3. Yum! Good thing fall is just staring, because it'll take me awhile to work my way through this terrific list of goodness. :-)

  4. Oh, boy, what a yummy roundup of apple recipes! I love using apples with pork, but there are so many other wonderful options!

  5. This is an awesome autumnal apple roundup of recipes. I always make apple crumble from the apples from my garden. Thanks for the other possibilities.

  6. I can never have too many apple recipes, so this is a great resource! Thanks for including mine.


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