43 Apple Dessert Recipes That Will Have You So Excited For Fall

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Picture this: It’s fall, you’ve just gone apple picking—you’ve snagged a couple apple cider donuts, some hot apple cider, and then maybe got a little (okay, a LOT) overzealous with the amount of apples you’re lugging home. Just us? Look, we can’t help ourselves! We wait all year for the bounty of crisp, sweet, in-season apples (Red Delicious apples in January are NOT it), and we admittedly get very excited to take advantage of them. The best thing to do with a ton of apples? Bake with them. Whether you too are sitting on a bushel of apples, or just grabbed a couple from your local market, we’ve got a recipe for you. Check out our apple desserts for ideas—they might just rival pumpkin for the best fall desserts around.

Looking for easier apple desserts? We get it, pie can be a BIG endeavor. Turn to shortcut ingredients like store-bought caramel, puff pastry, crescent roll dough, phyllo dough, and even the apples themselves to make things a lot easier on yourself. Try our crustless apple “pies”, our French apple tart, our apple dumplings, or our apple strudel for ideas. They’re super impressive without a ton of effort on your part. Win win.

Want more fall dessert inspiration? Check out our favorite sweet potato desserts and our top pumpkin desserts too.

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Apple Pie

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Every fall, we turn to this recipe because we think it’s, well, pretty perfect. We like to fill our homemade flaky, buttery, lattice crust with a combination of apples for an irresistibly sweet-tart filling. We’re being 100% serious when we say this is the BEST apple pie recipe out there.

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Apple Dumplings

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Using refrigerated crescent dough makes these apple dumplings a cinch to make and adds an extra buttery, flaky texture. The dumplings are essentially poached in a lemon-lime soda, which may seem a little odd, but trust us on this one: They come out slightly doughy and gooey and the soda turns the whole thing into a sweet sauce that you should drizzle over your dumplings.

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Caramel Apples

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Apple Tart

Apple Tart

In this classic French dessert recipe, you’re supposed to cook down an apple compote to go on top of the crust and under the spiral of apples. Not here! We skipped the sauce completely and macerated the slices in brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and vanilla to make sure they got nice and jammy in the oven.

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Homemade Apple Cider

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Homemade apple cider is one of the greatest things about fall. It’s extremely easy to make and the perfect way to use up any extra apples. It’s warm, full of spice, and sweet enough to be dessert—or to turn into a dessert, like our apple cider donuts.

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Best Apple Crisp

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French Apple Tart

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This tart is so easy to make and uses store-bought puff pastry dough, meaning it can be ready in under an hour. The glaze uses a little Grand Marnier, which can be left out or replaced with rum or cognac. It really brings the whole tart together, and we highly recommend it!

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Tarte Tatin

tarte tatin

This classic tart construction relies on fruit being laid over caramel then topped with puff pastry. The caramel might be a little tricky, but we promise going low and slow and resisting the urge to stir is the way to make sure that you have the perfect caramelized bottom.

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Apple Galette

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We LOVE galettes. They’ve got all the delicious elements of pie: flaky, buttery crust, and tender baked fruit. What they don’t have is fussy technique: no crimping, no lattice work, and absolutely no blind baking. Sometimes, it’s okay to take the easy road.

Get the Apple Galette recipe.

Apple Pie Bars

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When you need to make apple pie for a big group, these bars are absolutely perfect. With a no-fuss crust that you press (not roll), they’re SO easier to throw together, and you can’t beat that crumb topping. Drizzle them with some extra caramel or serve with ice cream for an extra special treat!

Get the Apple Pie Bars recipe.

Apple Coffee Cake

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Apples work wonders in this easy coffee cake. They add extra sweetness as well as making the cake extra moist and tender. We love it with Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples, but your favorite baking apple will do the trick!

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French Apple Cake

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This traditional French dessert starts with a simple rum cake batter that’s then filled with chunks of apple, ensuring every bite will be extra flavorful and moist. It’s got an almost custard-like texture and a sugary, crunchy top you’ll love.

Get the French Apple Cake recipe.

These apple desserts begin with the mouthwatering aroma of tantalizing baked apples and cinnamon filling your kitchen. Each of these apple dessert recipes is delightfully sweet and perfect for celebrating fall. Go beyond apple pie with one of our stellar apple desserts including apple crisp, apple cake, candy apples, and more.

Big Apple Dumplings

Think of these cinnamon sauce-topped dumplings like single-serving apple pies. In addition to a whole, cored apple, a sweet filling of walnuts, raisins, and honey is hiding inside the homemade flaky pastry pockets.

Caramel Apple Poke Cake

For a guaranteed moist cake, a poke cake like this apple cake recipe is the way to go. If you haven’t made a poke cake before, holes are literally poked into a baked cake with the handle of a wooden spoon (or skewer) and a dreamy filling gets poured on/in to keep the cake tender. In this case, that filling is a super sweet and creamy dulce de leche!

Toffee Apple Cheesecake

This showstopping cheesecake is the perfect apple dessert idea for your fall produce. A walnut-infused crust serves as the base for the cream cheese filling and caramel apple-like topping.

Apple Pie Pops

What’s better than apple pie? Apple pie on a stick! These adorable single-serving apple desserts will win over the kids and adults at dessert time.

Apple Pie Tacos

A crispy, cinnamon-sugar dusted corn tortilla holds a caramel-apple filling for a fresh take on dessert tacos. Garnish with a scoop of whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce to make these treats even more irresistible.

Apple Tart with Cheddar Cheese Crust

For the not-so-sweet tooth, indulge in a slice of this flaky apple dessert. It’s baked with an assortment of your favorite apples and features two hits of cheddar-cheesy goodness (as a topper and in the crust). Hint: The crust comes together even faster if you shred the butter and cheese through your food processor.

Apple-Maple Spice Cake

Fresh apples don’t get much better than this. The dessert is already super moist, but the apple bundt cake gets even better when drizzled with a homemade maple sauce dotted with even more apple bits. Try serving a slice with a steamy cup of spiced pomegranate-apple cider.

Crumb-Topped Apple Slab Pie

Apple pie or apple crumble? No matter what you call it, this apple dessert is delicious. Start with homemade dough, then add apples and cinnamon. Finish with a crunchy pecan topping.

Apple Sheet Cake

There’s not just one, but three types of apples in this fall recipe. In addition to fresh apples, this show-stopping dessert features apple butter and dried apples as well. Topped with apple slices, this apple cake is a definite show-stopper.

