One of the flavors most associated with fall in New England is apples. Apple crisp, apple crumble, apple cobbler, or apple pie – there are so many delicious ways to celebrate the season. Here are a few of our favorite easy desserts with apples to help you make the best apple dessert your family and friends have ever tasted.
Apple-Pear-Cranberry Crostata — a free-form tart filled with sliced apples, pears, and cranberries — is sweet and tangy, doesn’t require any fussiness on your part, and makes an impressive Thanksgiving centerpiece. It’s best served with vanilla ice cream.
Topping apple halves with streusel and baking them in sweet cider gives you the best of two classic desserts. If you love apple crisp but dislike all the peeling and slicing, these baked-apple mini-crisps are a delicious cheat.
Cooking butter until it turns a rich brown color adds a nutty flavor to this addictive apple coffee cake. In fact, we don’t think it’s possible to pack in more appealing elements here: buttermilk batter, warm spices, streusel topping, browned butter, and lots of apples.
Enjoy the perfect recipe for Blue-Ribbon Deep-Dish Apple Pie from the award winning Apple Lover’s Cookbook. Use refrigerated pastry crust to make the process even easier, and add a slice of sharp cheddar cheese for an authentic New England apple experience.
What tops your list of easy desserts with apples?