Although you can get an apple any time of year, fall is when they’re truly in season and they shine in all their apple glory. So what do you do when you have an abundance of apples? Make an apple dessert of course! We’ve rounded up 23 deliciously scrumptious apple desserts ranging from traditional to unique to please just about any palette. So next time you want to whip up something sweet this fall, be sure to try one of these delicious apple dessert recipes!
Nothing says fall is here like a steaming glass of hot mulled apple cider. Warm and spicy, this recipe doesn’t add any extra sugar so you can leave room for some other fall treats. This one can be cooked on the stovetop but there are slow cooker directions too.
Any time of year is a cheesecake time of year. But for a recipe that combines the flavors of autumn and with a less intimidating, but oh so scrumptious way to make a cheesecake based dessert be sure to give this recipe a try from Sugar and Soul. A shortbread crust is topped with a creamy cheesecake layer, homemade apple filling, and finished with brown sugar oatmeal topping.
If you live for fair and festival food, then these apple fries should be on your ‘Need to Make Now!’ list. Heather from The Super Mom Life came up with this awesome recipe after she was inspired by a batch of apple fries she tasted tried at Legoland Florida. After lots of disappointing recipes and trial and error, she found that funnel cake batter was the trick to keeping the apple fries crispy on the outside while keeping that delicious hot apple flavor concentrated in the middle. Genius! Tossed with cinnamon sugar and served with a creamy caramel dipping sauce or whipped cream on the side, once you taste them you’ll be craving these apple fries into oblivion.
Flipping through old cookbooks is an awesome way to rediscover some forgotten gems. That’s how Stacy from Southern Bite found this wonderfully easy and delicious recipe for an apple-flavored scrunch cake. Similar to a “dump” cake, but with a way more adorable name, this apple dessert recipe has only 4 ingredients and is 100% guaranteed to please.
You can have your apple dessert and be Paleo too! And if you love the chewy texture of a brownie but want something a little something different the apple blondies are the way to go. Made with almond and coconut flour cookie base, these blondies are topped with roasted cinnamon apples and drizzled with caramel.
Everything about these Caramel Apple Empanadas has me super excited. This recipe from Tara’s Multicultural Table takes diced Granny Smith Apples simmered in a cinnamon, clove, and vanilla spiced caramel sauce and then wraps them in a flaky buttery empanada dough. Once they’re then baked in the oven, Tara recommends serving them with cinnamon ice-cream, whipped cream, and a drizzle of more caramel. Yum!
Even when you’re eating clean sometimes you just need something sweet. These apple nachos are packed with protein and low in sugar, yet incredibly satisfying. Super easy to put together and you definitely won’t miss all the extra sugar with this healthy apple dessert.
Crispy on the outside, doughy and ever so sweet on the inside. What’s not to love? While you can put just about anything in a fritter, this recipe is stuffed with fresh diced apples and spices to highlight the season’s apple bounty. This easy recipe includes an apple cider glaze, but they’re delicious with only a simple sprinkle of powdered sugar.
For a twist on your next afternoon coffee, try this fall in a glass inspired apple cider latte from Phenomenal Phoods. Made with frothed milk, a shot of espresso, and hot apple cider, one sip you’ll wonder where these have been all your life.
Almost cookie-like, these Mini Apple Cheddar pies by Krazy Kitchen Mom are absolutely darling! If you’re not in love with the thought of making your own pie crust, not to worry! These little pies are made with a store-bought refrigerated pie crust to speed things along.
Just imagine yourself waking up to these buttery and moist freshly baked apple cinnamon muffins, topped with pecan streusel and drizzled with rich salted caramel sauce muffins hot out of the oven on a beautiful cool fall weekend morning. Yes, please thousands of times over! Made with fresh apples, apple sauce, and apple cider, these muffins are truly a delicious celebration of this amazing fruit.
There’s something so addicting about pulling off piece by piece of ooey-gooey Monkey bread. This pull-apart bread looks difficult to make but is actually quite easy with the help of store-bought prepared biscuit dough. Baked with cinnamon and brown sugar spiced apples and drizzled with chocolate after baking, this recipe is sure to be a family fav.
French Toast is one of those dishes that can make even the most mundane mornings feel like a special occasion. For an even more decadent take on French toast combined with the flavors of baked apples, try this baked French toast recipe with a streusel topping from Little Dairy on the Prairie. Whether you enjoy it for a dessert or special breakfast, it’s French Toast on a whole other level.
Brown butter adds a layer of delicious nutty toasted flavor that enhances anything its added to. And it pairs perfectly with the nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, apples and pecans in these sandwich cookies. Toasty, spicy, and fruity apple flavors are sandwiched together with a cream cheese frosting. What more could you ask for in a fall time cookie?
For a moist delicious crumb cake infused with the flavors of fall, this Apple Crumb is the way to go. Lots of cinnamon-spiced apples are baked in a moist delicious coffee cake batter, topped with a cinnamon brown sugar crumb, and then drizzled with caramel. Baked with rich Greek yogurt, this crumb cake is moist and delicious.
Enchiladas for dessert anyone? These amazingly delicious dessert-style enchiladas are stuffed with warm cinnamon sauteed apples and wrapped in a cinnamon-sugar dusted tortilla. Drizzled with caramel before serving, these would be the perfect end to a warm and cozy fall dinner.
Just when you thought tacos couldn’t really get any better, Sarah from Sugar Apron said “hold my beer.” These Apple Pie Cheesecake Tacos take the flavors from two all-time favorite desserts and makes a mash-up that that is irresistible. Taco Tuesday will never be the same. And that’s a good thing. Cheesecake and an apple spice fillings are layered inside cinnamon and graham-cracker crumb coated taco-shaped tortillas.
If you’re celebrating Oktoberfest at home this year like many of us are then this easy apple strudel is a must. This classic German dessert made with cinnamon-spiced apples and raisins is then rolled up in puff pastry (found in the freezer section of your grocery store) and baked. If you like straightforward apple desserts that deliver on flavor, this one is a must-try.
You can beer batter just about anything and you’ve got my stamp of approval. But, frying sweet slices of crisp sweet and juicy apples? Simply genius. And there’s no better time for this recipe than fall. The best part is that you can enjoy these as a sweet dessert with powdered sugar and drizzled with a little caramel or even sprinkle them with salt and enjoy them as a dinner side.
Who doesn’t love an ice-cream float? Perfect for kids and adults, this unique apple-infused twist on an ice-cream shop classic is made with both sparkling and still apple ciders and 0French vanilla ice-cream. Domestically Blissful. To make it a truly adult beverage, a dash of bourbon would be a lovely addition.
Caramel apples are pretty irresistible. And they’re also easy to make with this homemade recipe! To customize your apple stock up on a mix of toppings like nuts, pretzels, shredded coconut, toffee bits, crushed Oreos, mini M&Ms, and whatever else you can dream of. Wrapped up, they make a wonderful edible gift for a friend or neighbor.
For something different with a New Mexican twist, try this Green Chile Apple Pie. Originally invented in the teensy tiny town of Pie Town, New Mexico this apple pie is perfect for anyone who likes a little heat with their sweet. Fresh apples are stewed with green chiles and warm apple pie spices and then poured into a pie shell sprinkles with shredded cheddar and then baked. You won’t believe how good this pie is until you try it!
It’s basically impossible to resist a cupcake and these vanilla cupcakes filled with homemade apple pie filling, and then topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting and a buttery crumble are the fall-inspired treat from Pies and Tacos we’ve all been missing, but definitely need.