You may be tempted to eat one straight off the tree, but let us convince you otherwise with these sinfully delicious recipes.

By Real Simple
Updated September 07, 2010
James Wojcik
  • Grilled Apple and Cheddar Panini
    Spread slices of raisin-walnut bread with Dijon mustard and form sandwiches with thinly sliced apples and extra-sharp Cheddar. Cook in butter in a skillet, turning once, until the cheese melts and the bread is crisp.
  • Roasted Apples With Red Onions and Thyme
    Toss apple and red onion wedges with olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh thyme sprigs. Roast at 400°F, tossing once, until tender, 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Apple and Fennel Salad With Parmesan
    Toss thinly sliced apples and fennel with chopped fresh parsley, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Top with shaved Parmesan.
  • Sautéed Apples and Cabbage
    Cook sliced onions in oil in a large skillet until tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Add sliced apples and shredded cabbage and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in red wine vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
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