36 Apple Desserts That'll Get You in the Mood for Fall

From Cakes to Pies

french apple tart
The Spruce Eats / Ulyana Verbytska

Apple desserts are a treat any time of the year. What can compare to the aroma of homemade cinnamon-spiced apple crisp or pie?

Crisp, sweet varieties of apples are best for eating out of hand, while others are best in baked goods. Some excellent baking apples include Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Granny Smith, Fuji, Cortland, Empire, and Gala.

Apples are also versatile and lend themselves to a variety of flavors. You might try changing up the spices or adding a different flavor to your favorite apple cake or baked apples. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves are classic spices to use in apple desserts. Some complementary flavorings include lemon, Calvados or apple brandy, brown sugar, vanilla, maple syrup or flavoring, and caramel.