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Apple Desserts

Make something delicious with these ideas for apple desserts, including recipes for cake, cheesecake, cookies, pie, pudding, dumplings, cobbler, crisp, pastries, compote, caramel apples, apple turnovers and more.

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This upside-down apple pie has won eight ribbons at area fairs. People say it looks and tastes like a giant apple-cinnamon bun. I take time off from work around the holidays to fill pie requests from family and friends. This recipe is everyone's favorite. —Susan Frisch, Germansville, Pennsylvania
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Strawberry-Rhubarb Gelatin

Strawberry-Rhubarb Gelatin

Strawberry-Rhubarb Gelatin

The rosy color and tangy flavor of this favorite salad comes through with every refreshing bite. It's a quick, simple salad and an excellent addition to any meal. Our family and friends look forward to this dish when joining us for dinner on the farm. -Kathy Flowers, Burkesville, Kentucky

Raisin Apple Tartlets

Raisin Apple Tartlets

Raisin Apple Tartlets

"I always get a kiss on the cheek when I make these individual pie-like treats for my husband," writes Claudia Jean Griffin of Beaver, Pennsylvania.

Apple Pie a la Mode

Apple Pie a la Mode

Apple Pie a la Mode

Here is a family favorite that combines apple pie filling and butter pecan ice cream with caramel topping and chopped nuts. I created it when trying to think up a rich dessert to complete a dinner party menu. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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Caramel Apple Creme Brulee

Caramel Apple Creme Brulee

Caramel Apple Creme Brulee

Here’s the cream of the apple dessert crop. Fruit, caramel and cinnamon flavors enhance the rich, velvety custard. Served warm or chilled, it’s a classic end to a meal. —Cheryl Perry, Hertford, NC

Flaky Bumbleberry Pie

Flaky Bumbleberry Pie

Flaky Bumbleberry Pie

This pie recipe makes one of the flakiest crusts ever. The filling is also delicious with the different berries and rhubarb. This pie is sure to impress.—Suzanne Alberts, Onalaska, Wisconsin

Daisy's Fruitcake

Daisy's Fruitcake

Daisy's Fruitcake

Daisy Corene McHorse of San Saba, Texas has given a new twist to fruitcake. "To a fresh apple cake recipe, I add pecans plus candied fruits," she says.

Potluck Cranberry Apple Crisp

Potluck Cranberry Apple Crisp

Potluck Cranberry Apple Crisp

I first tasted this recipe at a potluck dinner. It's become one of the desserts I like to serve at Thanksgiving and other fall get-togethers.

Apple Pie in a Goblet

Apple Pie in a Goblet

Apple Pie in a Goblet

"This dish is not only easy but very elegant," relates Renee Zimmer of Gig Harbor, Washington. "I got the recipe from a church cooking class and now fix it often, with rave reviews. You can serve it in bowls, but I always get more oohs and aahs when I put it in lovely goblets."

Apple Cider Sundaes

Apple Cider Sundaes

Apple Cider Sundaes

"I adapted one of my mother's recipes to create this terrific fall snack," recalls Jeanne Lee of Terrace Park, Ohio. "Apple cider makes these sundaes a hit."

Apple Cream Shortcakes

Apple Cream Shortcakes

Apple Cream Shortcakes

"Here’s a new take on two old favorites—shortcake and apple pie," writes Athena Russell of Florence, South Carolina. The apple flavor makes it an ideal autumn dish.

Apple Praline Cups

Apple Praline Cups

Apple Praline Cups

We have three apple trees in our yard...this recipe puts that delicious fruit to good use! The aroma of this quick-to-fix dessert baking is absolutely wonderful.—Gloria Kirchman, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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