Marbled Caramel Apples

Nothing says fall like caramel apples. Here we’ve taken the traditional treat and made a fun apple dessert. Instead of just caramel, the apples get a dip in chocolate and vanilla candy coating, creating a photo-worthy swirl effect.

Test Kitchen Tip: Pour the leftover marble coating onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and top with your favorite sweet treats and/or salty snacks. (It’s also a great way to use up Halloween candy.)

Fried Churro Apple Rings

We used churro batter on fresh apples to make these Mexican-inspired desserts. Coated in cinnamon-sugar, they are the perfect easy apple dessert. Trying to cut out oil? Make these babies in your air fryer!

Dutch Apple Pudding Cake

One bite of this warm apple dessert, and you’ll be in love. With just a little bit of prep, this easy apple recipe gets nice and hot in your slow cooker. To make this an extra special treat, make your own apple pie filling instead of buying a can.

Apple-Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

Don’t be fooled by the creamy orange and brown sugar sauce drizzled on top of our to-die-for pull-apart bread recipe. The warm apple dessert is surprisingly lightened-up, thanks to the nutritional benefits of ground flaxseed, fresh apples, and reduced-fat cream cheese.

Apple Pie Egg Rolls

Your favorite Asian takeout appetizer turns into an indulgent treat in this innovative apple dessert recipe. The portable apple pie is served with fresh whipped cream sweetened with maple syrup for the ultimate dipper.

Apple-Cheese Danish

Make your own DIY Danish pastries with a filling of spiced apple slices and cream stuffed between sheets of light and flaky puff pastry.

Test Kitchen Tip: Save time when making this fall apple dessert by turning to canned apple pie filling in place of the spiced apple mixture.

Classic Apple Crisp

A rich custard sauce sets this apple crisp recipe apart from all the rest. Drizzle the custard on top of each portion just before serving. It’s even better than a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

The search is over: We’ve found the perfect apple pie recipe. With salted caramel sauce drizzled over the apple filling, plus an irresistible easy crust, this pretty pie will be the star of any gathering.

Walnut Apple Crisp

Put your slow cooker to work! This easy apple crisp recipe can be made ahead of time, then left to simmer in your slow cooker. Be sure to serve this crisp warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Spiced Apple Tarte Tatin

This apple tart recipe calls for just five simple ingredients including apples, butter, and sugar. Cook the fall fruit with Chinese five-spice powder and top with frozen puff pastry. The result is a caramelized apple dessert dripping with buttery sauce.

Apple Strudel

Served as dessert or breakfast, expect this apple strudel recipe to fly right off the table. You can shorten the prep time for this strudel recipe by using purchased phyllo dough, or you can make your own for an extra-special treat.

Spiced Apple Drops

This apple dessert gives you a double (or triple) dose of sweet apple flavor. Chopped apple and apple cider flavor the cookies, while the creamy frosting has a splash of apple juice.

Raspberry-Apple Kuchen with Warm Cream Sauce

Our delicious apple kuchen (the German word for cake) is a triple threat of warm and cozy goodness: Tart apples, cinnamon, and our homemade eggnog sauce. It’s going to be an apple dessert you’ll plan on making every holiday season (if not more frequently).

Frosted Apple Slab Pie

The tasty filling in this apple dessert features a secret ingredient everyone will want to know about: corn flakes! Cereal may seem like an unconventional addition to a pie, but the crunch makes this slab pie really special. Plus, it’s full of fall flavor from cinnamon and nutmeg. How could you go wrong?

Dark Chocolate-Orange Walnut Caramel Apples

These rich caramel apples are the perfect indulgence. Sweet caramel, chopped walnuts, orange peel, and dark chocolate cover fresh apples for a fun and slightly sophisticated apple dessert. To make these ahead, wrap them up tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Danish Pastry Apple Bars

Almost like an apple strudel recipe, these Danish pastry apple bars can pull double duty for dessert and breakfast the morning after. One recipe makes a whopping 32 servings of the flaky pastry treat, so there will be plenty to go around.

Maple Brunch Cake with Apples and Cranberries

These little slices of heaven are always a good idea at brunch or anytime. This apple cake is baked with a few of our other fall favorites: maple yogurt, apple pie spice, and cranberries.

Apple-Toffee Tartlets

Filled with a buttery blend of apples, toffee pieces, and brown sugar, these tartlets have all the flavor of classic toffee apples. Sprinkle the itty-bitty treats with powdered sugar using a fine-mesh sieve for a gorgeous finish.

Maple-Glazed Baked Apples

Our baked apples dessert is a creative orchard-fresh recipe that’s perfect for the season. It’s also a winner with just five ingredients: Maple syrup, cider, and butter create the homemade glaze, and cinnamon sticks add warm and cozy flavor to the apples.

Apple Butter Cinnamon-Swirl Bread

Chopped fresh apples and homemade apple butter in the batter ensure this easy quick bread is loaded with fall flavor. Adding buttermilk to the batter results in a tender, moist cake. Use a sweet apple like Honeycrisp or Gala for a dessert-worthy bread.

Apple Toffee Cookies

It’s a good thing this delicious cookie recipe makes 40 because you’ll definitely be eating more than one. Toasted pecans or walnuts and toffee bits provide just the right amount of crunch in these apple cookies. Keep these cookies around even longer by freezing them for later.

Apple-Spiked Monkey Bread

Monkey bread rises to a new level of delicious with tasty add-ins such as pecans, apples, and caramel-maple syrup. Form individual servings in a muffin pan or create a stunning loaf in a fluted tube pan. We won’t blame you if you want to serve this apple dessert for breakfast.

Sweet and Spicy Apple Crisps

Warning: These crisps are addicting! Make these three-ingredient crisps to grab as an apple dessert (or snack!) on the go. Sugar provides the sweetness, while ground chipotle chile pepper gives the apples a spicy kick.

Applesauce Donuts

Our cinnamon-applesauce donuts are an irresistible fall breakfast. Serve with a side of whipped cream for dipping to make them extra decadent. If you’ve got a lot of fresh apples on hand, you can easily make your own applesauce from scratch.

Apple and Browned Butter Tart

“Look at how pretty that apple tart is!” That’s what everyone’s going to say once they get a look at this fresh apple dessert. The browned butter (combined with brown sugar) adds a rich caramel flavor to the apple wedges. It’s simply the perfect fall recipe.

