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80 Seasonal and Delicious Apple Recipes to Make This Autumn

80 Seasonal and Delicious Apple Recipes to Make This Autumn

Autumn, Roundup Posts | 4th October 2018 | By

Although apples are generally available all year round these days, they really come into their own in the autumn. The apple harvest has started and Apple Day is just around the corner. Here you’ll find plenty of inspiration on how to use them with a whopping 80 seasonal and delicious apple recipes to make. Some are from Tin and Thyme and some are from others in the food blogging community.

Apple Day

Apple Day falls on October 21st. It’s a celebration of autumn in general and the apple harvest in particular. It was started by Common Ground in 1990 to raise awareness of the loss of orchards and apple varieties. There’s a vast range of events happening up and down the country to celebrate this most marvellous of fruits. Here in the New Forest, there are apple pressings and cider making and the good folks of Lymington leave boxes of excess apples outside their front door for people to take. Apple Day is such a highlight here at Tin and Thyme, that we have a board dedicated to it on Pinterest. There you’ll find hundreds of apple recipes and you’ll never lack for inspiration again.

80 Seasonal and Delicious Apple Recipes to Make This Autumn

Apple cake, apple crumble and apple pie are absolute must bakes in autumn, but why stop there? Apples are versatile and there are so many other ways to use them. With these 80 seasonal and delicious apple recipes to make this autumn you can pick up plenty of ideas for classic apple bakes as well as more contemporary recipes. There’s pretty much everything here from the healthy to the indulgent, from full on dairy, to vegan, to paleo and gluten-free. You should find something to suit every one and every apple occasion.

Apple Cake Recipes

You can pretty much guarantee that come autumn, you’ll find a recipe for apple cake on Tin and Thyme. Apple season just isn’t right without a good cake made out of Eve’s favourite fruit. I haven’t added all of my recipes here though, instead I’ve picked a few of the best along with a selection of others.

Large Cakes

Italian Apple Cake - one of 80 seasonal and delicious apple recipes.

Italian apple cake (sorta di mele) via Scrummy Lane

French apple cake via Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Dorset apple cake with chocolate caramel via Tin and Thyme

Almond apple cider cake via Tin and Thyme

Apple & cherry Wensleydale chocolate chip cake via Tin and Thyme

Apple butter bundt cake (vegan & gluten free) via Strength & Sunshine

Small Cakes

Honey Apple Cardamom Mini Bundt Cakes - one of 80 seasonal and delicious apple recipes.

Honey apple cardamom mini bundt cakes via Tin and Thyme

Apple & blackberry crumble bundtlettes via The Crafty Larder

Apple crumble and custard mini cakes via Tin and Thyme

The best baked caramel donuts via My Menu Pal

Apple muffins with cinnamon-walnut streusel via Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

Apple date and chia seed muffins (vegan) via Green Gourmet Giraffe


Apple and Cinnamon Traybake - one of 80 seasonal and delicious apple recipes.

Easy apple and cinnamon traybake via Recipes Made Easy

Apple, rose and white chocolate cake via Tin and Thyme

Apple caramel streusel traybake via Foodie Laura

Caramel apple poke cake via Cooking With My Kids

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night, is a rather macabre British celebration where we burn effigies of the renegade 16th Century Catholic, Guy Fawkes. That aside, it’s a jolly occasion with lots of fireworks and food. Apples are particularly associated with it and you can’t have a bonfire without a toffee apple.

Toffee Apple Hazelnut Cake with Smoky Salted Caramel Sauce

Toffee Apple Hazelnut Cake via Tin and Thyme

Traditional homemade toffee apples via Foodie Quine

Toffee apple millionaire’s shortbread via Mummy Mishaps

Spiced toffee apple bonfire cakes via Tin and Thyme

Apple Scones

And what could be better after a cold and crisp autumn walk than warm apple scones straight from the oven? Scones are incredibly easy to make and they’re always a filling crowd pleaser.

Apple Cider Scones with Cinnamon - one of 80 seasonal and delicious apple recipes.

Apple cider scones with cinnamon via Tin and Thyme

Caramel apple pie scones via United Cakedom

Apple and honey oat scones via My Kitchen Love

Apple Cookies

Apple cookies or biscuits may not be an obvious choice, but one of my favourite flapjack recipes includes apple in the ingredient list. Here you have two to choose from and they both sound good.

Apple Cookies

Apple & oat blackberry jam thumbprint cookies via Occasionally Eggs

Apple oat cookies via She Eats

Breakfast Recipes Using Apple

I usually use the abundance of autumn apples to make lots of apple purée. This keeps in the fridge for months and we use it to top porridge when the days start to get cold. There are lots of other ways to use apples for breakfast though. I’ve got my eye on those quesadillas.

