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Apple orchards, apple picking and apple desserts all scream fall. Glowing with bright yellows and reds, apples are juicy and more than ready to be used in your favorite fall recipes. If you’re looking for something sweet and full of texture that can turn your taste buds upside down, look no further. 

Here you will  find a scrumptious Spiced Apple Crumble that will not only become a family favorite but a holiday must-have.

Kids and adults love the deliciously sweet apple chunks filling the bottom of the pan along with the crumble topping. Top this killer sweet treat with vanilla ice cream for a sensational, melty, oozing-with-goodness dessert no one can forget. 

Want to try something different? Check out the Cinnamon-Apple Crostata. You’ll have a hard time waiting to sink your teeth in to its flaky crust. Its a dessert that is delicious and easy to make.

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Spiced Apple Crumble

Servings: 6-8


  • 6 medium Honeycrisp apples, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon white flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 lemons, juice only


  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • vanilla ice cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

To make filling: In medium bowl, add apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and lemon juice. Toss to evenly coat. Spread evenly in 8-by-8-inch baking dish.

To make topping: In medium bowl, add oats, flour, brown sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, melted butter and salt. Fork mixture to create crumbles. Pour crumble topping over apple mixture.

Bake 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Cinnamon-Apple Crostata

Pie Pastry (we used Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts)


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples (4-5 medium sized)
  • 1 tsp. sugar (for sprinkling)
  • 2 tbs. chopped pecans

Heat oven to 450°.

In medium bowl mix together 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Stir in peeled and sliced apples until well combined.

Place flattened pie crust on an ungreased cookie or pizza sheet.

Spoon apple mixture onto the center of the crust, spreading the mixture to about 2 inches from the edge of the crust.

Fold crust over mixture, pleating along the way.

Brush edges of crust with water.

Sprinkle sugar over crust and apple mixture.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crust is a golden brown.

Sprinkle pecans over apple mixture.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Recipe adapted from Pillsbury.

Caramel Apple Wraps

  • 3 large apples, any kind
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter, or almond butter
  • 8-10 fajita-sized tortillas
  • caramel sundae syrup

Wash and dice apples.  In medium bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon.  Add diced apples to sugar mixture.  Toss apples to coat.

In small bowl, stir together yogurt and peanut butter until smooth.

Layout tortillas and spread 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture on each.  Spoon small amount of apple mixture at one end of each tortilla.  Start from end with apples and roll tortillas.

Drizzle with caramel syrup.

Recipe adapted from Milk Means More.

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