Caramel Apple Cookies

No sticky hands here. Introducing the new fall mash-up you’ll wish you had thought of first: caramel apple cookies. Fold apple and raisins right into the batter, then smear with silky caramel frosting and crunchy walnuts for a truly irresistible apple dessert.

Caramel Apple-Cherry Pie

This is for when you can’t decide between apple and cherry. Oh, and did we mention there’s caramel in this apple dessert? You can thank us later. The filling calls for vanilla bean paste, but you can easily substitute it with vanilla extract.

Apple Whoopie Pies

Billowy marshmallow creme gives applesauce-spiced whoopie pies a delightfully sweet filling. We love how portable (and fun to eat!) these apple cookies are.

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie

This double-crusted apple pie looks fancy, but it’s surprisingly easy to DIY! Start with refrigerated piecrusts: Use one as-is for the bottom crust, and dust the other with cinnamon sugar, roll, and slice to form the too-cute mini cinnamon roll topping.

Apple Pie Fries

Here’s proof that fries aren’t just for appetizer time or as a savory side. This sweet, fruity version is made for after dinner. Just add a side of icing on the side for dunking.

Maple Bourbon Apple Pie

This take on classic apple pie is topped with a sugary lattice crust. We’ll walk you through how to make it and the tender bourbon-apple filling. This pie is best served after it has had a chance to cool for about an hour.

It’s fall, y’all – and PRIME time for apples!

Have you ever picked your own apples?

I went on my first apple picking experience at Sky Top Orchard (outside of Asheville, NC) this year. We left with a bucket full of apples and fresh apple cider for the road.

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Since it was my first time going to a u-pick farm, I learned how quickly you can end up with more apples than you know what to do with!

Which begs the question: What to do with too many apples??

Lucky for you I have some ideas.

Here are 45+ vegetarian ways to use up your excess apples from your apple-picking haul!

Apple Snack Recipes:

Apple Nachos from Trial and Eater – Peanut butter + chocolate is obviously my fav, but you can also get creative with your toppings!

Apple "Nachos" with peanut butter and chocolate drizzle. Fruit, protein and chocolate makes this a great healthy snack at any time! | trialandeater.com

Astounding Apple Butter from Loaves and Dishes

Apple Matchsticks from Trial and Eater – a unique sweet and spicy snack!

Sweet Potato and Apple Fruit Leather from Learning and Yearning

Cinnamon Apple Chips from Trial and Eater – since these are made without added sugar, they are a healthy snack!

Cinnamon apple chips. No added sugar, no dehydrator required! Vegan, gluten-free, and healthy snack any time.

Apple Popsicles with Date Caramel Crumble from Veggie Desserts

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips from Trial and Eater

Apple Jelly from Masala Herb

Apple Roses from Foolproof Living – have you ever seen apple roses? Almost too cute to eat!

Homemade Applesauce from Thyme and Love

Apple Dessert Recipes:

Chewy Apple Peanut Butter Bars from Sugar Dish Me

Apple Pie Filling from Beyond the Chicken Coop

Vegan Apple Crumble From v Nutrition and Wellness

Paleo Apple and Cranberry Crisp from 24 Carrot Kitchen

Cheesecake Brownies with Caramel Apples from Contentedness Cooking

Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Pie from Gluten-free Easily

Apple Sugar from Learning and Yearning – I didn’t even know this was a thing, but it seems like dehydrated applesauce!

Apple Fritters from Tikkido

Add Apples to your Veggies!

Brussels Sprouts, Apples and Caramelized Onions from Cadry’s Kitchen (and a helpful bonus: how to make caramelized onions)

Maple Apple Spaghetti Squash from Trial and Eater

Maple Apple Spaghetti Squash Bake - a vegan friendly, gluten free veggie side dish that is great for family dinners and holidays.

Apple Breakfast Recipes:

Apple Cinnamon Stovetop Oatmeal from Sugar Dish Me

Apple Cider Chia Pudding from Spabettie

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats from Tasting Page

Put apples on sandwiches!

Brie and Apple Sandwich from Hello Little Home

Grown-up Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Trial and Eater – with two kinds of cheese, tomatoes, and a crunch of apple!

Grown up grilled cheese with two sauces two cheese, and two fruits. Loaded with flavor!

Put apples in bread!

Honey Apple Challah from Trial and Eater – a fun sweet twist on challah bread!

Cornbread Apple Loaf from Christina’s Cucina

Greek Yogurt Apple Cinnamon Bread from Kristine’s Kitchen Blog

Apple Filled Pull Apart Bread from Persnickety Plates

Use apples in soups!

Sweet Potato Apple Soup from Trial and Eater

Roasted Acorn Squash Apple Soup from Tasteful Venture

Butternut Squash Apple Soup from Trial and Eater

Butternut squash apple soup. Delicious autumn flavors blended together make this vegan soup a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Use apples in baking!

Apple Walnut Bundt Cake from Extreme Couponing Mom

Mama’s Apple Pie from Bellalimento

Cinnamon Roasted Apple Muffins from Hey Nutrition Lady

Apple Crisp Cookie Cups from Liv for Cake

Apple Upside Down Cake from Lemon Blossoms

Baked Apples with Cashew Cream from Plant Based Cooking

Cocoa Apple Cake from Beyond the Chicken Coop

Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Honey Cinnamon Apples from Food Faith Fitness

Put apples in salads!

Kale and Apple Pecan Salad from Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad from Foolproof Living

Spinach Apple Salad from Trial and Eater

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Apple Fig Arugula Salad from Flavor the Moments

Vegan Waldorf Salad from Happy Kitchen Rocks

Five Greens Salad from The Organic Kitchen

Avocado Egg Salad with Apples from Trial and Eater

Apple avocado egg salad no mayo | trialandeater.com

Apple Drink Recipes:

Apple Pie Smoothie from The Lemon Bowl

Homemade Apple Cider from Trial and Eater

Or you know, eat them apples right off the tree! The goats at Sky Top Orchard sure wanted to.

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Tell me – what are you going to make with all your apples?

Tons of recipe ideas to use up all your fresh applies! Whether you want baked apples, apple desserts, apple snacks, apple drinks, or more!

When fall rolls around, apple pie is an obvious dessert — bursting with fresh, soft apples and a crispy crust. However, there are plenty of other ways we love to make the most out of apple season, including an apple cake with toffee crust and a scoop of ice cream and a light and fluffy apple sharlotka. Read on for those recipes and more apple desserts we can’t get enough of.

