26 Tempting Apple Desserts
Apple pie is a dessert classic. Our editors love apple desserts in general, and here they share their favorite recipes for sweetening up your life with this tempting fruit. For twist on that classic pie, enjoy our recipes for the Easy Skillet Apple Pie—you’ll love its crunchy crust—or the Blackberry-Apple Pie, which is a delicious mix of sweet and tart. One of our most popular recipes is the one for Fried Apple Pies. You’ll even have enough that you can freeze the leftovers for later. For an apple showstopper, make the Apple-Cinnamon Dutch Baby, one of the most amazing apple desserts ever served fresh out of the oven. However you slice them, these amazing apple desserts will please you to the core.
Caramel Apple Cake
Apple-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake
Recipe: Apple-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake
With a cream cheese filling and sweet praline frosting, this apple bundt cake is a must-try! Garnish with toasted pecans for a pretty finish and a little crunch.
Easy Skillet Apple Pie
Recipe: Caramel-Apple Cheesecake
Caramelized apples are artfully arranged on top of this rich and delicious cheesecake for a perfect dessert.
Mocha-Apple Cake with Browned Butter Frosting
It's impossible to resist the rich and nutty taste of browned butter. But when used in a frosting on top of Mocha-Apple Cake, it's to-die-for good!
Recipe: Apple-Butterscotch Brownies
Give classic blonde brownies a makeover by adding diced apples to the mix. The apple and butterscotch flavors taste so great together you'll wonder why you never tried this before.
Apple Hello Dolly Bars
Recipe: Apple Hello Dolly Bars
Everyone loves the chocolate, coconut, and pecan layers of Hello Dolly Bars. But throw in a layer of chopped Granny Smiths and people will rave!
Fresh Apple Cake
Blackberry-Apple Upside-Down Cake
Tart blackberries and sweet apples caramelize perfectly with layers of buttery cake in this one-pan dessert.
Caramel Apple-Pear Cobbler with Oatmeal Muffin Crust
No rolling pin required for this company-worthy cobbler! Sautée the apples and pears in brown sugar and butter, then pour on the crust and bake.
Apple-Pecan Pie Cobbler
Recipe: Apple-Pecan Pie Cobbler
Tart Granny Smith apples, sautéed in brown sugar and butter, get topped with the tender, sweet crunch of a pecan-pie muffin batter. Bake this fall favorite in six individual ramekins or a single casserole dish.
Southern-Style Caramel Apples
Recipe: Southern-Style Caramel Apples
Branch out and get creative with some of our favorite caramel apple toppings. We used Southern magnolia twigs; other branches may render the apples inedible. When in doubt, use craft sticks or large pretzel sticks.
Upside-Down Apple Tart
Recipe: Upside-Down Apple Tart
Make a simple, rustic apple tart with Granny Smith apples plus a few other ingredients you probably already have on hand: flour, butter, and salt.
Caramel Apple Dip
Recipe: Caramel Apple Dip
A sugary spin on a cream cheese classic with a crisp bruléed topping.
Caramel Apple Coffee Cake
Recipe: Caramel Apple Coffee Cake
This cake is down-home delicious and so easy you won't believe you started from scratch.
Caramel Apple-Brownie Cheesecake
Recipe: Caramel Apple-Brownie Cheesecake
If the title of this dessert recipe doesn't send you running for the kitchen, then you need to read it again. We've packed all your favorite desserts into one must-try indulgence. Cheesecake, brownies, and caramel apples... What more could you want?
Caramel Apple Ice-Cream Tarts
Recipe: Caramel Apple Ice Cream-Tarts
This shortbread crust is the perfect foil for ice cream.
Apple-Cherry Cobbler with Pinwheel Biscuits
Our twist on apple cobbler is both darling and delectable. Who could resist buttery biscuit dough rolled with almonds and brown sugar baked into a pretty pinwheel crust?
Recipe: Blackberry-Apple Pie
This apple-and-berry-packed pie is extra-tasty because of the white-Cheddar cheese crust that provides a sigh-worthy companion for the sweet fruit filling.
Anne's Quick Apple Dumpling Bundles
Short on time? You can still enjoy the flavors of this classic, comforting dessert. To make these apple bundles you only need six ingredients, including refrigerated piecrust, frozen spiced apples, and jarred caramel sauce.
Double Apple Pie with Cornmeal Crust
This pie is packed with apple flavor! Apple jelly adds richness to the filling, and apple cider adds even more flavor in the flaky cornmeal crust.
Fried Apple Pies
Recipe: Fried Apple Pies
There's enough filling to make a second batch of these delicious pies, or you can freeze it for later. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart
Recipe: Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart
It may look like a chore, but this cheesecake tart calls for a relatively straightforward preparation: First, press the crust into the tart pan. Next, mix the cream cheese filling, fill the tart shell, and bake. Finally, gild the pie with sautéed tart apples, and paint them with melted apple jelly for a jewelled effect.
Apple Stack Cake
Recipe: Apple Stack Cake
Use six disposable 8-inch aluminum cake pans to create the layers of this stunning cake. Prepare the filling up to three days before assembling the cake.
Apple Butter-Walnut Thumbprints
Recipe: Apple Butter-Walnut Thumbprints
For these simple, fall treats, use our Easy Apple Butter for the best flavor and texture. In a pinch, store-bought apple butter that has been boiled for 5 minutes (to thicken) may be substituted.
Apple-Cinnamon Dutch Baby
Recipe: Apple-Cinnamon Dutch Baby
Straight from the oven, this puffy, airy pancake will elicit major oohs and aahs from your crowd. Be sure to use low-fat or fat-free milk--the pancake will puff higher. Like a soufflé, it will begin to deflate as soon as it leaves the oven, though that won't affect the flavor.