Put your autumn pickings to work with these warm apple desserts. There's nothing like having a sweet apple pie, tart or cake after a big turkey dinner.

By Rachael Ray Every Day
November 01, 2005
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Apple Galette with Cider Drizzle

Fill puff pastry with apple slices, then bake until golden brown. But the star of the show is definitely the drizzle of sweet apple cider on top.

apple galette with cider drizzle

My Mom's Baked Apples

Make this dessert a family affair! Help the kids slice the apple and then stuff it up with good stuff like cereal, walnuts and currants. Pop it in the oven to warm it up and cool it down with a dollop of ice cream.

My Mom's Baked Apples

Apple Cake

Top off your cinnamon spiced cake with thin apple slices dipped in honey and baked until golden. Need we say more?

Gigi's Apple Cake

Mini Caramel-Apple Cheesecakes

Bite-size cheesecakes filled with sweet apples. Tip: For a perfectly smooth texture that's not too soft, leave the cakes in the oven (turned off!) with the door ajar for 30 minutes after baking.

Mini Caramel-Apple Cheesecake

Caramel Apple Layer Cake

Enjoy this apple on steroids cake made with fresh apples (like gala) and applesauce lathered in sweet, creamy caramel frosting.

Caramel Apple Layer Cake

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Evenly distribute the apple in the cupcake batter by shredding instead of chopping and top it all off with gooey caramel cream frosting.

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Walnut-Apple Crisp with Nutmeg Cream

Apples get a feisty zest in this crunchy walnut apple crisp. Toss on a dollop of nutmeg cream for a creamy spice.

Walnut-Apple Crisp with Nutmeg Cream

Apple Upside-Down Cake

Line your pan with apples, nuts, lemon juice and cardamom before pouring in your cake batter and then pop it in the oven. Once golden brown, flip your cake over for a nutty treat oozing with flavor!

Apple Upside-Down Cake

Apple Slump

Dust off your Dutch over and put it to work this turkey day for a supereasy dessert. Finish this gala apple dish by topping it with a scoop of fresh cream.

Apple Slump

Apple Dumplings

Believe it or not, Mountain Dew is what gives this crunchy dessert its flaky crust!

Apple Dumplings

Caramel Apple Cobbler

Spike your dessert with this brandy-infused apple cobbler. Serve with whipped cream.

Caramel Apple Cobbler

Apple Fritters

Everything is better fried, right? Give your apples the crunch they deserve by frying them in a cider-based mixture, then coat in sweet sugar.

Apple Fritters

Spiced Apple Tart

Overflowing with warm Cortland apples, this flaky dessert is a unique and spicy version of autumn's favorite fruit.

Spiced Apple Tart

Bacon-Crumble Apple Pie

Who knew bacon and apples made such a yummy pair? Top your golden delicious apple pie off with crunchy, salty bacon.

bacon crumble apple pie

Apple Tarte Tatin

After you've softened and sugared your gala apples to perfection, bake atop a puff pastry and top it all off with fresh whipped cream.

Apple Tarte Tatin

Cider-Spiced Apple Pie

It's apple pie with a kick! Give your dessert a festive flair with mulled spices and cook until golden brown.

Cider-Spiced Apple Pie

Handy Apple Strudels

Lose the silverware and treat your guests to these warm apple filled pockets. Spice them with nutmeg to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Handy Apple Strudels

Apple Pie With Craggy Crust

Forget the fat and sugar without losing the crunch by using graham crackers and naturally sweetened apples. Keep your family satisfied and healthy!

Apple Pie with Craggy Crust

Dream Thanksgiving Menu

Whatever your dream Thanksgiving dinner is, one of these seven ingenious menus -- featuring cool new dishes, make-ahead tips and even vegetarian recipes -- will make it come true.

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