Beyond Apple Pie Desserts

Eight apple-filled desserts that go way beyond apple pie.
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There’s certainly nothing wrong with this classic American dessert, but if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, here are eight apple-rific ideas.

Baked Apples

Sweet, warm and crunchy, this apple dessert has all the goodness of pie, without the crust!

Applesauce

Ree's Homemade Applesauce, delicious with Apple Pancakes, as seen on Food Network's The Pioneer Woman, Season 4.

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Serve this classic apple creation as a topper for ice cream, as an ingredient in baked goods or for dessert all by itself.

Recipe: Applesauce

Photo by: Tara Donne ©2009

Tara Donne, 2009

Apple Crisp

Warm apples with a sugary topping, apple crisp is straight-up comfort food.

Recipe: Apple Crisp
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Betty's Apple Ambrosia; as seen on Food Network's Trisha's Southern Kitchen.

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Ambrosia

Apples, coconut and pineapple take center stage in an apple-filled version of this old-school fruit salad.

Photo by: Tara Donne ©FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Tara Donne, FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Empanadas

Whip up some homemade applesauce, then pack it in flaky pouches with some cream cheese.

Pizza

Yup, pizza! Toasty bread is topped with apples and caramel sauce in this sweet take on pizza.

Recipe: Dessert Pizza

Giada Mini Carrot Apple Cupcakes, Carrot, Apples, Frosting

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Cupcakes

Complete with dollops of thick and creamy cream cheese frosting, these fruit-and-veggie-filled treats are delicious and perfectly portioned.

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Photo by: Justin Walker

Justin Walker

Apple Bars

This recipe was No. 12 on Food Network Magazine’s hit list of 50 Bar Cookies; it features sauteed apples mixed into a sugar cookie crust. Apple heaven!

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.

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