Ten simple apple dessert recipes that turn the humble fruit into special treats.
There’s nothing better than easing into fall, when patches of color begin to pop out on the trees — yellow, gold and red — and small piles of leaves drift along on the sidewalk.
It’s especially nice when the sun shines for days, and slightly cooler air means you can open all the windows and shift your appetites toward cozy things to cook.
Because apples are voted most popular fruit of the season, (it’s not all about pumpkin spice), I put together this list of desserts that feature them — you’ll find cakes, tarts, pies and more here.
And all the recipes are fuss-free and simple to make. I hope you’ll be inspired to make your day sweeter!
What’s better than eating breakfast for dessert (or the other way around)? Apple wedges are roasted with spice-infused butter and served warm over brown sugar buttermilk pancakes. Don’t forget the whipped cream! (recipe @Familystyle Food)
A not over-the-top-sweet cake scented with cinnamon. It has that perfect ratio of cake and classic, oozing glaze on top. (recipe @Bijouxs)
Here’s an apple dessert with a little something for every craving: pie dough, crumble topping and buttery-rich toffee sauce. (recipe @Not Without Salt)
A homey cake with a hint of lemon, it’s a treat your Italian grandma might bake. Or you can! Great with morning tea or an afternoon snack. (recipe @Familystyle Food)
In the mood for a homemade cake but don’t want to fuss too much? This one-layer cake is the answer. Slather on the nutty-delicious buttercream frosting or continue to keep it simple — just serve it doused with powdered sugar. (recipe @Displaced Housewife)
It couldn’t be easier to put this elegant little cake together. Spoon the batter into a cast iron skillet and eat this pudding-like confection warm, straight out of the pan. (recipe @Familystyle Food)
I love how this pie is baked in a jelly roll pan to encourage sharing, and is chock full of salty-sweet caramel covered apples. (recipe @WoodandSpoon)
A homemade apple pie, with a foolproof flaky lemon-scented buttery pie dough (recipe @Familystylefood).
Sure, homemade pie crust is the ultimate, but making it might not fit into a busy schedule. Enter puff pastry! This recipe requires just seven ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. Add this recipe to your dessert on-the-fly list. (recipe @TheCleverCarrot)
Rustic mini apple tarts made with store-bought puff pastry dough and topped with salted caramel — an easy but impressive dessert (recipe @Familystyle Food)
Hi there! I’m Karen, a mother of two and a professionally trained cook certified in holistic nutrition.
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