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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.
For other creative desserts, try one of these whiskey desserts that would be perfect for Thanksgiving! Or, try one of these unique latte 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.
Thanksgiving Apple Desserts
Classic Thanksgiving Apple Pie
If you are looking for a classic apple pie recipe this Thanksgiving, this is the recipe for you! Warm, gooey apple pie filling baked in a buttery & flaky homemade crust.
Apple Blueberry Pie
For a pie with a little more fruity flavor, try this apple blueberry pie. Made with frozen blueberries and a premade pie crust. It’s the perfect recipe if you don’t have a ton of time to bake but still want a delicious pie this Thanksgiving!
Apple Pumpkin Pie
If you can't decide between a pumpkin pie or an apple pie, this apple pumpkin pie recipe is for you! With a cinnamon apple layer and a spiced pumpkin layer, this pie is the best of both worlds.
Apple Hand Pies
These mini apple hand pies are made with a super crispy and flaky pie crust and then stuffed with a tender, cinnamon apple filling. They're so delicious and cozy for fall. You have to try them warm and fresh from the oven this Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Apple Cake
This gorgeous layered French apple pie cake is a Thanksgiving dessert that will impress your guests. Made with apple cider cake layers, apple pie filling, streusel crumble and vanilla bean buttercream.
Caramel Apple Cheesecake
This caramel apple cheesecake is made with a homemade graham cracker crust and filled with sweet, juicy apples and creamy caramel. It’s the perfect finish to any Thanksgiving meal!
Thanksgiving Apple Cider Bundt Cake
This apple cider bundt cake tastes like fall! Not only is it full of warm apple spice flavor, it's also topped with an irresistible cinnamon sugar crust.
Apple Butter Pound Cake
This apple butter pound cake with apple cider glaze is the ultimate Thanksgiving fall bundt cake! It's full of incredible spiced apple flavor from the apple butter and is perfect for celebrating the season.
Thanksgiving Apple Crisp
This strawberry apple crisp recipe is a simple and tasty Thanksgiving dessert. Made with an apple and strawberry fruit base, with a crispy brown sugar, oat, pecan and walnut topping. Serve it fresh out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Thanksgiving Apple Crumble
Warm, gooey, fresh out-of-the-oven apple and cherry crumble. Apple and sour cherry filling topped with a brown sugar, cinnamon and rolled oats layer. Then baked until golden and crispy. This makes a delicious, easy fall dessert!
Thanksgiving Baked Apples
These baked apples taste like apple pie without all the effort! This is an incredibly easy dessert that is perfect for the holidays.
Thanksgiving Apple Tart
This easy French apple tart is a delicious treat to enjoy for Thanksgiving. It is made with a homemade sweet shortcrust pastry, a simple applesauce filling and thinly sliced fresh apples.
This apple cobbler is an incredibly easy dessert to put together for family Thanksgiving dinner. A buttery crust, warm apple pie filling, served with a scoop of ice cream.
This apple galette is the perfect apple dessert recipe. Made with a flaky homemade pie crust, a frangipane filling, and a sliced apple topping. A galette gives you the taste of pie but with a whole lot less work - it is a very easy fall dessert!
Apple Pie Bars
These apple pie bars are a delicious Thanksgiving dessert that are simple to make. Made with a shortbread crust, they are both crunchy and soft.
Apple Pie Cupcakes
These apple pie cupcakes are so easy to make that you might just skip making apple pie this Thanksgiving! These cupcakes feature a brown sugar cupcake base with fall spices, apple pie filling, and a delicate whipped mascarpone frosting.
Cinnamon Apple Donuts
These apple donuts are soft & pillowy on the inside, and sweet & crunchy on the outside. Made with applesauce, these are a tasty Thanksgiving apple dessert that you can have for breakfast!
Apple & Pecan Macarons
These spiced apple and pecan macarons bring all the comforting flavors of fall baking in a single bite. They taste like your favorite apple pie in a fruity, sweet package and make a tasty, elegant dessert for Thanksgiving.
Caramel Apple Ice Cream Sundaes
For a unique apple Thanksgiving dessert, try these caramel apple sundaes! Warm caramel apple sauce is served over cool vanilla ice cream for a rich and apple-decadent dessert that everyone will love.
Apple Pie Tacos
These apple pie tacos are a tasty twist on the classic apple pie recipe. The cinnamon sugar-coated tortilla is loaded with apple pie filling from a can and is ready in under 20 minutes.
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