4 Apple Recipes to Turn Anyone Into a Pro

Apples hanging on trees.

Baking with apples is usually challenging for first-timers which is why not many beginners do it. (Image: Nehru via Dreamstime)

Baking with apples is usually challenging for first-timers which is why not many beginners do it. What if you found that perfect recipe that wasn’t too complicated and helped you bake like a pro?

The problem with some people is that they usually try the wrong recipe when starting. By choosing the right recipe, you’ll be able to create a masterful pie, cake, tart, or other dishes for your family or friends. If you’ve struggled to find the perfect apple recipe, this article will help you cook some of the best recipes.

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Some recipes work well for some people, while others don’t. The key to baking good food is to find the perfect recipe that works for you.

4 of the easiest apple recipes you can follow

1. Apple tarts

Ingredients:

  • 3 apples sliced very thin
  • ⅔ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 pack of puff pastry sheets
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Powdered sugar, caramel, whipped cream, and other optional toppings

Procedure:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F
  2. Spray two baking pans with nonstick spray and place the puff pastry rectangles
  3. Add the sugar and salt to the apples, stir, and allow to sit for a few minutes
  4. Arrange the apple slices overlapping each other on top of the puff pastries
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown color
  6. Remove from the pan and serve with caramel, whipped cream, or other optional toppings
The puffed pastry bakes into a puffy, golden texture that makes the perfect crust for fruit tarts.
 The puffed pastry bakes into a puffy, golden texture that makes the perfect crust for fruit tarts. (Image: Hector Sanchez via The Pioneer Woman)

2. Apple pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp of all-purpose flour
  • 1 whole unbaked pie crust
  • 2 tbsp of vanilla
  • 3 whole large apples, peeled and sliced thin
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • ⅛ tsp of cinnamon
  • Ice cream, whipped cream, or any other type of sauce for serving
  • 7 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup of pecans
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ¾ cup of all-purpose flour
  • A dash of salt

Procedure:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F
  2. Roll out the pie dough and position it in the pie pan
  3. Add apple slices to a large bowl
  4. In a bowl, mix the cream, ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup sugar, vanilla, 1tbst flour, and cinnamon
  5. Pour the apples inside the mix
  6. In a bowl, combine the butter, sugar, flour, pecans, and salt
  7. Mix everything until no more clumps can be seen
  8. Place the foil loosely on top but attach the edges and lay the piece flat
  9. Place the pie pan on a rimmed cookie sheet
  10. Bake for an hour
  11. Remove the foil and leave it for 15-20 minutes or more to allow it to finish baking
  12. Remove the pie from the open
  13. Add finishes with whipped cream, ice cream, or other sauces
This rich, decadent apple pie with a crumbly, crunchy topping is too good to pass up.
This rich, decadent apple pie with a crumbly, crunchy topping is too good to pass up. (Image: Danielle Daly via The Pioneer Woman)

3. Apple spiced pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 apples that are cored and grated
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups of nonfat milk
  • ½ cup of chopped pecans
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh fruit

Procedure:

  1. Whisk flour, cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, and salt in a bowl
  2. In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and maple syrup
  3. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir
  4. Add the grated apples and pecans and continue stirring
  5. Heat a nonstick pan to 375°F
  6. Lightly coat with cooking spray
  7. Add ½ cup of butter into the skillet and the pancakes a few at a time
  8. When pancakes start to bubble, flip them
  9. Repeat with the remaining batter
  10. Serve the pancakes with maple syrup and/or fresh fruit
Apple spiced pancakes are fantastic for breakfast or dinner and are one of the comforting foods of fall.
Apple spiced pancakes are fantastic for breakfast or dinner and are one of the comforting foods of fall. (Image: via The Pioneer Woman)

4. Cookie caramel apples

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup corn syrup
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 8 apples
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter chopped into pieces
  • Cooking spray
  • Crushed chocolate cookies
  • Wooden sticks

Procedure:

  1. Inset sticks into the apple
  2. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray
  3. Melt the sugar and corn syrup in a large pot while stirring
  4. When everything is consistent, swirl the pan until the mixture is dark and the temperature reaches 245° (may take 8-12 mins)
  5. Add all of the butter and stir until consistent
  6. Turn down the heat to medium and pour the heavy cream
  7. Whisk until smooth
  8. Increase the heat to 250°F for 8-10 mints
  9. Turn off the heat and allow to cool for 5-10 mins
  10. Dip the apples in the caramel
  11. Roll the dipped apples in the crushed cookies
  12. Let rest for 5-10 mins
The caramel required for this recipe is easy to make.
The caramel required for this recipe is easy to make. (Image: Coral Von Zumwalt via The Pioneer Woman)

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