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!
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.
Here’s a breakdown of what to expect from these salted caramel apple pie bars:
- A soft and buttery shortbread crust
- Apples soaked in cinnamon and sugar
- A crumbly streusel topping
- 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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