Fall is right around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: Apple Pie season has arrived! If you’re looking to get creative with your apple-flavored desserts, this autumn, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most unique ways to incorporate apples into your dessert repertoire.
With origins in the European country of Latvia, this sweet treat is really more like a crepe than a pancake. They usually consist of grated or thinly sliced tart apples and are typically topped with syrup or honey.
Fig an Honey Apple Polenta Cake
Hailing from the great nation of Italy, this dense dessert will surely hit the spot. Your taste buds will thank you for this cake stuffed with apple chunks, dried figs, citrus zest, olive oil, honey, and polenta.
Gâteau aux Pommes
This boozy treat comes to us from France. It is basically a cake that incorporates a buttery rum into the batter. It’s often topped with apple chunks, vanilla, and powdered sugar to add the perfect amount of sweetness to the alcoholic kick.
This simple treat is originally from Russia. The moist cake is surprisingly soft and airy and typically topped off with some powdered sugar.
Basque Apple Tart
Having originated in France before making its way to Spain, there are several variations of the Tarta de Manzana. The most common recipe tops the tart off with thinly sliced butter-brushed apples that are baked and glazed using an apricot jam.
This surprisingly simple dessert comes to us from Beijing, China. Tanghula is basically crab apples dipped in a sugar syrup, dried, and placed on a skewer along with various other candied fruits.
These Greek cookies are constructed using a folded, flaky phyllo dough and are stuffed with a concoction of golden delicious apples, sugar, and spices. They are completed with a dusting of powdered sugar.