Healthy Apple Desserts
Apple-Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread
Yes, you really can have it all: Gooey pull-apart bread that's good for you, too, thanks to the nutritional benefits of ground flaxseed and fresh apples. A buttery orange and brown sugar sauce enhances the apple flavor as this dessert bakes, and the creamy icing is made guilt-free with reduced-fat cream cheese.
Cinnamon Streusel Fresh Apple Bars
Your family will know these bars are healthy only if you tell them. We gave these apple-studded treats a nutritional boost by incorporating white whole wheat flour, and we nixed a sugar-filled glaze in favor of crumbly cinnamon streusel. The result? A moist, 123-calorie-per-serving slice of decadent fall flavors.
Caramel Apple Cookies
Low in fat and calories, these delicious apple cookies get a flavor boost from cinnamon, cloves, and raisins. Topped with creamy caramel frosting and crunchy walnuts, they're the ideal healthy treat to feed a crowd -- the recipe makes 72 cookies.
Maple-Glazed Baked Apples
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Watch this quick video to learn an easy technique for baking apples. You'll be making delicious and healthy apple desserts in no time!
Maple, Apple, and Date Fruit Crisp
Forget a cup of sugar -- maple syrup is your go-to natural sweetener when you want a healthy, low-cal dessert. Whole grain cereal flakes add a healthy dose of crunch to this fiber-rich apple crisp recipe.
Perfect for entertaining, these easy-to-make tartlets combine chunks of apple and crunchy toffee candy in delicious mini pies. They freeze for up to three months, in case you want to save some for later or make dessert ahead.
Figs sweetened with brown sugar and apple pie spice are the perfect stuffing for baked apples. The best part? This healthy apple dessert takes just 20 minutes to prep, and then the slow cooker does the rest.
Muffins can be high in calories, but our apple-streusel muffins are an exception. Our secret: We boost the flavor with apple pie spice instead of sugar, and top them with a crumbly mix of flaxseed meal, pecans, and brown sugar for an irresistible -- and healthy -- apple recipe.
Spiced Apple Drops
One of our fall dessert faves, these drop cookies combine chopped apples and walnuts with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a bit of cloves. Spreadable apple frosting amps up these healthy and delicious cookies with even more apple flavor.
Ship Cookies Like a Pro
If you have travel plans for your Spiced Apple Drops (or any other cookie), you need this video. You'll find all our best tricks for shipping intact, fresh-tasting cookies right here!
Mini Cinnamon-Apple Empanadas
Traditionally empanadas are wrapped in pie dough, but these wonton-wrapped apple treats crisp up beautifully for a fraction of the calories. Take these miniature marvels over the top with a drizzle of warm, sugar-free caramel sauce.
Chocolate-Apple Brownies with Dulce de Leche Frosting
Chopped apples add a hint of tart flavor to these chocolate brownies. Dulce de leche frosting, which tastes a bit like creamy caramel, pairs perfectly with both chocolate and apples.
Pistachio Apple Baklava
Crisp, nutty baklava with a harvest apple twist? Yes, please! Rather than brushing with melted butter, we trimmed calories by spritzing phyllo sheets with butter-flavor cooking spray. Apples, dried cranberries, and a smidge of honey give the pistachio filling natural sweetness.
Apple Creme Brulee
This special treat for two tastes deceptively indulgent. Creamy Greek-yogurt-based custard and a drizzle of caramelized sugar form a luscious top layer, but keep digging -- tender spiced apples are waiting at the bottom.
Spiced Caramel Apples
Instead of serving caramel apples on a stick, we cut apples in half, topped them with a sprinkle of cinnamon and cloves, and cooked them in a slow cooker. We added a drizzle of caramel topping later, along with a few chopped pecans, to create a healthy apple dessert that wows.
With thin slices of apple, tart-and-tangy cranberries, and a gorgeously browned oat topping, this slimmed-down crisp is a dead ringer for the full-fat version. A light touch on the butter decreases the calorie count, and with this crisp's assertive fruity flavors, you won't miss it for a minute.
Chopped dates add another sweet and fruity layer to this healthy apple cake recipe. Pecans, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon come together for the irresistibly crunchy topping you know and love.
Green Apple-Chardonnay Granita
Satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt: This cool-you-off apple dessert has just over 100 calories per serving. Granny Smith apples and lemon juice impart sweet-tart notes, while a garnish of fresh strawberries and apple slices completes the easy dessert.