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Easy Apple Desserts Perfect for Fall

You are going to love these easy apple desserts. When apple season rolls around, it’s time to go apple picking! The best apples are always those you pick yourself, right?

Apple desserts in a collage.

When we lived in Maryland, we went apple picking almost every year. It’s such a fun family activity and was my favorite time of year. Once you have lots of apples, you have to get creative. These apple recipes will give you a lot of ideas for fall dessert!

We hosted an apple pie bakeoff years ago and it was a blast. Invite some friends to meet you at an orchard for apple picking followed by a pie baking contest.

Each family brings an appetizer or two and their drink of choice. It’s such an easy party and perfect for the autumn weather. If you don’t live near an orchard, buy a few bags of apples!

Everyone can bring their premade (or bought) pie crust to make it easy. If you don’t have a pie crust shield for the edges of your pie, you should definitely pick one up. No more burnt crust!

As you’ll be cutting up all those beautiful apples, an apple peeler will definitely come in handy. Also, be sure to have your measuring cups and spoons readily available for others to use.

And if you have an abundance of apples, they are super easy to store, but you’ll want to do it right. Learn the wonders of apple storage and never toss a bad apple again!

Once the pies are done, have a blind taste test. Only the hosts will know who made each pie. Have small prizes or a certificate for the winners! Please let me know if you decide to do this! I want photos!

Bonus- these desserts fill my home with the scent of all those warm fall spices! And if you love those sweet aromas filling your house, try something from this list of Butter Pecan Desserts! Scrumptious!

Best Apples for Cooking

You may have heard to use a tart apple like Granny Smith apples when making a pie, but there are actually quite a few apples that are wonderful for baking. The main thing is that firm apples create tender apples once cooked. A soft apple will create a mushy dessert, and no one wants to eat that!

I like a sweeter fruit like my favorite apple, Fuji apples, but Braeburn, Pink Lady, Jonathan, Gala, Honeycrisp apples, and even Golden Delicious apples are all wonderful in desserts. You could even use a combination of fresh apples in any of these easy dessert recipes.

The Recipes

Easy Baked Apple Fritters
Easy Baked Apple Fritters
You will never buy these again once you realize how easy they are to make! Filled with delicious apple pieces and baked until golden brown, these are delicious and make a great breakfast or dessert!
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Easy Apple Cake
When it’s time to make an easy apple dessert for a party or your family, this easy apple cake is the way to go. Everyone loves apple desserts, and it’s so simple to make!
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Crunchy Apple Crisp
If you like a crisp topping on apple crisp, I think you’ll agree this is the best apple crisp recipe ever! These luscious baked apples have the perfect crunchy topping for that extra bit of goodness and that delicious apple and brown sugar flavor combo!
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Apple Tarte Tatin from Viking Cruises
Apple Tarte Tatin from Viking Cruises
This delicious Apple Tarte Tatin from Viking Cruises is easy to make and makes an elegant presentation. Those juicy apples bake up into something really fabulous using this recipe.
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Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon Rolls
What could be better than warm Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon rolls on a crisp fall morning? Think homemade Cinnabon rolls with apple and pumpkin!
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Homemade Funnel Cake
Homemade Funnel Cake
Did someone say Funnel Cake? With caramel sauce? This will be one of your favorite desserts ever!
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Apple Scones
Apple Scones
This Apple Scones recipe is easy and makes one dozen perfectly tender and slightly sweet pastries. Doesn’t a scone sound good right now?
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Easy Homemade Apple Pie
Easy Homemade Apple Pie
This classic apple pie recipe really is simple! The key is cooking the apple filling first. The added bonus it’s that it’s so much easier! Add a scoop of ice cream for the ultimate apple dessert!
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Easy Homemade Applesauce
This Homemade Applesauce is a relatively healthy snack that everyone loves! The best part is that it’s easy to make with simple ingredients!
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Easy and Delicious Baked Apples from the Microwave
This easy recipe is so quick and easy to make with sweet apples and simply delicious! The perfect dessert for Fall!
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Weight Watchers Apple Pie | 2 Freestyle Smart Points
What’s more delicious than a warm apple pie? A warm Weight Watchers apple pie, of course! A healthy dessert recipe the whole family will love!
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Spiced Apple Butter in a Slow Cooker
This spiced apple butter is made in a slow cooker. It’s simply the best crockpot apple butter recipe for canning and perfect for Fall.
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Caramel Apple Bundt Cake
Moist and delicious this Caramel Apple Bundt Cake is a heavenly dessert to add to your Fall recipe collection!
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Quick Apple Pull Apart Bread with Biscuits
This Quick apple pull apart bread is simple to make and delicious. From start to finish in a little over 30 minutes, making it the perfect dessert for a weekday evening.
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Apple Pie Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Waffles
Waffles are a breakfast favoite all over the world. These Apple Pie Stuffed waffles are the perfect thing for a crisp Fall morning!
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Easy Homemade Apple Cider
Fall is here and this Homemade Apple Cider Recipe is just what you need on a rainy, cold, fall day. It’s so easy to make and it’s perfect for any occaision.
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Apple Pie Granola
Healthy and delicious this is the perfect snack for a chilly Fall day, and great for a topping on your favorite breakfast cereal!
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Can I use Frozen Apples to make these Apple Desserts?

You could use frozen apples in a pinch, but when apples are so plentiful, do try to use fresh.

How long do these Apple Recipes Keep?

Most of the recipes on this list keep for 3-4 days in an airtight container, but it’s a good idea to look at the instructions for each recipe to be sure.

Can all these Apple Desserts be frozen?

Just about every recipe on this list can be frozen, but it’s best to look at the entire individual dessert recipe to be sure.

Looking for another delicious group of easy fall recipes? Check out this list of amazing easy pumpkin recipes.

Unfortunately, like is not all about dessert, so you’ll need to eat regular meals, too! Check out this one pan chicken and rice, this braised beef roast recipe, and one of my latest favorite, grilled bruschetta chicken.

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This post was first seen on Food, Fun & Faraway Places on August 25, 2014, and was updated on August 30, 2021.

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  1. My husband and I picked 52lbs of apples so I have a lot of apple baking do. This roundup has fabulous inspiration. I definitely want to try the Crockpot Caramel Apple Cider and the Apple Pie Granola. Yum! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I’d be all over that slow-cooker apple pork loin. In fact, it’s in my “to cook” folder. Great collection!