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Cooking and Baking with Apples

Apples are one of the most popular and versatile fruits available. Of course, they are delicious when eaten out of hand but they are excellent in cooked and baked recipes too! Here are a few recipes to get you inspired.  


Apple and Walnut Stuffed Squash

Mushroom, Apple, and Walnut Stuffed Acorn Squash

Photo Credit: Ontario Apples

These savoury stuffed squash are an easy accompaniment to a festive meal or casual weeknight dinner. The meaty mushrooms add beautiful texture to the stuffing, while the apples add a layer of tartness and bite. It’s very veg-friendly and can be adapted to accommodate completely plant-based guests!

Rose Apple Tarts 

Rose Apple Tarts 

Photo Credit: Simply Beautiful Eating 

Turn red delicious apples into an elegant rose-shaped dessert with this Rose Apple Tart recipe. These would be perfect for your next dinner party! 

Baked Apple Chips

  Apple Chips - The Viet Vegan

Photo Credit: The Viet Vegan 

Satisfy your chip craving with these crunchy, sweet and healthy Baked Apple Chips, made with Red Prince apples. Try adding a sprinkle of cinnamon for a flavour variation!  

Maple Apple Pie  

Maple Apple Pie

Photo Credit: Kitchen Heals Soul 

The secret to making these pretty Maple Apple Pie is to roast the Cortland apples before making the pie! This intensifies the flavour of the apples.   

Smoky Ontario Apple Oka Bites  

Smoky Ontario Apple Oka Bites

Photo Credit:  Ontario Apples

Apples, cheese and bacon are the perfect fall appetizer—both delicious and indulgent enough for a night of watching the big game, but elegant enough to be party finger food!

Apple Pecan Monkey Bread  

Apple Pecan Monkey Bread

Photo Credit: Frugal Mom Eh! 

This Apple Pecan Monkey Bread is a delicious autumn treat, made with thinly slices fresh apples, biscuit dough, cinnamon, pecans and more! 

Apple Pie Dumplings with Caramel Sauce 

Apple Pie Dumplings

Photo Credit: Chatelaine.com  

These apple dumplings get a ton of flavour from sharp old cheddar cheese and crisp apples like Gala or Crispin.  

Ontario Apple Mac & Cheese Bake 

Apple Mac and Cheese on Produce Made Simple

This Ontario apple mac and cheese bake incorporates turkey, ricotta cheese and whole grain pasta to create a healthy medley of brain boosting foods. 

Quesadillas with Ontario Apple Salsa

Quesadillas with Ontario Apple Salsa

Photo credit: Ontario Apples

A sweet twist on your classic quesadilla includes crunchy Ontario apple salsa for added nutrition, flavour, and texture. This apple salsa is versatile and great to eat over your favourite nachos (with an apple twist of course!), or add to a wrap or burrito.

Apple Crisp Tartlets 

Apple Crisp Tartlets

Photo Credit: CanadianLiving.com  

These Apple Crisp Tarlets have all the flavour of a crumble-topped apple pie, in a more portable portion size. These beauties are made with juicy Cortland apples.   

Spiced Caramel Apple Cupcakes 

Spiced Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Photo Credit:  Ontario Apples

Packed with apple flavour, these spiced caramel apple cupcakes appeal to both kids and adults alike! Drizzle with caramel for an extra touch of decadence.

Ontario Apple Oatmeal Pancakes 

ontario apple oatmeal pancakes

Flavoured with cinnamon and a hint of cardamom, these fluffy Ontario Apple Oatmeal pancakes can be topped with maple syrup or yogurt (or both)!

Pork Tenderloin with Apple Parsnip Purée and Blackberry Wine Sauce 

Pork Tenderloin with Apple Parsnip Puree and Blackberry Wine Sauce

Lean and satisfying pork tenderloin is always sophisticated, especially when topped with a sweet and tangy wine sauce, and served with a harvest-inspired purée. Make this Pork Tenderloin with Apple Parsnip Purée and Blackberry Wine Sauce to elevate your dinner to a new level of elegance to wow your guests.

Carrot, Parsnip and Apple Salad

Carrot Parsnip Apple Salad

Who says you need greens to make a salad? This Carrot, Parsnip and Apple Salad is full of flavour and colour! Carrots add colour, parsnips add sweetness, apples and walnuts give you some extra crunch. Layering it all on top of a bed of peppery arugula is also delicious. This salad has it all!

Ontario Apple, Brie and Arugula Panini

Apple Brie Arugula Panini

Try making this Ontario Apple, Brie, and Arugula Panini for lunch next time you are craving something sweet and savoury! This classic flavour pairing of apple, brie, and arugula is great also as a salad, pizza, or in a wrap.

Beet Blueberry Apple Smoothie

Beet Blueberry Apple Smoothie

Get a boost in the morning with this invigorating Beet Blueberry Apple Smoothie. It’s a refreshing breakfast to help kick off your day with. This recipe is super simple to make, with only a few ingredients, but will leave you feeling full and energized for the day.

Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin

Sweet Potato Apple Gratin

This Sweet Potato and Ontario Apple Gratin is a great side dish for your next family dinner! Sweet potatoes and apples complement each others sweetness while being balanced out with shredded Gruyere cheese. Bon appetit!

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