Apples for Dessert? Yes, Please: Top Three Apple Sweets

With Christmas only a few days in the past, many of us have had our fill of sugar and sweets. However, that sweet tooth we have satiated will eventually return. When it does, what better way is there to satisfy it than with one of the sweetest fruits on the planet?

Apples are wonderful! There is no shortage of the number of apples nor the number of types of apples. They are a great substitute for when you forget your toothbrush, are one of the healthiest snacks in the world, and are good for helping move a stubborn stomach along. With that said, they are also perfect for some of the best desserts in the universe. Below are three you should try soon.

Apple Crisp

Have you ever had the craving for something warm and gooey that would just make you feel like you’re home no matter where you happen to be? Apple Crisp can do that in a heartbeat. Apple Crisp, or Apple Crumble as it is known by some, was made popular in the middle of World War II.

The earliest known posting for the recipe was in 1924 “Everybody’s Cook Book: A Comprehensive Manual of Home Cookery” by Isabel Ely Lord. This tasty delight takes about 10 apples, some sugar, cinnamon, flour, and other ingredients to turn into the dessert of your dreams. Let’s not forget. This dish is even better when served hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Apple Pie

You’ve heard it said a million times. There’s nothing more American than baseball and apple pie. It doesn’t matter where you get your apples, all you are looking for, here, are a few granny smith apples sweet enough to make your mouth water. The first recipe that we find on the books comes from England in 1381.

With a few apples, sugar, and some time and love, you can make anyone’s bad day flip for the good. This dessert is good to serve after some southern fried chicken or a slow-cooked roast. It’s also great for those times when you just need to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Apple Dumplings

Apple dumplings are a dessert that you might not tend to see as often as the others, but are still one of the best uses of an apple invented by man. The first use of the word dumpling in association with apples comes from 17th century Europe. Here, in the United States, apple dumplings have become a native dish of the north.

Especially in the state of Pennsylvania. This dessert even has its own holiday on September 17th. Although the Amish tend to enjoy apple dumplings as a breakfast option, they are better known as a sweet treat and as with apple crisp, this dream of a concoction is best served hot with a cold scoop of ice cream.

Whether here in the U.S. or abroad in some of the world’s finest apple orchards, find a way to enjoy one of the tremendously decadent, but simple, apple recipes above. Your taste buds will thank you for it.

Kelly Tate

Kelly Tate

Kelly is a full-time supermum, caring for two kids and a hardworking husband. A cook, a cleaner, a carer and all round hard worker, striving for the perfect family life (with a few bumps along the way!) Eternally honest and sometimes brutally forward, no topics are off limits with Kelly.
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