Apples taste delicious in desserts of all types, from classic apple pies to innovative apple crumbles and cakes. Some of the best apple dessert recipes feature a combination of warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, which pair perfectly with apples’ sweet and tangy flavor. Whether you’re looking for a comforting fall dessert or a refreshing summer treat, there’s an apple dessert recipe. With so many delicious options, you can enjoy the seasonal goodness in various apple desserts that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Apple Cider Doughnuts
Make these Gluten Free Apple Cider Donuts for the perfect sweet treat made with cinnamon, apple cider, and pure maple syrup. They are easily made with gluten free flour in about thirty minutes and baked in the oven.
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Apple Crisp Recipe
Gluten Free Apple Crisp is the best way to celebrate the start of fall. It is ooey, gooey and full of tart and sweet flavors. Easy to make and perfect for those with dietary restrictions.
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Easy Air Fryer Cinnamon Maple Baked Apples
If you are an air fryer fan like me and also an apple fan (again, like me!) you are going to love this easy air fryer apple dessert. I bet you can just imagine how these air fryer cinnamon maple baked apples smell and taste. This air fryer apple dessert made with maple syrup is seriously impressive and perfect for Autumn. Who knew it could be so simple to bake apples in the air fryer!
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Gingerbread Apple Cake
This gluten free and vegan gingerbread apple cake tastes so good. You’ll want to go back for seconds and thirds? It exists, and I am so excited to be sharing this recipe with you! With only a few simple ingredients, anyone can make this delicious cake for themselves or as a baked gift when visiting a friend’s house.
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Apple Pie Muffin Top Cookies With Vanilla Maple Glaze
These apple pie muffin top cookies are like a wonderful combination of cookies and muffins. Apple cinnamon cookies are perfect for the fall. These glazed apple cookies are finished off with the most exquisite vanilla maple glaze. If you are a fan of soft apple cookies, you will love this muffin-top cookies recipe.
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Air Fryer Apricot Apple Cinnamon Dumplings
This easy apricot apple air fryer dumplings recipe teams the fruity taste of apples and apricot with warm autumn flavors. Apricot apple cinnamon dumplings are rich and warm, and these puff pastry dumplings taste incredible. Learn how easy it is to make dumplings with puff pastry with this tasty autumn air fryer dessert.
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2 Ingredient Apple Hand Pies
Apple Hand Pies are a quick and easy dessert for the entire family. Not only that but they are made so quick and easy because there are just two simple ingredients. Check out how easy it is to make these Apple Hand Pies.
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Apple Dump Cake
Good gravy! This dessert recipe is good. Trust me on this one…you’re not going to want to pass up a chance to make this delicious Apple Dump Cake. And as the name suggests, it’s basically “dumping” in some simple ingredients, baking it, and shoveling it in your mouth! This is one cake recipe that you’re absolutely going to love.
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Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs
Just when you thought that you’ve made it all, along comes this simple recipe for Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs. They’re a fast and easy treat that is loaded down with flavor. They literally just take four ingredients to make as well!
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Easy Apple Nachos With Caramel & Chocolate
Apple nachos are the best and quite possibly, the simplest dessert treat ever. There’s nothing quite like a plate full of caramel apple slices topped with yummy ingredients to take away the stresses and worry of the day.
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Apple Tart Tatin
With only 5 ingredients, you can have a classic French dessert. Tarte tatin is made with caramelized apples and a flaky crust. It’s essentially an upside down apple tart!
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Apple Dutch Baby
This classic dutch baby recipe is topped with a delicious apple compote. It’s an easy recipe for what is essentially a German pancake! This dish is ready to eat in 30 minutes and served hot out of the oven.
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Apple Oatmeal Cookies
These Apple Oatmeal Cookies have crisp edges, chewy centers and apple pieces in each bite! They’re perfectly spiced and so easy to make.
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Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes
These Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes are filled with homemade apple filling and covered in an easy cinnamon buttercream!
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Apple Hand Pies
These Apple Hand Pies are made with a homemade apple pie filling and a perfectly flaky buttermilk crust. They’re the cutest fall treat!
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Easier to make than Apple Pie, this Apple Galette is filled with deliciously spiced apples and has the flakiest buttermilk crust.
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Dutch Apple Dumplings
Have you ever heard of Appelbollen (Dutch Apple Dumplings)? It is a dessert that I discovered last year in the Netherlands. It consists of an apple filled with almond paste and cinnamon sugar, wrapped in puffed pastry. It’s usually eaten warm during winter and is a super comforting treat!
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Apple Walnut Fruit Salad With Cinnamon Maple Coconut Whipped Cream
Fall harvest fruit salad with apples, walnuts, grapes, and homemade coconut whipped cream. A marvelous paleo and vegan-friendly side dish to bring on your fall picnics.
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Gf Apple Cider Donut Cake
Apple cider doughnuts, with their soft, spongy cake and delicious cinnamon sugar coating, are one of my favorite treats – especially in the fall. So, I couldn’t help but take the inspiration from their texture and flavor and transform the sweet donut into this apple cider donut cake.
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Easy Apple Crisp Bars
This easy apple bar recipe is the perfect way to capture that fall apple flavor. With a layer of apple butter, a crispy cinnamon streusel and a thick layer of fresh apples, these bars are simply fall in a bite.
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Apple Pear Pie
Pears are one of my favorite fruits for fall. I usually eat them sliced with some nuts or granola. It’s my go-to fall breakfast. So when I was looking at the pear display at the store, I thought to myself I wonder how those would taste with apples in a pie and voila, this apple pear pie recipe was born. Pair this filling with my perfect gluten free pie crust for a delicious dessert to add to your table this holiday season!
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Apple Fritter Cake Recipe
Sweet, fluffy, DELICIOUS. This Apple Fritter Cake is the best for an easy fall dessert that’s a total crowd-pleaser! A light, perfectly moist cake at the base, a sweet, cinnamon brown sugar apple streusel that makes for the best topping, and a glaze that brings that little bit of apple fritter crunch. Everyone will love this recipe!
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Vegan Apple Frangipane Tart (French Apple Tart)
With an easy shortcrust pastry, vegan frangipane filling, and apricot-glazed apples, this vegan French apple tart will have you feeling like you’ve just visited a boulangerie-pâtisserie. The perfect eggless and dairy-free dessert for apple season.
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Air Fryer Apple Roses
Air Fryer Apple Roses are sweet apple slices held together with fluffy puff pastry to form a gorgeous-looking apple dessert. With flavors of cinnamon, apples, powdered sugar wrapped in a golden brown crust, these air fryer apple roses taste amazing!
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Bisquick Apple Cobbler
This delicious Bisquick apple cobbler is the perfect combination of tart apples, sweet cinnamon and buttery Bisquick. It’s easy to make, full of flavor and comes together in under an hour – a classic Fall dessert that will have your guests begging for more!
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Karen Kelly, a food and travel writer, is the founder of Seasonal Cravings. She is also a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the AP Wire and MSN.