5 Sweet and Savory Ways to Eat Apples

5 Sweet and Savory Ways to Eat Apples

In praise of fall’s favorite fruit.

No activity more aptly represents fall than apple picking. Once the air turns crisp and we break out our favorite sweaters from a long-forgotten drawer, it’s only a matter of time before we feel the urge to head to an orchard.
Most often, our harvest reveals an overenthusiasm for the change in season. Just as in summer, when we return sunburned from our first trip to the beach, we leave our first Autumnal outing with more apples than we know what to do with.
But apples are one of the most adaptable ingredients from fall’s arsenal. Sweet or savory, they can be turned into a variety of memorable dishes that scream of the season. Here are 5 recipes to get you started:

German apple cake

German apple cake

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There could be no better reason to fire up your oven than this classic cake that’s laced with cinnamon-sugar.

Stuffed baked apples with red onion chutney

Stuffed baked apples with red onion chutney

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Creamy mashed potatoes and rich caramelized onions combine perfectly with subtly sweet apples in this dish.

Fennel, arugula, and apple salad

Fennel, arugula, and apple salad

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Refreshing and bright, this salad is a perfect light meal for the clear, crisp days of fall.

Fluffy waffles with apple-cinnamon chutney

Fluffy waffles with apple-cinnamon chutney

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Waffles, all dressed up for fall—there couldn’t be a better reason to wake up on a Sunday morning.

Tarte tatin

Tarte tatin

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This classic dessert steals the show in terms of simplicity, beauty, and taste.