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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 originally started as an apple cake recipe. But I worked it into a recipe for cookies and have been making them this way ever since. It's a nice way to feature fall's delicious produce.
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Fruit Salad Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Fruit Salad Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Fruit Salad Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Salsa with strawberries, blueberries and nectarines makes a refreshing side dish. We scoop it up using tortilla chips sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. —Adan Franco, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Christmas Bread Pudding

Christmas Bread Pudding

Christmas Bread Pudding

I served this bread pudding at the first Christmas dinner I made for my in-laws. Everyone love it!

Individual Apple Cobbler

Individual Apple Cobbler

Individual Apple Cobbler

THIS RECIPE was given to me in an exchange with a homemakers group several years ago. Apples are a vibrant part of the color around New England in autumn. Once the harvest is in, apple treats pop up everywhere. I love to make this dessert at this time of year. -Lucy Holland, Derby Line, Vermont
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Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle

Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle

Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle

My grandma used to make a version of this for me when I was a little girl. She would make it using fresh apples from her tree in the back yard. I've adapted her recipe because I love the combination of apple, pecans, and caramel.—Emily Hobbs, Springfield, Missouri

Butternut Apple Crisp

Butternut Apple Crisp

Butternut Apple Crisp

Meet the Cook: Over the years, I've collected lots of squash recipes. This one came from a friend, and it's been a hit everywhere. My husband, our two youngsters (6 and 4) and I live out in the country - camping's a favorite pastime! -Michele Van Dewerker, Roseboom, New York

Apple Raisin Pie

Apple Raisin Pie

Apple Raisin Pie

Whenever I serve this pie, someone at the table usually asks for a second piece. It has old-fashioned goodness and a delicious, crunchy topping.

Spring and Fall Pie

Spring and Fall Pie

Spring and Fall Pie

Every spring, I have a good crop of rhubarb in my garden, and one of my favorite ways to use it is in this pie. I adapted this version from a recipe I received from our county Extension service.

Apple Crisp with a Twist

Apple Crisp with a Twist

Apple Crisp with a Twist

Nicely spiced apple crisp gets a delightful twist from Marilynn Ostrander of Lehigh Acres, Florida. She drops sweet dollops of apricot jam over the traditional crumb topping. Served warm, it pairs well with ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Gelatin Fruit Salad

Gelatin Fruit Salad

Gelatin Fruit Salad

"This gorgeous salad is so refreshing and bursting with flavor that you won't think of it as sugar-free," says Eleanor Mielke of Snohomish, Washington. "A diabetic friend shared the recipe."

Egg-Free Apple Cake

Egg-Free Apple Cake

Egg-Free Apple Cake

“This originated during the Depression when staples were scarce, but I made a few changes to make it healthier and add zip. Everyone who eats it requests the recipe. It's great for cold weather and travels well.” Christine Holmes - Mineral, Virginia

Pumpkin Apple Pie

Pumpkin Apple Pie

Pumpkin Apple Pie

The first time I made this for my family, they gobbled up this wonderful change-of-pace holiday dessert. It has a scrumptious layer of apples under the pumpkin.—Elizabeth Montogomery, Taylorville, Illinois
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