Pumpkins may be one of the trendiest fall flavours, but apples continue to be our number one pick when it comes to sweets. They’re certainly a go-to for Anna Olson, who has a slew of delectable recipes involving the versatile fruit. Here are a few of our favourites, from riffs on the traditional apple pie to simple apple crisp.
Caramel Apple Jalousie
This pretty French dessert looks fancy schmancy, but it’s actually super simple to make thanks to the pre-made puff pastry base. Filled with apples, toffee bits and cinnamon, this offering is awesome on its own or topped with French vanilla ice cream.
Blue Ribbon Apple Pie
This apple pie will be sure to win you the “blue ribbon” at the next apple pie contest. With six cups of Granny Smith or Honey Crisp apples, this stacked dessert is sure to please.
Apple Crisp and Bourbon-Cream Trifle
Not a typical trifle, this outstanding dessert is made by layering chilled apple crisp with a bourbon-spiked pastry cream and toasted pecans.
Apple Pie Blondies
These squares are a great way to indulge that craving for apple pie without stressing over pastry. A brown sugar blondie base is topped with diced apples and finished with a tasty oat crumble.
Sour Cream Apple Coffee Cake
This moist and simple coffee cake is easy to assemble and bake, but it comes packed with fall flavours. The addition of walnuts and apples give it texture and tartness, making this dish the ultimate dessert – best served with piping-hot coffee, of course.
Easy Apple Fritter Doughnuts
Like apples? Like doughnuts? Then you’ll love these easy apple fritters, covered in icing sugar.
Baked Apple Crème Brûlée
Impress your guests with this deceptively simple twist on crème brûlée: sweet, creamy custard is topped with a layer of sugar and caramelized to golden-brown perfection.
Apple Tarte Tatin
When flipped, this classic French apple tart reveals gorgeously glossy caramelized apples sitting atop perfectly golden puff pastry.
French Apple Charlotte
You’ll want to get your hands on some tart and sweet Granny Smith apples for this elegant treat that uses egg bread as a crust.
Low Fat Cinnamon Apple Baked Doughnuts
Doughnuts for breakfast? When they’re this healthy (and tasty), why not! They also make for an satisfying dessert or afternoon snack.
Apple Cinnamon Galettes
These individual galettes filled with sweet apples and cinnamon are great for entertaining. Serve with a selection of toppings like whipped cream, caramel, or berry coulis.
Deep Dish Apple Pie
There are apple pies, and then there are flaky, delicate, deep-dish apple pies you just want to dive into headfirst. This creation definitely falls into the latter category with its generous, golden crust and liberal amounts of warm apple filling.
Flourless Shortbread with Apple Pie Preserves
This recipe swaps plain white flour for brown rice flour, giving it a nuttier taste and making it gluten free! Chopped dates and grated cheddar cheese are also added to the batter for a sweet and savoury flavour combination. Serve with zesty apple pie preserves.
Easy Apple Tart
You’re only 4 ingredients away from a last-minute apple tart that looks as good as any you’d find at a Parisian patisserie. Pick up a pint of vanilla ice cream to serve on top, or pair with a dollop of plain yogurt.