60 of the Greatest Apple Dessert Recipes in the Whole Entire Universe
PSA: We love fall. The changing leaves. The ankle boots. The apple picking. Speaking of apples, you'll want to save and freeze your haul for these 60 apple dessert recipes that go beyond the average pie. We're talking doughnuts, biscuits, cake and beyond. You'll want to make them all season long—and perhaps a few will even become part of your regular fall dessert rotation.
2. Apple Galette
In the world of desserts, the galette is pie’s easygoing friend. And she looks pretty darn great to boot.
8. Braided Apple Danish Loaf
If you're looking for an apple dessert recipe that will actually impress your mother-in-law, this would be it.
9. Mini Caramel Apples
Rest assured, you can make this country fair treat at home no problem. Your kids will be thrilled to help with the dipping too.
11. Roasted Apple Pavlova with Honey Whipped Cream
Bring three-ingredient meringue to life with brown sugar-roasted Granny Smiths and honey-vanilla whip.
14. Gluten-Free Apple Rose Tart
Consider your dinner guests wowed. The apple roses are easier to assemble than you think.
15. Jolly Rancher Candy Apples
It turns out that melted cherry Jolly Rancher candies make a quick-and-easy candy apple topping. And the white chocolate drizzle? *Chef's kiss.*
17. Hard Apple Cider Floats
Sorry kids, this one's for the grown-ups. But you can easily substitute virgin apple cider if they get too jealous.
19. Cinnamon Sheet Cake with Cider Frosting
Dessert is only an hour away, homemade apple cider frosting and all. The key is reducing store-bought cider into syrup.
21. Chai-Spiced Apple Ricotta Galette
Mellow ricotta cheese plays Honeycrisp apples' creamy partner in crime. It'll be ready in 45 minutes to boot.
22. Apple Danish
Flaky crust. Crumb topping. Cinnamon-nutmeg apples. Simple vanilla glaze. What's not to like?
24. Cinnamon Sugar Apple Puff Pastry
A 35-minute gem that's impossible not to like. Frozen puff pastry makes it a total cinch to assemble.
25. Baked Apple Cider Donuts
Bye-bye, messy frying. All you need is your trusty oven and 50 minutes to reach coffee-dunking nirvana.
26. Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars
Dress a simple shortbread crust with five-ingredient pie filling, streusel topping and homemade salted caramel sauce. Good luck stopping after just one.
27. Easy Cinnamon Baked Apples
We love flaky pie crust and puff pastry too, but there's something to be said for a no-fuss dessert that puts the fruit in the spotlight.
29. The Best Apple Crisp
Bring on all the Granny Smiths—no peeling required. Thank brown sugar, chopped pecans and old-fashioned oats for the crispy topping.
30. Easy Apple Strudel with Phyllo
America's favorite pie filling goes Greek. And it all comes together in under an hour.
34. Double the Streusel Apple Butter Bars
Apple butter is the excitement your morning toast has been craving. Try your hand at making it homemade or save time with store-bought.
35. Spiced Pecan Apple Cider Doughnut Cake
Alexa, add autumn leaves bundt pan to our shopping cart.
37. Cinnamon Apple Puffed Pancake
We've never met a Dutch baby we didn't like. Especially one drenched in cinnamon-butter maple syrup.
38. Cinnamon Apple Babka
Your local Jewish bakery will miss you. Make the full recipe or store half the dough in the freezer to bake within three months.
39. Caramel Apple Cake
The easiest (and tastiest) centerpiece there is. It's slathered with cream cheese frosting and all the salted caramel.
40. Bourbon Apple Fritters
Your doughnut shop go-to is totally within reach. And this time, it'll be covered in a sweet, buttery bourbon glaze.
41. Paper Bag Apple Pie
Call it en papillotte if you're fancy. The whole pie bakes in a brown paper bag to make the crust irresistibly flaky.
42. Applesauce Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Applesauce makes for one seriously moist dessert. The homemade cream cheese frosting doesn't hurt either.
52. Rum Raisin Apple Brown Betty
The Brown Betty is a colonial American dessert that's similar to fruit cobbler or crisp. This one only calls for eight ingredients, most of which are likely in your kitchen already.
53. Apple Strudel
Complete with two-ingredient glaze. Save time by using store-bought phyllo, pie or puff pastry dough instead of homemade.
57. Caramel Apple Pecan Pull-Apart Muffins
Like monkey bread, pecan pie and apple muffins had a delicious, caramel-topped baby.
58. Apple Slab Pie with Crumb Topping and Cinnamon Pie Crust
This recipe requires a bit of patience, but we promise it's worth every minute. Waiting for the dough to chill ensures that the crust will hold up in the oven.
60. Soft Apple Cider Caramels
Since the recipe only requires seven ingredients and one hour to come together, it's safe to say that we'll be making a batch for everyone on our Christmas list.
For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.