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The Best Apple Desserts

Apples reign supreme this time of year, and for good reason! They’re so versatile and, at peak flavor, who can resist? In the spirit of all things apple, I’ve pulled together all The Best Apple Desserts in one place for you!

Apple Desserts

I have a thing for apples, especially in the Fall, so there are quite a few apple recipes on my blog. When I realized how many, I thought that a quick roundup of The Best Apple Desserts was called for!

The Best Apples for Baking

With so many varieties of apple at the store (and the orchard!), which ones are best for baking? First of all, make sure the apples you’re choosing are ripe and firm, with no bruising or damage from pests. The best ones will smell lovely, too!

My personal favorite apple varieties for baking are Cortland, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, and Jonathan. These varieties will hold up well for all your Fall bakes! Keep in mind that some varieties are sweeter than others, so have a taste before baking! My go-to apple combination for pies is the sweet Gala with the tart Granny Smith for well-founded flavor!

Without further ado, here is the recipe roundup! I usually break my roundup recipes out by type (cookies, pies, etc.), but there are so many different kinds of baked goods here that it didn’t make sense to put them into categories! 😉

Apple Dessert Recipes

Caramel Apple Shortcake
This Caramel Apple Shortcake is cornmeal buttermilk biscuits with caramel baked apples, cinnamon-cardamom whipped cream, and homemade salted caramel sauce!
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Caramel Apple Cookies
These Caramel Apple Cookies are crisp, buttery, and sandwiched with dulce de leche!
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Caramel Apple Cookies
Apple Date Pie
This Apple Date Pie is a twist on tradition! Here, a classic flaky pastry crust is filled with spiced apples and the caramel flavors of dates and brown sugar!
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Apple Date Pie
Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes
These Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes are moist (sorry not sorry), delicious apple cider cakes topped with sweet-tart cranberry Swiss meringue buttercream. Fall in cupcake form! <3
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Salted Caramel Apple Pie
This Salted Caramel Apple Pie is a twist on a classic! I took a delicious, comforting apple pie and filled and topped it with homemade salted caramel sauce!
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Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Apple Cider Doughnuts
These Apple Cider Doughnuts are tender and flavorful, thanks to the addition of applesauce and boiled apple cider. Glazed with apple cider glaze!
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Caramel Apple Cream Puffs
These Caramel Apple Cream Puffs are a classic cream puff filled with caramel pastry cream and apple preserves, then drizzled with homemade salted caramel sauce!
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Caramel Apple Cream Puffs
Mini Apple Cranberry Pies
These little beauties are like apple pie and cranberry sauce had a baby. A delicious baby. 
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Apple Maple Custard Tart
A classic pastry shell filled with maple custard and topped with sliced apples. Refreshingly Fall!
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Apple and Maple Custard Tart
Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls
My Mom’s Cinnamon Rolls revamped to make apple pie breakfast food! Classic cinnamon rolls with sautéed apples, topped with a cinnamon browned butter glaze.
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Salted Caramel Apple Marshmallows
Soft, fluffy apple marshmallows dipped in homemade salted caramel. Fall indulgence!
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Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
As if apple pie wasn’t already amazing all on its own, I swapped the top crust for a layer of homemade cinnamon rolls!
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So there you have it! I can’t wait to add more apple recipes to this list! In the meantime, if you’ve made one of these recipes, I’d love to hear about it! A quick rating/comment on the recipe itself or a tag on Instagram means the world to me! Happy baking!

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