From appetizers and sides to main courses and desserts, Michigan’s apple harvest bounty reigns supreme in these recipes, compiled from the MyNorth Recipe Book. Just click on the recipe titles and transport yourself to a Northern Michigan’s culinary harvest!

Spiced Apple Chutney

An apple chutney recipe with a pleasant kick of green chili pepper, ginger and turmeric to spice up your next gathering. Pair it with meat and poultry or double the recipe for canning and enjoy fall’s flavors in the colder months to come.

Sweet Apple Salsa

Surprise your friends and family—and their taste buds—by forgoing the standard snack pairing of chips and salsa to serve up something a little sweeter: a decidedly not-spicy, fresh-fruit salsa that showcases the best of the North’s orchard bounty.

Apple Salad in Endive Leaves with Gewürztraminer Vinaigrette

These light-as-a-feather starters are fresh, crunchy, floral, spicy. The flavors of the wine are intensified in the dressing, so choose a rich, full-bodied Gewürztraminer, like the Alsatian-style Gewürz produced at Bel Lago Vineyard and Winery.

Apple-Glazed Barbecued Chicken

Fred Laughlin from NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary School shares an apple-glazed barbecued chicken recipe that is perfect for autumn Up North, while still reminiscent of summer’s bbq-fueled days.

Wild Game Sausage on Apple Slices with Cranberry Butter

The perfect his and hers pairing. Easy to make with locally prepared wild game sausage (or get creative and make your own after the first trip to deer camp) and pair with apples picked up from your local farmers market.

Hickory Smoked Apples

A wonderful way to use Northern Michigan’s fall apple harvest. This recipe calls for Fuji or Pink Ladies, although those oh-so-delicious Sweet Tangos make a wonderful substitute.

Apple Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Two glories of the fall harvest—juicy apples and earthy carrots—make this a dense, moist cake that can’t come out dry (go ahead first-time bakers, give it a try!). Crown with maple-tinged cream cheese frosting.

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Bring a scarlet red cranberry apple crisp to the table! Fill it with Northern Michigan apples and tart cranberries for a bright dessert to finish your next meal or to grace your family’s holiday table.

Cream Cheese Apple Pie with Oatmeal Pecan Streusel Topping

Try this recipe, from the kitchen of Kim Landhuis of DeWitt, the Michigan 1st Place winner in the 2010 Michigan’s Best Apple Pie Contest. Simply delicious!

Baked Apples with Dates, Coconut and Rum

You’ll love the way the rum and butter cozy up to the apples as they bake so much, you almost may not want to take them out of the oven. Almost. Try these at your next party for a fun, adult-pleasing dessert.

Love local apples? Find out how to enjoy them after fall in the article, “How to Store Northern Michigan apples for Winter.”

Want more Northern Michigan harvest recipes? Check out Perfect Pear Plates for Fall and The Great and Delicious Pumpkin!