Apples always remind me of autumn – especially the desserts you can make! Here are 50 delicious apple recipes for fall you’ll enjoy.
I didn’t have an appreciation for fruit-based desserts until I got older. When I was younger I always felt that they were a little bit too “healthy” – I always wanted chocolate, and anything sweet with apple didn’t make sense to me.
I just wasn’t a fruit dessert person. For me, fruit was for snacks. I know . . . crazy, right?
I’m older now, and my tastes have changed, and I have a complete appreciation for apple in my desserts. With fall on the way, I’m ready to try some apple recipes. So I’m here to share a collection with you of favorites.
If you’re wondering what types of apples to use in your recipes, might I recommend the following three selections for a sweet flavor:
- Golden Delicious
- Granny Smiths (most commonly used)
As a second tier if the above are unavailable, I’d go with Fuji or Gala. But you can experiment. And for any leftover apples that don’t go into your dish, might I suggest homemade applesauce. It’s so easy to make, you’ve got to try it.
And now I’m getting hungry. If you are too, scroll down. Here are the top 50+ recipes I can’t wait to try!
Apple Recipes for Fall
You will find 50 apple dessert recipes in this collection. Get ready for a lot of caramel, cinnamon, crumb toppings and tons of fresh apples!
Apple Cider Donuts
Make this easy apple cider donut recipe and enjoy the delicious smells of the season in your kitchen this autumn! SO tasty.
Apple Spice Cake
This delicious apple cake with caramel sauce is absolutely perfect for fall - it will melt in your mouth. So tasty!
Apple Oatmeal Bars
These bars consist of a middle layer of apple slices surrounded by two layers of brown sugar and oatmeal crust.
Caramel Apple Pops
Learn how to make delicious candy apples on a stick. These caramel apple pops are perfect for fall and you can customize with the toppings of your choice!
Gluten-Free Apple Tart
The gluten-free almond oat crust for this tart is super easy—no kneading or rolling!
Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread
The chunks of fresh warm apple weave with moist cinnamon rolls, making this monkey bread the yummiest breakfast snack or the best treat after a hearty dinner.
Dutch Apple Pie
A Dutch apple pie is easier to make than a regular apple pie. Instead of a crust on top there is a delicious crumb topping!
Apple Crumble in a Jar
Get out your mason jars for these individual desserts! You will make (and bake) the apple crumble right in the jars.
Caramel Apple Cookies
This delicious caramel apple cookie recipe has the best flavors of fall packed into one amazing cookie. They are so rich and moist - you'll love them! This recipe uses Granny Smith apples.
Caramel Apple Cake
I can’t wait to try this amazing apple cake that combines a caramel sauce with an apple buttercream frosting.
No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Make this dessert in the early fall—no baking needed so your house can stay cool!
Instant Pot Apple Cake
Yes, this moist cake with a delicious maple glaze is made in your Instant Pot! It is ready in 30 minutes.
Apple Cinnamon Dessert Frittata
I don't usually think of apples when I hear the word frittata, but now I will! You can enjoy this recipe as a breakfast or dessert.
Easy Apple Strudel Recipe
I love how easy this strudel is to make with crescent rolls! Everyone will think you slaved away all day for this dessert. Great with vanilla ice cream.
Caramel Apple Bundt Cake
Take a store bought spice cake mix, add apples, walnuts and spices. Then top it with a caramel drizzle. Mmm.
Apple Peach Crisp
Make a delicious apple-peach crisp recipe in under an hour. Serve with ice cream or on its own - either way, it's delicious!
Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Crescent Ring
Grab a slice (or two) of this crescent ring for breakfast or dessert. Filled with apples, cream cheese and caramel, it is quite tasty.
Apple Pie Milkshake
Have leftover apple pie? Whip up one of these milkshakes—only one slice of pie is needed!
Simple Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
This healthier apple crisp recipe has an oatmeal, almond meal and pecan topping.
Apple Brown Betty
A crunchy graham cracker topping covers fresh apples, butter and brown sugar in this fall dessert reci
Mini Caramel Apples
A melon baller makes these mini caramel apples super easy to make!
Apple Hand Pie
This easy dessert is perfect for eating on the go—for picnics or just eating in the car on the way to work.
Apple Custard Pie
Creamy vanilla custard with sliced apples in a homemade crust.
Apple Kuchen Bars
An apple filling sandwiched between buttery cookie layers.
Caramel Apple Dump Cake
This apple dessert is a cross between an apple pie, cobbler, and a crisp. Plus it makes up to 16 servings!
Caramel Apple Pie Cookies
Since this recipe only uses a few store bought ingredients, you can enjoy it in no time!
With the addition of tart cranberries, this apple turnover recipe has a divine filling!
Apple Cinnamon Cookies
These soft cookies feature chunks of apple in each bite!
Caramel Apple Cupcakes
You can make these cupcakes from scratch or save time with a box of spiced cake and melted caramel candies.
Apple Dapple Cake
A recipe that has withstood the test of time. You know it has to be amazing!
Apple Dessert Pizza
Fresh caramelized apples, homemade pizza dough and it is ready in under 30 minutes? Sign me up.
Caramel Apple Parfaits
Everyone can make their own dessert with these parfaits. Add your favorite layers and top with whipped cream.
Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples
Breakfast, snack or dessert—these cinnamon apples can be enjoyed any time of day.
Old Fashioned Apple Pie
Get the answers to common questions about making apple pie plus a great recipe!
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
Cheesecake and apples layered on a shortbread crust and then finished off with a streusel topping.
Snickers Caramel Apple Salad
Since it is a salad, it counts as veggies right? A list of sweet gooey ingredients are held together with vanilla pudding in this yummy salad!
Brown Butter Apple Crisp
You'll get your hands messy making this recipe but it will be worth it!
Also known as a rustic apple pie, this crostata may not look amazing but tastes out of this world.
Apple Pie Pop Tarts
Make your own pop tarts, but with a way more scrumptious filling than the standard fare.
Keto Apple Crisp
Toasted walnuts make a delightful topping for this dessert.
Baked Apple Slices with Cinnamon
Just 3 ingredients needed for this recipe. Easy, delicious and smells wonderful.
Instant Pot Apple Dumplings
Apple dumplings in less than 30 minutes! How? An instant pot and store bought crescent rolls.
Apple Toffee Blondies
A standard blondie recipe is made even more delicious with the addition of apples and brown sugar frosting.
Apple Cranberry Crescent Rolls
Apples join leftover cranberry sauce rolled up in store bought crescent rolls. Super easy dessert recipe!
Apple Spice Skillet Cake
This skillet cake really hits the spot! Grab a cup of tea and enjoy the cozy warmth of this apple dessert.
Apple Pie Tacos
Now this is a great way to enjoy a Taco Tuesday! Dessert tacos can be filled with cheesecake or whipped cream - either way is excellent.
Caramel Apple Lush
Five layers of creamy caramel apple goodness. Graham crackers, cheesecake, apple pie filling and caramel? Yum!
Microwave Apple Crisp in a Mug
Looking for an apple dessert for one? This easy apple crisp is made in a mug in the microwave.
Made with Honeycrisp apples, this easy dessert tastes like apple pie with a delicious caramel center!
Baked Apple Pie Roll Ups
Oven baked and only minutes to prep! Apple pie filling wrapped in a warm crispy cinnamon sugar roll.
What are your favorite apple recipes for fall? I’d love to hear in the comments! I’d love for you to check out these other cute autumn posts: