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!)
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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!