16 Savory Apple Recipes to Celebrate the Season

Healthy Meal Ideas, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
on September 27, 2017

Autumn has just arrived, and with it, a bounty of crisp apples practically begging to be baked, sauteéd and grilled to perfection! Tender apples are the ideal companions to comforting soups, meats, salads and more, so cozy up to these healthy recipes to see you through the chilly months.


Roasted Apple and Butternut Squash Flatbread

Thyme, a balsamic reduction drizzle and a side of greens are the perfect complements to tart apple rings and caramelized onions.

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Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Bruschetta

Creamy butternut squash and tender apples—a match made in heaven! 

Mark Boughton / styling by Teresa Blackburn


Honey-Dijon Quinoa Wraps with Apple Slaw

A fresh, homemade slaw lends incredible crunch to this healthy and filling wrap. 

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Pork and Apple Meatloaf with Rosemary Mashed Potatoes and Green Salad

Individual pork meatloaves are studded with apples and rosemary for a protein-packed meal.

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Beet and Apple Soup

How gorgeous is this rich, cider-spiked fall soup?

Richard Jung


Stuffed Acorn Squash with Barley, Apples and Walnuts

Crunchy walnuts and crisp apples come together for amazing texture in this roasted winter squash.

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Cauliflower Mash

The sweetness of apples paired with juicy, savory pork? Say no more! 

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Ginger Apple Stir-Fry

Bright ginger rounds out the depth of flavor in this power-packed stir-fry.

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Savory Onion and Apple Tart

Meet your new favorite appetizer for all the season’s upcoming get-togethers. 

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Farro Salad with Apples and Spinach

Tart green apples pack a surprising punch in this super salad featuring a host of fresh veggies.

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn


Apple Bacon Popovers

Turkey bacon keeps this sweet-and-salty combo light as air. 

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Spiced Apple Pie Soup

The flavors of a seasonal staple combine in one irresistibly silky concoction.

Lynn Alley / Andrews McMeel Publishing


Watercress Salad with Grilled Apples and Ricotta

A simple salad dressed in a light vinaigrette takes on a new dimension of flavor, thanks to smoky grilled apples and creamy ricotta. 

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Pumpkin, Pork and Apple Cider Stew

Feel free to substitute butternut squash for the pumpkin in this rich, meaty stew.

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn


Grilled Apples with Parmesan Cheese and Honey

Grill up these flavorful skewers for a light appetizer or snack!

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Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn


Cracked Wheat and Apple Salad

Bulgur and a tart-sweet combination of fruit come together to form this creamy salad. 

Teresa Blackburn