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20 sweet apple dessert recipes

The humble apple is transformed into a range of delicious desserts with these easy recipes. From cakes to tarts to puddings, these dishes are sure to go down a treat

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    Apple cheesecake strudel slice

    This heavenly slice combines the flavours and textures of two of your favourite desserts, revealing a creamy, crumbly, buttery dessert with soft stewed apples to delight your friends and family.

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    Toffee apple crumbles

    Apples, caramel, golden crumble and cream - is there any better combination than this? This is apple crumble on steroids

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    Salted caramel baked apples

    Nici Wickes' salted caramel baked apples recipe is as delicious as it is economical. Big pieces of walnuts and sweet red apple combine to create an indulgent dessert that's perfect served with sour cream

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    Apple and brandy twists

    Nici Wickes' moreish apple and brandy twists are fantastic enjoyed fresh from the oven, drizzled in lemon icing or slathered in butter

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    Caramelised apple clafoutis

    Clafoutis is originally from the Limousin region of central France where, in the local dialect, it translates as "brimming over". It is one of the easiest desserts to make: a sweet batter is poured into a baking dish "brimming" with cherries, prunes or the fresh fruit of your choice, and baked. Traditionally, cherries native to the region were used.

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    Baked apple sponge

    Light, fluffy, and filled with juicy warm apple pieces, this delicious apple sponge is wonderful served warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

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    Apple and pear crostata

    Sweet, flaky golden pastry surrounds this wonderfully sugary filling to create an utterly comforting dessert. Topped with tender apples and pears, it makes the ultimate after dinner treat.

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    Caramel apple squares

    Apple and caramel go together perfectly, and these caramel apple squares make a perfect afternoon tea treat or light dessert.

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    Caramel apple kisses

    Treat yourself and satisfy your sweet tooth with these decadently sweet caramel and apple kisses.

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    Apple and ricotta fritters

    Tossed in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with maple syrup, these dreamy ricotta fritters are a casual yet sophisticated dessert.

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    Butterscotch apples

    You can serve these butterscotch apples on their own, with cream or spooned over a steamed pudding.

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    Apple and pear strudel

    This traditional German dessert is beautiful served with a scoop of ice-cream, perfect with the buttery flaky pastry and sweet spiced fruit.

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    Apple crumble galette

    This dessert will be a sure-fire hit - the golden flaky crust, soft stewed apples and sweet crumbly topping is perfect served warm with ice-cream.

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    Apple fritters with coconut ice-cream

    There is not much better than a hot, crispy coating surrounding warm, stewed apples and a large scoop of cool coconut ice-cream.

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    Hot apples and ice-cream sandwiches

    Sweet, caramelised apple slices are beautiful sandwiched between fluffy, golden cake in this quick and tasty dessert. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of ice-cream for a divine sweet treat.

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