Easy, Healthy Apple Desserts to Make Before Fall's Over

Use up those extra apples to make something sweet.

Flat Apple Pie with Perfect Pie Crust

Flat Apple Pie with Perfect Pie Crust

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

There’s no better way to end a meal then with a warm ooey gooey dessert. There’s also no better time to indulge in one such dessert than fall. Filled to the brim with the spicy sweetness of cinnamon, cloves and all-spice, apple desserts check off all the right boxes. But you don’t need to splurge on calories to satisfy your apple cravings. Here’s our list of healthy-meets-tasty apple picks perfect for fall.

Nothing sums up fall better than a fresh-out-of-the-oven, piping hot apple pie. Ree Drummond uses crisp Granny Smith apples for her flattened version. Drizzle with some caramel sauce before serving for some extra sweetness.


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Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Take baked apples to the next level with these rum and brown sugar glazed beauties from Alex Guarnaschelli. For an added dose of spice, place a cinnamon stick in each cored apple when baking them in the oven. Follow Alex’s lead and top with a scoop of rum raisin ice cream and dig in!

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EA Stewart, 2016, Television Food Network, G. P. All Rights Reserved.

Looking for a healthy vegan-friendly take on crispy apple cake? Look no further than this one-skillet-does-it-all recipe. Not only is this cake completely free of eggs, it’s also bursting with all-natural flavors, vitamin-rich walnuts and fiber-healthy grains. It’s so good for you, no one will judge if you grab a second slice.

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Infuse your crumble bars with an extra dose of juiciness by adding a helping of apple butter to dried apples, cherries and raisins.

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

Pay homage to your love for all things apple with these apple sauce empanadas from Melissa D’Arabian. Melissa uses chilled cream cheese to form the flaky dough. Crimp with a fork and coat with egg wash and cinnamon sugar to add some extra texture and sweetness to these kid-friendly hand-held treats.

Apple Muffins; Ellie Krieger

Apple Muffins; Ellie Krieger

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Tara Donne

Who said muffins were only meant to be eaten at breakfast? End your meal on a delicious note with these low-calorie apple muffins from Ellie Krieger. Golden Delicious apples are peeled and cored before being added to pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon to form the tender batter. Make them a day ahead to save time or freeze leftovers for a future late-night snack.

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