Sweet, tangy, tart — whatever the type of apple, these decadent treats will have you swooning for autumn’s star fruit.
Caramel Apple Cheesecake
The toasted walnut and graham cracker crust on which Bobby builds his vanilla bean cheesecake is just the start of this decadent dessert. An apple brandy-boosted caramel oozes over the top, while a pile of pretty apple slices gives this dessert showstopping status.
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Kelsey’s apple crisp is our pick for the classic undone dessert. Her topping of oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts is perfectly sweet, crumbly and crunchy, especially when paired with vanilla ice cream.
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Baked Apples with Rum and Cinnamon
Sturdy Rome or Granny Smith apples are rendered soft, sweet and utterly irresistible in this recipe. Eat them alone, with sour cream or with ice cream (try vanilla, rum raisin or even lemon sorbet).
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Michael Symon uses lard to achieve a super flaky crust and fills his pie with tart Granny Smith apples and a touch of heavy cream and butter to thicken the mixture.
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To make the most of Chuck’s recipe for crackly puff pastry turnovers, use apples that are sweet, firm and crunchy, such as Honeycrisp, Empire or Cortland.
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Simple ingredients shine in Chuck’s elegant take on this French classic, with buttery puff pastry layered with Golden Delicious apples and topped with sponge toffee.
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Apple Bread Pudding with Caramel Dessert Sauce
Stale challah bread is the key to Kelsey’s indulgent bread pudding — because it’s dry, it’ll be that much better at soaking up the heavy cream and homemade caramel, resulting in plump, flavor-packed pieces.
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A galette is a French tart (or simply a pie without a plate), so there’s no fancy fluting or lattice-top crust to worry about. You can mix and match the apples to suit your mood, and it adds to the drama if some of the juices escape — just be sure to bake on a sided baking sheet.
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Dutch Apple Cake
The fruit in this cake sinks to the bottom while it cooks, leaving a light sponge on top with a lovely sugar crust.
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Baked Apple with Crisp Topping
Fill Fuji apples with a dollop of strawberry jam, and cover them with a brown sugar and oat crumble mixture. Then, simply bake until they’re sealed with a golden-brown crunchy topping.
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Free-Form Apple-Pear-Cranberry Tart
Full of sweet and tangy flavor, this fuss-free tart makes for a beautiful centerpiece — serve it with ice cream to really wow guests.
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Salted Caramel Bread Pudding with Caramelized Apples
Old-fashioned favorites — bread pudding and caramelized apples — come together for one glorious, gooey dessert.
Quercyan Apple Cake
Not to worry if you can’t quite master the paper-thin dough of this Two Fat Ladies recipe — as long as it’s thin enough to roll without breaking, you’ll be in for a well-deserved treat.
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Apple-Studded Brown Butter Streusel Coffee Cake
This buttermilk-based coffee cake is supposed to be super tender, so opt for apples that have a softer texture, such as Fuji or Gala.
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Honey-Glazed Apple Pear Tart
Apples and pears meld in harmony on top of this sweet and buttery honeyed tart from Kelsey Nixon.
(via Cooking Channel)