As soon as fall arrives, give me ALL things apple (especially desserts!). This list of desserts is so amazing that I can’t even pick a favorite. Each recipe highlights the fresh, sweet flavor and tastes so delicious.
This time of the year the air is crisp and gorgeous apples are in season. There are so many delicious recipes that you could make a different one each day of the season. There is sure to be a dessert you’ll love somewhere on this list.
Many of these recipes will tell you which ariety will work best with the recipe. Truthfully, whatever you have on hand will probably work, but the general rule of thumb is to use a more tart apple for baking purposes. As it cooks, sugars will naturally be released, so reach for varieties such as granny smith, Braeburn, and Jonagold.
Whether you’re going apple picking or choosing some at the local grocery, look for apples that have the characteristics below.
Color: A vibrant red or green color without any dark or bruised spots on the skin.
Smell: A fragrant smell that’s sweet and fresh.
Touch: Mostly firm and crisp without any super soft spots.
Favorite Varieties to Use
When baking with apples, you want to use varieties that are firm and crisp so that they hold their shape and don’t get mushy. My personal favorites for making desserts are Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Fuji or Golden Delicious. Their flavor and texture is just right!
All Things Apple Pie
It doesn’t get more classic than apple pie. These recipes are not your average pie, however. Each one of these incredible desserts have their own twist that make them some of the best desserts ever.
Dutch Apple Pie – Made with a flaky pie crust, apple filling and a buttery crumble topping.
Brown Bag Apple Pie – The brown bag helps seal in all the delicious flavors. It’s my absolute favorite way to make it!
Apple Pie Cupcakes – Filled with apple filling and topped with a creamy cinnamon buttercream.
Bread and Muffins
These delicious bread and muffin recipes are the perfect way to showcase this amazing fruit. I love that you can enjoy them for breakfast, dessert or even as a snack. My family loves each and every one of these!
Apple Cinnamon Muffins – Moist, fluffy and perfect for both kids and adults. Double the batch and freeze half for later!
Apple Crepes – If you love traditional crepes, this delicious fall variation will become your new favorite!
Easy Apple Desserts
If you are anything like me, you probably don’t have the desire to spend time creating a complicated dessert (especially after already spending time to make dinner!). These recipes will quickly take you from dinner to dessert in a flash.
Apple Crisp – Fruit filling sprinkled with a streusel topping then baked until golden in the oven. So delicious!
Salted caramel apple pie bars with a sugared crust, cinnamon apples and topped with the perfect crumble and salted caramel. This easy apple dessert is the definition of fall and tastes absolutely delicious.
Crunchy, buttery, and bursting with apples and cinnamon, this Dutch apple pie is a must-try Fall dessert. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and your family and friends will be wowed by how delicious this pie is!
This easy crockpot apple butter is amazing and tastes just like fall in a jar! Plus it's healthy and has no sugar added. It makes the perfect spread to add on top of toast, biscuits, oatmeal…you name it!
For the perfect apple dessert, this easy apple crumble is the way to go! Baked tender slices of apples are mixed with apple pie spice and topped with a golden crumble topping. It’s quick, comforting, and delicious!