From apple cinnamon fritters to caramel apple pie, these delectable dessert recipes will fill your kitchen with autumn’s sweetest flavours.
Fried Apple Hand Pies
This dessert finger food can be made days or weeks in advance of your dinner party or holiday celebration — just fry them up after the big meal and you’re good to go.
Apple Poke Cake
This made-from-scratch apple poke starts when a luscious sour cream-based coffee cake is injected with a rich maple-caramel sauce. The whole thing gets topped off with a light and fluffy maple whip cream, ensuring every bite is moist and delicious.
Apple Pie Butter Tarts
Apple pie might seem classically American, but when it’s mixed with butter tarts? That’s all Canadian, eh.
Apple Tarte Tatin
When flipped, this classic French apple tart reveals gorgeously glossy caramelized apples sitting atop perfectly golden puff pastry.
Make-Ahead Deep Dish Apple Pie
This warm and tender apple pie is so good, no one will know that you did all your holiday baking weeks before your big event. The secret ingredient in this freezer-friendly dessert is vodka, which makes for an extra flaky crust.
If you’re whipping up a batch of these with your kids, make sure to let the apples cool for a bit after they’ve been dunked in the hot caramel. Then, let the little ones dip in whatever toppings they like.
Five-Spice Cran-Apple Pie
Tart cranberries and sweet fall apples are meant to be together in this deep and delicious pie that gets a boost of flavour from cinnamon, star anise, cloves, fennel and sichuan pepper.
Slow-Cooker Baked Apples
In-season fruit magically melts into a decadent but healthy dessert. High in fibre and lower in sugar, your slow cooker is your ticket to an apple pie-like dessert that’s wholesome enough to eat every day.
Get the recipe for Slow-Cooker Baked Apples
Allison Day is a cookbook author, nutritionist (RHN) and the creator of the award-winning food blog Yummy Beet.
Caramel Apple Sundae
Featuring tart Granny Smith apples stewed in a sweet caramel sauce, this easy-to-make sundae can be whipped up in just 15 minutes. Want more quick recipes? Check out these 15-minute dinners.
"Blue Ribbon" Apple Pie
The ultimate sweet tooth-satisfying comfort food, Anna’s no-fail apple pie recipe is sure to please.
Light and Flaky Fall Apple Pie
A beautifully decorated pie made with flaky pastry and a colourful topping, your friends and family will be begging for the recipe.
Baked Apple Dumplings with Brown Sugar Sauce
These pillowy apple and puff pastry treats are baked until the apples are tender and the pastry is golden brown. Drizzle with brown sugar sauce and cut them open to reveal their gooey cinnamon-sugar centre.
Ina Garten’s Deep-Dish Apple Pie
All the delicious goodness of an apple pie, made even better with extra filling. Ina Garten’s version is filled with crisp, Granny Smith apples, warm spices and a touch of fresh citrus zest.
Caramel Apple Jalousie
With fall comes dishes with apples and warm spices, and you can enjoy both with this delicious strudel-style dessert. Caramelized apples are tossed with brown sugar, cinnamon and toffee bits, then wrapped in a flaky and buttery puff pastry shell baked until golden brown.
Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Make the most of fall’s apple season with this mouth-watering cheesecake: caramelized apples and toasted walnuts sit atop a creamy, cheesy layer. The best part? The generous drizzle of caramel sauce for added sweetness and a touch of decadence.
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.
Baked Apples with Cider Butter Sauce
Take advantage of apple season with this simple, cold-weather dessert. Take it to the next level and serve your baked apples alongside frozen yogurt, ice cream or even a dollop of whipped cream.
French Apple Tart
Sliced Granny Smith apples are baked on homemade pastry until lightly browned then smothered in a sweet apricot jelly.
Glazed Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Apple Crisp and Bourbon-Cream Trifle
While not a typical trifle, this decadent dessert is made by layering chilled apple crisp, bourbon-spiked pastry cream and toasted pecans.
Apple Linzers Cookies
These linzer cookies use sweet and fragrant apple butter in the centre instead of traditional jam.
Apple Cinnamon Galettes
These delicious apple cinnamon galettes are quite simple to make, and everyone can create their own mini pastries with customized toppings.
Salted Caramel Apple Sundaes
Steeped with aromatic vanilla and warming cinnamon, this rich apple caramel sauce poured over creamy Salted Caramel Ice Cream is sheer decadence.
Apples: Baked Apples with Caramel Sauce
You don’t need to worry about irregular shapes and sizes with these baked apples. When cooked, whole apples soften and look rustic-chic —ideal for an intimate dinner party.
Flourless French Apple Tarts
These tarts have a shortbread-like crust, and use dates to help hold the crust together and add a subtle sweetness.
Easy Apple Fritter Doughnuts
Like apples? Like doughnuts? Then you’ll love these easy apple fritters, covered in icing sugar.
Spiced Apple Cheesecake
A classic graham cracker crust is topped with creamy apple-infused cheesecake and topped with sweet caramelized apples.
Whole Grain Apple Pie
The pastry is so easy to stir together that you can also make a crumble topping with the same ingredients.
Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp
A warm and crumbly topping pairs perfectly with cold vanilla ice cream. This dish is autumn in a bowl.
Vegan Apple Crumble Tart With Salted Caramel
This delicious and decadent vegan salted caramel apple crumble tart is absolutely perfect for fall, but definitely one to add to your arsenal year round.
Easy Pastry Shop Apple Tart
This beautiful cream-filled tart will be a welcome addition to a holiday menu, or a sophisticated weekend dinner party.
Prune and Apple Croustade
A tasty dessert perfect for any dinner party, it’s best to soak the prunes in Armagnac overnight to let that oaky flavour really settle.