60 of the Greatest Apple Dessert Recipes in the Whole Entire Universe

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.

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1. Apple Pie Biscuits

You basically stuff dough with cinnamon-laced apple filling and bake. What could be better—or easier—than that?

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2. Apple Galette

In the world of desserts, the galette is pie’s easygoing friend. And she looks pretty darn great to boot.

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3. Apple-Cider Doughnut Holes

The cider adds a seasonal touch—and also happens to make the dough deliciously moist.

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4. Mini Apple Tarts

Fun fact: These tiny treats are baked in mason jar lids.

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5. Mini Mason Jar Apple Pies

A single-serving pie means you won't have to share. (Plus, aren't they adorable?)

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6. Cranberry Apple Danish

Another fall favorite: cranberries. Why not pair the two together in one tasty confection? Pass the whipped cream.

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7. Apple Upside-Down Cake

Don't forget to serve each slice warm with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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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.

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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.

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10. Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

A dessert your trainer can get behind. This version is a million times better than the store-bought stuff, trust.

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11. Roasted Apple Pavlova with Honey Whipped Cream

Bring three-ingredient meringue to life with brown sugar-roasted Granny Smiths and honey-vanilla whip.

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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.

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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.

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14. Gluten-Free Apple Rose Tart

Consider your dinner guests wowed. The apple roses are easier to assemble than you think.

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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.*

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16. Apple-Cider Pear Spelt Cake

Slice for a surprise. (Yep, those are apple cider-poached pears.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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20. Goat Cheese, Apple and Honey Tarts

Tangy goat cheese, fragrant rosemary and store-bought puff pastry are all invited to dessert. Use sweet apples like Galas or Braeburns for the best results.

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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.

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22. Apple Danish

Flaky crust. Crumb topping. Cinnamon-nutmeg apples. Simple vanilla glaze. What's not to like?

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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.

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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.

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25. Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Bye-bye, messy frying. All you need is your trusty oven and 50 minutes to reach coffee-dunking nirvana.

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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.

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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.

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28. Brown Sugar-Apple Pie Pop Tarts with Chai-Spiced Icing

Breakfast is served. And the kids won't miss the store-bought kind one bit.

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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.

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30. Easy Apple Strudel with Phyllo

America's favorite pie filling goes Greek. And it all comes together in under an hour.

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31. No-Bake Apple Doughnuts

For when you need dessert like, yesterday. Let your kids decorate to their sprinkle-loving hearts' content.

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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.

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33. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake, meet apple pie. They'll become BFFs under a drizzle of caramel in half an hour.

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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.

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35. Spiced Pecan Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

Alexa, add autumn leaves bundt pan to our shopping cart.

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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.

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37. Cinnamon Apple Puffed Pancake

We've never met a Dutch baby we didn't like. Especially one drenched in cinnamon-butter maple syrup.

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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.

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39. Caramel Apple Cake

The easiest (and tastiest) centerpiece there is. It's slathered with cream cheese frosting and all the salted caramel.

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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.

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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.

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42. Applesauce Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Applesauce makes for one seriously moist dessert. The homemade cream cheese frosting doesn't hurt either.

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43. Vegan Miso Caramel Dip with Pretzels and Granny Smith Apples

Sometimes, the best way to serve an apple is raw. Here, bright, tart Granny Smiths unite with umami-rich vegan caramel spiked with white miso paste.

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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.

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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.

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46. Cranberry Chutney with Apples, Raisins and Indian Spices

This cranberry topping may not be dessert on its own, but we're betting it tastes divine atop a slice of apple pie or a bowl of vanilla ice cream.

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47. Apple Walnut Cobbler

Think of this autumn beauty as an upside-down apple pie doused in thick, rich caramel sauce. Since the crust isn't visible, you won't have to fuss with any fancy crimping either.

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48. Apple Whoopie Pies

Traditional chocolate takes a back seat to warm fall spices and shredded apples in the soft cakes. But the real star is the decadent maple-cream cheese frosting.

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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.

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50. Apple Cider Churros with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce

The only way to consume apple cider that's better than drinking it straight. Feel free to serve the churros with hot fudge or spicy hot cocoa for dunking.

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51. Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Just as easy to pull off as store-bought cinnamon rolls, but a million times more flavorful. Serve them with mulled cider or wine for dessert (or with a PSL for breakfast).

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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.

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53. Apple Strudel

Complete with two-ingredient glaze. Save time by using store-bought phyllo, pie or puff pastry dough instead of homemade.

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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.

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55. Whole Wheat Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Glaze

We just *know* that peanut butter glaze will taste heavenly on everything from brownies to ice cream to granola.

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56. Mini Puff Pastry Apple Roses

Won't they look gorgeous on your holiday table? Pro tip: Soak the apple slices in lemon juice and water so they don't turn brown after being sliced.

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57. Caramel Apple Pecan Pull-Apart Muffins

Like monkey bread, pecan pie and apple muffins had a delicious, caramel-topped baby.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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