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20 Granny Smith Apple Recipes That Go Beyond Pie

These Granny Smith apples recipes showcase the tart and juicy fruit in all its glory.

Whether you’re looking for a fresh way to start your day or a sweet and satisfying dessert, there’s something for everyone.

Sweet and tart by nature, the flavor of Granny Smith apples is perfect in both desserts and dinners. 

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The structure is sturdy enough to use in baked goods and soft enough for soul-warming soups. These apples have it all.

Of course, classics like sweet and tart apple pie make the cut, but why not try something new?

Here are 20 delectable recipes to use up your favorite apples in new and adventurous ways you’ll love. 

From decadent southern fried apples to savory chicken salad, I have you covered.

You’ll love warming up to these noteworthy Granny Smith apple recipes.  

1. Granny Smith Apple Crisp

Warm apple crisp is a simple dessert that is as easy as it gets! It has tender apples and tons of flavor, just the way it should be. 

The flavors mimic apple pie with half the effort. This can easily be made for a few or for a large family feast. 

It’s as simple as assembling, baking, and enjoying!

2. Granny Smith Apple Cobbler

Fall is always better with gooey, caramelized apples, and a cakey cobbler topping. 

Granny Smith apples are perfect for cobblers, as they hold their shape when baking. This recipe is best served warm with vanilla ice cream. 

3. Granny Smith Apple Pie

With a great pie crust comes great responsibility. Not really, as all you need is the perfect fruit filling.

You know it doesn’t get better than Granny Smith apple pie.

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Rustic apple pie is a popular pick for many because of the beautiful simplicity. All it takes is the right recipe to have this pie ready in no time!

This recipe is best served after cooling to allow for the filling to firm up. 

4. Southern Fried Apples

The south is known for big hearts and even bigger flavor. 

This is the richest way to serve apples on the side, and you won’t regret the incredible texture and flavor. 

Picture apple pie filling next to your French toast and bacon. Sounds great, right?

5. Granny Smith Apple Bundt Cake

Bundt cake and Granny Smith apples really do go together like salt and pepper. 

This recipe has tart apples, warm spice cake, and orange glaze for a beautiful bundt cake.

The cake is a denser and more filling recipe. This makes the recipe flexible for lots of servings.

6. Apple Cinnamon Muffins

What I love most about these is they’re like a bowl of oatmeal on the go! Warm cinnamon apple muffins are the perfect breakfast for all ages.

The grated Granny Smith apples add both texture and flavor to these muffins.

This recipe only yields six muffins, so do yourself a favor and make a double batch!

Warm up a muffin on the way out the door, and greet your day full and ready for whatever you have in store. 

7. Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

If you love oatmeal cookies but aren’t a fan of raisins, this is a great alternative! These cookies are tender and soft, and family-friendly cookies. 

You will love the chunks of apple and fall spices in these cookies. Even better, they’re quick and easy to whip up! 

8. Apple Cinnamon Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles have to be my favorite cookie. They are sweet, simple, and packed with cinnamon. 

This recipe has chunks of tart Granny Smith apples that are the perfect addition to a classic cookie.

You can leave the apple chunks large, or keep them smaller for apples in every bite. 

9. Apple Fritters

This recipe is truly irresistible. It’s loaded with doughnut batter and tender apples, and coated with sweet cinnamon glaze. 

If there was ever a recipe excusing dessert for breakfast, this is it! 

Who knew these delicious pastries were so easy to make. With this recipe, you’ll enjoy your apple fritters in just 30 minutes! 

10. Microwave Baked Apples

Kids and adults rejoice! Easy baked apples are the perfect sweet treat any time of day.

With just four ingredients and a few minutes, this recipe is ready to serve. 

These warm apples are great on oatmeal, or with a scoop of ice cream for a quick dessert.

All you need is an apple, cinnamon, butter, and your sweetener of choice.

11. Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

These dumplings are one of my favorite non-traditional desserts to bring to gatherings. 

They’re so easy to prepare in just a few steps. Slice your apples, wrap in crescent roll dough, and add in your sauce ingredients.

Delicious flavor, a few ingredients, and simple construction. That’s a trio worth recognition!

12. Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread

This apple bread is the perfect partner in crime for a hot cup of coffee. 

In this recipe, the ingredients create a batter rather than a dough. You layer the batter, apples, and cinnamon brown sugar twice before baking. 

Serve warm and coat with butter, and you’ll want this bread all day long!

13. Dutch Apple Bread

This Granny Smith apple recipe is a quick bread that’s sure to sell out at your next bake sale! 

The bread is topped with cinnamon streusel and vanilla glaze. These add the perfect sweetness balanced with the tart apples and light bread. 

This loaf is one that will hit the spot every time!

14. Apple Pancakes

Pancakes are the perfect place to use softening Granny Smith apples. The flavor comes from the grated apple in cinnamon pancake batter.

Don’t hesitate to top your stack with warm buttery Granny Smith apples. 

15. Granny Smith Apple Butter

I’m a firm believer that apple butter is the preservation of fall flavor. With one big batch, you can enjoy fall flavors year round!

This recipe can be made on the stove, in a slow cooker, or with your Instant Pot. No matter how you serve it, it’s packed with sweet and spiced flavors. 

16. Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Okay, fall soups are soul therapy that start in the stomach!

This soup is hearty, filling, and full of flavors that are all perfect for chilly fall evenings.

Butternut squash, tart apples, and coconut milk make the perfect creamy soup.

Bonus points for meatless Monday dinners, and also being a freezer-friendly soup.

17. Chicken Apple Pasta Salad

If you’re on the hunt for a new recipe to take to your next potluck, look no further.

This pasta salad is perfect for all seasons, and has balance in all the important places!

Flavor, texture, and nutrition come together with crisp apples, creamy sauce, and pasta. It doesn’t get better than this.

18. Apple Cinnamon Waffles

Sure, waffles are good. But when you top them with caramelized apples, they’re even better!

The best part of this recipe is that you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen.

Make the most of your next breakfast with decadent waffles the whole family will enjoy.

19. Chicken Waldorf Salad

Waldorf salad really is the epitome of sweet and savory. This is a summer staple in my home.

You’ll love the creamy shredded chicken, and crunchy apples and walnuts.

Granny Smith apples are the supreme addition, with the perfect balance of sweet and tart.

Serve on croissants, lettuce wraps, or as a beautiful dip with your favorite crackers! There isn’t a wrong way to enjoy chicken Waldorf salad.

20. Skillet Chicken With Apples and Onions

If fall had a recipe, this would be it. Creamy sauce, caramelized onions, and fresh herbs make for irresistible flavor and textures.

Apples add the perfect complexity of flavor to this dish, and this recipe is a one-pan wonder.

You cook everything in the same pan, making cleanup a breeze after dinner.

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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