Fall favorites: 10 Rustic apple recipes to try this week

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From comforting apple oatmeal cookies to old-fashioned apple bread pudding, these rustic apple recipes capture the essence of autumn. Whether you’re looking for a breakfast recipe or a comforting dessert, these apple delights will leave you longing for crisp fall days.

Apple oatmeal cookies with icing and apples on a white plate.
Easy Apple Oatmeal Cookies. Photo credit: Recipes From Leftovers.

Old-Fashioned Applesauce

A jar of apple sauce next to apples and cinnamon.
Old-Fashioned Applesauce. Photo credit: An Off Grid Life.

No collection of rustic apple recipes is complete without a tried-and-true applesauce recipe. Simple, good, and a great way to preserve your apples to enjoy through the winter.
Get the Recipe: Old-Fashioned Applesauce

Apple Cider Shortbread Cookies

Cinnamon sugar cookies on a plate.
Apple Cider Shortbread Cookies. Photo credit: Recipes From Leftovers.

Looking for an elegant apple cookie to serve with coffee? These apple cider shortbread cookies are pretty, delicate, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Get the Recipe: Apple Cider Shortbread Cookies

Easy Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies with icing and cinnamon on a white plate.
Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Cookies. Photo Credit: Recipes From Leftovers.

Using just 1/2 of a Granny Smith apple and 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats, these old-fashioned apple oatmeal cookies are a frugal fall favorite. One of the best rustic apple recipes I’ve tried.
Get the Recipe: Easy Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Closeup of a pan of apple sour cream coffee cake.
Apple Sour Cream Coffee Cake. Photo credit: An Off Grid Life.

Nothing says end of summer like this fragrant apple sour cream coffee cake. Serve it for a mid-morning snack, or tuck it into a lunch box for a delicious apple dessert.
Get the Recipe: Apple Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Apple Cream Scones

A slice of an Apple Scones on a white plate and a cup of tea.
Apple Cream Scones. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

Bake this delicious buttery, tender Irish Apple Cream Scones for a quick and simple breakfast treat or afternoon snack.
Get the Recipe: Apple Cream Scones

Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal with sliced apples on top.
Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

This Baked Oatmeal is a one-bowl quick-to-make twist on your regular bowl of oatmeal. Filled with apples, cranberries, cinnamon, and brown sugar, enjoy a slice for breakfast with a drizzle of maple syrup.
Get the Recipe: Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cider Donut Cake

Overhead shot of this apple bundt cake on a cake stand with apples in the background.
Apple Cider Donut Cake. Photo credit: All Ways Delicious.

Apple Cider Donut Cake has all the apple-y flavor of the donuts. It even has the irresistible sweet crunch of the cinnamon sugar coating. An amazing addition to your rustic apple recipes collection.
Get the Recipe: Apple Cider Donut Cake

Granola Apple Crisp

Image shows a close up of a fork holding a bite of Granola Apple Crisp with the whole serving behind it.
Granola Apple Crisp. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Delight in the irresistible combination of juicy apples and crunchy granola in this comforting Apple Crisp. Experience the warm, cinnamon-spiced goodness with every bite.
Get the Recipe: Granola Apple Crisp

Apple Skillet Cake

An apple cake baked in a cast iron skillet, cut into slices.
Apple Skillet Cake. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

This sliced Apple Cake with Cinnamon is a favorite autumn dessert and looks so pretty with the fresh apples on top. A new addition to my file of rustic apple recipes.
Get the Recipe: Apple Skillet Cake

Apple Cinnamon Sugar Cake

Apple cinnamon sugar cake with a fork on a teal plate.
Apple Cinnamon Sugar Cake. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This easy cinnamon apple sugar cake recipe is a healthier spin on a classic country-style apple recipe combination.
Get the Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Sugar Cake

Apple Cranberry Galette

Apple cranberry galette on a wood board with a cup of tea.
Apple Cranberry Galette. Photo credit: One Hot Oven.

This easy-to-make rustic Apple Cranberry Galette is a delicious fall favorite dessert with a buttery flaky crust filled with fresh apple slices and tart cranberries. No pie dish is required for this free-form pie.
Get the Recipe: Apple Cranberry Galette

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

Cinnamon pancakes topped with cooked diced apples.
Cinnamon Apple Pancakes. Photo credit: Little Bit Recipes.

Indulge in the warm, comforting flavors of apple cinnamon pancakes. These delectable breakfast treats are perfectly fluffy and packed with deliciousness.
Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

A slice of apple cake on a plate with cinnamon sticks.
Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake. Photo credit: Upstate Ramblings.

Talk about an indulgence! This Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake is topped with perfectly cooked apples. It combines the classic taste of caramel apples with the joy of a homemade cake. Serve it warm, and it’ll fill your home with the comforting aromas of fall.
Get the Recipe: Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

Apple Galette

Overhead shot of an apple galette on parchment with fresh apples on the side.
Apple Galette. Photo credit: All Ways Delicious.

Apple Galette is more than a lazy person’s apple pie. It’s bursting with apple flavor, pleasantly sweet without being cloying, and framed in a flaky, buttery, golden brown pastry crust. But what sets the Apple Galette apart is how ridiculously easy it is to make.
Get the Recipe: Apple Galette

Apple Pie Bread Pudding

Image shows a head on close up shot of a slice of Apple Pie Bread Pudding topped with whipped cream.
Apple Pie Bread Pudding. Photo credit: Honest and Truly.

Experience the ultimate comfort dessert with Apple Pie Bread Pudding, a delightful blend of warm spices, sweet apples, and soft bread soaked in a rich custard. A heavenly twist on a classic favorite.
Get the Recipe: Apple Pie Bread Pudding

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