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?
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.
Easy Baked Apple Fritters
Easy Apple Cake
Crunchy Apple Crisp
Apple Tarte Tatin from Viking Cruises
Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Homemade Funnel Cake
Easy Homemade Apple Pie
Easy Homemade Applesauce
Easy and Delicious Baked Apples from the Microwave
Weight Watchers Apple Pie | 2 Freestyle Smart Points
Spiced Apple Butter in a Slow Cooker
Caramel Apple Bundt Cake
Quick Apple Pull Apart Bread with Biscuits
Apple Pie Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Waffles
Easy Homemade Apple Cider
Apple Pie Granola
You could use frozen apples in a pinch, but when apples are so plentiful, do try to use fresh.
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.
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.
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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.
Soup Recipes for Fall
This post was first seen on Food, Fun & Faraway Places on August 25, 2014, and was updated on August 30, 2021.
You left out cortland apples, they are the best.
Sarah @ Sarah's Bake Studio
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!
All your recipes look amazing!
Thank you, Alice! So sweet of you! I appreciate your comment 🙂
Thanks for featuring my Busy Mom's Apple Pie! Have a great weekend. Barb
Thank you, Barb!
I'd be all over that slow-cooker apple pork loin. In fact, it's in my "to cook" folder. Great collection!