With autumn in full swing, there’s no better time to indulge in apple desserts that highlight the cozy flavors of the season. This collection of 59 amazing apple recipes spotlights the best of fall baking, from comforting classics like apple pie and apple crisp to fun new takes like apple crumble cheesecake and apple cider donut cake.

Baking up one of these apple desserts is a wonderful way to use the bounty of in-season apples available right now. So grab your apron and let’s indulge in apple desserts galore!

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Apple Pies and Tarts

Apple pies and tarts are classic fall desserts that never go out of style. They’re made even better with fresh apples picked at the peak of autumn, but you can absolutely enjoy these beloved recipes any time of year. With buttery, flaky crusts and spiced apples baked to perfection, apple pies and tarts are the ultimate way to celebrate the comforting flavors of the season.

Mile High Apple Pie

This Mile High Apple Pie has an amazing 5 pounds of apple crammed into a single 9-inch pie pan! This big beautiful beast of a pie is laced with cinnamon and sugar and begs to be topped with ice cream.
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Mile High Apple Pie with crisp golden crust on a red napkin with baskets of apples in the background.

Salted Caramel Apple Pear Pie

This gorgeous Salted Caramel Apple Pear Pie starts with homemade caramel sauce – thick and rich and full of flavor! It’s tossed right into the pie filling with a variety of apple and pear slices and baked under a buttery, flaky crust.
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Slice of Salted Caramel Apple Pear Pie with whipped cream and caramel on top.

Easy Make Ahead Apple Frangipane Tart

This elegant Apple Frangipane Tart has a rich almond filling and spiced, poached apples. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to make the crust! (via garlic&zest)
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Southern Apple Hand Pies

Apple Hand Pies are made with an easy-to-make apple pie filling, homemade pie crust, or refrigerated biscuit dough. The pies can be prepped ahead of time and frozen. (via A Farmgirl's Kitchen)
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Strawberry Apple Pie

Make this Strawberry Apple Pie and you’ll be forever dreaming about ways to use the combination of strawberries and apples. Strawberries provide sweetness and color you can’t get from just an apple pie alone! (via Ugly Duckling Bakery)
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Mini Salted Caramel Apple Pies

Get ready to take your apples to a new level of happiness! These Mini Caramel Apple Pies are perfectly portioned for guests and filled with freshly spiced apples and caramel sauce. The homemade crust and caramel-drizzled streusel are mouthwatering! (via Busy Creating Memories)
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Easy Apple Rose Tart (With Dulce de Leche!)

This stunning Apple Rose Tart is surprisingly easy to make! Wow your guests with the heavenly flavors of spiced apples and rich dulce de leche! (via Pastry Wishes)
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Best Dutch Apple Pie

This Dutch Apple Pie has a tantalizing flavor combination of sweet and tart apples, perfectly spiced with a hint of lemony tang. It's topped with a buttery crumble topping that makes it irresistible. (via Manila Spoon)
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Apple Galette

Love apple pie? This delicious Apple Galette is like pie but better. It's made with spiced brown butter and is an easy make-ahead dessert. (via Champagne Tastes)
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Apple Cakes

Apple cakes are a cozy, comforting dessert that perfectly captures the flavors of fall. They are easy to make, versatile, and customizable with different apple varieties, spices, nuts, and more. From tall layer cakes to easy apple sheet cakes, these recipes will delight you and fill your home with the nostalgic aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and fresh apples.

Caramel Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

This Caramel Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream ended up light and fluffy, made with oil instead of butter, applesauce, caramel sauce, and a good handful of chopped apples…this cake is just that good!
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Caramel Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream on a copperplate next to fall leaves.

