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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 moist, old-fashioned cake is hard to beat, especially warmed up and finished off with a dollop of whipped topping. —Eckert Orchards, Belleville, Illinois
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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 loved it! —Jennifer Dignin, Westerville, Ohio

Apple Crisp For Two

Apple Crisp For Two

Apple Crisp For Two

DELICIOUS with ice cream or whipped topping, this dessert is always a welcome treat at our table. We especially like it served warm. I make this often year-round, but it's even tastier in the fall with newly harvested apples. -Patricia Gross, Etna Green, Indiana

Chocolate-Dipped Apple Rings

Chocolate-Dipped Apple Rings

Chocolate-Dipped Apple Rings

These apple treats are a staple in my Christmas goody packages. Sometimes I add an 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne to the cinnamon mixture for a little extra kick. —Laurie Bock, Lynden, Washington
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Apple Snack Cake

Apple Snack Cake

Apple Snack Cake

"This good-for-you dessert is packed with ingredients that remind me of fall!" writes field editor Lisa Varner from Charleston, South Carolina. Chopped apples and walnuts add fun flavor to this moist snack cake that is sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar topping.

Autumn Dessert

Autumn Dessert

Autumn Dessert

THIS instant dessert satisfies my sweet tooth in about 10 minutes! There's no crust to prepare and no need to use the oven. It's just right for two, so there are no leftovers to tempt me later. I was inspired to create this recipe to make a very simple dish and to save time. -Lanny Lightner, Denver, Colorado

Hungry Fruit Caterpillar

Hungry Fruit Caterpillar

Hungry Fruit Caterpillar

Hungry caterpillars make good children's stories as well as a fruity feature using apples, kiwis, clementines and cleverness—an easy dessert that's simple enough for small hands. —Kim Mordecai, Little Rock, Arkansas

Winning Cran-Apple Crisp

Winning Cran-Apple Crisp

Winning Cran-Apple Crisp

An eggnog sauce gives this crunchy oat-topped crisp a distinctive flavor. The apples and cranberries make it a natural for autumn celebrations and holiday meals. —Mary Lou Timpson, Centennial Park, Arizona

Applescotch Sundaes

Applescotch Sundaes

Applescotch Sundaes

"Oregon produces some of the best apples in the country, so we're always coming up with new and delicious ways to serve them," comments Jayne Schilling, who lives in Salem. "The sweet sauce with tender chunks of apple is heavenly over ice cream, gingerbread or pound cake."

Favorite Cran-Apple Crisp

Favorite Cran-Apple Crisp

Favorite Cran-Apple Crisp

Valerie Jones of Portland, Maine says, "Cranberries add unique flavor and color to an ever-popular apple crisp."

Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart

Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart

Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart

This impressive dessert is a hit at my house. It's fast, easy and delicious! An apricot jam glaze lends a pretty sheen to the buttery pastry that envelopes tender apple and pear slices. —Jennifer Richards, Pine Beach, New Jersey

Four-Fruit Pie

Four-Fruit Pie

Four-Fruit Pie

"My husband likes this fruity combination almost as much as traditional apple pie - and that's saying something!" notes field editor Joan Rose of Langley, British Columbia. "I keep rhubarb, blueberries and raspberries in the freezer and always have apples on hand for this colorful dessert."
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