6 Creative Ways to Use Apples

Half a dozen unique ways to serve this fall favorite.

Let’s be honest: An apple a day is kind of boring. But an apple and sausage monkey bread one day, a caramel apple ice cream float the next? Now you’re talking. Sauté crisp varieties (like Fuji) with vegetables for a subtly sweet side dish. Or pickle—yes, pickle—slices for snacks. Here are six new recipes to sink your teeth into.

Gimme some skin

Fifty percent of an apple’s vitamin C content is just below the skin. So don’t peel, but do wash well, with cool running water. And buy organic when possible. Cold maintains crispness; store in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 weeks.

Did you know?

All the apples grown in the United States—more than 200 million bushels a year—are handpicked. No harvesting machines, just old-fashioned ladders and buckets.

Cider-poached Apples Apple and Watercress Salad Apple, Sausage, and Cheddar Monkey Bread

Cider-poached Apples

Apple and Watercress Salad

Apple, Sausage, and Cheddar Monkey Bread

Caramel Apple Float Roasted Apples and Turnips Apple and Fennel Pickles

Caramel Apple Float

Roasted Apples and Turnips

Apple and Fennel Pickles