Apple-Pomegranate Cobbler

This juicy and bright apple cobbler is just the right amount of sweet, with an irresistibly tender and crunchy crust on top.

Tarte Tatin

Golden Delicious apples are perfect in this classic version of tarte tatin from chef Jonathan Waxman because they get perfectly tender while they bake but never lose their shape.

Maple-Apple Upside-Down Cake

This is one of the best upside-down cakes ever — the maple syrup infuses both the apples and the cake, making the dessert taste like a stack of apple pancakes.

Country Apple Galette

Chef Jacques Pépin loves to serve this delicate apple tart as a buffet dessert, since it’s beautiful, easy to slice, and simple to eat, pizza-style, while standing. The miraculously easy and versatile pastry dough comes together in a food processor in less than 20 seconds and can be filled with all sorts of fruits or vegetables. Because the tart is free-form, the pastry can be rolled into either a round or a rectangle.

Apple Pie Bars

These bars have a nutty, streusel-like topping and a crisp shortbread crust. It’s America’s iconic dessert, transformed into an indulgent snack.

Double-Crust Apple Pie

F&W’s former senior test kitchen editor Grace Parisi uses a mix of Granny Smith, Pink Lady, and Golden Delicious apples for this iconic dessert.

Apple Bread Pudding

Chef Gail Simmons to the rescue! How does she transform a lackluster Top Chef Season 3 bread pudding into a standout dessert? By sautéing apples in brandy and butter and soaking them alongside brioche in lots of vanilla custard before baking.

Apple Tart with Almond Cream

In this delicious dessert, the thin, crisp pastry shell is filled with a layer of almond cream made from both finely ground and coarsely chopped nuts that give the tart layers of texture. The thinly sliced apples on top caramelize as the tart bakes.

Apple Cake with Toffee Crust

When pastry chef Lara Atkins was little, her mother made this cake for her bridge club; Atkins remembers how she and her brothers would have to wait (and wait and wait) for their slices until all the ladies of the club had served themselves. Atkins now makes the cake for her son, who never has to wait for his piece.

Spiced Upside-Down Apple Bundt Cake

David Guas, co-author of the cookbook DamGoodSweet, tops his apple bundt cake with a nicely salty streusel of pecans and toasted rolled oats. He bakes the streusel on its own to make it extraordinarily crisp, then pats it over the warm cake right out of the oven.

Apple Pie Granita

Natural-style apple juice—less filtered than regular—is high in vitamin C and antioxidants. Here, Emeril Lagasse transforms it into a refreshing granita.

Granny Smith Apple and Brown Butter Custard Tart

Pastry chef Kate Neumann often showcases rich, nutty, fragrant browned butter in her desserts. Here, she adds it to a sweet custard loaded with caramelized apples and baked in a buttery tart shell.

Apple Crisp with Dried Cranberries

For this dessert, chef Lee Woolver recommends a tart apple, like the Northern Spy variety that grows all over upstate New York. To make the recipe more decadent, he often adds chocolate chips.

Apple Pandowdy

Pie for a crowd, this pandowdy uses a mix of Granny Smith, Pink Lady and Golden Delicious apples for the perfect fall dessert.

Caramelized Apple Clafoutis

This lightly sweet pastry, studded with caramelized apple, is one component of an elaborate dish entitled Brillat-Savarin. Its major ingredients — apples, créme fraîche, Calvados, and the Brillat-Savarin cheese — all come from Normandy, France.

Apple Cider Cream Pie

In 2009, chef Allison Kave and her boyfriend, Jay Horton, won Brooklyn’s Pie Bake-Off with this clever pie. The challenge was to use a local ingredient, so they chose apple cider and developed this delicious combination of cream pie and apple pie.

Apple Sharlotka

Chef Matt Danko uses his father’s recipe to make sharlotka, a deliciously light and fluffy Russian apple cake.

Apple and Olive Oil Bundt Cake

At Coyle’s Bakeshop in Seattle, chef-owner Rachael Coyle always keeps a bundt cake or two in the case. This autumnal version, an adaptation of an Italian apple cake, is moist and light, fragrant with freshly ground spices and studded with chunks of fruit. In the spring, substitute fresh rhubarb for the apples.

Apple Pie à la Mode Ice Cream Sandwiches

Top Chef winner Kristen Kish designed this dessert to honor both of her grandmothers, one known for her apple pie and the other for her snickerdoodles. Kish folds spiced apple pie filling into vanilla ice cream, then sandwiches it between chewy snickerdoodle cookies.

Apple Tart with Apricot Glaze

Frank Stitt, owner of Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, Alabama, started his culinary education by working for the late great cookbook author Richard Olney in Provence, France. This tart is the final dish in a dinner party menu designed by Stitt and inspired by Olney’s love of seasonal produce and great wine.

Deep-Dish All-American Cinnamon Apple Pie

This pie — one of our 40 best recipes — gets its intensely apple-y flavor from macerating the apples in sugar for an hour. The liquid drained from the apples is simmered with a hit of butter until a syrup forms. That rich syrup is mixed with the apples, piled into the crust, and baked until tender and delicious. The pie is excellent the day it’s made, but even better the next day.

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When autumn arrives, we can’t help but think of all things apple! Whether you’ve filled your baskets at an orchard or visited your local grocery store, it’s apple baking season and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite dessert recipes. In this list you’ll find everything from pastries and cakes to cookies and crisps, plus some fun new spins on apple pie. Grab some of the best cooking varieties you can find and get baking!

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Cast-Iron Apple-Blackberry Crumble with Sour Cream Whip

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Apple Blossom Tart

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Pink Lady apples are the star of this eye-catching recipe. With a creamy filling underneath and a crust made of spice cookies holding it all together, this tart is as delicious as it is elegant.

Get the recipe for Apple Blossom Tart.

Apple-Cinnamon Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

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Apple Crostata

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We love apple pies as much as anyone, but we also love to switch things up! And a delicious way to do that is with this rustic apple crostata that’s studded with dried cherries and cranberries and a sprinkle of pepitas on top to finish it off.

Get the recipe for Apple Crostata.

Cranberry Apple Crisp

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Add sweet-tart cranberries to your apple crisps for an extra dose of autumn! This crisp is easy to whip up at any time, especially if you keep a batch of the topping stashed in your pantry!

Get the recipe for Cranberry Apple Crisp.

Check out our most a-peel-ing easy apple desserts.

