Best Apple Dessert Recipes : Apple Pie Sundae Bar

Apple Pie is a staple of summer and lucky for us, fall is time for all things apples too. We have been fortunate enough to inherit a very productive granny smith apple tree, so I have become a little more creative in order to use up those apples!

best apple dessert recipes

This apple tree is so prolific and huge we can pick the apples from INSIDE the house right out those awesome old living room windows!

Look at all those apples!! The tree can barely stand up straight there are so many! The apples aren’t always perfect, but we just wash them and cut them up and have apples coming out our ears! The perfect excuse to make all the best apple dessert recipes, so I’m always looking for easy apple dessert recipes with few ingredients.

best apple dessert recipes

I love dutch apple pie al la mode, so I decided to see if I could whip something up that might be a little bit easier, but just as yummy.

best apple dessert recipes

Remember these baked cinnamon sugar apple slices? Well, guess what? They make an incredible sundae topping!

best apple dessert recipes

Since we’re always hosting lots of college students at the Alumni House, this Apple Pie Sundae Bar is definitely one of those easy apple desserts for a crowd…my favorite kind! It can be put together quickly and easily (you can make the apples ahead of time for sure), and is a super yummy treat any time of year.

best apple dessert recipes

I like the fact that it’s a little bit of fruit too…so maybe I don’t have to feel as guilty eating it? HA! At least that’s how I justify it. 😉

best apple dessert recipes


When I put this Apple Pie Sundae Bar together, I like to just put a bunch of toppings together that kind of give the feel of apple pie. Here are the easy ingredients to include in your sundae bar:

French Vanilla Ice Cream

Baked Cinnamon Apples

Candied Pecans – I get mine at Trader Joes

Granola – Love the crunch it gives and is reminiscent of a crust

Caramel Sauce (homemade or store bought)

Whipped Cream 

best apple dessert recipes

Start with premium french vanilla ice cream. Top with your baked cinnamon sugar apples, then add some homemade caramel sauce. For a little bit of crust like texture and to mimic that crumble topping I like to add some granola.

best apple dessert recipes

A maple granola cereal works really well as a topping. Toss in a few candied pecans and add a dollop of homemade whipped cream on top. 

best apple dessert recipes

Guys, this is SO good. Like why haven’t I thought of this before?!

best apple dessert recipes

There you have it. An easy apple dessert recipe with just a few ingredients.

best apple dessert recipes

I hope that this is a help for your next get-together. It makes a great dessert for fall football game parties, Halloween parties and an alternative for any occasion that calls for apple pie like the 4th of July. 

best apple dessert recipes


best apple dessert recipes

Looking for more delicious recipes?  You can find even more in our recipe library.

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Warm Apple Cake with Spiced Butter Cream Sauce

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting & Toffee

Easy Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

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Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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