8 Delicious Fall Apple Recipes to Try.

8 Delicious Fall Apple Recipes to Try

I don’t know about you but I have been feeling like baking, lately. It’s getting cold, I am feeling very indoorsy, and of course, it’s apple picking season. Also, I have a dishwasher in my rental which makes me more likely to get creative in the kitchen… ha!

I love baking with apples as they are a great way to add moisture to your food (as a novice baker it’s pretty hard to make a dry apple cake!!!) and there’s just something very soothing about warm gooey apples (apple crisp is one of my all time favorite desserts… especially with a little bit of ice cream!). I will admit that I actually don’t love apple pie but I am a huuuuge fan of a gooey apple cake or apple crisp. There are tons of amazing savory apple recipes out there (mmmm pork chops with baked apples… or apple salad with blue cheese) but I’m going to focus on my favorite sweet apple dessert recipes today.

8 Delicious Fall Apple Recipes to Try!

(If you have a favorite apple recipe, leave it in the comments section!)

8 Delicious Fall Apple Recipes to Try

4 Ingredient Apple Cake

Well this is a simplified take on French apple cake and sounds RIGHT up my alley (it looks very easy) and sounds delicious. All you need are apples, brown sugar, eggs, and flour. Easy peasy. It’s light, fluffy, and moist and the perfect Fall recipe… the brown sugar gives the apples a nice caramelized flavor. For extra credit you can add powdered sugar, or include cinnamon and/or nutmeg! Serve with vanilla ice cream and warm caramel sauce. Get the recipe right this way from Kirbie’s Cravings.

8 Delicious Fall Apple Recipes to Try

Apple Pear Crisp with Crystalized Ginger

Traditional apple crisp is always great but I love the idea of adding pear too… and crystalized ginger – YUM! Recipe can be found at What’s Gaby Cooking… I was relieved to see Gaby say that she doesn’t like pie either – crisps are just so much better. I bet this one would be even better made in a slow cooker.

8 Delicious Fall Apple Recipes to Try

One Baked Apple Crisp

This is a genius on a baked apple – and to use Joy’s words, a great thing to do with that one loan apple you have sitting on the counter. And as a single person,. I also always appreciate a single-serving dessert, for when you are craving something sweet but don’t want to make an entire big recipe! Recipe right this way from Joy the Baker.

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Donuts have always felt a little intimidating but my friend Liz posted this recipe for apple cider donuts a while back and I’ve had it bookmarked ever since. I think this could be a fun one to make with kids!

Apple Pie in a Jar

Apple Pie in a Jar

I posted this recipe a couple years ago and it’s a yummy one… and it makes such a great DIY gift! I love it on toast with ricotta cheese, or over ice cream.

Puff Pastry Apple Galette

Puff Pastry Apple Galette

Well first of all, this is the prettiest apple dessert I’ve ever seen? Would be a beautiful alternative to apple pie! Serve warm with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream… yum. And since you use frozen puff pastry, it actually does not sound that hard. Get the recipe on What’s Gaby Cooking?

Ina Garten's Apple Pie Bars

Ina Garten’s Apple Pie Bars

Okay yummmmmm – why do these bars look better to me than actual apple pie? They’d be so good warmed up or as breakfast! Brown sugar and gooey apples and that frosting topping… yum! Recipe via Joy the Baker. (Joy is my baking queen, if you can’t tell… anytime I’m making something I go to her site first!)

Boozy Apple Cider

Boozy Apple Cider

I forgot I posted this recipe a few years ago but it is sooooooo good. I am going to absolutely be making it this winter, it’s absolutely delicious and the perfect way to warm up!

Leave your favs in the comments section if you feel like it!

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  1. Ashley says 12.4.20

    These look great! The apple pie in a jar reminds me of a jam my grandma gave out to people as gifts this year. She recommended mixing it into oatmeal and it is a game changer!

  2. Steph says 12.4.20

    These all look amazing. Love the idea of a one baked apple crisp for when you want something sweet, but not tons of leftovers.

    Ina Garten’s apple crisp is my go to! Will have to have Gaby’s and see how they compare 🙂

    • grace at the stripe says 12.4.20

      It’s such a smart idea! And yes, let me know how they compare! Apple crisp is just the bessst.

  3. Jacqui says 12.4.20

    This Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake from Sally’s Baking Addiction is amazing! https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/buttery-caramel-apple-upside-down-cake/

  4. Ahh, I want to try them all, but especially the apple cake! It sounds simple enough! ❤️✨

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  5. Emma says 12.4.20

    My sister requested apple pie for Thanksgiving but that wasn’t going to happen in my tiny Chicago kitchen lol so I made these instead and they were SUCH a delicious hit. I found the bake time was a bit longer (closer to an hour for me) and next time I’m going to add a little more flaky salt to the caramel for that sweet/salty hit. I feel like they’re even easier than Ina’s bars! https://pinchofyum.com/addicting-caramel-apple-crisp-bars

  6. Melissa says 12.4.20

    I made Dan Pelosi’s Any Fruit Crisp earlier this fall and loved it. I cut his recipe in half to make it a single serving for me since I’m the only one in my house who eats apples. I don’t think I used the right apples for baking because they didn’t hold their shape very well, but the crispy topping was amazing!

  7. Antonia says 12.4.20

    This post is just perfect for this time of the year. I love apple desserts but most of the time always do the same ones. I’ll definitely check these ones.

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  8. Lisa Autumn says 12.6.20

    OMG I need to try everything!

    Lisa | lisaautumn.com