Monday, October 8, 2012

MY TOP TEN APPLE DESSERTS

It's apple time, and I've put together my ten favorite apple recipes.  Some are simple, some are complex, all are wonderful.  Most are adapted lower-fat, lower-sugar versions, but I think you'll find these recipes are plenty sweet.  Please enjoy.

1. Biltmore House Restaurant Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie  -- This one is a lot of work, but it’s a show stopper, and uber-delicious.  I did reduce the sugar though, because it was just over the top for me.  And it’s still plenty sweet.  Worth making for a special occasion.
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2. Kraft Apple Pecan Cheesecake – My adapted version of this easy dessert has a whole wheat-oatmeal crust and is baked in a springform pan rather than a 9x12 pan.  The brown sugar in the filling lends a caramel tone that goes well with the other ingredients. 007_thumb[6]

3. Apple Cobbler – This is a small cobbler for four people using a Williams Sonoma cobbler crust recipe.
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4. Apple-Almond Gallette will serve four to six people who will thank you many times.  This is a wonderful, rustic, delicious dessert.
If you want a smaller tart, try my Apple Frangipane Tarts for Four.

5.  Maple Tarte Tartin sounds sophisticated and difficult, but it's actually rustic and easy -- and absolutely delicious.

6. Mix and Match Fruit Crumbles for Eight – An easy but delicious dessert.
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7. No-Sugar Double Apple Applesauce – So not boring, with a deep apple flavor and wonderful apple sweetness because it’s made with apple juice concentrate instead of sugar.
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8. Coconut-Apple-Cranberry-Pecan-Oat Crumble Muffins – Wow, what a mouthful!  But these are especially good muffins, even if the ingredient list is a bit long.
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9. Salted Caramel Apple Dumplings – Pastry-wrapped apples are  golden brown on top while the bottom becomes like a warm apple-caramel pudding.  Outrageous!
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10. Caramel Apple Crumb Pie – Inspired by Linda Hundt, a multiple prize winner in the Crisco National Pie Contest.  A crispy, crunchy, sweet crumb topping over slightly sweet and tangy apple filling, topped with rich and sweet caramel sauce.  One of my new faves.
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17 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

What a delicious roundup! Now I'm craving apples!

Coleen said...

My family loves apple desserts, thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes.

Katy ~ said...

An apple a day! Loving all these!!

Katy ~ said...

What a yummy way to celebrate an apple a day!!

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Julie said...

That's a whole lot of apple yumminess...I wouldn't even know where to start!

teresa said...

oh i wish i could graze all of these desserts with a fork, they look so good!

Shirley said...

That is such a great collection of apples! Thank you for visiting and commenting. Have a great day!

Joanne said...

I love apple recipes! These look fabulous.

Debbie said...

How did you know I have a bunch of apples sitting in my kitchen from our trip to the mountains last week! Thank you Judy!!!!! Some of those cheesecakes look out of this world!

lisa is cooking said...

This is perfect timing. I have a big collection of apples from my CSA. I need to use them all, and these are some great ideas!

Lynn said...

These look lovely, Judy. You have such variety here, too. I believe we should dub you the apple queen :)

Rebecca Subbiah said...

wow these look amazing great list will share

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

These all look amazing, Judy, but your Apple-Almond Galette has caught my eye. I'm off to copy and paste :)

Auntie Bliss said...

The Galette catches my eye! And those top two do as well...
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Pam said...

They all look so delicious.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What fabulous and droolworthy desserts! I love to bake and cook with apples.

Cheers,

Rosa