Apple Cheesecake Breakfast Quesadillas - one of 80 seasonal and delicious apple recipes.

Apple cheesecake breakfast quesadillas via 4 Sons ‘R’ Us

Overnight oats with raisins, apple & pumpkin seeds via Tin and Thyme

Raspberry & apple vanilla breakfast compote via Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen

Blackberry & apple spelt pancakes with brown buttered cobnuts via Tin and Thyme

Apple-filled pumpkin crêpes with Coconut Whipped Cream (gluten-free) via The Gluten Free Homestead

Apple & cinnamon breakfast muffins via Amuse Your Bouche

Simple + amazing homemade apple sauce via Blue Bowl Recipes

Savoury Apple Recipes

And of course apples work brilliantly in all sorts of savoury dishes too. Here you’ll find some ideas from salads, to soups, to bread.

Salads & Sides

Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad

Miso brussels sprouts and apple salad via Whole Food Bellies

Apple potato salad via Surprising Recipes

Celeriac & apple remoulade via Farmersgirl Kitchen

Fennel, carrot, radish & apple slaw via Tin and Thyme

Wild rice salad with apple and pomegranate via Veggies Save The Day

Healthy vegan Waldorf salad via Happy Kitchen Rocks

Honey roasted root vegetables with apples via Family Friends Food

Mashed turnip & apple casserole via Food Meanderings


Apple Parsnip Soup

Apple parsnip soup via Tin and Thyme

Spiced parsnip spinach apple soup via Tin and Thyme

Paleo blender pumpkin soup (with apple) via I Heart Umami

Apple butternut bisque via Garlic & Zest


And if you want some bread made with apples to accompany the soup, here are a couple to choose from as well as some savoury muffins.

Apple Hazelnut Spelt Rye Sourdough Bread

Apple & hazelnut spelt rye sourdough via Tin and Thyme

Blackberry & apple spelt soda bread via Tin and Thyme

Goat’s cheese, thyme and bramley apple muffins via Fuss Free Flavours

Seasonal Recipes for Apple Desserts

These 80 seasonal and delicious apple recipes would not be complete without a good selection of puddings and desserts. Here you’ll find some good old comfort food as well as a few healthier recipes. There’s even ice cream.

Baked Puds

Blackberry and Apple Crumble

Blackberry and apple crumble with a nutty ginger twist via Tin and Thyme

Easy apple crumble (vegan, GF & grain-free) via V Nutrition

Eve’s pudding via Lost in Food

Devonshire apple In and Out pudding via Bright Kitchen Tales

Vegan apple meringue via Fab Food 4 All

Tarts, Pies & Pastries

Best Buttery Apple Pie

Granny’s apple pie with wholemeal pastry via Tin and Thyme

Best buttery apple pie with a twist via Jo’s Kitchen Larder

Vegan apple pie via Little Sunny Kitchen

Blackberry and apple crumble pie via The Hedge Combers

Apple Bakewell tart via Emily’s Recipes & Reviews

Baked custard tart with spiced apple via The Fare Sage

Easy apple crisp galette via Home and Plate

Apple hazelnut pizza via Thinly Spread

Apple & white chocolate tarts via Tin and Thyme

Apple & almond chocolate pastries via Tin and Thyme

Apple & cinnamon dough balls (vegan) via A Bit of The Good Stuff

Apple crumble cheesecake via The Baking Explorer

Ice Cream

Burnt Apple & Bourbon Ice Cream

Burnt apple & bourbon ice cream via Kavey Eats

Caramel apple ice cream via Farmersgirl Kitchen

Probiotic apple pie ice cream via Raia’s Recipes


Pumpkin Pie Apple Crisps

Pumpkin pie apple crisps via Served From Scratch

Caramel apple popcorn via As Strong As Coffee

Paleo baked apple fries via Oh, The Things We’ll Make

Chocolate apple cider caramels via Living Sweet Moments

Seasonal Recipes for Apple Drinks

Well of course everyone knows about cider; it’s the brew of choice in Cornwall where I come from. In fact you’ll find cider apples growing all around the South West of the UK. Have you tried mulled cider instead of mulled wine? I’d highly recommend it. There are, however, plenty of other apple drinks to be had. Here are a few of them.

Mulled Cider or Mulled Apple Juice

Mulled cider or mulled apple juice via Tin and Thyme

The bittersweet Dapper Apple via Easy Peasy Lemon Squeeze

Apple Mac via Tin and Thyme

Ginger green goddess smoothie via Tin and Thyme

Apple pineapple ginger juice with lime & mint via Little Sugar Snaps

Apple Jams, Chutneys & Other Preserves

Preserving apples is a great way to use up any apple glut and enjoy the fruit all year around.

