Thanksgiving Apple Desserts

Food Network chefs Anne Burrell, Ree Drummond and more make Thanksgiving apple desserts, including crisps, crumbles, pies, cheesecake and bars.

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The Barefoot Contessa's Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp

Ina loves to infuse her apple crisp with citrus, so she uses the zest and juice of one orange and one lemon to brighten it all up.

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Gina's Pear and Apple Cobbler

This cobbler strikes a nice balance between the tart Granny Smith apples and sweet Bosc pears. As for the homemade whipped cream, Gina likes to freeze the ingredients first so it all comes together a bit quicker.

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Ree's Flat Apple Pie with Perfect Pie Crust

The Pioneer Woman makes her apple pie flat like a pizza, perfect for grabbing a slice on the go.

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Anne's Apple Tart Tatin

Brimming with caramel and fruit, Anne's classically elegant dessert is like an apple upside down cake. She uses fresh Golden Delicious apples since they maintain their shape after baking.

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Barefoot Contessa's French Apple Tart

This is one of Ina's all-time favorite recipes. It looks fancy, but it really is easy. Use crisp, tart apples like Granny Smith for the best flavor.

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Classic Apple Pie

Bobby got this traditional apple pie recipe from an apple farm he visited in FoodNation With Bobby Flay. It's great for showcasing fresh apple flavors.

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Barefoot Contessa's Deep-Dish Apple Pie

Ina uses Granny Smith apples to make this classic apple pie. For her perfect pie crust she uses both shortening and butter, so you get the flakiness from the shortening and rich flavor from the butter.

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Apple Crisp

These apple crisps are made in individual-sized containers, so no one has to share their dish of sweet-tart apples and buttery pecan topping.

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Caramel Apple Cake

Follow step-by-step instructions from Food Network Magazine to make this impressive, caramel topped apple cake.

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Classic Apple Pie

Fill your home with the scent of hot apple pie and your guests' plates with slices of tart apple filling inside a buttery homemade crust.

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Apple-Walnut Galette

For a new spin on apple pie, try a galette, a freeform pie that's baked on a baking sheet instead of in a pie plate. This version is sweetened with apricot preserves and stuffed with walnuts.

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My Sister Maria's Easy Apple Cake and Ice Cream

Rachael spices up store-bought yellow cake mix with tart green apples and cinnamon. Serve with butter pecan or rum raisin ice cream for a complementary pairing.

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Baked Apples with Rum and Cinnamon

Alex suggests eating these baked apples with rum raisin ice cream because she loves the flavor combination, but vanilla ice cream or lemon sorbet would be delicious, too.

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Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Anne bakes this cake in a loaf pan and tops it with a cream cheese frosting for a casual, easy to serve dessert.

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Apple Fritters

Giada De Laurentiis fries up these fritters after dipping tart green apples in a cinnamon-sugar batter. They are a perfect finger-food dessert for the whole family.

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Apple-Pear Crisp

Ina's five-star crisp is bursting with ripe fall fruit. She recommends Bosc pears and Macoun apples.

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Apple Pie Cupcakes

We borrowed the filling from a favorite holiday pie and baked it on top of a spiced cupcake for these rustic, all-American bites. The tops spread a bit, so use a spoon or a small offset spatula to help lift the cupcakes out of the pan.

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Apple-Pumpkin Galette

This rustic dessert combines the creaminess of pumpkin puree, the chunky texture of apples and the nuttiness of chopped pecans — the perfect autumnal mix.

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Apple-Berry Cobbler Pie

This carb-rich treat (with both a crust and a cobbler topping!) boasts apples and mixed berries — we like a combo of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.

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Deep-Dish Vegan Apple Pie

Extra virgin coconut oil is a great substitute for butter in both the pie dough and the apple filling to make this all-American fruit pie vegan-friendly. We use a mix of apples for the filling: The Golden Delicious keep their shape and are a nice contrast to the soft McIntoshes, and the Granny Smiths give the mixture a nice tartness.

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Fried Apple Hand Pies

Frying your turkey this year? Instead of wasting leftover oil, use it for dessert! These pies can be made days, weeks, even months ahead of time and just fried up after the big meal.

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Lattice-Crust Apple Pie

If there was ever a time to bust out a pretty design on your pie, it's Thanksgiving! The lattice look is a classic and isn't as difficult to create as you think.

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Spiced Apple and Pear Pie

This pie is everything we love about apple pies, but even better. It gets extra depth, juice and flavor from the pears, and it's gorgeous on top of that. What more could you ask for?

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Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Anne's loaf-style layer cake warms you up with cinnamon and nutmeg, and smooth cream cheese icing ups the comfort factor.

Apple Pumpkin Pecan Pie

This is the ultimate holiday pie for those who love apple, pumpkin and pecan pie equally. Our creation boasts a gooey pecan bottom, a sweet-and-tart apple edge and a creamy pumpkin center. Make it the day before and refrigerate overnight; serve at room temperature or chilled.

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Bobby tops cheesecake with sauteed apples, homemade apple-caramel sauce and a sprinkling of walnuts.

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Easy Cranberry and Apple Cake

The prep for Ina's tart and sweet cake is little more than "mix and dump." You can get it in the oven in 15 minutes.

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Pumpkin Apple Pie

Nancy Fuller employs a layering technique to combine two of your favorite Thanksgiving pies into one — first a layer of softened, spiced apples and then a layer of pumpkin.

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Spiced Apple-Walnut Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Giada uses maple syrup as a sweetener in this Bundt cake, and it adds just a little smokiness.

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Gluten-Free Apple Pie

A flaky butter and cream cheese dough is the perfect foundation for a sweet mixture of sliced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. 

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