Here are 12 of our favorite savory apple recipes for the fall. You’re guaranteed to get a lot of love around the table with these apple recipes that are more than just apple pie.
Grilled Apple and Swiss Cheese Sandwich
I’ve always been a fan of bacon on my grilled cheese, but this apple version adds a sweet crunch. Make sure to use shredded cheese to get an even (and gooey!) melt.
Serve this with your apple and swiss sandwich for a spin on the classic grilled cheese and tomato soup. The depth of flavor the apple brings to the butternut squash makes this recipe a keeper.
Cider-Braised Sausages With Sage
Source: Serious Eats
The author of this recipe promises deep flavors that taste like you’ve been slow cooking all day, in a quick-to-the table format, perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Roasted Pork Loin with Cider and Chunky Applesauce
Pork and applesauce is a standard pairing, but this recipe cooks the pork in additional apple cider. Every bite of this savory meal is infused with apple.
If you’re tired of the standard pork chops and applesauce, add some zing to your table with freshly grated horseradish added to the sweet sauce in one of our best savory apple recipes to try this fall.
Poached Apple and Blue Cheese Salad
Source: James Beard Foundation
It’s not often that you can say a salad is decadent, but this recipe with red wine poached apples, crunchy candied walnuts, and rich blue cheese fits the bill.
Skip the buffalo sauce and coat your wings in this teriyaki sauce that adds some extra zing with apple juice and apple cider vinegar.
Apple and Onion Confit Crostini
Source: Food Network
There’s nothing more savory delicious than caramelized onion when it comes to savory apple recipes, and this take on a bruschetta throws apple into the mix, too.
Pork Apple Burgers
Burger night will be bursting with flavor when you whip up these pork burgers with bits of apple mixed into the meat. The apple softens and infuses the meat for a sweet and savory experience.
Quinoa and Apple Salad with Curry Dressing
Source: Martha Stewart
This salad would make a great side dish for one of the meat recipes here, or a hearty vegetarian lunch on its own.
Chinese Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Kale and Apple Slaw
If you feel burned out on apple recipes, what about kale? This recipe spices up the (almost) played out fruits and veggies with a Chinese-inspired flavor profile.
Cornbread with Caramelized Apples and Onions
Source: Bon Appetit
This cornbread cooked in a cast-iron skillet is a far cry from dry and crumbly cornbread. It would be delicious any fall day, but will be an extra special star at your Thanksgiving table among other savory apple recipes.