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Savory Apple Recipes for Fall

Savory Apple Pinwheels

Apples aren’t just for desserts. They can add a touch of sweetness to savory recipes too. If you’re looking to expand the way you enjoy apples this fall, try making one of these tasty and savory apple recipes.

Cindy Ferguson (Shepherdsville, KY) was experimenting in her kitchen when she came up with her Apple Bacon Meatloaf. “This turned out to be a great hit with the whole family,” shares Cindy.

Meatloaf is always a favorite in my house and I love to make this when I’m looking to put a twist on meatloaf. Apple, apple butter, and applesauce are mixed into the meat. Chopped bacon is also added to give the meatloaf a very sweet and savory flavor profile. More apple butter and barbecue sauce are spread over the top to create the best tangy and sweet glaze.

“I absolutely love prosciutto,” explains Amanda Smith (Dunlap, IL). “The combination of the apple and the prosciutto will surprise you with how delicious it tastes and how elegant it looks.”

Amanda’s Apple & Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breasts are a fancy but easy stuffed chicken recipe. Serving stuffed chicken turns ordinary chicken breasts into a special meal.

The sweet apple with the salty prosciutto is a match made in heaven. A cream sauce poured on top makes this an elegant dish. I enjoyed this dish a lot and highly recommend giving it a try.

“Every time I make these they are the first appetizer that is gone,” reveals Melissa Baldan (San Diego, CA) of her Savory Apple Pinwheels. “They are absolutely delish!”

These pinwheels are a scrumptious appetizer. Made with ingredients you may have on hand, they’d even be good for a snack before dinner. The sweet apples are a nice contrast with the savory and flaky crescent roll dough and spices. Cumin adds an earthy flavor that I enjoyed with the apples. Chopped cashews add a little crunch. Yum!

“I don’t really eat pork a lot… usually,” says Kimberly Kolligs (Aberdeen, MD). “But apples can make anything amazing! So juicy and flavorful, not to mention easy – I just love it!”

This Apple Pork Loin recipe has simple ingredients and the results are super tasty. The savory pork is cooked perfectly and pairs well with the fantastic apples and onions. Serve with egg noodles, it’s a delicious (and easy) dinner your family will love.

Another pork recipe I like is Christi Cook’s (Harbor Beach, MI) Pork Chops With Cranberry Apple Relish. They taste of fall.

“This became one of my kid’s favorite,” says Christi and it became a favorite in my house too.

The cranberry apple relish is the star of this dish. I could eat it off a cracker on its own. It’s tart, sweet, and lightly spiced with the cinnamon. There’s a delightful crunch from the walnuts. Simply superb! It’s a nice contrast to the savory pork. Try this relish with turkey or chicken breasts too.

This fall, besides baking desserts, try making savory apple recipes. Happy Pinching!