10 Apple Dessert Recipes (That Aren't Pie)
If our Facebook feeds are any indication, people love picking huge basketfuls of apples during autumn. What they do with all those apples is anybody's guess, because a human being can only eat so much pie.
That's not to say that pie doesn't have its place on a fall dessert menu. We're big proponents of the stuff, and we've previously featured fun apple pie recipes here and here. But while fresh apples and fresh apple pie are new and exciting in early September, they get tired after a few big holidays come and go.
READ: The 4 Health Benefits of Apples
What we're saying is, you're going to get sick of apple pecan pie, or Dutch apple pie, or whatever it is you're going to eat seven slices of on Thanksgiving. And when that time comes, you'll be glad you heard about the following apple dessert recipes.
(Clockwise from left: Sunday Crush, The Girl Who Ate Everything, The Sweet Life Online)
Bourbon Baked Apples
Booze and apples go together like booze and many other things: quite well. Jessica from How Sweet It Is jam-packs honeycrisps with her special crumble mixture then douses them in bourbon before baking. You're going to want to check out her recipe here.
(How Sweet It Is)
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
Christy, AKA The Girl Who Ate Everything, wasn't pulling any punches when she developed this recipe for her streusel-topped cheesecake bars. They've got thick buttery crusts, smooth cheesy fillings, and generous helpings of spiced apple topping.
(The Girl Who Ate Everything)
Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts
Sarah from The Sweet Life Online has two October traditions: dancing to the soundtrack of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and making this autumn-appropriate recipe for apple cider doughnuts. It's unclear if these two activities happen at the same time.
(The Sweet Life)
Spiced Apple Cookies
Why don't more people make cookies from apples? It's seems like such an obvious concept! As least Jennifer at Savory Simple has the right idea with this recipe featuring a dash of pumpkin spice.
Forget chocolate brownies or blondie brownies (for the moment, at least). During apple season, you're going to want to make this apple brownie recipe by Erica at Cannella Vita, featuring chunks of apple baked right in.
Apple Cinnamon Scones
Any time of day is a good time for a scone. Breakfast? Apple scone. Snacktime? Apple scone. Dessert? Two apple scones. So if you're looking for an apple scone recipe that you won't get tired of, try this cinnamon-laced version from Giustina at Domestically Blissful.
Salted Caramel Apples
When fall rolls around, Amber from For The Love of The South makes candy apples just like her mother always did. She also incorporates vanilla and sea salt to make her recipe really pop.
(For the Love of the South)
Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake
Pineapples make a nice upside-down cake. As it turns out, regular apples do too. Try this incredible recipe from Jane and Jennifer at Sunday Crush, topped (or bottomed?) with apple slices embedded in homemade caramel sauce.
Apple Brown Betty
We don't know who Betty is, but we'd like to thank her for this buttery, crispy dessert. So would Mercedes at Satisfy My Sweet Tooth, who uses crumbled saltines to lend some salty flavor to the sweet apples. Check out the recipe here.
(Satisfy My Sweet Tooth)
Maple Cream Vanilla Milkshakes With Apple Butter
Get that apple juice away from us. We only drink apple butter milkshakes, like the kind Jessica at How Sweet It Is likes to make. You can find her recipe, along with the recipe for just the apple butter, right here on her website.
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