Are you trying to decide what desserts to serve for your next party? We’ve compiled a list of 21 awesomely appetizing apple desserts—these apple dessert ideas give your special gathering a sweet ending.
Let’s all cheer for apple season!
Apple is a versatile fruit that doesn’t only deserve to be eaten as is or included in salads but it can be turned into a decadent sweet treat.
Scroll on through for our favorite apple dessert recipes, from Salted Caramel Apple Cake to Apple Hand Pies.
And if you need even more dessert ideas for pecans, blueberry, and posh pear, we’ve got you covered, too!
Serve with fresh whipped cream, maple syrup, or vanilla ice cream, this salted caramel apple cake is bound to impress everyone at the table.
The recipe calls for Golden Delicious apples and whole wheat flour, but you’re in a pinch, any of your favorite fall apple varieties and all-purpose flour should work fine.
This dessert features golden delicious apples combined with cinnamon, lemon juice, old-fashioned, sugar, flour, and butter.
A mouth-watering sweet treat we know you’ll want to make for your friends.
Serve warm and top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
A fluffy and moist inside is revealed once you take a bite on these apple cider donuts.
The combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, sugar, and buttermilk is behind their amazing flavor.
Top these donuts with butter, sugar, and nutmeg for a luscious finish.
Drizzled with sweet vanilla glaze, this apple breakfast pastry will remind you why you love sinfully sweet treats.
Start by preparing the fritters, bake, making the glaze, then combining.
Another alternative instead of the vanilla glaze? Sprinkle the fritters with cinnamon sugar!
5. Apple Crisp
Fresh apples topped with a buttery cinnamon oat topping and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, what more could you ask for?
The secret ingredient to this irresistible dessert is the Honeycrisp apple as this variety has sweet yet tart undertones and sturdy composition fit for baking.
The blend of Honeycrisp apple, allspice, and nutmeg adds a slight sweetness to this apple cider donut cake.
Baked to fluffy perfection, the dessert is elevated with cinnamon sugar toppings and brown butter.
The recipe may have a ton of steps, but the final product is worth it!
Be surprised by the burst of flavor in this warm and comforting apple cobbler.
The recipe only serves six so you might want to double up as this dessert will go fast.
Don’t forget to finish it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a luscious touch!
Craving for a flavor-packed apple dessert?
This apple bundt cake should fit the bill—this is sinfully delicious indeed!
The real star of the cake is the sweet and creamy caramel glaze.
To make the coating, heat butter, heavy cream, and brown sugar, then bring to a boil.
Add in vanilla until thickened. Drizzle the mixture over the warm cake and congratulations!
Bathed with sweet, buttery, and creamy glaze, this apple pizza will be a hit on your dessert table.
You might get intimidated by its ingredients and steps, but the dessert is indeed achievable to create.
Plus, leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated later.
This is an easy apple dessert sure to impress with its buttery, flaky, and melt-in-your-mouth scones, bits of tender apples, and fabulous cider glaze.
Make these scones and take them to potlucks, parties, or any family gathering for endless entertaining.
If you’re looking for a dessert for your fall dinner party, then the hunt ends here.
Behold, the apple crisp cheesecake.
Made with basic ingredients, this apple dessert recipe is topped with cinnamon apples, crumble topping, and heavenly caramel sauce—it’s truly worth making!
No matter the time of year, this apple cinnamon bread is sure to stand out on the table.
The tasty dessert features apple bread swirled with cinnamon sugar and tender-juicy apple bits.
Pop this recipe in the oven and prepare for the fall aroma to spread through your entire kitchen.
There are plenty of things to love in this cheesecake dip.
It has a nice crunch from crushed peanuts and creamy goodness of caramel dip and whipped topping.
Although this no-bake dessert dip is already delicious on its own, it’s also great when paired with slices with fresh pears and apples.
14. Irish Apple Cake
This Irish apple cake may appear intimidating at first glance, but with a few basic ingredients, you’ll have this on the table in an hour.
It’s laden with flavors from fresh apples, streusel topping, and custard sauce.
Serve it once, and your party guests will request this dessert year after year.
15. Apple Blondies
These chewy and sweet apple blondies have a secret…the blend of cinnamon and sugar! They taste like your traditional apple pie.
The addition of chopped walnuts lends a nice crunch to this straightforward dessert.
To complete, crown the blondies with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Switch up your party dessert rotation with this dreamy cinnamon apple cobbler—get ready to satiate your sweet tooth!
This scrumptious treat starts with apples tossed in sugar and a dash of cinnamon then baked in a fluffy cake-like batter.
Once done, the cobbler is served with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
Trust me, these cinnamon sugar apple muffins are so delicious that everyone begged for more.
They’re soft and filled with juicy apples and coated with sugar and cinnamon—these muffins are the perfect excuse to have dessert for breakfast!
18. Apple Dumplings
Expecting a new spin on dumplings? You’re in for a sweet surprise!
These apple dumplings are smothered in a syrup of 7-up soda, sugar, and butter then baked to golden brown perfection.
Pro tip: You can make these dumplings ahead; just don’t put the soda in the mix until it’s ready for baking.
19. Apple Pecan Cake
Be warned—the glaze on this apple pecan cake oozes with caramel goodness—you can’t handle it!
Make this epic cake by combining Granny Smith apples, vanilla, cinnamon, pecans, sugar, eggs, and flour.
Once the cake is done, pour the caramel glaze over the top of it.
20. Apple Strudel
If you want to impress at this year’s get-together, serve this apple strudel to the guests!
The secret to this fall dessert is the thick and flavorful homemade apple pie filling which is bursting with tender and juicy apples.
What’s more, the recipe can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
21. Apple Hand Pies
Chopped apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg add a new dimension to the sweet filling and buttery-flaky pie crust in this bite-size dessert recipe.
Apart from its flavor and texture, what I love about these pies is that tweaking them is possible.
The ingredients are similar to the classic apple pie, too!
The bottom line
Apples are insanely delicious on their own—we all know that.
But in case you’ve got a few extra fruits you want to cook or bake with, give a few of these apple desserts a try!
For something more related to the old-fashioned apple pie, consider making the apple hand pies or you can go with cinnamon apple sugar muffins in case you prefer munching desserts for breakfast.
- Salted Caramel Apple Cake
- Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp
- Apple Cider Donuts
- Baked Apple Fritters
- Apple Crisp
- Apple Cider Donut Cake
- Apple Cobbler
- Apple Bundt Cake
- Apple Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza
- Cider-Glazed Apple Scones
- Apple Crisp Cheesecake
- Apple Cinnamon Bread
- Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip
- Irish Apple Cake
- Apple Blondies
- Cinnamon Apple Cobbler
- Cinnamon Sugar Apple Muffins
- Apple Dumplings
- Apple Pecan Cake
- Apple Strudel
- Apple Hand Pies
- Choose one or more options from our list of apple desserts here!
- Create your new favorite treat.
- Pat yourself on the back for making food at home for you to enjoy!
- Share and comment! Did you make any tweaks so it’s all your own?
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