Photo: Jennifer Causey

Think of an abundance of apples as a gift that goes way beyond just apple pie. 

Arielle Weg
October 10, 2017

Apple picking with friends and family is the ultimate fall pastime. You wait for the first chilly Saturday morning to load up the car, grab a bag, and fill it with more apples than anyone could ever consume. Even though we wait until this time of year to indulge a little, there are only so many apple pies you can make and eat. But there's actually a variety of ways to incorporate your apple haul into every meal during your week, with both sweet and savory options. 

Here are our favorite recipes to help you use up every last one from apple picking, without any pies in sight. Plus, don't forget to stop by the store if the farm has one. You can typically find more apple varieties from previous weeks, freshly baked pies and pastries, jams, and other produce from local farmers. It's a great place to stock up on fall flavors for these recipes and support a local business. 

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Celery, Apple, and Almond Salad

Apples make for a crunchy and delicious bite in this lettuce-free salad. 

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Cider Doughnuts with Maple-Tahini Glaze

Snag some farm-fresh apple cider with your picked bag to make these delightful nuggets of apple goodness. 

Photo: Greg Dupree

Honeycrisp-Maple Sipper

A little sweet, a little spicy, and a whole lot of delicious. 

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Spiced Apple Chutney

Chop up your apples for the ultimate sandwich, salad, and burger condiment, or add it to your cheese plate.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Pork Medallions with Fennel-Apple Slaw 

Pair cozy pork medallions and sweet potatoes with crisp apples for the perfect fall dish. 

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Mom's Rhubarb-Apple Crisp 

Skip the classic apple pie, and bake something a little more original that Mom would still love. 

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

Apple Tahini Toast

You thought peanut butter and apples were a match made in heaven, but just wait until you pair them with tahini. 

Photo: Alison Miksch

Sausage, Spinach, and Apple Breakfast Sandwiches 

Enjoy for breakfast or dinner. It's meaty and delicious all day long. 

Photo: Victor Protasio

Turkey Sliders with Crunchy Green Apple Slaw 

Pair these lean patties with a fall-flavored, fruity slaw. Perfect for gameday or family dinner. 

Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Apple Spice Bundt Cake with Cider Glaze 

Apple cider, shredded apples, and perfect fall spices make for a delicious, apple-packed cake. 

Photo: Gregg Dupree

Tart Apple-Hazelnut Chicken Salad

Perfect for a quick sandwich or scooped onto a bed of lettuce for a delicious, fall lunch. 

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Apple Galette with Vanilla Yogurt Drizzle

It's definitely not a pie, but if you still want to bake your apples away in a buttery crust, this one's for you.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Skillet Apple Pork Chops

Red apple skin and onion make this one-pot recipe bright, beautiful, and tasty. 

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Chicken, Apple, and Butternut Stew

Cozy parsnips, chicken, and butternut squash are accompanied by apple cider and chopped apples for a warm, fall stew. 

Photo: Iain Bagwell

Hearty Oats and Grains

The slow cooker is the ultimate tool for making this maple-infused apple cinnamon oat bowl. 

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Cider-Glazed Turkey with Roasted Apples

There's no need to wait for Thanksgiving to have the ultimate turkey dish. Apple cider flavors the brine while apples and apple jelly help the Turkey shine. 

Skillet Apple Chicken Thighs

In just 25 minutes you'll have a one-pot, sweet-and-savory dinner everyone will ask for again and again.