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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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These warm and comforting apple dumplings are incredible by themselves or served with ice cream. You can decorate each dumpling by cutting 1-inch leaves and a 1/2-inch stem from the leftover dough. —Robin Lendon, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cran-Apple Crumble

Cran-Apple Crumble

Cran-Apple Crumble

A toasted almond streusel topping makes this fruity dessert extra delicious. It's great for the holidays.—Billie Moss, Walnut Creek, California

Apple Walnut Crescents

Apple Walnut Crescents

Apple Walnut Crescents

"A local apple orchard had a cook-off I wanted to enter, so I created these golden cinnamon treats," says Karen Petzold of Vassar, Michigan. They're a snap to assemble with convenient crescent roll dough.

Granny's Rhubarb Pie

Granny's Rhubarb Pie

Granny's Rhubarb Pie

This recipe originated with my grandmother, who baked many different rhubarb desserts. This was always a favorite of mine.
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Apple Rhubarb Crumble

Apple Rhubarb Crumble

Apple Rhubarb Crumble

Here in Vermont, we enjoy a bounty of rhubarb, apples and maple syrup. These ingredients inspired me to create this dessert. —Liz Bachilas, Shelburne, Vermont

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

Apple-Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

Apple-Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

Apple-Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

A layer of sweetened cream cheese topped with a tart fruit filling makes this pie popular with family, friends and co-workers. It won the blue ribbon at a local fair.—Donna L. Rettew, Jonestown, Pennsylvania

Baked Apples on the Grill

Baked Apples on the Grill

Baked Apples on the Grill

Sweet coconut provides the delicious difference in this fun grilled great from Jodi Rugg of Aurora, Illinois. "Our two children enjoy helping me stuff the yummy filling into the apples," she reports. "It's so easy that sometimes we don't even bother to do the measuring!"

Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

WHEN Mom made pies to feed the crew during wheat harvest, she always had plenty of dough left over, so she treated us kids to apple dumplings. I've carried on this tradition in my own family. Now my husband and I enjoy this special dessert even when I'm not baking pies.

Apple Raisin Spice Cake

Apple Raisin Spice Cake

Apple Raisin Spice Cake

Grandma wrote down the recipe for this inviting cake on a piece of brown paper bag. It's loaded with popular spices, so the aroma while baking is out of this world! The warm sauce makes it moist...and special. Add a dollop of whipped topping for a real treat. —Shirley Joan Helfenbein, Lapeer, Michigan

Macaroon-Topped Rhubarb Cobbler

Macaroon-Topped Rhubarb Cobbler

Macaroon-Topped Rhubarb Cobbler

Crumbled macaroons are a unique addition to this cobbler's topping. Serve hearty helpings alone or with vanilla ice cream.

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
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