Apple Shortcake

Apple Shortcake is so cozy and delicious! This unique dessert has cornmeal buttermilk biscuits topped with caramel baked apples, cinnamon-cardamom whipped cream, and homemade salted caramel sauce! (via Live to Sweet)
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Applesauce Coffee Cake with Walnut Streusel

Topped with a walnut streusel topping and full of applesauce and sour cream, this Applesauce Coffee Cake is a perfect fall dessert. Serve this coffee cake as an afternoon snack or a delicious breakfast treat! (via Lynn's Way of Life)
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Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

This Upside Down Apple Skillet cake has a caramel apple bottom that becomes the top when you flip it out. The caramel apples and spice cake come together to make a fabulous fall treat. (via Cooking with Carlee)
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Apple Cider Donut Cake

Easy Apple Cider Donut Cake recipe is the ultimate fall dessert! This is the best apple cider donut cake recipe and one of my favorite apple cider bundt cake recipes! Just like those delicious apple cider donuts you love! (via Chenee Today)
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Apple Crumble Cheesecake

Apple Crumble Cheesecake sits on a shortbread crust with a layer of salted caramel apples, then a creamy cheesecake filling, and a crunchy pecan apple crumble topping. A fall dessert doesn’t get any better than this. (via The Unlikely Baker)
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German Apple Cake – Apfelkuchen

Make it like Oma! This easy Apple Cake comes from southern Germany. It's great for beginners, is ridiculously moist and is made with fresh harvested apples. Serve with coffee and whipped cream while catching up on the village gossip! (via Masala Herb)
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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Topped with Caramel and Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting, my Caramel Apple Cupcakes are just like fall wrapped in a wrapper! (via Greedy Eats)
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Sharlotka: Russian Apple Cake

Sharlotka (Шарлотка) is a well-known Russian Apple Cake. This recipe is easy to make, light and airy, and packed with apples. It uses honey, so the cake is ultra moist and delicious! (via Happy Kitchen)
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Apple Breakfast Recipes

We love apple breakfast recipes because they provide a tasty dose of fruit and fall spice flavors to fuel up for a day of autumn activities. Start your day right with one of these easy apple recipes, like apple donuts, apple fritters, baked apples, and more.

Apple Donuts

This homemade Apple Donut recipe features a soft, tender doughnut filled with cinnamon apple pie filling and coated with cinnamon sugar. Enjoy them for breakfast or dessert – they’re the perfect cozy fall treat!
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Two Apple Donuts stacked on top of each other, with a bite taken out of the top donut.

Apple Cider Fritters

These homemade Apple Cider Fritters are crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and bursting with caramelized apples.
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3 Apple Cider Fritters cooling on brown paper.

Baked Cinnamon Apples

Baked Cinnamon Apples are filled with the most delicious cinnamon oat crumble containing pecans, cranberries, butter, and brown sugar, then baked until perfectly tender. Enjoy plain for breakfast or top with a scoop of ice cream for a warm, comforting fall dessert. (via Midwestern Home Life)
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Apple Cinnamon Rolls

These gooey Apple Cinnamon Rolls with caramel frosting are a fun dessert. Made from scratch, these sweet sticky buns are filled with fresh apples and then slathered in a homemade caramel frosting. (via Scarlati Family Kitchen)
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Apple-Cranberry Bread Pudding

This decadent Apple-Cranberry Bread Pudding recipe is made with spiced apples and cranberries. Finish with maple vanilla cream sauce for maximum enjoyment! (via Dash of Jazz)
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Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers

Baked to golden brown perfection, these delicious Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers are perfectly flaky & crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside filled with cinnamon-spiced sweet apples. (via Spatula Desserts)
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German Pancakes with Apples

This easy German Pancake with Apples is an impressive dish for breakfast or brunch. It’s made in a cast iron skillet, and it puffs up BIG in the oven! (via Gift of Hospitality)
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Apple Pie Dessert Biscuits

The BEST Skillet Apple Pie Dessert Biscuits are refrigerated or frozen biscuits dipped in butter, coated in brown sugar & cinnamon, topped with an AMAZING 5-ingredient apple pie filling, then baked in a skillet to sticky perfection. A perfect weekend breakfast or dessert! (via Borrowed Bites)
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Easy Apple Cinnamon Bread

This Easy Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipe is perfect for fall! Made with simple ingredients, homemade apple bread is delicious & quick to make! (via Tasty Treats and Eats)
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Apple Cookies and Bars

Apple cookies are a fun and easy baking project, perfect for fall. Soft baked cookies studded with apple chunks and warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg make for a delicious, handheld treat. From apple crumb bars to apple spice cookies, experimenting with apple cookie recipes allows bakers to highlight peak season apples and enjoy a taste of autumn with every bite.

