Desserts

Easy Desserts with Apples | Fall Recipes

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.

By Yankee Magazine

Aug 21 2016

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Baked-Apple Mini-Crisps

Photo Credit : Carl Tremblay
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.

EASY DESSERTS WITH APPLES

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Old-Fashioned Apple Pandowdy
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Old-Fashioned Apple Pandowdy

An old-fashioned charmer, the pandowdy is, by definition, a cooked fruit dessert sweetened with maple syrup or molasses and topped with a pie pastry.

Apple-Pear Cranberry Crostata

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.

Mary Q’s Apple Crisp

This dessert, with a topping rich in butter and cinnamon, is also delicious made with blueberries, peaches, or raspberries.
Baked-Apple Mini-Crisps
Baked-Apple Mini-Crisps
Photo Credit : Carl Tremblay

Baked-Apple Mini-Crisps

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.

Open-Faced Apple and Almond Tart

This open-faced apple and almond tart combines two great flavors in one delicious dish.

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Apple-Studded Brown-Butter Streusel Coffee Cake
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Apple-Studded Brown-Butter Streusel Coffee Cake

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.

Blue-Ribbon Deep-Dish Apple Pie

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?