Recipe, Menu & Cooking Planner

Pepperplate Inc.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Food & Drink 2.8 Nov 18, 2010 Sep 21, 2015 94.4 MB iOS 7.0 or later 4+
New in version 2.8

Import recipes directly from the browser on your iPhone or iPad
Facebook login improvements
Support for iOS 9


Pepperplate is the only app for serious cooks - it has all the tools you need to cook weeknight dinners or host a dinner party for 12. Manage your recipes, create menus, shop with ease and cook like a pro.


* Seamlessly manage your recipes, menus and shopping lists on the web, iPad and iPhone.
* Take your iPhone or iPad into the kitchen and cook your whole menu with multiple cooking timers.
* Create recipes on the iPad and iPhone or make changes to existing recipes.
* Share your favorite recipes with friends and family via Email, Facebook and Twitter.
* Import recipes from your favorite sites and add your own from cookbooks, magazines or old family recipes.
* Combine recipes into menus for dinner parties or holiday meal planning.
* Organize your meals for the week or month by adding menus and recipes to the schedule.
* Add to your shopping list and it automatically syncs to your iPad, iPhone, iPod and
* Organize your shopping to automatically match the way you shop in the grocery store.
* Create your own unlimited categories to organize your recipe collection.
* Your collection synchronizes from the website to the iPad and iPhone and is backed up without connecting to a computer.
* Take your entire collection with you to the grocery store or while traveling, no internet connection required.
* Manage your cooking timers over wifi away from the kitchen on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
* Login with Facebook or your free Pepperplate account

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Gr8retirement on 8/18/2018
After using this for several years, I’m now looking for a new one. I was always happy with this until the day I was looking for something different to fix, found a recipe I wanted to try, opened it and … low and behold, the ingredients were missing. I checked a few more with the same results. I’ve tried putting other recipes up only to have the ingredients NOT saved. Everything else was, just not the ingredients. I sent a message regarding this with no response. I don’t have time to go look up the ingredients on other sites so I’ll just get a different program.
Import doesn’t work
Alfedena on 8/14/2018
This used to be the best recipe app around, but the recipe import feature hasn’t worked for more than a year. Avoid this app.
Not seamless and crappy design
~sh on 7/26/2018
I can sign in on the app, but in order to add recipes it says I have to go online. When I click the “sign in” button the website it just reloads the sign in page. What a waste of time.
Great app
tabtr1 on 7/12/2018
I just started using this app but it is great so far. Tip: When copying URL to paste to import recipes make sure you only copy the web address. Not the http etc. also if there is a slash / at end of web address leave it off too. I was very flustered to start with cause I couldn’t get recipes imported. Once I figured it out it is the best thing ever
Needs an Update!
JLdenver on 7/8/2018
This app used to be useful but it’s in bad need of an update. So many simple things (like deleting more than one recipe at a time!) that would make this app much better. Not to mention half of the sites out there come back as “unsupported” and you have to manually add the recipe. This even from sites they claim are supported!
Needs lots of Improvements
Mycatangel on 6/29/2018
When I first got this app, it was very easy to use, but it’s gotten worse. I haven’t seen any updates, there have been no new websites added and now you can’t even import recipes from the websites on their list. I have sent them e-mails regarding this problem, but I got the same answer every time “the techs are working on it”, it hasn’t been fixed yet. This has been going on for at least a year. I’m now using a different app which lets me import my recipes from this website.
I highly recommend this app
Peterphan7722 on 6/28/2018
Could you please add pics between txt for instructions? that will be perfect I love it, they all I need, sync and add to cart, can be sync between computer and iPhone and iPad. How convenient it is! You can keep everything in one.
Good not great
jtcooksfor5 on 6/22/2018
I’ve been using this app for years now and while it does keep my recipes conveniently organized...I REALLY miss the ability to import online recipes from websites. I contacted support a while back and they basically said they knew about the problem and weren’t planning to fix it. If that feature came back it would be an easy 5/5 stars.
