6 Apple Dessert Recipes That Aren’t Pie!

baked apple galette with plate of apples

 An apple dessert a day might not keep the doctor away, but, who knows? Might be worth a try 😉 And anyway, you’re going to need a couple of great apple treats this fall, that’s for darned sure. Choose your favorite variety and your favorite recipe and let’s get baking! 

A white oval baking dish filled with apples on a white wooden surface.



Honeycrisp Apple Cardamom Cake

This crumb-topped beauty is packed with layers of tart Honeycrisp apples. If you hate mushy fruit in your apple desserts, this cake keeps things nice and crisp, and the hint of cardamom makes it distinctive..

Honeycrisp Apple Cardamom Cake on a plate with fork



Maple Frosted Apple Blondies

This is the kind of dessert that just makes my mouth water. These apple blondies are SUPER moist and sweet with a crackly maple frosting that puts the whole thing over the top.

Maple Frosted Apple Blondies are the essence of Fall! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com



Rustic Apple Galette

Casual yet sophisticated, easy yet impressive, a simple galette won’t fail you. Rustic is the key word here: no pastry skills required. (I love my Raspberry Galette in the summertime!)

A slice of apple galette topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.



Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

The best perk of going apple picking, besides the apples, is getting that warm apple cider doughnut! So if you can’t get to the orchard this fall, make this cake. And for the micro version, try my cider doughnut muffins.


apple cider doughnut bundt cake with slice removed



Caramel Apple Sheet Cake

This crowd-pleasing recipe features a moist cake filled with apple chunks, and a crackly, caramel-y frosting that I just can’t resist. It serves a crowd, or a hungry family.

Caramel apple sheet cake in the cake pan, sliced into pieces.



Irish Apple Cake

This recipe is a time-tested favorite on the blog. If you’re looking for something classic and unfussy to make with your apple orchard haul, I highly recommend it. Just trust me, don’t skip the custard sauce!

pouring custard sauce on a slice of Irish Apple Cake

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