- "You got a sweet-looking apple! It looks just ready to eat, too! Hmm... Yes... The ones over there are sweeter, so let's put this one back."
- — In-game text from Twilight Princess
Apples are recurring items in the The Legend of Zelda series.
Apples, which restore hearts, can be found by knocking them out of trees with the use of the Pegasus Boots. They are also an answer to a clue in the quest for the Whirlwind Sword Attack in the Game Boy Advance port.
Apples are sold in the southern thoroughfare of Hyrule Castle Town, along with bread and flowers. When Link examines one, the "item found" sound plays, but it is impossible for Link to actually pick them up or use them in any way.
Apples serve the same function as they did in A Link to the Past. However, they come in two colors, which differs the amounts of hearts recovered: the common red apples restores one heart, while the less common green restores three. The green variants can only be found in the tree near Link's House or during a battlefield with Shadow Link, and are noted to be less sweet. Apples can be captured with the Bug-Catching Net and stored inside an empty Bottle.
Apples can be found on trees all over Hyrule. They restore half of a heart when consumed by Link. They can be eaten fresh or cooked to produce Baked Apples if roasted on fire, thereby increasing their effect to three-fourths of a heart. Apples can also be used to increase Link´s bond with his horse by holding one and walking up to the horse's mouth.