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The BEST Apple Desserts

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Over 20 of the BEST apple desserts to kick off the upcoming fall season!

Over 20 of the BEST apple desserts to kick off the upcoming fall season! | Persnickety Plates

I’m not trying to rush away summer, but one of my Facebook friends shared this little chart showing the Michigan apple season harvest schedule and it got me excited for all things apple. I decided to put together a collection of some treats I have my eye on and some of my personal favorites that I’ve made.

20+ BEST APPLE DESSERTS

There is such a variety here – from fritters to cakes, bars to donuts, breads to muffins – apple is so versatile to bake with, you don’t have to settle for the typical apple pie!

Which kind of apple is your favorite? I usually reach for a Gala or Golden Delicious, Bob always goes for a Granny Smith.

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Sheet Pan Apple Pie with Oat Crumb Topping
Apple season is in full swing, and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious apple slab pie? Gooey cinnamon and brown sugar apples baked on top of a buttery pie crust and finished off with a delightful oat crumble – make this easy sheet pan apple pie a fall staple!
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apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream in a white bowl
Slow Cooker Apple Crisp
Easy Slow Cooker Apple Crisp with brown sugar cinnamon oat topping is the perfect way to use some of your favorite apples. Served warm or cold, this dessert is a favorite!
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Apple Cider Fritters
Apple Cider Fritters are delicious and made with warm bits of apple, fresh apple cider with a cinnamon and sugar topping!
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Apple Peanut Butter Blondies
Apple & peanut butter pair perfectly into a soft & chewy blondie.
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Apple Pie Lasagna
This Apple Pie Lasagna is a no-bake icebox cake that will be your new favorite desserts. Layers of graham cracker, brown sugar cream cheese, whipped cream and plenty of apple pie filling. It’s topped off with caramel and toffee!
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Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread – Chunks of apple and swirls of cinnamon in this easy quick bread recipe that doesn't even need a mixer!
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Apple Cinnamon Oat Muffins
These Apple Cinnamon Oat Muffins are full of delicious fall flavor, and they’re the perfect way to start the day!
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Apple Cider Donuts
Cinnamon sugar donuts topped with a decadent apple cider glaze. These Apple Cider Donuts make a perfect fall breakfast treat!
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Apple Butter Coffee Cake
If you’re looking for a yummy afternoon fall treat, you’ve got to make this Apple Butter Coffee Cake!
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Apple Donut Mini Muffins
Apple Donut Mini Muffins – Bite sized mini muffins that taste just like cider mill cinnamon-sugar donuts!
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Apple Pie Pastry Braid
Apple pie pastry braid is a sweet treat filled with tender apples, cinnamon and sugar. This easy apple pie bread dessert is the perfect beginning, or ending, to any meal.
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Apple Cinnamon Zucchini Muffins
Apple Cinnamon Zucchini Muffins – a muffin with a fruit and a vegetable that is both tender and sweet. Perfect with breakfast or as a dessert treat.
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Caramel Apple Dump Cake
Grab a plate and silverware and dive right into this easy Caramel Apple Dump Cake. A tender and moist spiced cake with tender apples throughout topped with nuts and a caramel drizzle that is the perfect amount of sweetness!
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Apple Butter Cinnamon Roll Cake
Bring in Fall with this spectacular apple butter cinnamon roll cake! Filled with walnuts, my homemade slow cooker apple butter and topped with a maple glaze.
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No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake
No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake – a delicious and decadent dessert that will leave you wanting more!
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Apple Crisp
This amazingly delicious Apple Crisp is sure to be your new go to recipe!
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Apple Butter Stuffed Cinnamon Muffins
These Apple Butter Stuffed Cinnamon Muffins are filled with Musselman’s Apple Butter. There is apple butter in each bite!
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Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake - fall flavors that would be perfect for the Thanksgiving table! | Persnickety Plates
Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake
Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake is moist and flavorful and is the perfect way to use up your favorite apples. This from scratch apple bundt cake recipe is great all year long!
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Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread Pudding
Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread Pudding is a simple yet delicious dessert or breakfast that tastes like a combination of apple pie and cinnamon rolls
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Apple Dumplings
Apple dumplings are a simple, wonderful fall dessert. We look forward to making these every fall!
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Apple Pie Dip
served with crispy cinnamon chips, this Apple Pie Dip is going to be your new favorite fall dessert!
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Skillet Caramel Apple Pie Recipe
This Skillet Caramel Apple Pie Recipe is warm, made with simple ingredients and has all the best flavors of fall!
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So, which do you have your eye on? Which one are you going to try first?!

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  1. Christie says

    I’ve been dying to go apple picking. Now I know what to do with all the apples Thanks for including my recipes with these fantastic ones.

    • Melissa Williams says

      My thoughts exactly =) Thanks, Christie!

  2. Carrie Farias says

    Thank you for sharing my Apple Cider Fritters along with these other fabulous apple recipes. I can’t wait to try some of these myself.

  3. Krystle says

    Thanks so much for including me! This list could last me all Fall!

    Scheduling some social shares now.

    Feel free to grab from my site anytime it fits your needs as long as you link back! 🙂

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