Apple Dessert Recipes

Apple pies and turnovers. Cakes, cobblers, and crisps. Discover all you can do with America's favorite dessert fruit.

Staff Picks

Chef John's Apple Fritters

Rating: 4.69 stars
I didn't think I liked apple fritters, but turns out I just don't like chunks of almost raw apple, surrounded by a doughnut. Maybe I've just been going to the wrong shops, but I've never enjoyed the texture, and always wanted to try them with cooked apples.

Baked Apples with Oatmeal Filling

Rating: 4.53 stars
Yummy apples with an oatmeal crisp filling is a great way to enjoy your fall tree-picked apples!

Rustic Fall Fruit Tart

Rating: 4.3 stars
This rustic tart is full of apples, fresh cranberries, walnuts, and spices, and is baked in a cream cheese pastry.

Apple Crisp Cheesecake

Rating: 4.33 stars
A great dessert I came up with combining 2 favorites: apple crisp and cheesecake. It's been a hit with my family and friends. Enjoy!

Country Apple Dessert

Rating: 3.93 stars
This is one of the most delicious recipes I've ever had using fruit!

Autumn Apple and Pear Lattice Pie

Rating: 4.67 stars
Golden pears and apples pair with cinnamon and a buttery crust for the ultimate autumn dessert.

Apple Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Rating: 4.35 stars
A nice little pick-me-up on a cold winter morning .

Apple Crisp Cups

Rating: 4.38 stars
A yummy one-biter! Whenever I ask 'what can I bring?' these top the list! Sweet cinnamon-scented apples held in a buttery crispy oatmeal cup and crunchy sweet topping. I like to make sweet treats to share with friends. I came up with this recipe so that I could bake and take apple crisp to share easily with everyone.

Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Rating: 4.78 stars
This was my grandmother's apple pie recipe. I have never seen another one quite like it. It will always be my favorite and has won me several first place prizes in local competitions. I hope it becomes one of your favorites as well!

Apple Crisp with Oat Topping

Rating: 4.73 stars
This is the best dessert for the early fall when the sweet and firm apples are just in season. Use the best quality cinnamon you can get and get it from a spice merchant or even a store where you can get it bulk; it does make a difference. Within ten 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). Optional accompaniments would be caramel sauce, ice cream, and whipped cream.

Country Apple Dumplings

Rating: 4.78 stars
Oh my Goodness!! Who knew that fresh apples, crescent roll dough, and citrus soda could make such a wonderful treat!

Inspiration and Ideas

Apple Crisp
"Family favorite! Everyone raves about this apple crisp, and my partner expects it as his yearly 'birthday cake.'" – Colleend74
Spicy Apple Cake
"The best apple cake I have ever made. Moist, light, and delicious!" – Brenda

Canned Apple Pie Filling

Rating: 4.52 stars

This recipe makes 7 quart jars of filling for apple pies. 2 quarts make a 9 inch pie. Need to have 7 one quart canning jars, with rings and lids.