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

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.