Just doesn’t work.
Giardia1 on 6/2/2018
I see other reviews are older. I can’t sync with my iPad.
Miss Rene' on 6/2/2018
Websites that the app says are supported ARE NOT. They continue rejecting recipes EVEN THOUGH the app reports they are acceptable. Please fix this issue or remove the websites as supported.
Concept is great
Bpplady on 5/21/2018
Unfortunately, I was not able to import or even manually add any recipes. Each and every time I tried to import even when I started off with the link on the list of supported sites, it said it was not a supported site. I tried on my iPhone and I tried on my computer with the same results. I have no recipes in my list of recipes. I tried a recipe from allrecipes, I tried a recipe from King Arthur flour, and I tried a recipe from food 52. It said all we’re not supported sites despite the fact that they are listed under supported sites. When I tried to copy and paste from word under manual recipe I managed to get everything in the proper places and when I hit save it just didn’t save.
What happened to the email function?
Elena the nymph on 5/14/2018
I have loved this app and use it for all my recipes. I would have given it five stars except that the 1/4 , 1/2 and 1/3 etc quick function does not work on my iPhone. Also when I tried to email a recipe there is no way to do it anymore without cutting and pasting from the editing pages. It used to be that I could email a beautifully organized recipe to friends and family. What happened? There doesn’t seem to be an easy way to get support from the designers.
Um what happened?
Mglwoqr on 4/19/2018
This app has basically stopped working. The applet no longer auto imports recipes. Everything has to be manually entered. So I’m left with an admittedly handy database of recipes (the shopping list and planner features are and always were just ok/unwieldy) but not the easy, convenient app it once was.
Last update was iOS 9. Needs refresh.
Snala on 4/9/2018
The app was last updated over two years ago, it needs updating for compatibility with larger screens.
Shopping list feature broken
Disappointed x10000 on 3/18/2018
The shopping list feature doesn’t work. I tried redownloading twice. Says its already imported recipes but nothing shows up
Love this app!
G_E_O on 3/17/2018
Too many times I have been away from home and need to see one of my recipes. Found this app that I have on my phone and tablet. Never without them again.
ilikemyrealname on 3/13/2018
Great app. I have over 100 recipes stored that I use. Would really love to see an update to iPhone X!
Slowing down
gilhooly0706 on 3/1/2018
I’ve used this app for years. Have 600 recipes on it. Slowly things have stopped working. Cant paste a recipe URL in anymore. It says the website is not supported. Have contacted developers multiple times and they said they are working on it. Can’t import pics of the dish anymore either. They told me to download flash player. Still doesn’t work.
Great app with potential
Momo2231 on 2/27/2018
Been using the app for 2 years now. Love how easy it is to flag my favorites and change proportions to decrease or increase a recipe when needed. However the import feature has been problematic off and on. After several attempts at set-up, I have gotten the iOS bookmarklet to work fairly consistently.
Used to be better
ALPGallaher on 2/17/2018
I have been using this app for several years and I have LOVED it, until the last several months. I used to be able to add recipes by just sending it to my Pepperplate right from the recipe page. Since the last several IOS updates, I can no longer do this. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, nothing works and the app has not been updated for quit some time. The only way to add recipes from my phone and tablet is to copy and paste. Which I do sometimes, but it is not as quick and easy as it used to be.
Amazing App
I’ve been using PP for 6 months and love it! As a French Culinary Institute graduate, I have used many apps, however only PP has the ease of use, great shopping list feature as well as scaling recipes up. Highly recommend!!!!
Great app, well designed but will it be updated?
Charalag on 2/4/2018
Pleas let us know if you’ll continue to support the app. Have way too many recipes saved.
Simple, clean, and great. I’d love a few updates
Rando homebuyer abc123 on 1/21/2018
This app just makes sense to me and doesn’t require a Facebook login or anything. It’s nice that it syncs to a computer’s website so I can make edits wherever I am or whatever device I’m using. Same with my wife. Suggestion: Swipe to go back would be more convenient.
