17 Better-Than-Pie Recipes to Make After Apple Picking
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.
Apples make for a crunchy and delicious bite in this lettuce-free salad.
Snag some farm-fresh apple cider with your picked bag to make these delightful nuggets of apple goodness.
A little sweet, a little spicy, and a whole lot of delicious.
Chop up your apples for the ultimate sandwich, salad, and burger condiment, or add it to your cheese plate.
Pair cozy pork medallions and sweet potatoes with crisp apples for the perfect fall dish.
Skip the classic apple pie, and bake something a little more original that Mom would still love.
You thought peanut butter and apples were a match made in heaven, but just wait until you pair them with tahini.
Enjoy for breakfast or dinner. It's meaty and delicious all day long.
Pair these lean patties with a fall-flavored, fruity slaw. Perfect for gameday or family dinner.
Apple cider, shredded apples, and perfect fall spices make for a delicious, apple-packed cake.
Perfect for a quick sandwich or scooped onto a bed of lettuce for a delicious, fall lunch.
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.
Red apple skin and onion make this one-pot recipe bright, beautiful, and tasty.
Cozy parsnips, chicken, and butternut squash are accompanied by apple cider and chopped apples for a warm, fall stew.
The slow cooker is the ultimate tool for making this maple-infused apple cinnamon oat bowl.
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.
In just 25 minutes you'll have a one-pot, sweet-and-savory dinner everyone will ask for again and again.