15 alternatives to classic apple pie

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There’s nothing more American than apple pie, but sometimes you want something a little different.

If you’re heading to the orchard to pick apples this weekend, and you want some different options to impress the fam, we’ve got you.

Skip the apple pie and slice up one of these delicious alternatives instead.

1. Apple danish

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Photographer: https://goo.gl/Hsojq1 (tonydolor) License: https://goo.gl/VAhsB

You won’t disappoint anyone at breakfast by surprising them with delish danishes. Find the recipe here.

2. Apple cider donuts

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Photographer: https://goo.gl/g70x4l (Veganbaking.net) License: https://goo.gl/OOAQfn

Bring these into the office and you’re gonna make a whole lotta new friends. Find the recipe here.

3. Mini apple tarts

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Photographer: https://goo.gl/bVkfZ5 (Danielle Scott) License: https://goo.gl/OOAQfn

Is there anything more perfect that handheld apple treats? No. No there isn’t. Find the recipe here.

4. Apple pancakes

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Pancakes are pretty great on their own, but toss in some apples and you’re gonna up your breakfast game like you won’t believe. Find the recipe here.

5. Apple peanut butter cookies

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Photographer: https://goo.gl/qEGYSt (Jo Shontz) License: https://goo.gl/sZ7V7x

It’ll take you more time to peel the apples than it will to make these tasty cookies. Find the recipe here.

6. Dutch apple cake

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It’s up to you if you add frosting on this one. But, I mean, c’mon. Find the recipe here.

7. Apple bread pudding

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Photographer: https://goo.gl/YRkCep (Stu Spivek) License: https://goo.gl/KpsW0a

This recipe isn’t necessarily for beginners, but neither is savoring a bowl of bread pudding with ice cream and raspberries with caramel syrup drizzle. Find the recipe here.

8. Apple dumplings

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These scrumptious treats are so simple to make you’ll wonder why you never tried it before. Go ahead, indulge yourself. Find the recipe here.

9. Caramel apples

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It’s simple. Take an apple, put it on a stick and dip it in hot caramel. Wanna make your own caramel sauce? Find the recipe here.

10. Apple crisp

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Photographer: https://goo.gl/nMZN6w (Whitney) License: https://goo.gl/dKTWCD

Seriously the best alternative to apple pie. Why would you consider anything else? Find the recipe here.

11. Apple and peach cobbler

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Photographer: https://goo.gl/cQ4rG2 (Jeffrey W) License: https://goo.gl/dKTWCD

Apple cobbler is pretty great on its own. Peach cobbler is also pretty great on its own. Put them together and you have a dessert powerhouse. Find the recipe here.

12. Apple cinnamon oatmeal bread

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Stick this in the toaster for an extra special treat! Find the recipe here.

13. Apple pie bites

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When you don’t wanna go for the full pie, consider these mini snack-size alternatives. Perfect for even the pickiest palate. Find the recipe here.

14. Fried apple pies

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Skip the version at McDonald’s and make these delicious snacks at home. Bonus points because you’re using real apples. Find the recipe here.

15. Apple upside-down cake

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Photographer: https://goo.gl/mefCcN (Karen and Brad Emerson) License: https://goo.gl/KT8txy

Once you try apple upside-down cake, you’ll wonder why you ever even ate the pineapple version. Find the recipe here.

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