Spiced Apple Chutney - one of 80 seasonal and delicious apple recipes.

Spiced apple chutney via Tin and Thyme

Sugar free apple butter via Eating Richly

Fig, apple & pomegranate jam via Tin and Thyme

Small batch blackberry and apple jam via Fuss Free Flavours

Gooseberry, apple & mint jelly via Fab Food 4 All

Well that brings my collection of 80 seasonal and delicious apple recipes to make this autumn to a close. I hope you’ve found something to whet your appetite. Do let the relevant blogger know if you make any of their recipes. We bloggers always appreciate feedback.

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  1. johanna @ green gourmet giraffe

    5th October 2018 at 7:43 am

    Great round up Choclette – I really love apple recipes and was surprised at how many I have made – we have a favourite apple stall at the farmers market and they are still selling apples but it is not their peak season – but still fine for baking and cooking – our latest batch ended up in a fruit salad as well as eaten fresh! I now have the urge to do some apple baking – so many great ideas

    • Choclette

      6th October 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks Johanna. It was very hard to pick only 80 recipes, but I thought any more might be a bit too much. I find autumn is the only time I can find cooking apples. It always seems a shame to cook with good dessert ones.

  2. Kavita Favelle

    5th October 2018 at 8:01 am

    What an amazing collection of apple recipes, a great resource! Thanks Choclette!

    • Choclette

      6th October 2018 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks Kavey. I don’t think I’ll be running out of ideas any time soon.

  3. Kat (The Baking Explorer)

    5th October 2018 at 10:06 am

    I need to go get me some apples! Everything looks amazing!

    • Choclette

      6th October 2018 at 8:56 pm

      It’s apples all the way at the moment 😀

  4. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    5th October 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Wowww what a bumper post! Thanks so much for including me – this post will be so useful to anyone with a glut of apples at this time of year!

    • Choclette

      6th October 2018 at 8:57 pm

      From what I’m hearing there’s quite a big apple glut going on right now.

  5. Janice

    5th October 2018 at 7:07 pm

    What a great resources for apple recipes, thanks for including my recipes.

    • Choclette

      6th October 2018 at 8:58 pm

      I love apple season and your recipes too Janice 🙂

  6. Mary

    5th October 2018 at 7:40 pm

    What an amazing collection of recipes. I’ll never need another Apple recipe again as this will be a great source of reference. Thankyou for the roundup.

    • Choclette

      6th October 2018 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks Mary. I know exactly what you mean. There’s plenty to keep me going for a long time to come.

  7. Camilla Hawkins

    5th October 2018 at 10:28 pm

    What a delicious array of apple recipes. I have to admit there isn’t an apple recipe I wouldn’t enjoy and you’ve provided a great list of inspiration! Thanks for linking to my apple recipes:-)

    • Choclette

      6th October 2018 at 8:59 pm

      Oh so many gorgeous apple recipes and I want to try them all. Your apple meringue sounds quite amazing.

  8. ChihYu

    6th October 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Yum!! Love apples and thank you for putting together this wonderful roundup. Everything looks fabulous !

    • Choclette

      8th October 2018 at 7:37 pm

      Thank you, the hardest part was only choosing 80.

  9. Karen @karenskitchenstories

    6th October 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Fantastic round up! This is a great way to get your “apple-a-day!”

    • Choclette

      8th October 2018 at 7:37 pm

      Yes indeed, good point Karen. And thank you.

  10. Barbara

    7th October 2018 at 4:46 am

    Wow! What an amazing collection of apple recipe ideas. Thanks for including mine, Choclette.

    • Choclette

      8th October 2018 at 7:39 pm

      We generally end up with lots of apples at this time of year so its good to have a few interesting recipes to hand.

  11. Jane

    8th October 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Oh wow, thank you! This is the mother of all apple round ups – I best get collecting my windfalls and putting them t good use!

    • Choclette

      8th October 2018 at 7:36 pm

      Haha, I expect you have quite a lot Janie 😀

  12. Monika Dabrowski

    14th October 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Wow, what an impressive collection! I’ve never had apple ice cream, sounds interesting.

    • Choclette

      15th October 2018 at 5:27 pm

      Yes, I’m intrigued by the ice cream too, especially the one with Bourbon in 😀

  13. All That I'm Eating

    19th October 2018 at 2:37 pm

    So many apple recipes here! They all sound fantastic especially some of those drinks.

    • Choclette

      19th October 2018 at 7:35 pm

      They do sound good and I really need to get on and make a few of them before all our windfalls just turn to mush.


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