Fast & Fresh Apple Recipes You Need This Fall
Apple-Pecan Pork Chops
Autumn isn't just about pecan pie—you can use this fall-favorite nut in your dinner recipes, too! Chopped pecans add a welcome crunch to tender pork chops and apple slices simmered in an oh-so-simple brown sugar glaze.
Pork and Apple Slaw Wraps
What could be fresher than a lettuce wrap? These fast wraps are filled with barbecue sauce-coated pork tenderloin, red sweet peppers, and tart green apple slices, making them perfect for a light fall dinner.
Caramelized Onion and Apple Tart
We're guessing caramelized red onion and fresh apple slices aren't your usual favorite pizza toppings. But when you combine them with smoky ham slices and gooey Swiss cheese, this fall-ready flatbread just might become your new go-to.
Turkey, Bacon, and Apple Club
Instead of serving your apple slices on the side, why not include them in your sandwich? Crispy bacon and smoked turkey make this sandwich hearty enough to get you through the afternoon, while apple slices add a slightly sweet crunch.
Pork Chops with Maple Apples
If you're not quite ready for fall, one bite of this dish will change your mind. A double dose of apples (apple juice and fresh apple slices, of course) plus a drizzle of maple syrup brings warm and cozy fall flavors to these skillet-cooked pork chops.
Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts and Apple
Browning the butter before cooking your Brussels sprouts and apple slices may seem like an unnecessary step, but trust us, the extra wait is worth it. Plus, you can pair this fall fruit-and-veggie side with almost any protein—we won't judge if you make it a few times this week.
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples
Everyone pairs pork and apples for dinner when fall rolls around, but what about chicken? These easy pan-roasted chicken thighs require only 5 ingredients, and they're even better when joined with maple syrup-cooked apples.
Muenster, Cabbage, and Apple Sandwiches
Make your lunchtime sandwich extra-spectacular with Muenster cheese, shredded cabbage, and apple slices. This grilled cheese might feel fancy, but it takes only a handful of ingredients and 30 minutes.
Pork Chops, Apples & Greens
We can't resist the combo of pork chops and apple slices, and stirring fresh spinach into the mix makes this fast and fresh meal even more tempting. The best part? This easy fall dinner is on the table in 30 minutes.
Tangy Grape & Apple Slaw
If you want to add some green to your plate, you can't go wrong with this fruit- and veggie-filled slaw. Brussels sprouts and green cabbage bring a healthy dose of veggies, while green apple slices and grapes add a fruity fall twist.
Apple, Ham, and Brie Panini
One sandwich, four food groups. It sounds impossible, but thanks to sourdough bread, ham, Brie, and apple slices, this recipe pulls it off. Want to hit all five? Just add a few spinach leaves and you've got a quick healthy dinner.
Sprouts, Avocado, and Apple Salad
You may not think of avocado as a typical fall ingredient, but since they're readily available in grocery stores year-round, why not add them to this Brussels sprouts and apple salad? Don't worry, though—a sprinkle of roasted pumpkin seeds on top keeps this salad from becoming too summery.
Chicken with Apple-Vegetable Slaw Stir-Fry
When it comes to fast meals, it doesn't get much speedier than stir-fry. This quick chicken dinner is loaded with mushrooms, green cabbage, and asparagus, plus a helping of fruit from a handful of tart apple slices.
Spinach Salad with Apple Vinaigrette
Want to get your salads more fall-ready? One drizzle of this fresh apple, cider vinegar, and maple syrup vinaigrette will make any salad ready for the season. We like it best tossed with spinach, apple slices, and celery root.
Peanut Butter and Apple-Bacon Sandwiches
Yes, this sandwich has peanut butter, but this is no PB&J. Each one of these grilled sandwiches is loaded with apple slices and crispy bacon, making it a huge upgrade from the usual brown-bag sandwich.
Turn tart green apples into a fresh, crispy pizza topper by cooking them alongside shallots, walnuts, and honey. These fall-ready pizzas make a perfect appetizer for any autumn celebration!
Crisp Catfish with Apple-Celery Slaw
Crispy, crunchy catfish needs a fresh counterpart on the side, and this apple-celery slaw does the trick. Just mix celery, green apple slices, and red cabbage with honey, mayo, and lemon juice, and this tangy fall slaw is ready to eat.