Don’t download
leXbox7 on 1/3/2018
Great app that has seen 1 update in 4 years. Usually means the developer is giving up. Don’t spend time adding recipes to a dying app.
Awesome, but only one flaw
VanessaJC on 12/31/2017
I have been using this app for years, and love it. Recipes are easy to add, sort, categorize, and search. There is a helpful menu planning function as well as shopping list by recipe or category. HOWEVER, I think the Menu feature needs to be updated- I can only create menus from the desktop site, not the mobile app, and when on the mobile app, the recipes in a menu aren’t clickable to see the ingredient list. You need to back out of the menu tab and go to recipes and search for what you saw under a particular menu. I would love this to be updated, and the app would become MUCH more useful for menu planning!
Wish there was an Apple Watch app
FunSizeCurlyFries on 12/24/2017
I love this app. My husband and I have used it for years. I love the ability to import recipes, input my own, and the shopping list. My only complaint is that because it hasn’t been updated recently, I would love to see an update that includes support for the Apple Watch, so I can just look on my watch for my shopping list, instead of having to keep my phone out too.
Used to LOVE this app...
aje112 on 12/9/2017
Used to LOVE this app, however in the past year it has not worked as smoothly as it used to. I can no longer import recipes through All Recipes app (& others). When I send a recipe to a friends via email link, when I go back to send another recipe, the same recipe populates even though I am sending a different one. I have emailed CS a few times regarding these issues, and receive a reply, “we are working on that functionality improvement”. (That has not happened). I would like to continue using this app but it appears they are no longer updating this app to continue iOS compatibility.
Works mostly
errrbyproxy on 12/3/2017
Love everything about the app. Works great. Love using it to share recipes with friends. However the post to Facebook thing on the app has never worked for me.
Mad in the Methow on 11/28/2017
I absolutely love Pepperplate and I would rate it 5 stars or more if it weren't for the bugs. I am still having trouble with the app not providing me with the ability to share to share and/or e-mail my recipes. I have reported this in the past and was told they didn't know what the problem was. And it still hasn't been fixed. Not what I call good customer service. App also frequently quits. If they can't get the bugs under control, I guess I will have to look for another app which is something I REALLY don't want to do. It has so many other great features. Please, do something about the bugs!
No commits in 2 years?
lowenmal on 11/22/2017
I like pepperplate and have been using for 3+ years, but seems to not be ongoing development anymore.
Almost the perfect app
Ericde2 on 11/21/2017
Great app, I will be using this app to track recipes, create menus and plan meals. I would have given it a fifth star if I had the ability to either email or txt the shopping list.
The perfect app
Amy557 on 11/8/2017
Love it. It has everything I need without being cluttered up with a bunch of useless features!
Needs improvements
foroneaudience on 10/29/2017
The website is better (still not great) than the app. When I add stuff to my grocery list on the app it doesn’t bring up a menu to allow me to remove items I don’t need like it does on the website. Also, there is rarely a website that is compatible to upload so I have to manually enter just about every recipe I need. Please work on these two things!
Possible IOS 11 issues
Phineas1011 on 10/26/2017
There are reports (from Pepperplate support) of issues with IOS 11. They say they're working on pushing out a fix. FYI...over a month later. Still waiting for an app upgrade. I’ve experienced no IOS 11 issues, but the lack of support for this app is disturbing.
Please update for iOS 11
LB50 on 10/14/2017
I love this app and have used it for several years. I loved that I could import recipes directly into my recipe file, including pictures from Epicurious and New York Times. Since the new Apple updates this function has not worked for me at all. Now I have to print out the recipes and enter them manually into Pepperplate. It is very time consuming! Please update soon! This rating would have been 5 stars before!
Not working the way it used to!
