Apples are autumn’s sweet treat for us to enjoy. Green or red are both delicious in pies, tarts, crisps, or cobblers. These apple dessert recipes are simply delectable.
Once the weather starts to cool down, you can’t go wrong with apple desserts. Apples get tender when baked, but still hold
their form, making them one of our favorite fruits to bake with. Whether you are cooking for the holidays, or just making
a quick sweet treat for tonight, you will love these scrumptious dessert ideas.
First up, we have a traditional apple dessert. We like the flavor combo of sweet Golden Delicious and tart Granny Smith apples, but you can use any apple (or combination of apples) you like. Purchased piecrust dough is a convenient time-saver.
View Recipe: Rustic Apple Tart
With crust above and below, this classic apple pie offers ample flaky crispness as a counterpoint to the soft, moist, tart-sweet
filling made of Granny Smith apples.
View Recipe: Double-Crusted Apple Pie
These candied apples combine the buttery richness of caramel apples with the fun crunch of candied ones—two old standards
View Recipe: Chocolate-Toffee Apples
Warm, cinnamon apples combine with a creamy custard for a fun twist on apple pie. Tip: The key to both a flaky piecrust and
crisp streusel topping is to keep them as cold as possible before putting them into the oven.
View Recipe: Apple-Buttermilk Custard Pie
Originally appearing in an issue from 1997, this Cinnamon-Apple Cake is one of our most loved recipes and can be served as
dessert or a breakfast coffee cake. The cream cheese in the batter gives the cake lots of moisture. We recommend using mild-tasting
View Recipe: Cinnamon-Apple Cake
This creamy cheesecake combines the pleasant tartness of fall apples with the buttery sweetness of caramel to really showcase
View Recipe: Caramel-Apple Cheesecake
A crispy crust and gooey, sweet center make this wholesome treat something to write home about.
View Recipe: Maple-Walnut Apple Crisp
Entertaining a smaller crowd? This homey apple cobbler recipe can be easily halved and baked in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet.
View Recipe: Cast-Iron Apple Cobbler
When we prepared these Candied Apples in our Test Kitchens, we were won over by their simple charm. In particular, we liked
the way the cinnamon candy coating complemented the sweetness and cool crunch of the fruit in a classic flavor match. Our
recipe uses cinnamon candies (Red Hots are a good choice) instead of the cinnamon and red food coloring used in other versions.
View Recipe: Candied Apples
The sweet flavors of fall are found in this dessert. Sweet fuji apples flavored with the fruit's classic spice of choice,
cinnnamon, will make for a pleasing after-dinner treat.
View Recipe: Apple Kuchen
Mild Rome apples are great for baking this scrumptious upside-down cake however you can also use Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, or
Jonagold apples. Dollop the cake with a bit of whipped cream, if desired.
View Recipe: Apple Upside-Down Cake
Top tender apple cupcakes with a sweet and crunchy topping of brown sugar and almonds, then drizzle with a powdered sugar
glaze. The amaretto adds an even more distinct almond flavor to the cupcakes, but if you don't have it, you can use almond
View Recipe: Amaretto Apple Streusel Cupcakes
Spring is the season for fresh rhubarb. So take advantage of this seasonal fresh flavor and dish up homemade Rhubarb-Apple
View Recipe: Rhubarb Apple Pie
This coffee cake is best served warm. To prepare ahead, cool completely, wrap (still in the pan) in foil, and leave out at
room temperature for up to one day, or freeze for up to three months. To reheat thawed cake, unwrap and bake at 250° for 15
to 20 minutes.
View Recipe: Apple-Cinnamon Coffeecake
The free-form apple tart is mighty easy because it works from a store-bought crust—yet it's just spectacular, and so evocative
of the season.
View Recipe: French Apple Tart
The scrumptious pie has a caramel apple flavor and is a welcomed variation of classic apple pie. Marzipan (sweetened almond
paste) can be found with other baking ingredients in the supermarket. Look for it packaged in a small box or can.
View Recipe: Apple Marzipan Galette