Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts.
My mom used to make it often.
I don't remember her apple pies, because her apple crisp was so good.
Those sweet, cinnamony apples covered in crispy, soft buttery topping all warm and juicy.
Man, it's good.
Don't get me wrong, I love an apple pie too.
But only with crumb topping.
And if it's got cherry, cranberry or raspberry mixed in, so much the better.
But it must, I repeat, must have crumb topping.
Fall makes me think about apple desserts.
I love the way apples get so soft and sweet when they're baked.
They make baked goods so moist.
I hate dry muffins and cakes, don't you?
Add apples, or applesauce, and you don't have to worry about it being dry.
This cake, for example, is one of my favorite apple desserts.
You grate the apples on the large holes of a box grater and those apples add so much sweet juice to the cake.
It is divine.
I like to serve it for breakfast with a bit of cream drizzled over the top.
I admit to being quite bummed that most of my favorite apple desserts will not be part of my fall menu this year.
Apples just seem to go so nicely with butter.
And butter is a no go right now.
But I can dream.
So I did.
I made a list of some delicious looking apple desserts I'd like to try.
Most won't be until next fall.
But there are some, dairy free, egg free, that I can try right now.
For one thing, I want to make apple sauce.
Can you believe I never have?
Well, I have made it for each of my babies, but never any jazzed up, spicy kind for me.
I aim to change that this fall.
Do you have a favorite applesauce recipe?
What about pie?
Or is there some other apple dessert that strikes your fancy?
Here are some of the apple recipes I found.
Take a look.
You might find the apple dessert of your dreams.
I can't wait to find out if I have.
apple pie cake
apple butter bars
spiced apple sauce cake
apple jack flap jacks
baked apple oatmeal
apple banana cake
apple cranberry crumb tart
Hope you are enjoying the sweets of this season.
*all pictures were taken at Riley's Apple Farm. to see full posts, go here and here.