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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.

Raspberry Apple Cake

Raspberry Apple Cake

Raspberry Apple Cake

This recipe won first prize at the annual Apple Festival in Lincoln County, North Carolina! It’s not your usual apple cake—you spread raspberry jam over the crust, then cover that with apple pie filling and a sour cream topping. I hope it’s a winner in your book, too.

Quick Cranberry Fluff

Quick Cranberry Fluff

Quick Cranberry Fluff

This tangy pink fluff gets “crunch” from chopped apples and nuts. It’s terrific as a salad or dessert, and it keeps well in the refrigerator. I serve any leftovers with sandwiches the next day.

Apple and Pear Topping

Apple and Pear Topping

Apple and Pear Topping

Dress a dish of ice cream or slice of pound cake in fall finery with this warm, comforting topping from Cora Garcia of Pomona, California. It takes only minutes, but adds real “apple-pie flavor” with saucy, seasoned apples and pears. TIP: For a topsy-turvy variation, serve the sauce in a bowl and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
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Iced Apple Snack Cake

Iced Apple Snack Cake

Iced Apple Snack Cake

A quick-bread mix is the secret behind this speedy and versatile spice cake from Marilyn Terman in Columbus, Ohio. Moist and flecked with bits of apple, it’s fabulous for dessert and great with a cup of coffee or as a breakfast coffee cake, Marilyn notes.

Monster Caramel Apples

Monster Caramel Apples

Monster Caramel Apples

Our Test Kitchen used Karen Ann Bland's delicious recipe for caramel apples and added fun ingredients to make these special Halloween treats. —Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas

Maple-Cream Apple Pie

Maple-Cream Apple Pie

Maple-Cream Apple Pie

“A rich, maple cream filling topped with cinnamony apples and a crunchy streusel topping” is how field editor Sue Smith of Norwalk, Connecticut describes her heavenly holiday pie. “I’ve also layered the maple cream and streusel from this recipe in parfait glasses for a quick, elegant dessert.” —Sue A. Smith, Norwark, Connecticut

Easy Apple Cake

Easy Apple Cake

Easy Apple Cake

Flavored with cinnamon and apples, Sherry Ashenfelter’s rich, old-fashioned apple cake is moist, dense and down-home delicious. Even better, it 's quick to fix and, served warm with whipped cream or a dollop of frozen custard, one of her Waterville, Ohio family’s very favorite recipes for decades.

Makeover Easy Apple Cake

Makeover Easy Apple Cake

Makeover Easy Apple Cake

Flavored with cinnamon and apples, Sherry Ashenfelter’s rich, old-fashioned apple cake is down-home delicious, with less than half the fat of the original recipe she shared in Waterville, Ohio .

Walnut Spice Fruitcake

Walnut Spice Fruitcake

Walnut Spice Fruitcake

I'm really glad I tried this recipe, and you will be, too! I think it tastes like a cross between classic Christmas fruitcake and homemade spice cake.

Apple Quince Pie

Apple Quince Pie

Apple Quince Pie

Quince adds a sweet harvest flavor to this luscious, old-fashioned apple pie from our Test Kitchen. It’s topped with a crumbly mix of oats, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon.

Mini Apple Rustic Tarts

Mini Apple Rustic Tarts

Mini Apple Rustic Tarts

Need to use up leftover pie filling? These cute tarts from our Test Kitchen have a golden crust brimming with a sweet-tart apple and cherry filling.
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