Fresh, in-season apples are a sublime addition to fall baking. Warm and buttery pies, juicy cobblers, soft muffins – there is no end to recipes that magnificent fruit can inspire! My guide to The Best of Baking with Apples covers tried and tested goodies that make the most of your seasonal bounty.
So pick up some apples, preheat your oven and choose from dozens of delicious, simple recipes that will fill your home with divine aromas!
Baking with Apples: Pies, Galettes & Cobblers
Let’s get started with the ultimate comfort fall bake – Classic Apple Pie, which is perfectly simple to make at home for any occasion.
A golden, buttery, flaky crust and a thick apple filling with cinnamon lend a pleasant richness, and you’ve got a classic apple pie that tastes like a dream!
This recipe is great for beginners, so if you’ve never made this at home – consider it your sign to try!
A strong contender for the best apple dessert has got to be this Apple Marzipan Galette!
Freeform buttery crust, paired with nutty, lush marzipan and juicy cinnamon-covered apples. Finger licking good!
This is a gluten-free recipe, with a forgiving pastry and no-fuss filling that you can whip up with ease!
Imagine baking up little apple pie bites in no time!
That’s exactly what you get with these gluten-free apple hand pies, which combine fresh apples with the warmth of cinnamon and nutmeg to create a wonderfully comforting dessert.
This is another gluten-free recipe that is perfect for beginners.
A divine combination of seasonal goodies!
The easy plum apple and cobbler is simultaneously simple to make and satisfying to eat.
With the ripe fruit oozing garnet juices into the warm, crispy biscuit crust, we love to have this baked dessert with some vanilla ice cream as soon as the oven dings!
Baking with Apples: Cakes, Muffins & More
Not big on pies? Try Apple Cake! This treat will cozy up your home and become an instant favorite.
Chunks of juicy apples, soft cinnamon-scented sponge, crunchy streusel topping – SO perfect with a cup of tea or coffee!
Eat them on the go, for breakfast, as a snack, or dessert – these healthy apple muffins with peanut butter are a soft, tender delight.
Not only are they bursting with fresh apples, but pair perfectly with smooth peanut butter that is in the batter, crunchy streusel, and in the drizzle!
Here is everything you can expect from this glorious cheesecake:
- Plenty of fruit, front and center
- Oodles of cream cheese, silky and rich
- Ample toasted crumble on top – crackly and crunchy
- No eggs and only simple pantry ingredients
Everything I could ask for from a dessert!
If you’re looking at experimenting with a new flavor combination, this vegan cake is the way to go – warm and nutty chai spice elevates apples beautifully!
The thick caramel sauce drizzled on top takes the decadence up a notch.
Light, flaky (exactly how a scone should be) with hints of crispy crust and tender center is just one of the reasons you’ll fall in love with these scones!
With every bite, you feel the juiciness of apples, hints of cinnamon, tart cranberries, and the maple glaze – a pretty amazing flavor profile.
It takes 15 minutes to prepare them, 15 to bake them, and less than 2 seconds to devour them!
A slice of this warm apple bread, and you know all is well in this world. At least for that moment!
This lightly sweetened, soft bread is full of cinnamon-coated apples chunks, a delicious sweet-tart crab apple sauce, and toasted walnuts. A dream, that is so fun to make!
I hope that you find some new and old favorites to try my My guide to The Best of Baking with Apples. It’s certainly a list I revisit often!
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