You're going to need a few great recipes for the bounty of apples that's about to drop this season. Thankfully, we have a copy of Apples: From Harvest To Table, by cook, author and urban farmer Amy Pennington. Look beyond the classic apple pie to other sweet (and savory) applications of the perfect seasonal fruit. First up, a simple but flavorful salad.

This salad is perfect for fall and winter eating, as both apples and celery are fresh and crisp. It’s a nice light counterpoint to all the roasted meats and hearty sautéed greens of the season. This is also the perfect salad for a crowd, because you can prepare the apple sticks and celery in advance, covering them with a damp cloth and holding them in the fridge. The vinaigrette can be made ahead, as well, and you can toss everything together just before serving. Dill punctuates the sweetness of the apples, and toasted hazelnuts add a lush fatty note to this otherwise lean dish.

Reprinted with permission from Apples