Who doesn’t love traditional apple desserts? Apple pies, apple crisp, and apple fritters, there are all kinds of ways to cook this magical fruit that is, among other things, so healthy! However, there are many other ways to bake, cook, and prepare a great dessert based on apples, and we’re here to teach you that.
Have you ever tried apple frangipane cake? What about the delicious German sunken apple cake, or the apple brownie? Let us introduce you to the amazing desserts that you definitely never tried. Choose the best dishes and you won’t regret popping here. But first, make sure you buy as many apples as you can. You’ll need them!
Apple Crisp Cheesecake
With a generous layer of a graham cracker crust, apples, and oats, and an extra layer of cheesecake, these sweets managed to combine two tasty flavors into one perfect dessert. If you want to simplify it even more, you can buy the graham crackers crust from any grocery store.
- 1 tsp lemon juice, or as needed
- 1 cup water
- 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1(8oz) package of cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 big egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Stir lemon juice and water together, and add the apples to stop the browning process. Whisk 1/3 cup of sugar and cinnamon together in a separate bowl.
- Beat the cream cheese and 1/4 cup of sugar together, by using an electric mixer until they become smooth. Then, add in your eggs and vanilla extract and mix until everything is blended.
- Drain the apples and transfer them to the graham cracker crust. Sprinkle some cinnamon-sugar mixture and oats over the apples. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the apple mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the top is brown, around 40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, for roughly 2 hours. Refrigerate until it’s completely set, 3 to 4 hours.
While the old-school hermit cookies are made with molasses, these apple hermit cookies have cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. They’re also packed with apples, raisins, and walnuts.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup chopped apples
- 1 cup raisins
- 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line some cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a larger bowl, sift together your flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. In a big mixing bowl, cream the butter until it’s light and fluffy. Mix in the sugar and egg. Stir some flour mixture, and mix carefully. Fold in nuts, apples, and raisins.
- Drop by rounded teaspoon onto prepared cookie sheets around 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for about 14 minutes, then cool on the wire rack.
- In a smaller bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar with some milk to make a thin glaze, then drizzle it over the cooled cookies.
Apple Frangipane Cake
If you didn’t know already, Frangipane is a God-given almond filling that is often used for pies and cakes. This frangipane cake is topped with juicy apples, brushed with butter and sugar, powdered sugar, and, of course, toasted almonds.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 1 (7 ounces) package of almond paste
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 5 big eggs
- 1 cup sifted cake flour
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 Apples, raw
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp white sugar
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp toasted sliced almonds
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour your 9-inch round springform pan.
- Beat half a cup plus 6 tablespoons of softened butter, almond paste, and 1 cup of sugar at a low speed. The mixer you’re using must have a paddle attachment. Mix until combined. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until the mixture becomes light and fluffy around 4 minutes. Beat in the vanilla bean paste, add eggs, 1 at a time, and then beat until it’s fully combined after each addition. Fold in the flour and salt with a rubber spatula until they’re combined.
- Spoon mixture into the prepared springform pan. Carefully arrange the apple slices over top of the batter, brush the apples with the melted butter and sprinkle with 1 tbsp of sugar.
- Bake in your preheated oven until it’s browned and check with a wooden pick inserted in the center if it’s done. It should be done in 55 minutes. Remove the wire rack and cool for another 10 minutes. Remove sides of the pan and let it cool, for 1 hour. Dust the top of your cake with some powdered sugar and sprinkle with toasted sliced almonds.
Caramel Apple Eclair Cake
This recipe has only good sides. It’s insanely tasty, it’s a no-bake recipe, and did I mention that it’s insanely tasty? The only thing that’s “difficult” about this cake is that you have to wait for a while until it sets up in the fridge. But this only makes the encounter even more pleasurable!
- 5 pounds of Golden Delicious apples – peeled, cored, and chopped
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp all-purpose flour
- 2 (3.5 ounces) packages of instant French vanilla pudding
- 3 cups milk
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 (8oz) container of thawed frozen whipped topping
- 1 (14.4 ounces) box cinnamon graham crackers
- 1 (18 ounces) container caramel apple dip
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- Combine the cinnamon, apples, and sugar in a saucepan and set over medium heat. Cook, while occasionally stirring, until the apples become tender. If your mixture ends up with a lot of liquid, mix in some flour, and simmer until it thickens. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature.
- In a big bowl, whisk together the instant pudding and milk until it becomes smooth. Stir in your sour cream and fold it in the whipped topping.
- In order to assemble the cake, line the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish with a layer of cinnamon graham crackers. Use a spoon to make a thin layer of the apple mixture. Top with pudding with generosity, around 1/3. Repeat the layers until you have three of apples and pudding and four of crackers.
- Warm up the caramel apple dip in the microwave oven, until it can be poured with ease. Pour it over the top layer of the graham crackers. Put in the freezer overnight, 24 hours before you serve it.
Ukrainian Apple Cake
This Ukrainian Apple cake is LOADED with breathtaking apple flavors that will fill your mouth and senses with heavenly joy.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/3 cup cream
- 4 apples, peeled, cored, and carefully sliced
- Streusel topping: 2 tbsp cold butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter an 8-inch square baking dish. Sift together 1 1/2 cups of flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cut in 1/2 cup of butter until the mixture becomes crumbly. Stir together the eggs with cream and gently add the flour, until a soft dough forms. Press into the prepared baking dish. Layer the apples into the dish overlapping, in neat rows. Prepare the streusel by mixing the brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour, and cinnamon together in a smaller bowl. Cut 2 tablespoons of butter until the mixture becomes crumbly. Sprinkle over apples.
- Bake in the trusted oven until the apples have softened, and the topping is browned around 25 minutes.
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