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15 BEST Apple Desserts

It’s fall and we are falling for apples… get it? My jokes aren’t that great…. but I do fall for delicious apple desserts! Our apple trees are just loaded with apples!

What should I do with this abundance of fruit? But of course, make dessert! The top-rated apple dessert recipes in this roundup—including cakes, pies, bars and much more—are the perfect treats to celebrate the arrival of autumn, but are great all year long.

Some of these desserts you may not have heard of before, like an Apple Fritter Coffee Cake or a Swedish Star, but know that they’re guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of your apple-loving friends and family members.

Make sure to scroll down to not miss any of these delectable apple treats! The only problem you’ll have is deciding which one to make first!

Best Apple Fritter Coffee Cake

Moist apple coffee cake is filled with layers of cinnamon sugar streusel and apples covered with a light glaze. A wonderful option for brunch, snack or dessert.  Get the recipe here  Moore or Less Cooking

Apple Cinnamon Roll Pie

The only thing better than apple pie is apple pie with a cinnamon roll crust! This easy recipe only takes 20 minutes to prepare. Get the recipe here Moore or Less Cooking

Best Apple Pie Bar

Flaky, buttery, crumbly apple pie, but baked in a rectangular dish, ready to be cut into bite-size pieces or bars. Get the recipe here Moore or Less Cooking

Best Homemade Apple Pie

If you want your kitchen to smell like heaven, I think this is pretty close to it. Get the recipe here Moore or Less Cooking

Best Apple Cake

Moist and flavorful, this cake is topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. Get the recipe here Moore or Less Cooking

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Crispy, crunchy and delicious cinnamon apple chips are the perfect grab and go snack. Get the recipe here Moore or Less Cooking

Easy Apple Cake

Only three ingredients are needed to make this Easy Apple Cake! Get the recipe here Love Bakes Good Cakes

Apple Pie Cupcakes

All of the wonderful flavors of an apple pie come together in these Apple Pie Cupcakes with brown sugar cinnamon frosting. Get the recipe here Cincy Shopper

Rustic Apple Pie with Cinnamon Oat Crumble Topping

This free-form rustic apple pie is quicker and easier to make than a traditional apple pie but is every bit as delicious. Get the recipe here Skinny Sweets Daily

Yesteryear Baked Stuffed Apples

Your very own special little apple pie! Get the recipe here WildFlour’s Kitchen

Apple Pie Bread Pudding


A wonderful warm apple treat, this dessert is arguably better than apple pie. Comforting bread pudding made with apple pie filling. Serve it hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Get the recipe here Will Cook For Smiles

Cranberry Apple Cinnamon Swedish Star


Swedish Star is actually very easy to make, and makes a wonderful holiday gift. Get the recipe here Wildflour’s Kitchen

Apple Dumplings


A favorite year-round dessert. Get the recipe here Cincy Shopper

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Nettie Moore is the cook, baker, photographer, and designer behind Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog. Nettie is a self-trained cook and baker. She loves creating easy recipes that don’t call for a lot of unknown ingredients. Nettie’s Blueberry Skillet Cake has been featured in Taste Of Home Magazine and her Peach Raspberry Pie has won awards! She was born and raised in Southern California and now lives with her artist husband. Follow Nettie on her blog, Moore or Less Cooking, or on

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Saturday 30th of September 2017

Hi Nettle, I love your posts and recipes. I live in Michigan and matterof fact, I am going to the Farmers Market this morning. I can't wait to try some of these yummy apple recipes. Thanks for all of your hard work. Have a nice weekend.


Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Hi Chris,

So happy to hear that you are enjoying my recipes! Happy Baking! Nettie

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