25 Apple and Cinnamon Recipes That Taste Like Fall

Apple Cinnamon Chimichangas on a plate in front of red apples
Photo: bd.weld

With apple season upon us, let's remember the reason for the season: baking these red, golden, and green beauties into sweet, cinnamon-spiced treats. Cinnamon adds a distinct fall flavor, so consider this ingredient as essential as the apples. Read on for 25 recipes that take advantage of this perfect pairing, from apple-cinnamon oatmeal to old-fashioned apple dumplings.

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Cinnamon Apples

Cinnamon Apples with a cinnamon stick in a white dish

Though this super-simple, three-ingredient recipe taste like apple pie filling, it's suitable for a snack or side dish, too

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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

a lattice-topped apple pie with a slice cut out of it on a red, orange, and yellow tablecloth
Holiday Baker

How could we not include our most popular apple pie recipe? Almost 25,000 Allrecipes users have baked Apple Pie by Grandma Ople since 2000, and its average rating still hovers at five stars.

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Autumn Cheesecake

closeup of a beautiful-looking apple cheesecake with apple slices arranged in circles, topped with cinnamon sugar and chopped pecans
chibi chef

"Well, call me a believer now. I'm now a part of the Autumn Cheesecake Fanclub," reviewer SPETROVICH says. "It was sensational! I enjoy cheesecake but will only have a small slice of it because it's so heavy and thick. This one I had three helpings of, and I had to stop myself from getting another one."

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Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins on a white dish in front of red apples

"What better way to celebrate fall than with delicious muffins that combine the wonderful texture of apples with the warm taste of pumpkin. A simple streusel topping gives them a little something extra." — JES55

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Apple Crumble Pie

Apple Crumble Pie on a white plate with a grey and black napkin
House of Aqua

This dessert weds apple crumble's topping with apple pie's crust so that you'll never have to choose between the two desserts ever again. And it takes just 30 minutes to prep!

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Apple Crisp with Oat Topping

Apple Crisp with Oat Topping in a glass baking dish
Jennifer Aleman

"Within 10 minutes of going in the oven, the scent will fill the house, and neighbors you loaned things to years ago will return them just to invite themselves in and wonder aloud if there is any left. Note: There isn't," recipe creator realnakedchef says.

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Apple Squares

Apple Squares on a white plate

"Moist and chewy, just like brownies! So yummy and easy to make that I baked these two days in a row for both daughters' school apple festivals," reviewer RMRPBUTT says. "Brought home empty plates both nights!"

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Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes on a white floral plate
Baking Nana

Blend cinnamon and apples (peeled, cored, and quartered) with basic batter ingredients; just like that, these pancakes will spice up your breakfast routine.

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Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings with a buttery vanilla sauce

"These are the ones my grandmother used to make: warm, flaky, apple-y sweet, and drizzled with a sauce that bakes right with them. These are not difficult to make, just a little time-consuming. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream." — MIKKI WOOD

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German Apple Cake I

German Apple Cake I on a white plate

"German Apple Cake is a moist, dense cake that keeps well. It has been a family favorite for 20 years," recipe submitter Barbara says. Reviewers agree with Barbara's description, also noting that the top turns out nicely crunchy.

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Apple Pie Muffins

Apple Pie Muffins on a white plate beside apples

"If you are looking for a decadent muffin to serve guests, or just as a special treat, you really should try this recipe. I made these exactly as written, and I wouldn't change a thing. The crumb topping is so out of this world that the muffin itself does not need any added spices. The two were a perfect balance for each other," Alberta Rose says.

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All-Day Apple Butter

All-Day Apple Butter on a plate
Alberta Rose

Spread our All-Day Apple Butter on biscuits, toast, cornbread, or any quick bread that could benefit from extra sweetness and spice.

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Apple Crisp Cheesecake

Apple Crisp Cheesecake on a white dish
Melissa Goff

With this Apple Crisp Cheesecake, you're getting (basically) two desserts out of just 20 minutes of prep time.

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Apple Scones

Apple Scones in front of red apples

Reviewers recommend adding cinnamon to the batter (versus just sprinkling it on top) to enhance the fall flavor of these Apple Scones.

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Apple Oatmeal

Apple Oatmeal in a white bowl

Upgrade your apple-cinnamon instant oatmeal with our Apple Oatmeal. It combines quick-cooking oats with fresh apples and cider (among other ingredients) for optimal apple flavor.

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Yummy Apple Cinnamon Crepes

Yummy Apple Cinnamon Crepes sprinkled with powdered sugar
Baking Nana

These crepes work overtime as an indulgent breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Serve them sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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Apple Butter Spice Cake

Apple Butter Spice Cake on a white plate topped with sauce

Need another idea for serving the Apple Butter we suggested? This recipe calls for 3/4 cups of it. "This is a very good and moist cake recipe I received from my grandmother years ago," recipe submitter Shirley says.

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Awesome Apple Pie Cookies

Awesome Apple Pie Cookies drizzled with sauce

Between their apple pie-like looks and smell, these cookies will win over your whole household.

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Apple Cinnamon Chimichangas

Apple Cinnamon Chimichangas on a plate in front of red apples

"These are absolutely amazing. Both the wife and I thought they tasted better than imagined, and after frying the flour tortillas they had kind of a pie dough flavor to them. I recommend using a shaker for the cinnamon-sugar in order to have more control of the amount. Make sure you add the cinnamon-sugar while they are still hot, using tongs to turn," says bd.weld, who topped them off with caramel sauce.

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Emi's Apple Brown Betty

Emi's Apple Brown Betty in a glass bowl

"This is a family treat that's been passed down for generations. The recipe was sometimes tripled because it had to be shared among a family of eight," says recipe submitter Emi M. Serve it warm with ice cream

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Country Apple Dumplings

Country Apple Dumplings on a white plate

"I've made these apple dumplings for years and have received nothing but wonderful comments. The secret with the melted butter and sugar is to continue cooking it until it is well blended and thickens, stirring constantly. Then stir in the cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla." — COACHESWIFE2

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Slow Cooker Cider Applesauce (No Sugar Added)

Slow Cooker Cider Applesauce (No Sugar Added) in a white bowl with apples in the background

While other applesauce recipes contain just a pinch of cinnamon, this version calls on cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg for flavor rather than added sugar.

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Apple Hermits

Apple Hermits with icing drizzle

These cookies are delicious — a little like molasses cookies with fruit. I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe except maybe to double it," says Jen Bernier.

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Apple-Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Apple-Cinnamon Bread Pudding in a white dish
Brandy See Landers

Layer brioche cubes, shredded apples, and cinnamon-sugar before soaking it all in a mixture of eggs and milk. Bake until the top crisps up. If the inside doesn't turn out custardy enough for your liking, use less milk.

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Baked Apple Doughnuts

Baked Apple Doughnuts on a baking rack
Kelly Fenwick

"These easy and delicious baked apple doughnuts are tender, sweet, and studded with pieces of tart apple. The trick is to coat the dough in lots of cinnamon sugar, and then bake them so they are still soft on the inside and have a wonderful sugar crust on the outside," Summer says.

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