I think everyone has their go-to apples. For me, it’s Empire and Granny Smith with Red Delicious (uh, bitter!) and Macintosh (uh, too soft) clocking in at the bottom of my like-list. Aside from flavour preferences, different apples have different ideal uses.
Best Apples for Apple Desserts, Sauces, Snacking, and More!
SAUCES: McIntosh, Cortland, Mutsu, Golden Delicious
BAKING: Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jazz, McIntosh, Brawburn, Honeycrisp, Cortland, Pink Lady
SNACKING FRESH: Red Delicious, Gala, Jazz, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady
FREEZING: Golden Delicious
No matter what you choose, or what you use them for, apples are packed with Vitamin C and fibre! And don’t waste those peels! Even if a recipe tells you to remove them, always save and snack on those – there’s a ton of nutrition going on in there!
If you head out to your local apple orchard, you’re probably going to come home with a lot of apples. You know what that means? Time for apple desserts! I’ve compiled some of my favourite healthy apple desserts from local food bloggers, dietitians and nutritionists to help give you a little kick of inspiration. Enjoy!
The Best Healthy Apple Desserts
Nourish RDs- Raspberry Apple Granola Crumble
The Creative Bite- Healthy Peanut Butter Apple Crisp
Amy’s Healthy Baking- Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies
Southern in Law- Healthy Apple Bread
One Good Thing by Jilee- Loaded Apple Pie Nachos
The Recipe Runner- Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites
Delish Knowledge- Vegan Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls
The Healthy Maven- Apple Pie Bites
Imma Eat That- Baked Apples Stuffed with Oatmeal Cookie Granola
Healthy Grocery Girl- Healthy Apple Tart
Updated on October 4th, 2021
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.