Pies, Cakes and Tarts: Our Favorite Apple Recipes for Fall Baking

Last Updated October 21, 2015
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As  the air gets crisper and your oven starts to get more use, try one of these recipes from Edible magazines across the country to make use of the bounty of apples in season. From heirloom apple pie to classic German apple cake, these comforting recipes will inspire you to get baking.

Apple Hand Pies

apple hand pies recipe
These portable pies travel well but good luck saving any leftovers! We recommend using homemade pastry dough with unbleached flour (make in advance and keep on hand in the freezer). This same filling...

Cinnamon Apple Cake

Leon and Edwina Boyd of Hurricane Hollow Apple Orchard in Baxter, TN, have picked, cleaned, and sorted eight varieties of apples for over 35 years. Bushels of Fuji's and Ambrosias, Mutsus, and Stayman...

Heirloom Apple Pie

This recipe celebrates all that is good about fall apples and is truly apple forward. No fancy toppings or flair, just good apple pie. Enjoy this recipe with a mix of the best heirloom apples you can...

German Apple Cake

German Apple Cake
I chose the German Apple Cake on page 141 because it used baking powder and because I was incredibly curious about the sugarless cake base. The only sweetness in the recipe comes from the apples and...

Buckwheat Muffins with Apples and Walnuts

Apples and buckwheat are a natural pairing (think Russian blinis and applesauce). Once I swapped out Grandma’s secret Schlitz for hard cider; the addition of apples followed on its heels.

Salty Caramel Apple Cake

Perfect with a pot of tea and a good friend or a fat novel on a foggy, drizzly day. Use cooking apples if you can get them, ideally Bramleys or Gravensteins. Otherwise experiment with your favourite...

Applesauce Black Walnut Cake

Applesauce Black Walnut Cake
After all the time and effort to remove the black walnuts from their shells, we’re in the mood for something easy. This recipe is quick and simple as brownies or muffins. My mother uses her homemade...

Apple Crisp with Pecans & Orange

Since apple season and the pecan harvest coincide, combine the two ingredients in a cinnamon-accented crisp. It smells heavenly while it bakes.

Easy Apple Tart

Easy Apple Tart
Recipe by Nicole Barley, executive editor, Edible Allegheny. Adapted from the "Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics" recipe for French Apple Tart.