15 Sweet Apple Recipes to Make With Your Fall Haul


It’s the time of year when soon we’ll make our annual pilgrimage to the local apple orchards and leave loaded down with apples and fresh apple cider.

When you live in the northeast, apple picking is simply just an annual tradition and it often results in hours of peeling, slicing and baking.

I love using apples however I can, from savory apple recipes to quick and easy apple desserts – nothing tastes more like fall to me.

When that first chill whispers through the air in September, it’s time for all things apple, at every meal, every day. Friends, the season is upon us!

Whether you’re lucky enough to visit a local orchard or score big at the farmer’s market, here are 15 sweet apple recipes to make with your fall haul!

  1. Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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    • Loaded with oatmeal and soft, chewy caramel, make these caramel apple oatmeal cookies your first taste of fall this season! Apple spice cookies boasting a big ol’ piece of gooey caramel right in the center, these cookies are best served when they’re warm and melty fresh from the oven. If you’re looking for a quick and easy apple dessert recipe that the kids will love to help you make, these cookies are a safe bet!
  2. Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe
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    • This is one of my favorite apple crisp recipes and I especially love that it’s gluten free apple crisp since I largely gave up gluten a while ago. And honestly? Nothing says fall quite let the scent of gooey apple crisp baking in the oven! The scent of cinnamon, nutmeg, apples, oats, and brown sugar wafting through the kitchen is practically torture, but in the best possible way.
  3. Apple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
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    • Call them dessert or call them brunch, but either way fall just isn’t complete without making a batch of these epic apple cinnamon rolls. Cinnamon caramel apples are nestled within the fluffiest cinnamon roll you’ve ever had making these apple cinnamon rolls a guaranteed instant hit. Tart apples combined with the cinnamon glaze and a drizzle of sweet icing just can’t be beat.
  4. Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe
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    • Cue the moment when you didn’t know you were craving cupcakes until just now. These caramel apple cupcakes are fluffy cinnamon cupcakes stuffed with caramel apple filling and topped with a generous dollop of creamy vanilla frosting before being drizzled with caramel. The perfect cupcake to get you ready for fall, they’re also perfect for a fall party or birthday!
  5. No Bake Mini Apple Pie Cheesecakes Recipe
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    • Pretty much any dessert will have me at the word “cheesecake” and these no bake mini apple pie cheesecakes are absolutely no exception to that rule. Layers of buttery graham cracker crust, a no-bake brown sugar cheesecake, salted caramel sauce, stovetop apple pie filling and a cinnamon maple whipped cream on top come together to make one perfect fall treat.
  6. Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe
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    • While not strictly an apple dessert, I love homemade apple butter! This slow cooker apple butter recipe may just be my favorite because it is so easy to make by simply tossing apples, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and other spices right into your slow cooker. The resulting spread is smooth and delicious, perfect for spreading over biscuits, muffins, pancakes or even cupcakes.
  7. Chai Apple Bars Recipe
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    • Chai apple bars made with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom, star anise and fennel are flavor-packed with an incredible texture. If you like a spiced, slightly less sweet dessert, these apple bars are for you! Or pack them along with lunch, enjoy them with coffee in the morning or serve them up to the kids as a delicious, fall-inspired after school snack.
  8. Crockpot Apple Cobbler Recipe
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    • Apple cobbler is another one of those iconic fall desserts I just have to make every year. This Crockpot apple cobbler recipe makes for a truly easy and delicious dessert ideal for cozy fall and winter nights. Made with loads of apples and cinnamon then topped with a cobbler topping, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat!
  9. Caramel Apple Dip Recipe
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    • Made with apple cider this caramel apple dip recipe is a perfect sweet treat for after school, dessert or even a fun game day snack. Blended with cream cheese, caramel sauce, cider, vanilla and toffee, the result is a creamy, sweet dip that tastes just like caramel apples. Serve it with pretzels, graham crackers or even slices of apple and you can’t go wrong.
  10. Apple Praline Donuts Recipe
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    • While donuts may be considered breakfast food, we all know they’re just delicious, delicious cake. These apple praline donuts are no different! Apples, cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg form the base of these donuts which are then smothered in a brown sugar glaze and topped with chopped pecans. Nothing says fall quite like a donut this delicious on a crisp fall morning!
  11. Apple Nachos For Two Recipe
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    • Making apple nachos is one of our favorite things to do when we first return home with our apple bounty from the orchard! Crisp apple slices are topped with melted chocolate, toasted nuts, shredded coconut, and anything else your taste buds desire. They’re also perfect as a late night dessert or fun after school treat, but I also love serving them for a kids parties.
  12. Apple Pie Taquitos Recipe
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    • Our apple pie taquitos recipe is seriously so easy and delicious. Full of cinnamon and apple flavor, these taquitos are made with an apple pie filling that is rolled into corn tortillas, fried in oil, and then rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Topped with homemade salted caramel sauce and whipped cream, you will be making these all fall long, guaranteed.

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