Apples galore as I recap the Delmont Apple Festival and share recipes that feature apples, apple butter, and apple cider.

Apple Recipe Ideas from

Last weekend, Dad and I went to the Delmont Apple Festival in PA, which is the same apple festival I’ve been going to for years and years growing up (minus one year where we tried a different festival, but it just didn’t match up). Every year we have the same routine – get cups of cider to drink, walk around the craft area, eat apple dumplings for lunch, fill up our bag with apples, and buy quarts of cider to take home. Not only do I want to share some pictures with you, I also compiled a list of recipes using apples, apple butter, and/or apple cider for inspiration. Recipes I’ve either made myself or recipes from other bloggers that I’m dying to try.

Delmont Apple Festival

Delmont Apple Festival

As you enter the festival, there is a little shack set up for fresh cups of hot or cold cider. Usually this time of year is chilly and rainy, so I’ve always gotten hot cider. Because it was almost 80 degrees out, I got both a cup of hot and a cup of cold. Only 50 cents!

Delmont Apple Festival

Lunch was a hot apple dumpling with cold vanilla ice cream and cinnamon syrup. Growing up, we’ve always gotten them from the one church booth. However, last year they stopped coming. This came from one of the food vendors, but it just wasn’t the same. We can’t even remember the church’s name. They were “the church that sold apple dumplings.” If you’re reading this – come back!

Delmont Apple Festival

Delmont Apple Festival

Delmont Apple Festival

Now the best part – picking apples! They have a barn set up with bins of apples inside. You buy a bag and fill it up with the apples you wanted. Who knew there were a lot of varieties? This time around, we got 1/2 peck and got a few apples of each kind. Right before we left, we got fresh-pressed cider to go in quarts.

Delmont Apple Festival

Now that we are stocked up on apples and cider, time for recipes! Here are the ones I’ve posted and highly recommend you make right now. Click on the photo for the recipe:

Apple Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream in Apple Bowls

Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Crisp Cupcakes with Apple Butter Frosting

Apple Dumpling Cobbler

Apple Nachos

Apple Sausage Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup

Apple Turnovers

Apple Walnut Upside Down Spice Cake

Caramel Apple Butter Cheesecake Dip

Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Pizza

Homemade Apple Pie Filling

No Bake Caramel Swirl Apple Butter Cheesecake

Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars With Apple Butter Frosting

Tapioca Pudding with Fresh Apple Slices

Not enough recipes for you? Here are recipes from other bloggers that will make your mouth water: