It’s time for that annual apple-picking trip to the orchard. So fun, until you realize that it’s also time for bags and bags of apples to take up all the room in your fridge—and on the counter, too, because other things have to fit in the fridge as well—because you have no idea what to do with them all.

Well, not anymore. This year, we’ve put together a guide to apples to help you quickly and easily reference which apples are good for what. And then, we’ve got apple recipes. Lots of them. Because, of course.

So pick those apples with abandon or, if you already have, get cooking before they go bad. Either way, we’ve got you covered.


A Guide to Apples

The Cool Mom Eats Guide to Apples: The best varieties for cooking, baking and just eating raw, too, of course!


Best Apple Recipes

We've got a guide to apples and tons of ideas for what to do with them over on Cool Mom Eats, including making these Salted Caramel Apples at Beer Girl Cooks. Yum!

 Sea Salt Caramel Apple | Beer Girl Cooks

7 delicious caramel apple flavored recipes, from healthy to over-the-top decadent.


What to do with all those apples? Apple Pie Panini | Just A Taste

Apple Pie Panini | Just a Taste

10 delicious twists on apple pie recipes to have your pie and eat cake, bread, and cookies too.


There's more to using apples than just baking! Try making this Bacon Apple Pizza at Cafe Sucre Farine. Delicious!

Bacon, Arugula, and Apple Pizza | The Cafe Sucre Farine

8 savory apple recipes for dinner — sweet!


Use some of those apple from apple picking for these Maple Crunch Apple Puff Pancakes at Food For My Family - perfect!

Maple Crunch Apple Puff Pancakes | Food For My Family

6 easy apple snack and dessert recipes.