Ten simple apple dessert recipes that turn the humble fruit into special treats.
We seem to be easing into fall where I live. Patches of color are popping out on the trees — yellow, gold and red — and small piles of leaves drift along on the sidewalk. But the sun has been shining for days, and I’ve opened all the windows. I’m already thinking about things I want to cook when the season is full-on. Hint – I’m getting the oven ready for lots of slow cooking.
Apples are the focus this week (because it’s not all about pumpkin spice). I put together a top-ten list of desserts that feature apples — 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 get in the kitchen!
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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 tart together. Spoon the almond frangipane batter into your tart pan and top with apples. Done! (recipe @Apt. 2B Baking Co.)
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)
Honey cakes baked into muffins with chunks of apple. Oh – and a shot of whiskey! (recipe @mynameisyeh)
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)
There’s so much more to fall sweets than pumpkin spice. This wholesome apple cake drizzled with maple glaze hits all the right notes — it’s ultra moist, nutty and cinnamon-spiced. (recipe @HealthySeasonalRecipes)