Apple Pie Cookies

Soft, chewy, cinnamon spiced Apple Pie Cookies are filled with an easy cooked apple pie filling and topped with decadent caramel. (via Fun Cookie Recipes)
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Apple Crisp Bars

Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples caramelized in butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg piled onto a buttery shortbread crust and topped with a crunchy walnut oatmeal streusel topping, make these Apple Crisp Bars a must-bake. ( via Little Vintage Baking)
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Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies

These Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies are soft, chewy and full of apple flavor! They have chopped apples in the dough and are rolled in cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar for an irresistible cookie that’s perfect for fall!! ( via Life, Love and Sugar)
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Cinnamon Apple Blondies

Cinnamon Apple Blondies combine sweet cinnamon-spiced apples with nutty brown butter for a decadent cookie. This has the gooey texture of a classic blondie, but is full of fall flavor. It's easy to make and the perfect autumnal treat! ( via An Edible Mosaic)
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Copycat Crumbl Apple Crumb Cake Cookies

These Copycat Crumbl Apple Crumb Cake Cookies are made with a chewy, tender brown sugar cookie, brown sugar glaze, cooked diced apples and cinnamon streusel! They have amazing flavor and are everything the perfect fall cookie should be! ( via Life, Love and Sugar)
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Apple Crisps, Cobblers and Crumbles

Desserts like apple crisps, cobblers, and crumbles are simple, rustic desserts that let the fruit shine as the star ingredient. They come together easily for a warm, freshly baked treat. Best of all, by using nutritious whole grain oats and less added sugar, apple crisps and crumbles can be a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth and enjoy the best of fall’s harvest.

Apple Blackberry Crumble

This Apple Blackberry Crumble is an easy dessert that’s delicious any time of year. Juicy blackberries meet cinnamon spiced apples resulting in a delightful dessert that gets better with a buttery walnut streusel. (via Casual Foodist)
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Easy Apple Crisp

This old fashioned Easy Apple Crisp Recipe is packed with delicious apples and amazing spices. The aroma of baking apple crisp on a cool autumn day is heavenly. We enjoy ours served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce. (via The Art of Food and Wine)
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Apple Cranberry Crisp

Apple Cranberry Crisp is an incredibly easy and delicious dessert that’s perfect for fall and winter, when cranberries are in season. But here’s a tip: freeze cranberries and you can make this wonderful dessert all year long! (via Christina's Cucina)
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Apple Cobbler

Warm cinnamon and nutmeg enhance the ultra-comforting flavor of this classic dessert for a completely homemade Apple Cobbler that everyone will devour! The fluffy cobbler and sweet apples are truly the stuff dreams are made of! (via Life, Love and Sugar)
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Other Apple Desserts

Puff Pastry Apple Roses

These Puff Pastry Apple Roses are a deceptively easy, elegant dish that dazzles as an appetizer or dessert!
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Baked Apple Cranberry Gouda Puff Pastry Roses on a baking tray on a teal napkin.

Homemade Caramel Apple Sundaes

These easy Homemade Caramel Apple Sundaes are the best fall treat. Warm caramel apple sauce is served over cool vanilla ice cream for a rich and decadent dessert that everyone will love! (via Scarlati Family Kitchen)
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Apple Pie Egg Rolls

Apple Pie Egg Rolls are a quick and easy dessert favorite that puts a delicious spin on a classic, combining crispy, cinnamon sugar-coated pastry with a warm, sweet apple filling. (via Simply Stacie)
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Caramel Apple Dip

Make a Caramel Apple Dip with crisp green apples, salted caramel sauce, and crushed Health bars. One of the most beautiful easy dessert recipes that will make every sweet tooth happy. Both kids and adults love this easy apple dip, it's a real crowd pleaser! (via Delicious Table)
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Taffy Apple Salad

This sweet salad really tastes like a taffy apple! Taffy Apple Salad is an easy side dish for a cookout or gathering that you can make in under 20 minutes. (via Gift of Hospitality)
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