Grab a slice of homemade apple pie with these delicious dessert recipes
Pie day has come & gone, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop making pies. If anything, the lust for pie should be reinvigorated. If you’re perusing the grocery store trying to decide what to put in your next pie, we recommend you make your way over to the display of pretty apples.
What pie is more classic than the homemade apple pie? That sweet cinnamon spice & tart apple filling is unbeatable. Are you craving that classic taste? Apples can make for all kinds of incredible homemade desserts. An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but these apple desserts will attract everyone who smells their mouth-watering aroma.
Homemade apple pie
This homemade apple pie recipe from The Seasoned Mom is the ticket to an idyllic dessert sensation. The crust is flaky & buttery and the filling is an apple-y nectar from the gods! Not to mention, it’s one of the easier recipes you can find.
1 box (14.1 oz.) refrigerated pie crusts, 6 cups peeled, thinly sliced Granny Smith apples (about 6 medium apples), ¾ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, ¾ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon salt.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Let refrigerated pie crusts soften to room temperature.
- Unroll the first pie crust and press it into a 9-inch pie plate.
- Toss together all of the filling ingredients in a large bowl.
- Transfer filling into the pie plate. Unroll the second pie crust overtop the apples.
- Tuck the extra top crust under the bottom crust edge and pinch together with your fingers. Then cut small slits in the top of the pie for ventilation.
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Cover the edge of the crust with strips of aluminum foil about halfway through to keep the edges from burning.
- Let pie cool for at least 2 hours before slicing and serving it up hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
Old fashioned apple crisp
Have you had enough of the basic apple pie? Time to try the next classic apple treat: apple crisp. This delicious dish from The Chunky Chef has the perfect mix of crunchy topping and tart apple yumminess.
6 golden delicious apples, peeled & chopped, 2 tbsp granulated sugar, 1 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice.
1 cup light brown sugar, 3/4 cup oats, 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, pinch of kosher salt.
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Grease an 8 by 8 baking dish.
- Mix chopped apples, granulated sugar, 3/4 tsp of the cinnamon, and lemon juice. Stir to combine, then transfer to baking dish.
- Then separately mix topping ingredients (brown sugar, oats, flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, salt, and diced cold butter). Cut the butter into the oat mixture, until mixture resembles pea-sized crumbs. You can also use two forks to cut butter into the mixture.
- Evenly sprinkle topping over apples in baking dish. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until golden brown & bubbly.
- Serve warm and enjoy with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Maple-apple upside-down Cake
Forget pineapple! Maple-apple is the new fun way to cook up an upside-down cake. This unique apple dessert recipe featured on Food & Wine is a great new one to try out.
1 cup pure maple syrup, 3 Granny Smith apples, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 3 large eggs, 3/4 cup buttermilk, 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract, 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened, 1 1/3 cups sugar.
- Preheat the oven to 350° and butter & flour a 10-inch round cake pan.
- In a large saucepan, bring maple syrup to a boil over high heat, then simmer over low heat until very thick & reduced to 3/4 cup, lasting about 20 minutes.
- Pour the thickened syrup into the cake pan and arrange apples in the pan in two circles, overlapping them slightly.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Then use a glass measuring cup to whisk eggs with buttermilk & vanilla. Beat the butter and sugar with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the dry & wet ingredients and beat until the batter is smooth.
- Spread the batter over the apples in an even layer. Bake the cake for 1 hour, until golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool on a rack for 45 minutes.
- Place a plate on top of the cake and invert the cake onto the plate. Tap lightly to release the cake and then remove the pan.
- Let the cake cool slightly, cut into wedges, and serve.
Have you had enough of all the crust & carbs? You have to try out this simple, yummy, and healthy homemade applesauce which makes for a perfect dessert concocted from yours truly. Side note: you don’t have to peel the apples – in fact leaving them on is healthy and can add a nice texture.
4 apples (peeled, cored, and chopped), ¾ cup water, 2 tablespoons white sugar, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla.
- Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer & cover.
- Leave on heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove lid and simmer an additional 5 minutes to thicken.
- Mash apples with a masher until you get the desired chunky consistency.
- Serve warm or chilled and top it with some whipped cream to make it a dessert.
Alternatively, you can put the apple mixture in a slow cooker and let them sit on the heat for hours.