Looking for some delicious and irritable recipes to use up those extra apples you still have around at the end of the week? These leftover apple recipes are just the ticket!
There are so many easy dishes that you can use them for.
Who needs to go grocery shopping when the key ingredient is about to be tossed from your kitchen?
The rest of the ingredients most likely stocked in your cupboards and fridge, anyway.
I rounded up my top 25 favorite leftover apple recipes that go beyond apple pie.
I’m sure you’ll find something on this list that’ll catch your attention and finally put those leftover apples to good use!
1. Apple Crisp
This old-fashioned apple crisp recipe is incredibly simple and absolutely tasty.
This dish will have your whole house smelling like a bakery the second you throw it in the oven.
Not only is it packed with fresh apples, warm spices, and soft oatmeal, it’s also guaranteed to put you in a food coma.
Don’t forget to add a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream to finish the dish off.
Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest ones. This quick and easy apple stuffing recipe is ideal for Thanksgiving or any other special occasion.
The apples in this stuffing create a perfect balance between sweet and sour that blend with the rest of the ingredients.
While the turkey might be the star of the show, the stuffing isn’t too far behind.
Does anything sound more scrumptious than a fresh and warm salted caramel apple pie straight from the oven?
While I promised that this list won’t be filled with plain apple pie recipes, this one is on a completely different level.
Not only is this pie drizzled in caramel on top, it’s also found melting inside.
Paired with a flake melt-in-you-mouth crust, this dynamic duo is a match made in heaven.
4. Apple Butter
This slow cooker apple butter is a perfect addition to toast, muffins, and absolutely anything you desire!
Ready to hear a secret? There’s absolutely no butter found in this recipe. Instead, it’s filled with apples, spices, sugar, and a pinch of salt.
If you’re looking for something simple and easy to make, this recipe was meant for you!
FYI: This dish is an ideal holiday gift idea when packaged into cute glass jars.
This apple walnut salad paired with a tangy balsamic vinaigrette is a perfect recipe to whip up if you’re feeling tired of your usual go-to salad.
While any type of apple will do, a fresh gala apple might just add the additional sweetness that you’re looking for.
Don’t be scared to throw in any additional ingredients that you think will add to this dish. The magic touch is always in the chef’s hands!
If it seems like you’re simply drowning in apples, then it’s time to make some applesauce!
This dish is super close to my heart, as I grew up making this recipe with my grandmother.
There’s nothing that brings the family closer together than a house filled with the aroma of baked apples and warm spices.
While you can totally get away with relying on the sugariness of the apples, don’t be scared to add in some additional brown sugar for some added sweetness.
7. Fried Apples
These fried apples are a copycat Cracker Barrel recipe.
This scrumptious dish is basically apple pie filling, simply without the pie.
The best part about this dish is that it can be enjoyed on it’s own, or paired with other yummy goodness such as with oatmeal or ice cream.
Why order this dish as a side at a restaurant when you can get away with eating it as a whole meal on your own? Win-win!
I adore making this dish when I’m looking for a lighter alternative to pancakes with some additional nutritional value.
While apples are the main star of this dish, you can totally get away with switching them out for any fruit you might have on hand.
However, if you’re truly looking for some apple goodness, then I recommend topping this recipe with some sweet apple butter.
I know the name might be a little confusing, but hear me out! Apple Brown Betty is simply a delicious buttery apple crumble.
It might just be illegal to enjoy this dish without a side of vanilla ice cream. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
I love whipping up this recipe as a warm dessert for when I have guests over. It’s always a crowd-pleaser and leaves everyone more than satisfied.
If you can think of a fresher, crunchier, and greener recipe than this apple fennel salad, I might just not believe you.
Green apples mixed with fennel and celery? Yes, please!
Topped with parmesan and walnuts, this apple fennel salad is an amazing summer dish if you’re looking to leave everyone completely in awe.
The best part is, it’s super healthy and won’t leave you feeling heavy when you’re done!
11. Applesauce Cake
This applesauce cake is incredibly fluffy while simultaneously super moist.
