Healthy Apple Dessert Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Apple dessert recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Apple Crisp

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
There's nothing like this old-fashioned apple dessert recipe to top off a good dinner. It's low in calories and can be made even lower if prepared with sugar substitute.

Triple-A Apple Pie

Apples, Anjou pears, and apricots are the As that make this apple pie a knockout.

Breakfast Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Cakes

These handy cakes are a great way to start your day. If you're in a hurry, toss one in a food storage container to enjoy once you get to work. If you have more time, pop one in the microwave for 30 seconds, then top with a little milk and enjoy!
By Sara Haas, RDN

Air-Fryer Apples

These air-fryer apples are warm and tender, with cinnamon and orange zest adding subtle spice and flavor. Maple syrup makes these air-fryer apples just sweet enough.
By Laura Kanya

Fresh Apple Squares

Rating: 3.5 stars 5
One batch of dough does double duty as both the crust and streusel topping to make one of the easiest desserts around.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Apple-Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 3
These healthy apple cookies made with oats, shredded apples and brown sugar make snack time enjoyable for everybody.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Apple-Caramel Pound Cake

This tender apple-caramel pound cake has tons of flavor from the apples, brown sugar and cinnamon. The caramel glaze sends this easy cake over the top with a sweet and buttery finish.
By Pam Lolley

Fried Apple Pie Rolls

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
In this healthy take on apple pie, egg roll wrappers stand in for pie crust, saving you calories and the headache of rolling out dough. We like to use Granny Smith apples because they hold their shape and provide tart balance to the sweet filling. Try dipping these handheld crispy treats in whipped cream.
A portrait of Breana Killeen, M.P.H., RD
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Baked Cinnamon Apple Slices

Rating: 5 stars 1
These baked cinnamon apple slices have just the right level of tenderness and bite and a gooey apple caramel that forms at the bottom of the pan. Enjoy this healthy dessert spooned over ice cream, with biscuits or served over yogurt—the options with these are endless!
Melissa Gray
By Melissa Gray

Apple Crumble with Oats

Leaving the skins on the apples provides fiber and vitamins, so this diabetic-friendly dessert is not only good tasting but also good for you.
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Inspiration and Ideas

The Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
All apples are not created equal—at least when it comes to cooking vs. eating them fresh. But regardless of variety, they’re all good for you.
How to Make Healthy, Homemade Fruit Bars
This recipe for healthy apple bars makes a big batch, perfect for potlucks and parties. Both kids and adults will love this healthy lunchbox treat!
Apple "Donuts"
Rating: 4 stars 2

This so-simple 3-ingredient recipe turns apple slices into “donuts.” Topped with nut butter and coconut, they make a satisfying no-added-sugar dessert or healthy snack.