Apple Crisp Pizza

While visiting a Wisconsin orchard, I tried a tempting apple crisp pie. At home, I put together this apple pizza. As it bakes, the enticing aroma fills my kitchen, and friends and family linger waiting for a sample. —Nancy Preussner, Delhi, Iowa

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Easy Apple Cake

After testing many apple cake recipes with fresh apples, I found this old-fashioned easy apple cake that is moist, dense and down-home delicious. Even better, it’s quick to fix, and when it’s served warm with whipped cream or a dollop of frozen custard, it’s one of my family’s very favorites. —Sherry Ashenfelter, Waterville, Ohio

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Apple Fritters

This is an old southern apple fritter recipe. When we got home from a trip through the South years ago, I found the recipe among the brochures I brought back. I’ve been making these easy apple fritters ever since. —John Robbins, Springdale, Pennsylvania

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Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler

This homey Dutch oven apple cobbler is always a big hit with my family and one of our favorite easy apple desserts. We like to serve it with ice cream or whipped cream. —Cindy Jajuga, Weed, California

Trying to stay away from overly indulgent dishes? These healthy apple recipes are just what you need.

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Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

These apple peanut butter cookies are great for fall gatherings. They’re crisp on the outside and soft inside. —Marjorie Benson, New Castle, Pennsylvania

Baked Apple Slices

Nothing beats these tender baked apple slices over ice cream for satisfying harvest flavor. This old-fashioned treat gives a new twist to traditional baked apples. They are also excellent served over waffles or with ham. I make sure to save room for dessert! —Linda Gaido, New Brighton, Pennsylvania

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Cast-Iron Apple Nutmeg Coffee Cake

I’m not a great baker, but I do love coffee. In an effort to practice my baking, I use up the morning’s last bit of coffee to make this cake—literally. It is super moist and crumbly, and tastes as if you dunked your cake right into a cup of hot joe. —Darla Andrews, Schertz, Texas

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Apple-Sweet Potato Pecan Dump Cake

This quick cake has lots of delicious apples, sweet potatoes, spices, pecans and caramel. My surprise of white cheddar cheese enhances the wonderful filling. —Kathy Specht, Clinton, Montana

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Apple Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

This apple bread pudding with caramel sauce has been in my life for a long time. It’s a family fave and always on my buffet when I put together a brunch. It’s also special enough for dinner dessert. —Cleo Gonske, Redding, California

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Slow-Cooked Pumpkin Apple Cobbler

This spiced cobbler with apples and cranberries is sure to please all of your holiday guests. It is perfect for fall but can be made year-round since it uses fresh or frozen cranberries. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Air-Fryer Apple Fritters

These easy air-fryer apple fritters with brown butter glaze are healthier than old-fashioned fritters, yet they are still as delicious. Plus they’re made in under 30 minutes for a quick and easy apple dessert! —Alyssa Castriotta, North Scituate, Rhode Island

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Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

I am a healthy eater most of the time, but this apple spice cake is worth the splurge! Every year I treasure the opportunity to make my own birthday cake, and I choose this. You can add a cup of raisins to the batter before baking if you’d like. —Jennifer Owen, Louisville, Kentucky

Creamy Apple Crumb Pie

I revised this classic apple pie recipe from a church cookbook. I knew it was a keeper when my mother-in-law asked for a copy. Linda Pawelski, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Slow-Cooker Apple Pudding Cake

A satisfying dessert, pudding cake is a superb treat on a chilly night. It has three separate layers—apples, cake and sauce—and I like to serve it in a bowl. —Ellen Schroeder, Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Apple Comfort

Years ago, we were without electricity for nine days during an ice storm, but I was able run the slow cooker from our generator. The situation called for a treat, and this has been a favorite ever since.

Mom’s Fried Apples

Mom often made these fried apples for me while I was growing up. The recipe is very dear to me. —Margie Tappe, Prague, Oklahoma

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Butterscotch Apple Cake

My family often requests this easy old-fashioned cake for get-togethers—especially in the fall. It’s one of our favorite easy apple desserts. —Beth Struble, Bryan, Ohio

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Apple Bread

I got this apple quick bread recipe a long time ago and with a few changes it’s become one of our favorites. Everyone who’s ever tasted this apple bread has asked for the recipe! —Phyllis Herlocker, Farlington, Kansas

Apple Streusel Bars

I made these delicious bars for a friend’s birthday once and now he requests them every year! They have a tasty tartness with a cinnamony kick. Be sure to chop the apples into small cubes —if the apple pieces are too big the bars will fall apart. —Danielle Millwer, Tonawanda, New York

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Apple Coffee Cake

Tart sour cream flavors this moist apple cinnamon coffee cake covered with brown sugar and crunchy nuts. The yield is two pans, so you can serve one and freeze the other for a busy morning or unexpected company. —Dawn Fagerstrom, Warren, Minnesota

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Oatmeal Caramel Apple Cookies

This recipe for caramel apple cookies is a fun twist on traditional oatmeal raisin. These treats are hard to resist! —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia

Apple-Walnut Cake with Orange Glaze

I tinkered with a plain apple cake recipe to create this moist, delicious winner. The result: old-fashioned goodness with a heavenly aroma! This cake is the perfect fall treat or holiday dessert, but it’s also great as a special breakfast or brunch item. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

Caramel Apple Bars

These bars make an excellent fall dessert. We like to warm individual servings in the microwave and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It quickly became a family favorite; maybe it’ll become one of your family’s, too. —Carol Stuber, Osawatomie, Kansas

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Farm Apple Pan Pie

Apple slab pie is a terrific contribution to a covered-dish supper, picnic or potluck. It’s baked in a large 15×10 baking pan so it’s easy to make and tote, too. But be prepared—people always ask for a copy of the recipe! —Dolores Skrout, Summerhill, Pennsylvania

Apple-Nut Bread Pudding

Traditional bread pudding gives way to autumn’s influences in this comforting, easy apple dessert. I add apples and pecans to this slow-cooked version, then top warm servings with ice cream. —Lori Fox, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

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Chunky Apple-Cinnamon Cake

This is a nice change from apple pie. It’s tasty and worthy of a special occasion—plus, it’s very easy to make. —Ellen Ruzinsky, Yorktown Heights, New York

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Apple Dumpling Pull-Apart Bread

I converted a basic sweet dough into this incredible apple-filled pull-apart loaf. The results are anything but basic. It takes time, but I guarantee it’s worth it. Using both sauces is twice as tasty. —Gina Nistico, Denver, Colorado

