It's fall, y'all – and PRIME time for apples!
Have you ever picked your own apples?
I went on my first apple picking experience at Sky Top Orchard (outside of Asheville, NC) this year. We left with a bucket full of apples and fresh apple cider for the road.
Since it was my first time going to a u-pick farm, I learned how quickly you can end up with more apples than you know what to do with!
Which begs the question: What to do with too many apples??
Lucky for you I have some ideas.
Here are 45+ vegetarian ways to use up your excess apples from your apple-picking haul!
Apple Snack Recipes:
Apple Nachos from Trial and Eater – Peanut butter + chocolate is obviously my fav, but you can also get creative with your toppings!
Astounding Apple Butter from Loaves and Dishes
Apple Matchsticks from Trial and Eater – a unique sweet and spicy snack!
Sweet Potato and Apple Fruit Leather from Learning and Yearning
Cinnamon Apple Chips from Trial and Eater – since these are made without added sugar, they are a healthy snack!
Apple Popsicles with Date Caramel Crumble from Veggie Desserts
Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips from Trial and Eater
Apple Jelly from Masala Herb
Apple Roses from Foolproof Living – have you ever seen apple roses? Almost too cute to eat!
Homemade Applesauce from Thyme and Love
Apple Dessert Recipes:
Chewy Apple Peanut Butter Bars from Sugar Dish Me
Apple Pie Filling from Beyond the Chicken Coop
Vegan Apple Crumble From v Nutrition and Wellness
Paleo Apple and Cranberry Crisp from 24 Carrot Kitchen
Cheesecake Brownies with Caramel Apples from Contentedness Cooking
Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Pie from Gluten-free Easily
Apple Sugar from Learning and Yearning – I didn't even know this was a thing, but it seems like dehydrated applesauce!
Apple Fritters from Tikkido
Add Apples to your Veggies!
Brussels Sprouts, Apples and Caramelized Onions from Cadry's Kitchen
Maple Apple Spaghetti Squash from Trial and Eater
Apple Breakfast Recipes:
Apple Cinnamon Stovetop Oatmeal from Sugar Dish Me
Apple Cider Chia Pudding from Spabettie
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats from Tasting Page
Put apples on sandwiches!
Brie and Apple Sandwich from Hello Little Home
Grown-up Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Trial and Eater – with two kinds of cheese, tomatoes, and a crunch of apple!
Put apples in bread!
Honey Apple Challah from Trial and Eater – a fun sweet twist on challah bread!
Cornbread Apple Loaf from Christina's Cucina
Greek Yogurt Apple Cinnamon Bread from Kristine's Kitchen Blog
Apple Filled Pull Apart Bread from Persnickety Plates
Use apples in soups!
Sweet Potato Apple Soup from Trial and Eater
Roasted Acorn Squash Apple Soup from Tasteful Venture
Butternut Squash Apple Soup from Trial and Eater
Use apples in baking!
Apple Walnut Bundt Cake from Extreme Couponing Mom
Mama's Apple Pie from Bellalimento
Cinnamon Roasted Apple Muffins from Hey Nutrition Lady
Apple Crisp Cookie Cups from Liv for Cake
Apple Upside Down Cake from Lemon Blossoms
Baked Apples with Cashew Cream from Plant Based Cooking
Cocoa Apple Cake from Beyond the Chicken Coop
Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Honey Cinnamon Apples from Food Faith Fitness
Put apples in salads!
Kale and Apple Pecan Salad from Jeanette's Healthy Living
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad from Foolproof Living
Spinach Apple Salad from Trial and Eater
Apple Fig Arugula Salad from Flavor the Moments
Vegan Waldorf Salad from Happy Kitchen Rocks
Five Greens Salad from The Organic Kitchen
Avocado Egg Salad with Apples from Trial and Eater
Apple Drink Recipes:
Apple Pie Smoothie from The Lemon Bowl
Homemade Apple Cider from Trial and Eater
Or you know, eat them apples right off the tree! The goats at Sky Top Orchard sure wanted to.
Tell me – what are you going to make with all your apples?