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.
1. Apple Pie Biscuits
You basically stuff dough with cinnamon-laced apple filling and bake. What could be better—or easier—than that?
2. Apple Galette
In the world of desserts, the galette is pie’s easygoing friend. And she looks pretty darn great to boot.
6. Cranberry Apple Danish
Another fall favorite: cranberries. Why not pair the two together in one tasty confection? Pass the whipped cream.
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.
10. Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce
A dessert your trainer can get behind. This version is a million times better than the store-bought stuff, trust.
11. Roasted Apple Pavlova with Honey Whipped Cream
Bring three-ingredient meringue to life with brown sugar-roasted Granny Smiths and honey-vanilla whip.
12. Vegan and Gluten-Free Apple Blackberry Crumble Tart
Brown rice and almond flours make this GF dream a reality. And the secret to the crunchy crumble topping? Pine nuts.
13. Apple Blinchiki (Russian Pancakes)
Like a cross between a crepe and a latke. Slather them with sour cream and sour cherry fruit spread before devouring.
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.
18. Apple Tart with Soft-Pretzel Crust
We love a side of salty with our sweet. Finish it off with a sprinkle of pearl sugar or go rogue and add some rock salt.
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.
20. Goat Cheese, Apple and Honey Tarts
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.
23. Puff Pastry Apple Galette
We’ll never get sick of making dessert in the cast-iron skillet. Just top it with ice cream and caramel and she’s ready for her debut.
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.
31. No-Bake Apple Doughnuts
For when you need dessert like, yesterday. Let your kids decorate to their sprinkle-loving hearts’ content.
32. Paleo Apple Cinnamon Ice Cream
No diet could stand between us and dessert. Thanks to this coconut milk ice cream sweetened with maple syrup, you can have the best of both worlds.
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.
36. Sweet and Salty Chocolate-Drizzled Cider Caramel Apples
These have Halloween party favor written all over them. The caramel dip is rich with apple cider, butter and heavy cream.
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.
43. Vegan Miso Caramel Dip with Pretzels and Granny Smith Apples
44. Apple Tarte Tatin
Your guests jaws will hit the table in unison once this stunner shows up to the dinner party. It’s complete with buttery puff pastry and Baileys cream sauce.
45. Caramel Apple Cupcakes
They’re just the ticket for your kid’s Halloween soirée. Top them off with candy corn for a festive finishing touch.
46. Cranberry Chutney with Apples, Raisins and Indian Spices
47. Apple Walnut Cobbler
48. Apple Whoopie Pies
49. Honey Apple Bars
Believe it or not, there isn’t a single grain of refined sugar in this recipe. The almond shortbread crust, apple filling, buttery crumble and caramel are all sweetened with honey instead.
50. Apple Cider Churros with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce
51. Apple Cinnamon Rolls
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.
54. Citrus Apple Pie
Always use an apple that will retain its shape and texture in a pie. Granny Smith, Braeburn, Golden Delicious and Honeycrisp apples are all solid choices. Just stay away from McIntosh apples, as they’ll turn mealy and mushy when baked.
55. Whole Wheat Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Glaze
56. Mini Puff Pastry Apple Roses
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.
59. Homemade Slow Cooker Apple Butter
Your house is about to smell ridiculously delicious. Drizzle the butter over toast, waffles, ice cream, cake, oatmeal or cheese and crackers.
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.