The secret? The applesauce leaves a juicy flavor and texture that you just can’t miss!
While the recipe calls for raisins and walnuts, you can throw in your most adored seeds.
I love adding some cashews and pecans to the mix for that added crunch.
If you think that apples are only used for desserts, then you’re totally off.
Some of the best recipes are the ones that perfectly balance both sweet and savory flavors, such as this delicious pork chops with apples and stuffing!
I recommend opting out of the pie filling and instead using fresh apples for the stuffing. This will add a fresher flavor to not overpower the pork chops.
13. Apple Slaw
This creamy apple slaw is one of my go-to summer dishes for when the heat feels almost unbearable.
There’s nothing better to cool down with than a sweet apple and crunchy cabbage slaw.
Don’t be scared to top this slaw on burgers or hot dogs, or simply enjoy it on it’s own.
This recipe is a total kid-favorite and secretly an adult-favorite, too (shhh… I won’t tell if you won’t).
Calling this dish a salad might totally confuse people as it’s more of a dessert.
The vanilla pudding base paired with cool whip, chopped apples, and Snicker bars is a match made in heaven.
If you’re feeling extra daring, don’t be scared to throw in some marshmallows on top!
Still looking for a way to get rid of those endless apples? I have you covered.
It’s time to thinly slice some apples up and arrange them into a beautiful tarte that is equally delicious.
While this recipe might just break a sweat, it’s totally worth it! The richness of the caramel paired with the lightness of the apples perfectly melts in your mouth.
If you’re looking to truly spoil yourself, this recipe is the one for you!
It’s time to whip out the slow cooker and create this delicious mess.
Why waste precious apples when you can create a gooey apple pudding cake that not only feeds the stomach, but also the soul.
You’ll be totally addicted once you get a bite of this recipe!
It seems like there are endless salad recipes. However, this scrumptious salad might just beat the rest.
This recipe is incredibly versatile and allows you to add your own spin. Not a fan of pecans? Simply switch them out for a different nut.
Just don’t forget the magic ingredient. You guessed it. Apples!
This delicious French apple tart is a fun recipe to make on a cozy Sunday morning with your loved ones.
It’s basically an apple pie with a flaky crust and creamy filling but without the pan.
I’m already drooling just thinking about the warm apples covered in cinnamon and butter. Yum!
If you’re tired of using apples for a dessert, then simply pair them with your main course.
Potato latkes with applesauce is promised to hit the spot while also putting those leftover apples to good use.
Don’t be scared to use the applesauce on other recipes like toast or oatmeal. It’s safe to say that the options are endless!
Getting tired of your go-to oatmeal recipe? Then it’s time to switch it up with this gooey apple pie oatmeal.
There’s nothing better than being able to get away with eating dessert as breakfast.
The best part is that this dish will leave you super energized to take on the day since the oats are loaded with protein.
If none of the recipes on the list caught your attention, I have a feeling this one will.
I love making this recipe for when I don’t have the hours to make a classic apple pie.
These bars are a fun twist on apple pie with the added bonus of salted caramel.
22. Waldorf Salad
Looking for something to do with leftover rotisserie chicken? Grab the apples sitting on your counter and make a Waldorf salad!
This ultra-creamy and juicy salad is the perfect mix of ingredients.
The apples add a crisp sweetness that definitely brings the whole dish together.
23. Apple Muffins
There’s nothing I love more than spending my Sundays baking for the upcoming week.
Get ready to chop up those leftover apples and throw them into your muffins for a tasty breakfast or snack.
Apple pie in a muffin? I’ll take two!
24. Baked Apples
It’s time to keep it simple and easy with this classic baked apple recipe.
While you can definitely make this dish in the oven, I recommend going the faster route and trying it out in the microwave.
With only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes in the kitchen, you’ll adore these baked apples!
Not only is this recipe cozy, filling, and comforting, it’s also absolutely life changing!
Say hello to a delicious roasted pumpkin apple soup that will leave you satisfied and begging for more.
This recipe perfectly balances sweet, savory, and even spicy flavors all together.
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