Looking for the perfect apple desserts for fall?
From crisps and bars to cakes and crumbles, these amazing recipes will make you love autumn even more!
30 Quick and Easy Apple Desserts
I’ve searched high and low for the best apple desserts. And I could only narrow it down to 30.
Many are deliciously spiced and ideal for fall holidays. Some are even best served warm on chilly October nights.
But others are sweet, fruity, and perfect all year round.
Ready? Let’s get peeling!
Let’s get the ball rolling with warming comfort food that’ll 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. And you can even throw in extra fruit to make a version of your own.
I like it with tart cherries!
Here’s a breakdown of what to expect from these salted caramel apple pie bars:
- A soft, 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.
If you need a tasty dessert for your next family brunch, try this moist and fruity apple coffee cake.
The cake itself features brown sugar, sour cream, vanilla yogurt, and plenty of warm spices.
Oh yeah, and a ton of tart Granny Smith apples!
Topped with brown sugar and cinnamon streusel, it’s sure to be a hit.
As much as I love flakey, buttery pastry, it can be a little much in an apple pie.
That’s why I love this recipe with crumble topping.
Plus, you can easily recreate this with a ready-made pie crust, apple pie filling, and a quick crumble of flour, sugar, and butter.
Forget boring old donuts. This fall is all about these sticky-sweet apple fritters.
It’s an old fashioned recipe, but the taste of tart apples in tender fried dough never gets old.
They may not be healthy, but they’re finger-lickin’ good.
Whether you call them blondies or brownies, you have to admit that these bad boys look indulgent.
They’re fudgy like brownies, but the base is a blend of brown sugar, eggs, flour, and more. Kind of like thick cookies!
Then you’ll add a spiced apple filling and maple glaze on top. Sound amazing, huh?
If you’ve never made caramel apples at home before, this is the recipe for you.
And I promise, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make them in bulk.
With just a few simple ingredients, a lot of creativity, and a bit of patience, you’ll have a whole platter full.
And the kids can even help decorate!
Have you ever been to the Cheesecake Factory and had their Dutch apple cheesecake?
OMG, it’s a thing of beauty!
It’s basically a rich and creamy baked cheesecake with cinnamon apple crumble on top.
Feel free to use apple pie filling to speed things up. But don’t skimp on the crumb!
Full disclosure, these are a lot like the caramel apple bars above.
But where that recipe has caramel and oats in the topping, this recipe calls for buttery walnuts and lots of sticky brown sugar.
They’re just as yummy, just as spiced, but they’re a little less chewy without the oats.
But if oats are your jam, I’ve got the perfect recipe!
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.
When you just need something sweet after dinner, you can’t beat these fried apple slices.
You’ll simmer the fruit in apple juice until they’re fork tender. Then make a quick sauce with the juice, spices, cornstarch, and sugar.
It’s like a butter gloss over the top and so irresistible!
How pretty does this rustic apple galette look? And it’s all thanks to those bright raspberries!
Even though this one has spices, it’s not overwhelming like some apple recipes can be.
Instead, the raspberries lift the flavors and add a ton of sweetly tart goodness to every bite.
Dessert doesn’t have to take hours, you know. And this recipe is proof!
It’s ready in less than 30 minutes, and the most you have to do is melt some chocolate.
This recipe calls for vegan chocolate and dairy-free milk, but feel free to use regular.
Either way, go nuts with the toppings!
This caramel apple poke cake is sensational and a breeze to make.
And 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.
From the light, fluffy, beautifully spiced cupcake to the tangy apple filling and dreamy mascarpone frosting, these babies are impossible to resist.
The cake is incredible alone. And it would be super yummy with just the frosting.
But the apples make this even more scrumptious and decadent.
Soft and tender apple bars loaded with cinnamon streusel on top. Sounds pretty divine, don’t you think?
And since it’s all mixed and baked as one (aside from the crumble), it’s effortless to whip up.
They have a wonderful balance of moist and fluffy. Though they’re a little dense, they’re not too cakey.
17. Apple Pie Fudge
Sweet and chewy fudge packed with apple and cinnamon? 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. Delish!
Want something extra special for this Sunday’s brunch dessert? How about this tart and sweet apple and blueberry coffee cake?
Yeah, it’s quite a mouthful. But that’s a good thing here, I swear.
The apple chunks and vibrant blueberries shine in every bite of this thing. And the crumble top and glaze are the perfect finishing touch.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for apple pie ice cream!
This recipe is just as tasty as it is pretty. And no, you don’t need an ice cream maker.
Just cream, apples, oatmeal cookies, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Oh, and a freezer!
Apples and caramel in a cookie? I’ll have a dozen, please!
These babies are loaded with chunks of apples and topped with a super sweet caramel frosting. I
They’re unbelievably light and fluffy, and the flavor is just amazing. It only takes one bite for you to fall in love.
21. Apple Dump Cake
Some dessert recipes are over-complicated. And they’re time-consuming too.
So if you need something quick and easy, try this 5-ingredient apple dump cake.
As the name suggests, you just dump everything into a baking dish and pop it in the oven.
Heck, other than mixing the spices with the fruit, you don’t even need to stir it!
If you like dipping apple slices in peanut butter, I have a dessert recipe here that’ll blow you away.
These cookies are incredibly soft and chewy and bursting with apples, cinnamon, and peanut butter.
One isn’t enough, so make double!
If you’ve ever tried a European cake, you’ll know they often feature a buttery sponge with fruit and no frosting or glaze.
Instead, they let the moisture from the fruit do all the heavy lifting.
And in this recipe, that means chunks of apples and plenty of strawberries!
They’re in the middle and on top, so you get fruity goodness in every spoonful.
We can’t have a list of apple dessert recipes and not include my favorite show-stopping apple pie recipe.
As much as I love pastry and crumble tops, this one, with actual cinnamon rolls for the crust, is a thing of beauty.
And guess how easy it is?
You’ll use canned cinnamon rolls and apple pie filling. So it’s ready in a flash!
In the mood for something sticky, sweet, and indulgently warm? Then I’ve got just the thing!
Featuring apple slices wrapped in crescent rolls with a spiced brown sugar glaze and Mountain Dew bath, they’re unusual but scrumptious.
The sugary soda soaks into the crescent rolls, making them delightfully tender and fruity.
When you can’t decide between pie, cobbler, and apple crisp, make this apple brown Betty.
It’s a baked apple dessert that’s ideal for anyone in a rush – and anyone who isn’t a fan of oats.
Unlike apple crisp, this crumble is just sugar, flour, spices, and butter. Yum!
27. Apple Strudel
This may be served for breakfast in Germany, but I think it makes such a stunning dessert!
The delicate pastry with the apples and chewy raisins is wonderfully sweet and rich.
And thanks to the phyllo pastry, it’s easier than ever to recreate!
28. Applesauce Cake
With its deep color and dark, spiced flavor, this is one of those dessert recipes you’ll want to save for winter.
And with that dusting of powdered sugar, you have to admit it looks like a Christmas cake.
That said, with the chewy raisins, crunchy walnuts, and flavorful applesauce, it’s a winner all year.
The French do a lot of things right. But I think they really excel at dessert making.
And this gorgeous apple tart is proof!
It’s shockingly easy to make at home, but it looks like it came from a fancy bakery. Talk about a win-win!
Move over banana, there’s a new quick bread in town!
This apple and pecan cake is insanely good – even without the sweet caramel glaze!
The apple chunks make it incredibly moist, and the crunch from the pecans is so refreshing.
As for the glaze, measure with your heart and add as much as you like!
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