Fall brings an abundance of apples and what better way to use them than to make wonderful apple recipes. So, here are a few must-try apple desserts that will soon become your favorites. Whether you choose to make an elaborate layered apple cake with frosting, a semi-homemade caramel apple tart or simply delicious apple cupcakes, these treats have something for everyone in the family.
Every year as autumn sets in, the first indication is the apples in plenty. Isn't it?
I love apples very much. But I love them even more in desserts. There is something so irresistible about an apple pie or apple cake that is tastier in fall. The smell of cinnamon combined with apples just screams fall. Do you feel the same?
Today, I thought instead of bringing you a new recipe, I'd give you a little collection of my apple recipes all in one post. I hope this fall you will try one of these recipes for your next celebration, family dinner or just apple cravings. Each and everyone is simpler and easier than the other.
Though I'm a huge fan of DIY, I often like quick and easy. So, you will find some of these are semi-homemade, meaning I have used store-bought pie crust or puff pastry.
11 easiest apple recipes to make this fall - (Save/Pin)
1. Caramel apple cake with caramel buttercream and sauce
Start the apple season with this caramel apple cake layered with creamy exotic caramel buttercream and drizzled with delicious homemade caramel sauce for that added luxury. Whether you make this for a celebration or festive dinner this will have everyone talking about it for days. Caramel, spiced apples and soft melt in the mouth buttercream. You just know it’s going to be good. Recipe here.
Caramel Apple Cake Recipe with Caramel Buttercream
2. The BEST moist apple pie cake with crumble topping
This delicious moist apple pie cake is an absolute treat in fall with juicy apple pie filling flavored with exotic spices of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg baked in a smooth luxurious cream cheese batter. Then topped with a crumble topping for that ultimate crisp. Recipe here.
Moist Apple Pie Cake with Crumble Topping
3. Cinnamon caramel apple tarts (mini tarts)
Rich, creamy, fruity and caramelized apples. These exotic cinnamon caramel apple tarts are an absolute treat. Filled in crisp buttery shortcrust pastry baked to perfection. You can bake the shortcrust from scratch or make it semi-homemade using store-bought shortcrust pastry. Either way, these are perfect for fall or any time of the year. Make this as one large tart or mini desserts that makes entertaining a breeze. Recipe here.
Cinnamon Caramel Apple Tarts
4. Pumpkin spiced apple cupcakes with caramel
Make the most delicious pumpkin spiced apple cupcakes topped with melt in your mouth sweet Swiss meringue buttercream and drizzled with caramel frosting. A simple and easy recipe that gets done in no time at all. Have them on their own with or without any frosting. The sweetness of apples and warmth of pumpkin spice will have you craving for these over and over again. Recipe here.
Pumpkin Spice Apple Cupcakes
5. Easy apple blueberry cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
The sweet apple flavor and the tart Blueberry filling of these apple blueberry cupcakes are what really taste these cupcakes to the next level. A simple light and fluffy brown sugar vanilla batter with cinnamon-flavored apples give these an almost caramel-like sweetness. The kids especially love the light and refreshing cream cheese frosting. Recipe here.
Apple Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
6. Easy apple strudel with filo pastry
Traditional apple strudel can take forever to make. But this easy apple strudel recipe uses store-bought filo pastry cutting your time down to one-third. The sweet apples are flavored with warm spices like nutmeg and cinnamon; wrapped in filo pastry then baked into a flaky delicious dessert you will love.
The warm spices and abundance of apples in fall make this a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving or holiday celebrations. Recipe here.
Easy Apple Strudel Recipe with Filo Pastry
7. Apple crumble tart
This apple crumble tart is the perfect combination of tart apples and sweet crumble. If you love apple pie you will love this tart even more. Tart apple filling baked in a rich buttery shortcrust pastry topped with sweet crumble is a dessert no one is going to refuse. The recipe is surprisingly simple and easy to make too. Recipe here.
Best EVER Apple Crumble Tart
8. Apple pie crumble bars
Winter brings an abundance of apples and this apple pie crumble bars are the perfect way to celebrate these. The apple pie filling flavored with pumpkin spice and nutmeg on top of rich, buttery shortbread crust which soaks up all the wonderful apple juices which again is topped with more shortbread crust for a crisp buttery crumble. This apple crumb bar will soon be your favorite fall treat - Recipe here.
Apple Pie Crumble Bars
9. Apple tarte tatin - the fool-proof method
This golden apple honey Tarte Tatin also sometimes referred to as up-side-down pastry is made with caramelized fruit cooked in butter and sugar then baked under a rich butter-based puff pastry. Working with caramelized hot apples and puff pastry can be intimidating but with my fail-proof method? this is as easy as pie.
The soft juicy and caramelized apples in this pastry base just melts in the mouth having absorbed all the flavors and slow cooking. A must-make dessert if you have never tried. Recipe here.
Apple Honey Tarte Tatin
10. Easy rustic apple tart with puff pastry - in three easy steps
An apple dessert with five minutes hands-on and baked in less than 30 minutes is an absolute treat at any time of the year. A great recipe to have on hand when you short on time and have too many other things to do. This simple, easy and effortless easy apple tart recipe as I call it, my three easy steps method.
Perfect any time of the year served chilled in summer or warm comfort food in winter with a scoop on ice cream on the side. Recipe here
Apple Tart with Puff Pastry
11. Cinnamon apple mousse
This apple mousse is the perfect dessert when you need something rich but light and indulgent. The fall flavors of apple and cinnamon with the creamy textures of the mousse can be a comfort food perfect for any dessert table with family or friends this time of the year. Recipe here.
Cinnamon Apple Mousse Recipe
So you see all 10 apple desserts are quick and easy. Some semi-homemade so you can save time and some made the old fashion way so you enjoy them just like mom did in the good old days. Each and every one of these 9 apple desserts are an absolute classic. Perfect for a family dinner over the weekend or made to entertain guests.