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12 Tempting Apple Desserts You Have to Try

‘Tis the season for fall’s leading ingredient: crisp, fresh apples! These 12 easy apple desserts are as tempting as they are delicious.

Individual Apple Crisp Trifles. This Trifle Includes a Crunchy Praline Crisp, Autumn Apples, and Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Filling.

Apple Crisp Trifles


This easy recipe combines two holiday classics – fruit trifle and apple crisp – for a single-serving dessert that’s perfect for Thanksgiving gatherings! Sautéed apples and a crunchy praline crisp infuse this dessert recipe with the gorgeous flavors of fall.

Apple cobbler in a pie pan with ice cream

Old Fashioned Apple Cobbler


Name a better way to use up an overstock of apples than this seasonal and easy-to-make apple cobbler recipe! With juicy, cinnamon-sugar apples and a fluffy biscuit topping all you need is a generous scoop of ice cream. Cobbler is a classic dessert idea for a reason!

A jar of apple pie dip on a plate full of cinnamon sugar pie crust chips

Apple Pie Dip with Pie Crust Chips

Apple pie, but make it an appetizer! Enjoy this easy homemade apple pie filling as a festive dip, served with chips made from baked pie crust. A deliciously sweet and fresh dip recipe to try at your next fall get-together, or for a kid-friendly dessert!

Easy Skillet Caramel Apple Pie

Easy Skillet Apple Pie Recipe with Homemade Caramel Sauce


If you’ve never baked apple pie in a skillet, now’s your chance! Fall dessert doesn’t get better than this easy homemade caramel apple pie made in a cast iron skillet and topped with vanilla ice cream. This is a fun twist on a traditional apple pie a la mode, and great for fall baking.

Gluten Free Apple Cider Donut Cake

Gluten-Free Apple Cider Donut Cake

An easy gluten-free fall dessert recipe that not only tastes like an apple cider donut – but looks like one too! A flavor-packed apple cake made in a bundt pan and dusted with cinnamon sugar, ready to be enjoyed for dessert, as a snack, or for breakfast with coffee or tea.

Healthy Apple and Zucchini Bread - Fluffy, moist, sweet, and delicious whole wheat quick bread made with zucchini and apples.

Healthy Apple and Zucchini Bread

A traditional recipe for zucchini bread gets a healthier autumn twist with the flavors of apples and whole wheat. You’ll love this quick bread recipe that comes together in next to no time for a tasty and healthy baked dessert.

Apple cranberry dumplings with ice cream.

Easy Cranberry Apple Dumplings

A creative and flavorful recipe that combines two holiday staples, these cranberry apple dumplings are so easy to make, they’re sure to be on repeat this fall. For a perfect combination of sweet and tart, look no further – top these baked dessert dumplings with a scoop of ice cream for an instant ticket to fall heaven!

top view of a whole dutch apple slab pie

Dutch Apple Slab Pie

This incredible holiday slab pie is the perfect size for sharing; packed with juicy fresh apples and cinnamon spice, with a crunchy streusel topping and drizzle of creamy vanilla glaze. Similar to a sheet cake recipe, this Dutch apple pie is an all-in-one party dessert that’s made to impress!

Image of Apple Cinnamon Crepes with Maple Mascarpone

Apple Cinnamon Crepes with Maple Mascarpone

A perfect traditional crepe recipe topped with festive apple pie-style filling. Seasoned with cinnamon and garnished with airy mascarpone cream, these crepes are ideal for serving on fall mornings, and just as delicious as an easy dessert!

Apple crisp in a rustic bowl with ice cream

Apple Crisp


This old fashioned apple crumble recipe gets extra flavor from apple cider and is topped with the easiest crumble topping. Throw it all together in minutes, bake it in the oven then dig in! All you need is a generous scoop of ice cream.

Golden apples stuffed with chopped nuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Cinnamon Baked Apples

An apple recipe doesn’t get more simple than this baked version that really lets the apple shine as the star ingredient. This dessert recipe involves a sweet citrus syrup served over soft baked apples, as well as a dusting of ground cinnamon for a burst of warm spice.

Have a hankering for more sweet and delicious dessert recipes? Be sure to explore the recipe index for tons more easy treats and tasty desserts to try all year round!

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