7 Favorite Apple Recipes for Fall

Make use of fall's bounty with these delicious apple recipes.

Sept. 13, 2011 -- quicklist:1category: title: url: 8781618text: Did you know that about 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States? As apple season begins, we're excited to start cooking. From Fiji to McIntosh to Gala, apples add subtle sweetness and crunchy texture to any recipe. Here's a roundup of our best apple recipes. Give them a try today.

Apple Pie

There's nothing more American than apple pie. Try these takes on the classic dish and make room in your freezer to enjoy them year-round.

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quicklist: 2category: Saladtitle: Jazz Up Your Everyday Saladurl: 12107355text: Salads get a sweet or tart flavor with the help of varieties such as Gala or Granny Smith.

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quicklist: 3category: Sidestitle: Spruce Up Your Sidesurl: 12181358text: Get out of your comfort zone by adding apples to savory side dishes with sausage or rice.

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quicklist: 4category: Souptitle: Warm Up on Chilly Daysurl: 7290657text: A warm and hearty soup with apples is comfort food at its best. Make some for now and freeze the rest for later.

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quicklist: 5category: Entreetitle: Not Your Everyday Entreeurl: 13528146text: Apples aren't the first ingredient one might add to a main dish, but they add great flavor to a fall meal. Add them to a roast chicken or pork dish for a hint of sweetness.

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quicklist: 6category: Breakfasttitle: A Hearty Morning Mealurl: 13037791text: Give your breakfast added nutritional value with these recipes. A big warm breakfast is a great start to those chilly fall mornings.media: 14481432 caption: Use. related: 13359006~13074592~14333812~7189267

quicklist: 7category: Desserttitle: As a Dinner Party Desserturl: 7670281text: Apples are a versatile fruit you can use for any sweet dish you might be craving. Serve them up at your next event for a big wow-factor.media: 14481591caption: Use. related: 7189398~7218871~11542561~12023141