Thomas J. Story

It's time for caramelized tarts, juicy pies, crisps, streusels, and cinnamony sauces. See our editor's favorite apple dessert (and discover your own)

Sunset  – July 24, 2007

We’ve got all your apple favorites here, from the simple crisp and free-form galette to the fancy tarte tatin and the traditional apple streusel pie. All that’s left is a giant scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Dig in.

Apple-Cranberry-Currant Pie with French Topping
This is our editor’s favorite apple dessert, she serves it every Thanksgiving to treat her family. Get the recipe

Apple-Crisp Baked Apples
If you’re looking for that big apple flavor without a fuss, try these simple baked apples ― the crisp topping is stuffed inside. Get the recipe

Apple Galette
Galettes are great when you want that apple-pie flavor and don’t want to worry about crimping pie edges. (If you’re pressed for time, try this with store-bought pie crust.) Get the recipe

Tarte Tatin
This impressive dish is basically an upside-down apple tart. The apples bake in a rich, caramel sauce making it even more special. Get the recipe

Apple-Pear Gratin
Fall’s bounty of apples and pears are combined in an easy to make gratin, studded with currants, spiked with rum, and topped with a crushed cookie topping. If that wasn’t good enough, it can also be made a day ahead. Get the recipe

Harvest Apple Pie with Hazelnut Streusel
Spicy apple, dried apricot and cherry filling is topped with a crunchy hazelnut streusel in this special harvest-time treat. Get the recipe

Sunglow Apple-Lemon Pie
New to pie-making? Try this super basic apple-lemon pie that’s thickened with tapioca. Get the recipe

Oak Glen Apple Pie with Cinnamon Sauce
Traditional apple pie is even more delicious paired with a cinnamony sauce of apple juice, cinnamon, brown sugar, and orange peel. Get the recipe

Los Rios Apple Crisp
A Sunset reader favorite, this recipe gets its nutty flavor from toasty pecans and oats. Get the recipe

Columbia Gorge Hotel Apple Tart
Prepared puff pastry makes this dessert a breeze to prepare, Calvados jazzes it up. Get the recipe

Grill-Baked Apple Crisp
This version of traditional apple crisp gets baked on the grill, making it perfect for early fall outdoor entertaining. Get the recipe

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