Apple Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes

Cornmeal gives this upside-down cake a unique texture. Apples, cranberries and pecan make a delicious alternative to the typical pineapple and cherries. —Margee Berry, Trout Lake, Washington

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Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake

This gingerbread recipe came from my grandmother, and we always ate it with warm applesauce. I adapted it into a one-pan dessert by layering the apples around the bottom of a cast-iron skillet and topping them with the gingerbread batter. The skillet creates a wonderfully thick crust on the gingerbread. —Mary M. Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina

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Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream

These apple pie cupcakes are always a hit! They are so easy to make and the flavor just screams fall. Of course, they’re equally delicious any other time of year. —Jennifer Stowell, Deep River, Iowa

Caramel Apples

Nothing tastes better at this time of year than a sweet-to-eat caramel apple! That rich homemade flavor just can’t be beat.—Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas

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Easy Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Cobbler

This is a common dish from where I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. It’s a classic Dutch-style apple cobbler recipe—easy, quick and delicious. Who wouldn’t love this golden brown delight? —Andrea Robson, York, Pennsylvania

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Cinnamon Apple Cider Monkey Bread

I use the cold-weather staple apple cider—plus apples and more cinnamon—to turn plain cinnamon rolls into monkey bread. My boys love the sticky sweetness. —Kelly Walsh, Aviston, Illinois

Caramel Apple Float

Who doesn’t love the flavors of caramel, apples, and vanilla ice cream together? If I’m feeling fancy, I drizzle caramel syrup around the inside of my glass before adding the apple cider and ginger ale. —Cindy Reams, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania

Swedish Cream Apple Rings

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Apple Betty with Almond Cream

I love making this apple betty for friends during the peak of apple season. I plan a quick soup and bread meal, so we can get right to the dessert! —Elizabeth Godecke, Chicago, Illinois

Apple Pie Ricotta Waffles

I had apples and ricotta cheese to use up, so instead of making a pie I decided to do something different. The result was these fluffy, tender waffles with just a hint of sweetness. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan

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Caramel Apple Scones

A drizzle of caramel complements the apple and whole wheat flavors of these rustic-looking scones. —Arlene Cook, Bainbridge, Georgia

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Swedish Apple Pie

This decadent Swedish apple pie serves up homemade flavor in every bite. This is a perfect snack with coffee or as an after-dinner treat. —Sarah Klier, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Apple Dumpling Bake

I received this recipe for baked apple dumplings with Mountain Dew from a friend of mine, then tweaked it to suit my family’s tastes. The soda is definitely the secret ingredient in this rich apple dessert. —Chris Shields, Monrovia, Indiana

Apple Butterscotch Crisp

I give this classic dessert a rich twist with butterscotch pudding. The warm apple filling bubbles to perfection in a mini slow cooker. —Jolanthe Erb, Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Dutch Apple Pie Tartlets

These adorable mini apple pie pastries make a delightful addition to a dessert buffet or snack tray. The recipe calls for convenient frozen phyllo shells, so they’re surprisingly easy to prepare. The lemon curd filling adds a unique flavor twist. —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York

Apple Cinnamon Cake

This apple cinnamon cake is equally good for breakfast or dessert, so be sure to not eat all of it after dinner! Easy to make, it’s super moist on the inside and has a crispy, cinnamon-rich crunch on the outside. —Marideane Maxwell, Albany, Georgia

Caramel Apple Bars

These bars make an excellent fall dessert. We like to warm individual servings in the microwave and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It quickly became a family favorite; maybe it’ll become one of your family’s, too. —Carol Stuber, Osawatomie, Kansas

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Easy Apple Strudel

My family always loves it when I make this wonderful dessert. Old-fashioned strudel was too fattening and time-consuming, but this revised classic is just as good. It’s best served warm from the oven. —Joanie Fuson, Indianapolis, Indiana

Winning Apple Crisp

I live in apple country, and making a delicious apple crisp is one way to use the fruit. This treat doesn’t take a lot of time to assemble. —Gertrude Bartnick, Portage, Wisconsin

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Favorite Dutch Apple Pie

Everything about this easy apple dessert (but especially its topping!) makes it the number 1 request for family gatherings. Its oat crust reminds me of a cookie, and the tart apple filling just can’t be beat during harvest time. —Brenda DuFresne, Midland, Michigan

Apple Fritter Cake

I was experimenting with a beer bread to make it into a dessert and came up with this delectable apple fritter cake. —Ann Marie Eberhart, Gig Harbor, Washington

Apple Crumble Pie

The crumb topping of this apple crumble pie recipe is awesome, which may explain why dessert always disappears fast. Or maybe it’s the chunky apple filling. Either way, it’s a family tradition. —Vera Brouwer, Maurice, Iowa

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Apple Pie Bites

These apple pie bites are fun for kids to make. Simply wrap strips of pastry around apple wedges and shake on some cinnamon-sugar. Then just bake and watch them disappear! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Dutch Apple Cake

My husband and I came to Canada from Holland more than 40 years ago. This traditional Dutch recipe is a family favorite and has frequently gone along with me to potluck suppers and other get-togethers. —Elizabeth Peters, Martintown, Ontario

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Sour Cream Apple Pie

A cool, creamy version of the original, this delicious dessert is the perfect finish to a satisfying summer meal. Its crumbly topping and smooth apple filling are crowd-pleasers! Be prepared to serve seconds. —Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina

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Potluck German Apple Cake

My mother made this German apple cake for my brothers and me when we were kids. It’s an excellent choice for a Christmas potluck or actually any time of year. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Take these extra special cupcakes to your next event and watch how quickly they disappear! With a caramel topping and spice cake base, they’re the perfect mix of two fall-favorite treats. —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas

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Aunt Lou’s Fresh Apple Cake

My Great-Aunt Lou made a luscious fresh apple cake recipe that became a family tradition. My mom makes it for our annual beach trip to the Outer Banks. —Cristy King, Scott Depot, West Virginia

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Glazed Apple-Maple Blondies

Easy apple dessert? Coming right up! My 6-year-old son and I conjured up this recipe to use up the last of the apples we picked from the local apple orchard. Serve it with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream. —Heather Bates, Athens, Maine

Caramel Apple Bites

Kids can help make these perfect fall bites by dipping the baked cookies in caramel and nuts. It’s a fun food craft for all of us. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Nutty Apple Streusel Dessert

