13 Apple Pie Desserts That Aren't Actually Pie

Fried Apple Hand Pies
Photo: Blaine Moats

Enjoy apple pie desserts all season long without spending hours in the kitchen. Don't get us wrong, we love homemade apple pie as much as the next person, but these fall desserts bring all the apple pie flavor without the work. Plus, desserts like our apple hand pies and apple pie cookies travel well, giving you an easy way to enjoy as many apple desserts as possible with the ones you love.

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Apple Pie Tacos

Apple Pie Tacos
Hannah Bigot

Corn tortillas get the fall treatment in this sweet taco-pie mashup that makes enough (24 mini apple pie tacos) to serve the entire tailgate party. Our apple pie filling goes into mini fried tortillas that are dredged in a cinnamon-sugar mixture. A smooth caramel drizzle takes these apple pie tacos to the next level.

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Apple-Toffee Tartlets

Apple-Toffee Tartlets
Andy Lyons

These adorable, kid-friendly tarts are basically miniature apple pies. Even better, the packaged piecrust makes this an easy apple pie dessert to make any day of the week. Freeze these beauties for up to 3 months for when cravings strike.

Buy It: Wilton Nonstick Mini Muffin Pan ($13, Target)

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Apple Pie Egg Rolls

Apple Pie Egg Rolls
Matthew Clark

This sweet take on your favorite takeout appetizer channels serious state fair vibes. A homemade apple pie filling featuring apple pie spices, vanilla, and brown sugar are stuffed into egg roll wrappers before fried to golden-brown perfection. If you've never rolled or made egg rolls before, watch our video to see how easy the process is.

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Fried Apple Hand Pies

Fried Apple Hand Pies
Blaine Moats

Instead of baking a whole pie, fry these apple pie desserts for a treat on the go this fall. Avoiding fried foods? Use our variation to make these apple hand pies in your air fryer. If you're not in the mood for apples, these sweet, flaky bites can be made with peaches and apricots, too.

Buy It:Ninja Air Fryer ($89, Walmart)

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Apple Pie Cookies

Apple Pie Cookies
Matthew Clark

How cute are these?! For a fun sweet treat, create an apple pie-like dessert by latticing purchased piecrust with apple butter. These apple pie cookies will make a perfect lunchbox addition for kids and adults alike.

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Apple Pie Pull-Apart Loaf

Apple Pie Pull-Apart Loaf
Andy Lyons

Put your bread-making skills to sweet use with this cozy apple pie pull-apart bread recipe. Layers of flaky homemade yeast dough are dotted with an irresistible blend of apples, warm spices, and brown sugar. A tangy, creamy icing made with cream cheese takes the bread into apple dessert territory.

Buy It: Trudeau Silicone Loaf Pan ($13, Bed Bath & Beyond)

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Apple Pie Coffee Cake

Apple Pie Coffee Cake
Jason Donnelly

Get your apple pie fix at breakfast with this amazing coffee cake recipe. Autumn only comes once a year, after all, so you might as well have an apple-y treat for every meal. Plus, this coffee cake would go deliciously with a pumpkin spice latte.

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Apple Pie Pops

Apple Pie Pops
Helen Norman

No matter how old you are, desserts are always more fun when served on a stick. When the holiday rush arrives, these apple pie desserts are an excellent way to recharge on the go. The genius invention includes all the flavors of apple pie on a stick.

Buy It: Reusable Plastic Food Sticks ($28 for 100, Walmart)

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Apple Pie Bread

Apple Pie Bread
Kritsada Panichgul

Though perfect for fall, this apple pie bread is a delicious way to celebrate the flavors of the season all year long. Go ahead and make this delicious quick bread recipe a day or two in advance, as our Test Kitchen recommends it sitting overnight before slicing anyway to maintain the best flavor, moisture, and texture.

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Apple Pie Fries

Apple Pie Fries
Hannah Bigot

Our Test Kitchen makes some clever recipes, but this might be one of their best apple pie dessert ideas yet. The dunkable treat recipe is easy enough to keep on hand for afternoon snacks, but creative enough to bring to a holiday party.

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Apple Whoopie Pies

Apple Whoopie Pies
Blaine Moats

Soft cookies that taste like an apple pie with a creamy, fluffy filling. What more could you ask for this fall? Using unsweetened apple sauce in the batter gives the cookies their signature flavor while providing moisture.

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Pie in an Apple

Pie in an Apple
Jason Donnelly

Switch things up, and instead of serving your apples in a pie, put your pie in an apple. Instead of peeling and prepping fresh apples for pie, hollow out the fruit, chop the flesh, and toss it with a mixture of apple cider, flour, sugar, and spices. Bake with a piecrust topping and you'll be ready to dig in after just 20 minutes in the oven.

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Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bars

Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bars
Andy Lyons

When feeding a crowd at your next fall gathering, serve these apple pie dessert bars. We paid tribute to the classic snickerdoodle cookie by giving the pastry topping a coating of cinnamon-sugar. Enjoy warm with a scoop of ice cream.

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