Fall is officially here, and although it seems pumpkin spice is the “hot” new flavor of fall, let’s not forget the real MVP of the season: apples. It’s prime apple-picking time and what with all the delicious varieties like Fuji, Jazz, Gala, McIntosh and more, you can bet that people around the country are whipping out their trusty pie pan/dish and making some good ol’ fashioned apple pies.
That’s all well and good, but why stop there? Don’t get me wrong I’ll take down a whole pie myself and ask for seconds, but c’mon people, there are so many other ways to get that delicious apple-y goodness. Without further delay, here are 15 of the best, yummiest recipes to help you take your apple game to a whole new level.
1. Apple Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes
Start your day off right! Here’s the recipe.
2. Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake
If you need more incentive than just this picture to go make this, we can’t be friends. Here’s the recipe.
3. Caramel Apple Pie Magic Bars
Be still my beating heart. Here’s the recipe.
4. Flourless Applesauce Spice Cake
Surprisingly healthy for being so delicious. Here’s the recipe.
5. Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples
How can you possibly go wrong with this combo? Here’s the recipe.
6. Gourmet Caramel Apples
Childhood treats, all grown up. Here’s the recipe.
7. Apple Chips in the Microwave
No oven? No problem. Here’s the recipe.
8. Caramel Apple Nachos
“Nacho” mama’s caramel apples. Get it? Here’s the recipe.
9. Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites
This one is gluten free and vegan-friendly. Here’s the recipe.
10. Individual Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip
Three ingredients, immeasurable yumminess. Here the recipe.
11. Caramel Apple Upside Down French Toast Bake
This can even be prepped the previous night. Here’s the recipe.
12. Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake
Look at it and tell me that doesn’t call to the very depths of your soul. Here’s the recipe.
13. Apple Pie Fries
What’s not to love? Here’s the recipe.
14. Apple Pie Bars
You had me at “hello.” Here’s the recipe.
15. Apple Crumb Slab Pie
This is probably the easiest way to serve a large crowd. Here’s the recipe.