Many people don’t think of using a slow cooker to make dessert, but I like having this hot, scrumptious apple treat waiting to be served when we finish up our dinner. I start it in the morning and don’t think about it all day. —Jacki Every, Rotterdam, New York

Cinnamon-Sugar Apple Pie

Cinnamon apple pie baked in a cast iron skillet is a real stunner. This beauty, with its flaky, tender crust, also works in a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. —Renee Schettler Rossi, New York, New York

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Rustic Caramel Apple Tart

Like an apple pie without the pan, this scrumptious tart has a crispy crust that cuts nicely and a yummy caramel topping. —Betty Fulks, Onia, Arkansas

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Apple Dumpling Roll-Ups

A family friend gave me a simple way to make apple dumplings without lots of steps. I love the sticky cinnamon topping. —Jenny Leighty, West Salem, Ohio

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German Apple Strudel

This gorgeous strudel has just what you crave this time of year: thin layers of flaky crust and lots of juicy apples. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

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Autumn Apple Torte

During apple season, I always look forward to making this yummy torte. It has a cream cheese layer and apples galore. —Margaret Wilson, San Bernardino, California

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Apple Kolaches

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Apple Roly-Poly

My grandmother’s apple dessert is genuine regional fare. With 13 children plus the men at Grandpa’s sawmill, she had to do lots of cooking each day! —Megan Newcombe, Cookstown, Ontario

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Apple Brown Betty

This apple brown betty can be whipped up in hardly any time. It costs little to prepare, but it’s big on flavor. —Florence Palmer, Marshall, Illinois

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Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle

My grandma made a version of this easy apple dessert for me when I was a little girl—and fresh apples from a tree in her backyard added an extra-special touch. I’ve adapted her recipe because I love the combination of apple, pecans and caramel. —Emily Hobbs, Springfield, Missouri

No-Bake Apple Pie

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Cranberry-Pear Apple Crisp

With its crunchy golden topping and flavorful blend of tart cranberries and sweet apples and pears, this dessert makes a refreshing finish to heavy winter meals. —Lois Gelzer, Standish, Maine

Easy Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes

Cheesecake is the ultimate comfort food, but a big slice can be too rich. These bite-sized cheesecakes topped with apples and creamy caramel dazzle the senses. —Brandie Cranshaw, Rapid City, South Dakota

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Maple-Glazed Apple Pie

Even though we’ve lived in Florida for three years, I still feel like a Vermonter. My parents send us a bushel of Vermont apples each fall, and we try to visit in the spring to do some sugaring. —Patricia Putnam, Lakeland, Florida

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Apple Pear Cake

When my sister Catherine made her apple cake for me, I knew I needed the recipe. For my version, I added some pears from the trees on our acreage. The resulting apple-pear cake is so moist and tastes so good. Now every time I make it, people want my recipe. —Mary Ann Lees, Centreville, Alabama

Caramel Apple-Pear Crisp

This crisp is packed with a combination of healthy pears and apples, and just the right amount of tasty walnuts in the topping. You’ll love it! —Amanda Pettit, Logan, Ohio

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Oma’s Apfelkuchen (Grandma’s Apple Cake)

Caramel Dumplings

My family just loves these tender dumplings in the sweet, rich sauce. I love them because they turn out wonderful every time I make them, which is a lot! —Faye Johnson, Connersville, Indiana

Chunky Apple Snack Cake

We enjoy this cake as a snack, packed in lunches or as a scrumptious dessert when warmed and topped with a scoop of low-fat ice cream. If the batter seems really thick, don’t worry: Once you stir in the apples it loosens up. —Cindy Beberman, Orland Park, Illinois

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Apple Sweet Potato Crisp

My not-too-sweet potato crisp features a wonderful buttery crumb topping. This is a welcome change from candied sweet potatoes.—Kathy Hamsher, Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Apple Cornbread Crisp

With its hearty ingredients and quick prep time, this warm apple crisp makes a smart dessert for any fall night. It reminds me of the recipe my grandmother would serve after our big family seafood dinners. It’s absolutely wonderful topped with ice cream. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland

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Apple Hand Pies

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Apple Pie Bars

This is only one of many wonderful recipes that my mother handed down to me. With their flaky crust and scrumptious fruit filling, these delicious apple pie bars are the perfect way to serve apple pie to a crowd.—Janet English, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Today is a celebration of the quintessential fall fruit: the apple. 

There are a plethora of delectable apple desserts you can make this season. These treats are so scrumptious, no one can resist them!

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I’ve searched high and low and found the top 24 apple desserts for you to try. 

If you’re new to baking, don’t worry – these recipes are tasty and also easy to make. Not to mention, they’ll have your kitchen smelling like heaven!

From pies to cakes to crumbles, there’s an apple dessert here for everyone.

Ready? Let’s get peeling!  

1. Apple Crisp

Let’s get the ball rolling with warming comfort food that will remind you of your grandma’s cooking.

This apple crisp is wonderfully sweet and buttery, with a lovely oat crumble on top!

It’s such an easy dessert to make, too. Whether you peel the apples or not, this crisp will still turn out amazing. 

Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with salted caramel, it’s fall dessert at its best.

2. Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect from these salted caramel apple pie bars: 

  1. A soft and buttery shortbread crust
  2. Apples soaked in cinnamon and sugar
  3. A crumbly streusel topping
  4. A drizzle of salted caramel sauce.

All of that goodness in one heavenly bite! These bars taste a lot like the classic apple pie, only better.

Why? Because they’re so much easier to make! An apple pie calls for hours of prep and baking, but these treats will only take minutes. 

3. Apple Cake

Not a fan of apple pie? How about cake instead? This apple cake is moist and perfectly sweet with a hint of spice.

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It also has chunks of apples and walnuts in every bite!

As if that isn’t good enough, this cake also comes with a sweet and decadent butter vanilla glaze on top. OMG. I can’t handle it!

And boy, is it such a cinch to make. If you need to bake a fall dessert for Thanksgiving, let it be this one!

4. Apple Cobbler

This apple cobbler is incredibly moist and loaded with crisp, sweet, and cinnamon-spiced apples. This dessert will make you fall deeper in love with fall!

You can enjoy the cobbler as is, but it will taste so much better if you put ice cream on top. The warm cobbler plus the cold ice cream creates an epic contrast. 

While you’re at it, drizzle some caramel sauce on top for a more amazing flavor and a prettier presentation.

