Now that it’s officially fall, I’m beginning to crave apple everything: homemade apple sauce, warm apple pie, and fresh apple cider. Honestly, it’s like I have a Pavlovian response to the change in seasons.
Additionally, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at tonight, and it’s customary to eat apples with honey to symbolize a sweet new year. A traditional Rosh Hashanah meal often includes a honey cake, however; since apple season is in full swing, I think we should make room at the table for one of these tempting apple desserts.
These streusel-topped apple bars go a step beyond one-bowl baking, as there’s no bowl involved! All of the ingredients are assembled right in the pan.
Since it’s called “bread” and not “cake” and is packed with fruit and vegetables, this sweet treat is actually good for you, right? (Except I’d omit the raisins.)
There are only seven ingredients in this easy recipe, including a store-bought puff pastry. Sold.
In the time it takes to watch an episode of “The Mindy Project,” you can bake these sweet and comforting muffins. Better yet, prepare them during “The New Girl,” so you can enjoy 30 minutes of uninterrupted Mindy Kaling while stuffing your face with dessert.
Technically, this isn’t a dessert recipe. But since breakfast is my second favorite meal after dessert, I made the exception. You could always eat these bite-sized French toast pieces as a sweet ending to a savory breakfast.
What are your favorite apple dessert recipes? Will you go apple picking this fall? We went last year and the year before, and I’m looking forward to finding an orchard in NJ to visit in the upcoming weeks.
PS – How to make cinnamon apple chips.