MO3B on 10/13/2017
Ever since new iOS upgrade, app does not allow auto fill of recipes. Must enter all recipes from sites manually☹️
Love this app
Selfie taker on 10/11/2017
Pepperplate is fantastic but worrisome at the same time. I worry that I've invested time organizing my recipes here and that there are no new updates or new features. Two items of particular importance to me are; improving the recipe clipper. I'd like to be able to pull recipes from all sorts of sources. Right now it's only possible from a limited (reduced) number of sources. Anything else needs to be added manually. Second, I'd like to see a backup feature. Pepperplate developers, you have a fantastic app here. Please keep it going.
Used to Love this App
The Bennett's on 10/3/2017
I had to rate a 3; although it used to be a 5. Lately, I have noticed that some of my favorite websites are not loading. For example, Cooking Light -when I copy the url and paste to import, it states it’s not a supported website. Although it is listed as a supporting website Importing is quick and easy, when it works...I’ve just had a really hard time with it lately. I even tried on iPad, window based computer, etc...just to make sure it wasn’t just the app...
strawberry1390 on 9/22/2017
Great app but it needs to be updated. I’m professional cook and it helps a great deal. No wasted time hand writing recipes to share with the crew, a quick email gets it done
Needs an update
Designed coma on 9/22/2017
I've used Pepperplate for many years. I still use it despite it needing a serious update. My fear is when IOS 11 drops it will no longer work. Right now its showing syncing issues and the calendar does not populate all of the dates. I really hope an update comes soon. It's better than all the others out there. Most require an annual sub for advanced features.
A Meal Planning Must
alixo320 on 9/20/2017
Just downloaded today, but already I’m hooked. Only downside is the recipe import has not worked, but copy pasting into the manual import has worked great! The shopping list is awesome. Love the ability to check off what you picked up and the ability to delete items you already have. A must have for someone getting into meal planning for a healthier lifestyle!
AussieProf on 9/19/2017
Always "sorry this site is not supported". Useless. Can I give this app negative stars?
My absolute favorite app
Muzikluvr09 on 9/17/2017
I love this app and website so much! It's great for anyone looking to organize all of their recipes and sync them together on different devises. I initially downloaded it so that I could have all of my family's recipes organized together, and then I started going through all of my cookbooks and importing those recipes. Before I downloaded Pepperplate I was too lazy to ever sit down and go through all of my cookbooks to find something to eat, but now that I have everything on my phone and computer it's so easy. I actually enjoy cooking now. There are so many positive things about this app, that I can't say enough. Thank you Pepperplate. Don't ever change :)
Good, needs update
PJLooking on 9/4/2017
Was a great app, needs an update to be great again. It is easy to use, sort, and find the recipe. Please update it to keep it fully functional!
Not a full app
Jakesch on 8/30/2017
I shouldn't have to "visit a website" to be able to use the app. Include the recipes in the app or don't make an app at all.
Needs work
Klbrodmerk on 8/17/2017
This COULD be a great app! But there are glitches that have gone unresolved for months now that keep me from using it. The whole point of the app is to be able to import your recipes and generate grocery lists, but without the import function it takes too long.
So much promise
PurpleRavenX11 on 8/6/2017
This app is amazing as a recipe manager, but the cross-device support keeps breaking everything else. I use my desktop to input recipes, create menus, and make shopping lists, but when I attempt to sync them to my phone, the empty lists on my phone overwrite what I just did on the desktop instead of the other way around. I can't imagine why the shopping list I made up ten minutes ago gets overwritten by an empty list that's been there for weeks since I downloaded the app, but it happens every time.
Crashes & Forgets Info Immediately
Hoofenlager on 7/18/2017
Virtually useless.
Everything I need except leftovers
Kevin71481 on 7/17/2017
This app does pretty much everything the expensive ones do and does it well. The only thing I'm missing is what most other apps also do not do. I want to search based on ingredient since I might have a ton of potatoes, chicken or other canned goods around.
needs work
Pursuholiness on 7/13/2017
I don't understand why it doesn't have a streamlined easy way to enter ingredients and instructions. HELP
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