5. Apple Fritters

This recipe combines the goodness of apple fritters and donuts to make one gob-smacking dessert.

Sweet apples and spicy cinnamon are the stars of this addictive, deep-fried dessert. It’s made even better with an indulgent glaze that only calls for 3 ingredients.

The greatest thing about it is that it’s done in just 30 minutes! It doesn’t get any better than that.

6. Apple Cider Donuts

Cider vinegar in donuts? It may sound strange, but it sure is amazing.

These apple cider donuts are incredibly moist, tender, and full of flavor. The combination of cinnamon nutmeg and apple cider vinegar is phenomenal.

7. Caramel Apples

If you’ve never made caramel apples at home before, this is the recipe for you.

You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make these caramel apples.

With just a few simple ingredients, a lot of creativity, and a bit of patience, you’ll be able to make the most delectable caramel apples ever.

These apples are wonderfully sticky, perfectly sweet, and loaded with fun toppings.

8. Apple Cheesecake

Can’t decide between apple pie and cheesecake? This apple cheesecake is the answer.

This is not your typical dessert, folks. For starters, it has a sweet and spicy cinnamon graham crust.

And then, its luscious cream cheese filling is loaded with chunks of sweet and crisp apples.

To top it all off, it has the sweetest caramel sauce that’s not only delicious but also pretty to look at.

9. Apple Cheese Danish Bars   

Looking for a unique and easy dessert to serve to your friends this fall? Look no further. Apple cheese danish bars are all you need. 

Let me tell you what goes on in these bars. They have a simple crust and topping made with crescent dough.

The filling has a combination of sweetened cream cheese and apple swimming in a sauce of cinnamon and sugar.

They’re then baked to golden perfection, which only takes 25 minutes. Top these bars with vanilla ice cream for the most spectacular dessert.

10. Apple Oatmeal Bars

These apple oatmeal bars are simply stunning!

They’re moist, chewy, and oozing with cinnamon goodness. Plus,  the combination of apples and oatmeal makes such a wonderful texture contrast.

11. Baked Apples

These baked apples are slightly crisp, wonderfully tender, and oozing with sweet and spicy flavors. Oh, and they’re such a breeze to make, too.

Serve them warm, topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce for the most spectacular autumn treat. It’s simple, but it’s definitely drool-worthy.

12. Honey Roasted Apples

This recipe enhances the flavor of apples in a fun and unique way. 

What’s not to love about this dessert? It’s crisp apples coated in honey and butter and roasted to perfection. 

Just imagine how mind-blowing the flavors are! Plus, your kitchen is going to smell terrific.

13. Caramel Apple Crumb Bars

Cinnamon apples, a brown sugar crumble, and salted caramel sauce on top. These caramel apple crumb bars are a certified hit.

What’s not to love about this dessert? The apples are perfectly flavored; the crumble is wonderfully buttery, and the caramel sauce is just out of this world. 

Incredibly tender, sticky and so caramel-y! These bars are sure to disappear in minutes.

And they’re the easiest thing to make, too! These bars truly are fall perfection.

14. Caramel Apple Poke Cake

This caramel apple poke cake is sensational and a breeze to make.

Look, just because we’re using an instant mix, doesn’t mean this cake isn’t top notch. Quite the contrary, in fact.

It’s incredibly moist, tender, and loaded with apple flavor.

The cake itself is already delicious, but the toffee bits and caramel sauce take it over the top.

15. Apple Cider Cupcakes

These apple cider cupcakes are super soft and fluffy, you won’t be able to resist them.

Even if you tell yourself you’ll only eat one of these cupcakes, I highly doubt you will. Flavored with apple cider, one bite will take you to autumn heaven.

16. Apple Streusel Bars

Soft and tender apple bars loaded with cinnamon streusel on top: these apple streusel bars are divine.

Apart from the flavor, I also can’t get enough of these bars’ texture. They have a wonderful balance of moist and fluffy — not too dense, but also not too cakey.

17. Apple Pie Fudge

Sweet and chewy fudge squares packed with apple and cinnamon flavor? My goodness, this might just be the best fall fudge ever.

These bite-sized munchies are mind-blowingly delicious. With just the right amount of sweetness, the warm fall spices take this fudge to another level of fall goodness.

It’s like eating apple pie and fudge at the same time.

It’s an ideal bake sale item or Thanksgiving present.

18. Apple Turnovers

Golden crisp puff pastry with a delectable apple filling: these apple turnovers are sure to make your mouth water.

The crust is flaky and the filling is amazing. It also has a vanilla glaze to boot. Simply put, it’s irresistible.

19. No-Churn Apple Pie Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream apple pie ice cream!

This dessert is like eating apple pie but an ice cream form. And it’s legendary.

I mean, how can you go wrong with cream, apples, oatmeal cookies, brown sugar, and cinnamon? Together, these ingredients make the most delectable ice cream.

20. Caramel Apple Cookies

Apples and caramel in a cookie? I’ll have a dozen, please!

These cookies are loaded with chunks of apples and topped with a super sweet caramel frosting. It’s like eating an actual caramel apple, but in cookie form.

They’re unbelievably light and fluffy, and the flavor is just amazing. It only takes one bite for you to fall in love.

21. Crockpot Caramel Apple Dump Cake

No time to make a complicated desert, but want to impress your guests at the same time? This crockpot caramel apple dump cake is the answer.

This cake gives you all the fantastic fall flavors you want in a dessert. But it is also the easiest thing you’ll ever make.

You literally just dump all the ingredients in the crockpot and wait until it’s done!

22. Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

Have you ever tried apples and peanut butter together? If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat, my friend.

These cookies are incredibly soft and chewy and bursting with apples, cinnamon, and peanut butter.

23. Crockpot Apple Pudding Cake

Here’s another crockpot creation for ya! This apple pudding cake is ridiculously fluffy, flavorful, and a breeze to make.

Two fabulous components make up this dessert. First up is that tender and moist cake, which rises on top as it cooks.

And then, underneath it is an orange-flavored pudding loaded with tender apples. Are you drooling yet? Same here!

24. Southern Fried Apples

Last on our list is a classic Southern treat that’s loved all over the country. Apples flavored with cinnamon, sugar, and butter, and deep-fried until tender? Mmm!

This is comfort food at its finest! They’re super easy to make, too. Just 15 minutes and they’re ready to be devoured.

Eat them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! Simple and sinful, just the way I like it.

Apple Desserts

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