Do you often spend long hours surfing the web to find great recipes? I have good news for you. In this article, I combined top great apple desserts that are tasty and easy to cook. So, grab a cup of coffee, read the article till the very end, choose the recipe you like, and enjoy the taste of the most delicious apple dessert.
Easy Sliced Baked Apples
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 4-6 apples
- 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup maple flakes
- 1.5 cups milk dairy or plant milk
- 3 egg yolks at room temperature!
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- 2 tbsp maple sugar’
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Now let’s prepare nuts. You will need half of cup of raw almonds and just coarsely chop them with a large, heavy knife set them aside in the bowl.
- Get 4-6 apples, depending on the size. First, peel them, cut them in half, remove the core with a knife. Then slice them thinly.
- Add all sliced apples to a baking dish. Drizzle the juice of a whole lemon over the sliced apples to prevent them from browning. Then drizzle 2 tablespoons of melted butter over them.
- Add your chopped almonds, half of cup of raisins, and about a quarter cup maple flakes or any other natural sugar you have on hand. Use a spatula and give and give this all a good toss.
- When everything is mixed, sprinkle plenty of cinnamon on top of everything.
- Now cover the dish with tin foil to prevent apples from burning and place it in the oven for 40 min.
- In the meantime, you can prepare a maple vanilla custard. It is optional; you can simply serve your apples plane or ice cream.
- For preparing a custard, add one and a half cups of milk of your choice into a saucepan.
- Heat that milk up over medium heat, until it’s about 150°F (65°C) hot, then remove it from the heat.
- In the meantime, separate 3 room temperature egg yolks and save the egg whites for something else. Then add a teaspoon of vanilla to your yolks, a tablespoon of cornstarch or tapioca starch, and two tablespoons of maple sugar. Whisk everything until super smooth.
- By now, the milk should be nice and work. Make sure that it is not hot, then 170 F (75°C) and add a tablespoon of milk at a time to your yolks and quickly whisk. It is done to temper the eggs and ensures they aren’t too cold.
- Once you add four to six tablespoons to your yolks, you can dump the yolks into the saucepan to the remaining milk and whisk vigorously.
- Return the saucepan to the stove and heat over low hit while constantly stirring and measuring the temperature now and then. Avoid surpassing 170 F (75°C), or else you risk the custard curdling. Remove the saucepan from the heat and keep whisking whenever you get too close to that temperature. So it can cool down again.
- Cook the custard on a low for approximately 10 min until it reaches a thick but still liquid consistency, as it will continue to thicken while it cools down.
- Stir occasionally while it’s cooking.
- Finally, remove them from the oven once your baked apples are done. Please take off the tin foil and serve it immediately. Pour your vanilla custard over the apples or scoop of your favorite ice cream.
Apple Puff Pastry Tart
- 1 lb Granny Smith apples
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
- All-purpose flour for rolling
- 1 egg + 1 tbsp water for egg wash
- Vanilla or turbinado sugar for sprinkling
Apple Pie Glaze
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
This apple puff pastry tart is super simple to make. Light and flaky and sinfully delicious.
So let’s get started.
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C.)
- Pull out a sheet of puff pastry from a freezer and place it on a lined cookie sheet to thaw as you begin the recipe.
- You’ll need a pound of Granny Smith apples. It’s about 4 medium-sized apples. Peel them, cut them in half, remove the core. Cut apples depending on your preferences.
- Toss apples in the bowl with a little squirt of lemon juice to keep them from browning if you’re not using Granny Smiths.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add 3 tablespoons of butter to melt. Add some cinnamon to the butter. Then add your apples and stir to coat. Add some more cinnamon to top them and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add dark brown sugar. Reduce the heat to low and stir it.
- Flour your surface for rolling the pastry dough. Carefully roll out your dough to fit on the sheet. You may see that the very middle is still frozen. Just wait when it thaws the rest of the way.
- Roll out as much as possible until the short end is 10 inches wide. Measure halfway through and cut it lengthwise at the five-inch mark.
- On one of the sheets, gently pull the edge of the dough in about a quarter and then press it slightly to make a bit of a wall of dough. If you repeat this on all four sides, it will ensure that none of the fillings tries to make a run for it while it bakes or seep out.
- Spoon your apple filling into the middle of the folded pastry sheet, making sure that it’s as even as possible and slightly straining your brown sugar liquid as you do so. So that the bottom doesn’t get soggy as it bakes.
- Carefully place your other sheet on top of your apples and gently pull the sides over to cover the bottom piece. Pinch the edges together to form a seal.
- Then brush an egg wash over the top of the dough for a beautiful shiny crust.
- Cut steam vents in the top of the dough because no one likes exploding pastry. Sprinkle some vanilla sugar or turbinado sugar on the top.
- Bake for 15 min to 18 min.
- Take the leftover brown sugar goo and add it to about 2 ounces of powdered sugar, then add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and some milk to thin it to a drizzling consistency.
- When the tart is done, allow it to cool for up to 10 minutes, drizzle glaze on top, and serve.
For The Dough:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2/3 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup milk
For The Sauce:
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
And of course, 6 apples.
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C.).
- Let’s start with making a sauce. So find a medium-size saucepan, add 2 cups of water, 2 cups of brown sugar, a fourth cup of butter, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
- Cook that over medium heat until it starts to boil. The mixture will start to come to boil, and you’ll just mix and stir after it starts boiling for about 1 minute.
NOTE! It will not be super thick at this point. You’ll pour the syrup over the apple dumplings, and while the apple dumplings bake, it’ll get a little bit thicker.
- After it’s boiled for about one minute, you should remove it from the heat and just let that still and cool off slightly while getting the rest of the apple dumplings ready.
- Next, let’s prepare apples. Peel, core, and slice apples. Granny Smith will stay a little bit more firm than some apples, so if you’d like a softer apple, choose a different type. Honeycrisp is delicious also. Now, we use a whole apple in each dumpling. If you’d like smaller dumplings, cut the apple in half.
- Now let’s make a dough.
NOTE! You can easily use your favorite pie crust recipe or even use a store-bought pie crust.
- To the relatively big bowl, add 2 cups of all-purpose flour, add 2 and ½ teaspoons of baking soda, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Then whisk that together.
- Add 2/3 of a cup of room-temperature butter. Use a pastry cutter just to cut that butter in. The butter won’t totally be blended in, but you’ll have just little pieces of butter.
- At that point, add ½ of a cup of milk and stir that together. You will end up with a really soft dough.
- Split a dough six ways as we are making six apple dumplings.
- The next step is to part or rolls out the dough into a circle. Sprinkle just a little of flour down. If you don’t have a rolling pin, just press the dough with your hand.
- Take an apple, put that in the middle and fold the dough up, and squeeze just to form the dough to the apple. Set it aside.
- Use a 9 by 13 baking pan, spray it and then put the apple dumplings in.
- Pour a previously made syrup onto the top. It will bake for probably 45-60 minutes. So just watch them closely. Plan for at least 45 min. Use the fork to see how soft the apples are until they are the doneness you like.
- Warm apple dumplings always need to be served with ice cream.
That’s the end of the article, I hope you enjoyed cooking these delicious and not time-consuming easy apple dessert recipes.