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Healthy Apple Recipes and Cooking Tips

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Roasted Apple & Cheddar Salad

Roasted apples and Cheddar cheese turn an ordinary mixed green salad into something extra-special. You can use pears for this recipe as well.

» Roasted Apple & Cheddar Salad

Baked Apple-Cinnamon French Toast

This baked apple-cinnamon French toast can be prepared in advance and then simply popped in the oven for a leisurely and luxurious weekend morning. By using nonfat instead of whole milk and eliminating the egg yolks, the calories are cut by half and the fat is reduced by nearly 80 percent in our griddle-free version.

» Baked Apple-Cinnamon French Toast

Apple-Bacon Pancakes with Cider Syrup

If you like apple pancakes and you like bacon, you’ll love the taste of these sweet, smoky pancakes. Any kind of apple works well. A quick cider syrup drizzled on top enhances the apple flavor.

» Apple-Bacon Pancakes with Cider Syrup

Apple-&-Leek-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Stuff pork tenderloin with apple and leek to take it from ordinary to elegant. Our easy method of tying the roast together keeps the filling inside while you brown and roast it. We use applejack, brandy made from apple cider, for depth of flavor in the pan sauce, but you can use 1/2 cup cider if you prefer.

» Apple-&-Leek-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Hard Cider-Braised Lamb Shanks

Serve these succulent braised lamb shanks dressed in a savory apple-shallot sauce for a special fall supper. The shank, a tougher cut of meat from the top of the leg, becomes fall-off-the-bone tender after simmering in hard cider. Don’t skimp on the shallots: peeling 12 of them takes some time, but they are the base for the rich sauce. Serve over mashed rutabaga or potatoes.

» Hard Cider-Braised Lamb Shanks

Maple-Cinnamon Applesauce

Turn fresh fall apples into delicious maple-and-cinnamon-spiked homemade applesauce with this easy recipe.

» Maple-Cinnamon Applesauce

Apple Bavarian Torte

In this gorgeous apple torte dessert recipe, whole-wheat flour and almonds make a cookie-like crust that is topped with a lighter cream cheese filling and cinnamon-sugar apples.

» Apple Bavarian Torte


You can feel good about eating EatingWell’s delicious healthy apple recipes—from a special apple pie recipe to a can’t-miss apple crisp or a comforting apple crumble recipe—because apples are a good source of soluble fiber, potassium and folic acid. Enjoy!

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Healthy Breakfast Recipes

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Healthy Salads and Side Dish Recipes

Curry complements seared scallops, tart apples and sweet...
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This colorful soup is both simple and delicious. Use apples...
This savory apple soup for two gets body from Yukon Gold...
Crunchy jicama and apple plus oranges and avocado combine...
Tart apples, grainy mustard, cider vinegar and a touch of...
Roasted apples and Cheddar cheese turn an ordinary mixed...

Healthy Main Dish Recipes

Stuff pork tenderloin with apple and leek to take it from...
This combination may seem unusual—until you try it. The...
This twist on the Latin American staple is made healthier...
Serve these succulent braised lamb shanks dressed in a...
Apples and fennel pair beautifully in this dish.
Pork and apples and red cabbage are meant for each other....
Our favorite fall flavors come together in this simple...
Mustard and rosemary complement rich lamb and earthy...
In this healthy oven-baked pork chop recipe, roasted apples...

Desserts

Sturdy apples are flavored with cinnamon and vanilla in...
Shredded apple replaces some of the oil and keeps the cake...
In this gorgeous apple torte dessert recipe, whole-wheat...
If you can manage to save one, there's nothing like a...
This coffee cake calls for a tart apple, such as a Granny...
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Turn fresh fall apples into delicious maple-and-cinnamon-...
Traditional recipes for apple squares often use plenty of...
This silky apple dessert recipe—a spiced apple bread...

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