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This collection of Thanksgiving apple desserts contains a variety of high quality, delicious recipes. You are sure to find at least one recipe you’ll want to try this holiday season!
There are so many creative ways to use up apples during the holiday season. This list contains classic apple pie, as well as several crumbles, crisps, cakes, cobblers and a few other unique apple recipes.
Best Apples For Dessert
The best apples to use for a Thanksgiving apple dessert will depend on the type of dessert you are making. Always follow the specific recommendations made by the recipe. However, here are some general guidelines:
- Pies, Crisps & Tarts: For any type of apple pie, apple crisp or apple tart, it is important to use a variety of apple that holds its shape well when baked. Try Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Braeburn, Gala, or Fuji apples. Use a combination of these apples for a greater depth of flavor.
- Cakes & Sauces: Apple cakes and apple sauces require the apples to break down more as they cook. Red Delicious or Golden Delicious are perfect for this type of dessert.