20 Savory Recipes with Apples that Add a Touch of Sweet

Last Updated September 19, 2017
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savory recipes with apples

Apples add a touch of Autumn-inspired sweetness to these 20 recipes. Soups, meatballs, and meaty main dishes are all made special with the unexpected apple.

Broccoli, Spinach, and Apple Muffins

broccoli apple muffins
These sweet little muffins are packed with veggies.

Apple Breakfast Sausage Patties

Keep the doctor away in the most delicious way, with this farm-to-table recipe for Apple Breakfast Sausage Patties. Good morning!

Cabbage and Apple Slaw with Lemon Vinaigrette

cabbage and apple slaw
This slaw is composed of cabbage and apple and topped with a lemon vinaigrette bringing out its true spring flavors.

Roasted Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Apple Soup recipe
Wintertime. Soup. A match made in heaven. This is a smooth, slightly sweet and slightly tangy soup that is both nutritious and delicious. It's easy to prepare and makes for a very satisfying first...

Apple and Parsnip Soup

apple and parsnip soup
This rich and creamy, not to mention beautiful in color, soup may not look it, but it is gluten and dairy-free (if you choose to forego the garnish).

Sweet & Tangy Apple Cider Barbeque Sauce

Sweet and Tangy Apple Cider Barbecue Sauce
This sauce is perfect over a pork roast or beef brisket for sandwiches. Making homemade barbeque sauce lets you control the ingredients. You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to make, as well as how...

Gin-Cured Sea Trout with Apple and Fennel

gin-cured sea trout
This is a good dish for a party, because it can be prepared in advance, and whipped out of the fridge when you’re ready to serve.

Indian Brook Trout with Gnocchi and Apples

indian brook trout and gnocchi
Recipe by Chef Cory Bieber of Grand River Brewery in Jackson

Rosemary Ham Sandwich with Butter-Braised Apples

Ham and butter and apples just go together. Need we say more? 

Grilled Vermont Pork Chop & Apple Cider Glaze

Grilled Vermont Pork Chop & Apple Cider Glaze. 
Renowned for luxurious lodging and sustainable dining, Four Columns has gracefully anchored Newfane’s village green for more than 50 years. Frederic Kieffer shares an epic recipe for Grilled Vermont...


Use a hard apple cider-like Island Orchard Brut Apple Hard Cider or Von Stiehl’s Bourbon-Aged Apple Cider to both braise and make a sauce for this delicious autumn entrée. 

Braised Apple Sauerkraut Chicken

Braised Apple Sauerkraut Chicken
This is a comforting fall dish that’s very satisfying because of its sweet-and-sour undertones and the delicious sauce it makes as it cooks. It’s as good, if not better, when reheated and served...

Meatballs with Celeriac and Apples

Meatballs with celery and apples
In Scandinavia, meatballs are often boiled and served with sauce, like this version with celery and apples.

Apple-Sausage Dressing

apple-sausage dressing
This can be halved easily for a smaller group. Leftovers can be frozen. It can be prepared in advance and refrigerated for a day or two. Let come to room temperature before baking. Make the stuffing...

Miso- and Apple-Glazed Baked Ham

Miso- and apple-glazed baked ham
This idea of using miso, vinegar and brown sugar for the coating on a ham comes from Chicago chef and pork expert Paul Kahan. The original recipe (in the New York Times) called for white miso; I have...

Pork and Apple Hand Pies with Cheddar-Sage Crust

Pork and Apple Hand Pies with Cheddar-Sage Crust
These hand pies are a perfect portable lunch, marrying two ingredients that love each other: pork and apples. Both the dough for the crust and the filling can be made ahead and refrigerated, then the...

Mario Batali's BBQ Chicken with Green Apple Vinaigrette

Mario Batali's BBQ Chicken
Recipe from "America Farm to Table" by Mario Batali. Copyright © 2014 by Mario Batali. Used with permission by Grand Central Life & Style. All rights reserved.
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