Apple Dessert Recipes

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If you’re a lover of recipes, as I am, apple dessert recipes are probably some of your favorites—especially easy ones. Invariably, when I have a new cookbook, the first topic I investigate is the dessert section. On one occasion as I glanced through apple dessert recipes, I happened upon one for miniature apple pies that are super quick and easy to make and delicious as well. This is a treat worth trying and adding to your recipe file.

Easy Miniature Apple Pies


2 cans crescent rolls

2 Granny Smith apples

1 stick butter

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ cup granulated white sugar

½ cup brown sugar, packed

1 (12oz) Diet Mountain Dew


Preheat over to 350 degrees F. and spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with Pam. Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into 6-8 wedges. Note: An apple corer is an inexpensive kitchen tool and makes quick work of coring apples and slicing them into equal size wedges. Roll up each apple wedge inside a crescent roll. Place rolls into a 9” x 13” baking dish. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Once melted, add sugars and cinnamon. Stir over low heat until thoroughly mixed. Spoon mixture over crescent rolls. Pour Diet Mountain Dew over rolls. Bake for 45 minutes. When done, remove the individual pies to a wire rack, as staying in the liquid will make them soggy. ENJOY!

Since we’re on the subject of apple dessert recipes, here’s a recipe for a fresh apple cake that is sure to please family and guests alike. Don’t let the list of ingredients scare you. The cake mixes up fast and is one of the best cakes you’ll ever taste.

Best Fresh Apple Cake Ever

Cake Ingredients:

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

1-1/2 cups vegetable oil

¼ cup orange juice

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

3 cups peeled and finely chopped Granny Smith Apples

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup chopped pecans

Sauce Ingredients:

1 stick butter

1 cup sugar

½ cup buttermilk

½ teaspoon baking soda


Preheat over to 325 degrees F. and generously grease and flour a 9” x 13” baking pan.

For the cake:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, oil, orange juice, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and vanilla extract and mix well with an electric mixer. Gently fold apples, coconut, and pecans into batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean – about 1-1/2 hours.

For the sauce:

Shortly before the cake is done, make the sauce. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Stir in the sugar, buttermilk, and baking soda, and bring to a rolling boil, while stirring constantly to prevent burning. Continue to stir constantly and boil the sauce for 1 minute. Let sauce remain in sauce pan until cake is done and removed from oven.

To finish:

Remove the cake from the oven and leave it in the baking pan. Pour the sauce over the top of the cake while the cake is still hot. It’s best to let the cake stand for about an hour before serving. YUM!