20 Apple Dessert Recipes That Are So Going to Get You in the Mood for Fall

by Justina Huddleston
Aug 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET

As the old saying goes, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away!" — and we're totally inclined to agree. Sweet apples make us happy, and when we're happy, we're healthy. So it only makes sense to be whipping up creative apple treats on the regular.

Apple pie is great, sure, but it's time to branch out and see what apples can really do for dessert. Yeah, we're still in love with modern twists on old pie recipes (like this awesome apple-rhubarb), but it's time that other desserts get some apple lovin' too. Apple ice cream? Yup. Apple cinnamon rolls? Pleased to meet you. Apple cider doughnuts? We'll take a baker's dozen.

What we're trying to say is apple pie is great, but these other recipes we've drummed up might just be even better. One bite of any of these desserts, and you'll totally be in the mood for fall.

Originally posted September 2016. Updated August 2017.

1 /21: Dutch apple pie cookies

1/21 :Dutch apple pie cookies

Sometimes a simple cookie and a cup of tea are all you need to put a smile on your face.

2 /21: Caramel apple cinnamon roll lasagna

2/21 :Caramel apple cinnamon roll lasagna

You had us at caramel, but the cinnamon roll and lasagna part puts this over the top.

3 /21: No-churn apple pie ice cream

3/21 :No-churn apple pie ice cream

Ice cream isn't just for summer, as proven by this easy no-churn apple pie ice cream.

4 /21: Toffee apple éclair cake

4/21 :Toffee apple éclair cake

Fluffy whipped cream and gooey caramel make this apple éclair cake totally to die for.

5 /21: Chocolate-covered apple rings

5/21 :Chocolate-covered apple rings

Apple rings become a decadent snack when coated with dark chocolate in this fun recipe.

6 /21: Salted caramel apple galette à la mode

6/21 :Salted caramel apple galette à la mode

A rustic apple tart oozing salted caramel and topped with ice cream is an enchanted end to your meal.

7 /21: Apple-butterscotch skillet cookie

7/21 :Apple-butterscotch skillet cookie

Buttery, rich and sweet, this simple apple-butterscotch skillet cookie will keep off the autumn chill.

8 /21: Apple-walnut tea cake

8/21 :Apple-walnut tea cake

Nutty apple-walnut tea cake is a sublty sweet dessert perfect for cozy nights by the fire.

9 /21: Easy caramel apples

9/21 :Easy caramel apples

Sticky, chewy caramel apples are literally my favorite thing about fall.

10 /21: Vegan salted caramel apple skillet

10/21 :Vegan salted caramel apple skillet

There's no need for plates — you'll want to dive into this vegan salted caramel apple skillet with a spoon.

11 /21: Apple pie cinnamon rolls

11/21 :Apple pie cinnamon rolls

These gooey cinnamon rolls get an autumnal makeover thanks to apple pie filling

12 /21: Apple fritter coffee cake

12/21 :Apple fritter coffee cake

Covered in a sweet and crackling glaze, this apple fritter coffee cake is anything but boring.

13 /21: Vegan caramel apple crisp

13/21 :Vegan caramel apple crisp

Sticky-sweet vegan caramel apple crisp is even better with some ice cream.

14 /21: Caramel apple cider floats

14/21 :Caramel apple cider floats

Drink your dessert with these tangy, sweet caramel apple cider floats.

15 /21: Gluten-free apple cider doughnuts

15/21 :Gluten-free apple cider doughnuts

Apple cider doughnuts made gluten free are a fun fall baking project you won't regret making.

16 /21: Vegan salted caramel apple turnover

16/21 :Vegan salted caramel apple turnover

A decadent treat even vegans can enjoy, these caramel apple turnovers taste almost too good to be true.

17 /21: Double apple Bundt cake

17/21 :Double apple Bundt cake

Cream cheese frosting makes this double apple Bundt cake extra craveable.

18 /21: Grain-free maple-apple cobbler

18/21 :Grain-free maple-apple cobbler

Even gluten-free folks can enjoy this juicy maple-apple cobbler.

19 /21: Iced apple cinnamon muffins

19/21 :Iced apple cinnamon muffins

Apple cinnamon muffins are totally dessert-worthy when drizzled with a sweet icing.

20 /21: Chai-spiced apple tarte Tatin

20/21 :Chai-spiced apple tarte Tatin

Caramelized, chai-spiced apples make this tarte Tatin the ideal partner to a warm cup of tea.

21/21 :Pin it!

Pin now, bake later.