Apple Dinners

Apple Cider Chicken
Doctor's orders: An apple a day is a must. And these amazing recipes have the tart-sweet fruit written all over them. Here are 17 ways to stud your favorite savory fall dinners with apples, including fabulous cider-brined pork chops, apple-bacon mac and cheese, and creamy soup.

Maple-Brined Chicken Breasts with Apple Relish

A hit of maple syrup in the brine plumps up the poultry while apples, apricots, brandy, and cinnamon create a melt-in-your-mouth relish. We recommend using tart-sweet, firm apples like Braeburn or Honeycrisp.

Pork Chops with Maple Apples

Apples and pork chops have always made a happy couple. The unbeatable pair meets again in this skillet-simmered dinner featuring garlicky onions and double the apple goodness.

Caramelized Onion and Apple Tart

Golden buttery flatbreads make the perfect light dinner. This one's equal parts sweet and savory thanks to sliced ham, red onion, melted Swiss cheese, and (of course) apples.

Apple Cider-Brined Pork Chops

Charbroiled chops don't get sweeter than this. The secret? It's all in the brine! Add apple cider to a boiling mixture of brown sugar, thyme, and peppercorns. Keep the chops cool in the fridge 6-12 hours before you grill.

Spinach Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

With a dressing like this, you'll be happy to eat your spinach. Toss chopped cooked apples into the blender along with vinegar, maple syrup, sage, and salt. Olive oil helps control consistency.

Apple-Pork Ragu

Bye-bye, bottled stuff -- this ragu's 100 percent homemade. Honeycrisp apples star in our sweet spin made with pork, tomatoes, and pimiento-stuffed olives. Spoon the revamped Italian sauce over polenta for a golden dinner.

Pork Sandwich with Tarragon Apple Slaw

No condiments needed here -- just quick and cool apple slaw. Toss skinny strips of red apple in oil, tarragon, and lemon juice, then spoon over crunchy-crisp tenderloins for a sandwich you won't forget.

Watch as we turn pork tenderloin into a delicious pork sandwich with a tangy apple slaw in just five easy steps.

How-To: Perfect Apple-Pork Sandwich

Watch this easy weeknight meal come together in just five easy steps.

Apple and Cheddar Penne Pie

What's better than apple pie? One with pasta! Every happy forkful oozes with tender onions and lush cheddar-cider goodness. Sliced apples make the perfect garnish.

Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts and Apple

Eat it alone or as a side -- either way, these apples and greens are bound to please. Drape the delicious duo in silky browned butter, a sprinkling of thyme, and walnuts.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apple and Pancetta

Unexpected flavors fuse together in this undeniably delicious dish. With pancetta and mustard seeds and onions and Fuji apples, what's not to love?

Garlicky Potato-Apple Soup

One-up same-old potato soup with your favorite fall fruit: apples. Thanks to Greek yogurt and whipping cream, you can cozy on up with the creamiest bowl of soup you've ever had.

Muenster, Cabbage, and Apple Sandwiches

Rome Beauty apples, cool cabbage, and melty Muenster cheese take grilled cheese to fresh new heights. Use a skillet or a panini maker to toast these amazing sandwiches to perfection.

Apple-Bacon Mac and Cheese

Need we say more? Good old Granny Smith apples leave every bite of this bacon-studded macaroni with a sweet finish. Use Dijon mustard and Gouda cheese to tang it up.

Apple, Celery Root, and Fennel Salad

Fennel seeds round out this rustic apple-beet salad that's topped in walnuts and coated with light lemon dressing. Like things tangy? Toss on a handful of blue cheese.

Apple, Ham, and Brie Panini

Sass up your sandwich with face-scrunching green apples and a smear of candylike cranberry sauce. Brushing your bread in olive oil instead of butter before browning makes for a healthier option.

Apple Cider Chicken

This tasty chicken recipe has three hits of apple goodness: cinnamon-coated slices, warm cider, and a splash of soul-soothing brandy.

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