Get Creative With Apples!

Apples are everywhere! From classic Red Delicious to Granny Smith and the new hip-and-trendy Sweet Tango, the harvest is here and will be around for a while! We've rounded up our favorite most creative recipes. You won't find pie on this list, but you will discover some delicious treats!

'Tis the season for apples! Apple recipes can be found all over the internet, with emphasis on those basic recipes we grew up on: apple pie, apple cider, apple fritters, and applesauce, just to name a few. But it's 2013, so we've put together a list from our favorite SheKnows foodies. These recipes are unlike any others you've ever tasted! You'll discover you can use apples not only for drinks and desserts but in savory recipes as well!

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1

Apple fritter muffins

 Apples, not just for pies anymore

The classic apple fritter turned into a muffin, so now you can have it for breakfast! It's totally healthy, right?

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2

Crunchy caramel apple boozy milkshake

 Apples, not just for pies anymore

Thick and creamy, this can be considered both a drink and a dessert! Luscious caramel swirls in between layers of delicious milkshake, making this the perfect indulgence.

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3

Mini caramel apple bites

 Apples, not just for pies anymore

These are basically caramel dipped — the mini version! Covered in nuts, sprinkles and coconut, this would be the perfect recipe to make with kids during the holidays.

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4

Turkey, almond & apple stir-fry

 Apples, not just for pies anymore

Throw some apples in your next stir-fry! The sweetness of the apples really balances out the flavors of the turkey and almond. Also, the crunchy apples make for a more interesting dish.

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5

Chopped Brussels sprouts salad with cranberries & apples

 Apples, not just for pies anymore

What could be more classic yet creative than this salad of Brussels sprouts, cranberries and apples? All traditional holiday ingredients but once tossed together make this a total surprise on your Thanksgiving table.

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6

Snickers caramel apple salad

 Apples, not just for pies anymore

Have a favorite candy bar? How about a few pounds of extra Halloween candy you have no clue what to do with? This Snickers-based salad is covered in Cool Whip and tossed with apples. We say it's the best of both worlds: salad and dessert!

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7

Apple cinnamon cornbread

 Apples, not just for pies anymore

Bring a touch of spice and sweetness to the classic cornbread by adding some apples and cinnamon. Another great idea would be to make a spiced butter glaze for this; brush it on as soon as the cornbread leaves the oven for extra flavor!

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8

Bacon & goat cheese baked apples

 Apples, not just for pies anymore

We couldn't leave out a recipe that included bacon in the mix! Using the apples as the serving vessels, the creamy goat cheese and the salty, sweet bacon make this the perfect appetizer for any meal!

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9

Beer-braised brats with caramelized onion, apple and Dijon

 Apples, not just for pies anymore

Hosting a football party? These brats will be loved by both men and women! Caramelized onions take this dish up a notch and the addition of apples and Dijon mustard add the perfect touch!

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10

Apple crust pizza with peanut butter sauce

 Apples, not just for pies anymore

Imagine nachos, but imagine them using fresh apple slices instead of deep-fried chips! This "pizza" is the perfect kid-friendly recipe!

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11

Boozy hard apple cider float

 Apples, not just for pies anymore

Nothing like making a float, typically a kid's drink, into a boozy adult beverage! Grab a bottle of your favorite local apple cider and pour over ice cream. Make it extra special by making your own ice cream.

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