Quick and Easy Apple Desserts Recipes

Christine Albury

Need some quick and easy apple desserts recipes? Try this Apple Crisp - just 20 minutes of prep for a mouthwatering treat the whole family will love!

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, goes the old saying! And the great thing is that apples are so versatile - and can be paired with so many flavors to create delicious combinations - that you'll have no problem getting your apple fix!

Making desserts with apples is a great way to use up fruit that may otherwise have been left sat in the fruit bowl! With just a few ingredients you can create amazing dishes like Puff Pastry Apple Pie Turnovers or Apple Pizza.

Quick Apple Crisp Photo

Another really fun way to prepare apples for dessert is to create a dish that is similar to a blooming onion, but with apple!

By coring apples, making two circular cuts and then slicing crosswise (without cutting through the middle) you can create a bloom.

Gluten Free Apple Crisp Picture

Drizzle with melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and dust with cinnamon and bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

You can serve these yummy apples with a scoop of ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce.

Gluten Free Apple Crisp Image

Apple Crisp

This recipe below is for a delicious, comforting Apple Crisp - but before we get started, let’s talk about the best kind of apples to use. Our top recommendations are:

  • Gala

  • Honeycrisp

  • Granny smith

  • Golden delicious

If you have a few different varieties on hand, then of course feel free to mix them!

As you are baking the apples, you will want to choose those that are crisp and tart as they fare best when baked.

Quick Apple Crisp Pic

Always peel and chop your apples before baking them in this dessert and try to ensure that all the pieces of apple are the same size. This will help them cook evenly. The best way to do this is to cut each apple into quarters, then each quarter into four pieces.

If your apples seem a little overripe and mushy, don't worry! While they may not be great for eating raw, they'll be just perfect for this Apple Crisp!

More Quick and Easy Apple Desserts Recipes

Apple Cinnamon Scones

Apple Cinnamon Danish Pastry

Caramel Apple Croissants


Quick and Easy Apple Desserts Recipes

      8 Servings


  • 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, cold, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats, (not quick-cooking)
  • 48 ounces Apples, such as Empire, Gala, or Braeburn, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. Mix together flour, brown sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar in a large bowl. 
  3. Cut the butter into the flour, using a pastry blender or two knives, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. 
  4. Add the oats and - using your hands - squeeze and toss the mixture until it starts to form large clumps. Pop into the freezer to chill while you prepare your apples.
  5. Toss the apples with the lemon juice, cinnamon, and remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a large bowl. 
  6. Empty the apples into a shallow 2-quart baking dish, and cover them with the topping mixture. 
  7. Put the baking dish onto a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for around 55 to 65 minutes, until the Apple Crisp is bubbling and golden. 
  8. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
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Author: Christine Albury
Source: Martha Stewart
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 85 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 98
Calories 347

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
  Saturated Fat 7g
Sodium 150mg
Total Carbohydrate 52g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 31g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Christine Albury

About Christine

I'm a mom of 5 and love making healthy baby food with wholesome, natural ingredients. In 2005 I started the Homemade Baby Food Recipes website, sharing recipes for everything from simple fruit purees to gourmet curries for the baby food connoisseur! You'll also find plenty of tried and tested tips to help encourage even the most reluctant diner to enjoy a wide range of nutritious new foods. If you enjoy cooking, then you will LOVE learning to become head chef for a very special little customer!

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