Stunning Apple Desserts to Add to Your Fall Baking List
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
Apple Pie Pops
Apple Pie Tacos
A crispy, cinnamon-sugar dusted corn tortilla holds a carmel-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 tooths, 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.
Five-Spice Apples with Honey
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.)
Granny Smith Cobbler with White Cheddar Biscuits
This warm, comforting apple cobbler is perfect to finish a chilly fall day. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to your bowl and let the creamy, melty ice cream mix with the warm fruity cobbler.
Fried Churro Apple Rings
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.
Honeycrisp Apple and Browned Butter Tart
Save some Honeycrisp apples from your orchard trip to bake up this sweet apple dessert. The apples are lightly caramelized with a browned butter glaze for a festive tart that's as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the taste buds. We love adding a scoop of vanilla or cinnamon ice cream to each serving of this apple dessert for an extra hit of sweet flavor.
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
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
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.
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.
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Spiced Apple Drops
Choose-a-Flavor Caramel Apples
Gluten-Free Apple-Pistachio Crisp
Raspberry-Apple Kuchen with Warm Cream Sauce
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
Maple Brunch Cake with Apples and Cranberries
Maple-Glazed Baked Apples
Easy Apple-Cranberry Slab Pie
This sweet treat has everything we love about pie, with none of the fuss of fighting with piecrust. Frozen puff pastry sheets form the perfect crust, while apples and cranberries make the best fruity filling for this yummy apple dessert.
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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.
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
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.