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11 Easy Recipes For Fresh-Picked Apples (SLIDESHOW)

‘Tis the season… for apple picking! From apple pancakes to apples on the grill, to apple butter, you won't believe all the ways you can use America's favorite fruit to add a tangy sweetness to almost any dish.

So head to your nearest apple orchard, farmers’ market or grocery store and pluck the ripest of the bunch to make with your next meal. Use these recipes for inspiration — they’re good to the core!

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  • Apple And Caramel Bread Pudding

    Soymilk and fat-free ingredients offer a healthier twist on delicious, apple-infused bread pudding. Prep Time: 15 min | Total Time: 50 min | Servings: 8 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/apple-and-caramel-bread-pudding/b8d1b42a-3d5e-42ab-a7ca-13b1dac55b95?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Apple And Caramel Bread Pudding recipe</a>

  • Apple Oven-Baked Pancake

    No watchful flipping needed! A family-sized apple oven pancake is ready to eat in just 30 minutes. This tasty recipe is made with high-fiber pancake mix. Prep Time: 10 min | Total Time: 30 min | Servings: 4 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/apple-oven-baked-pancake/47e56840-2fdb-400a-b4f9-2de818bf958e?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Apple Oven-Baked Pancake recipe</a>

  • Creamy Apple-Raisin Oatmeal

    Start your day with 10-minute apple-licious oatmeal laced with vanilla yogurt and brown sugar. Prep Time: 10 min | Total Time: 10 min | Servings: 2 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/creamy-apple-raisin-oatmeal-cooking-for-2/02bdb3fa-7dae-4f77-9d4c-a841fde32541?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Creamy Apple-Raisin Oatmeal recipe</a>

  • Healthified Apple Crisp

    The best apples for apple crisp are the same as those that are good in apple pie, such as Braeburn, Jonathan, McIntosh or Northern Spy. For variety, stir 2 to 4 tablespoons of ground flaxseed into the topping mixture before sprinkling over apples. Prep Time: 15 min | Total Time: 50 min | Servings: 8 <a href="http://livebetteramerica.aol.com/2012/07/25/healthified-apple-crisp_n_1702597.html" target="_hplink">Get the Healthified Apple Crisp recipe</a>

  • Mini Deep-Dish Apple Pies

    Cute and easy, you can't miss with these delish mini pies. Prep Time: 35 min | Total Time: 2 Hr 30 min | Servings: 6 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/mini-deep-dish-apple-pies/332a0eb2-605b-4806-8d1d-bced173ab641?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Mini Deep-Dish Apple Pies recipe</a>

  • Cranberry-Apple Pie Squares

    Apple and cranberries come together in this delightful pie, topped with caramel and ice cream. Prep Time: 40 min | Total Time: 2 Hr 40 min | Servings: 24 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/cranberry-apple-pie-squares/bdc6fe54-6de8-4dcb-83a2-c0ca5f82817f?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Cranberry-Apple Pie Squares recipe</a>

  • Grilled Caramel Apples

    These warm and caramelicious treats go one better than caramel apples on a stick. Prep Time: 10 min | Total Time: 20 min | Servings: 4 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/grilled-caramel-apples/3184c1a3-2e4a-4dc7-940c-6feedd7a0edd?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Grilled Caramel Apples recipe</a>

  • Pork Chops and Apples

    Here's an easy-to-make dinner that's baked using apple and pork -- perfect when you're cooking for two! Prep Time: 10 min | Total Time: 55 min | Servings: 2 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/pork-chops-and-apples/c084ff58-b38a-41ad-9c2e-01205d6aa2ca?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Pork Chops And Apples recipe</a>

  • Sesame Shrimp And Apple Salad

    Bloggers Adam and Joanne Gallagher from <a href="http://www.inspiredtaste.net/" target="_hplink">Inspired Taste</a> top baby lettuce with tart green apple, red bell pepper and shrimp. Prep Time: 10 min | Total Time: 15 min | Servings: 2 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/sesame-shrimp-and-apple-salad/d0f7d5b6-9c27-4bf6-bdac-f0585def0052?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Sesame Shrimp And Apple Salad recipe</a>

  • Apple Butter

    This homemade apple butter is spicy and delicious -- a perfect slow-cooked condiment! Start by mashing apples with a potato masher or a large fork until the mixture is smooth. Prep Time: 30 min | Total Time: 2 Hr 30 min | Servings: 64 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/apple-butter/4478195d-1367-4b83-a1e9-89031b8334cf?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Apple Butter recipe</a>

  • Creamy Apple-Cinnamon Quesadilla

    This quick and easy quesadilla on a whole wheat tortilla is unique and simply delicious. Prep Time: 15 min | Total Time: 20 min | Servings: 4 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/creamy-apple-cinnamon-quesadilla/585a82e4-4632-45cd-bcdd-b6fea2fbf69c?src=SH?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549">Get the Creamy Apple-Cinnamon Quesadilla recipe</a>

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