Did you know what June 17th is NationalApple Strudel Day? An apple strudel is a sweet pastry made by wrapping grated apples with cinnamon, raisins, breadcrumbs, and sugar. They’re delicious, but at One Green Planet, we love all apple pastries. So instead of celebrating one awesome apple pastry, let’s celebrate them all! Why? Apple desserts are perfect for summer picnics and barbecues — especially when you add a big scoop of ice cream on top.
Celebrate summer with these 10 apple pastry recipes!
1. Apple and Pecan Spelt Pastry Pies
This Apple and Pecan Spelt Pastry Pies have a nutty, buttery spelt crust is filled with a warm, gooey filling. Cinnamon adds a touch of warmth to the filling of these pastry pies and the crunchy crust serves as a satisfying contrast to the gooey apples within. Serve these pastry pies with a tall, cool glass of almond milk.
2. Rustic Tartlets With Caramelized Onions, Apple, and Butternut Squash
Not every apple pastry is for dessert! These Rustic Tartlets With Caramelized Onions, Apple, and Butternut Squash are a perfect appetizer that showcases just how well apples and caramelized onions go together. Add in a little creamy butternut squash and you have a great appetizer for any occasion.
3. Apple Baklava
Want pastry, but trying to avoid grains? This raw Apple Baklava recreates that sweet, sticky pastry using only plant-based ingredients and uses zero grains. Apple chips are layered with a date and walnut paste, drizzled with a creamy vanilla sauce, and topped with chopped pistachios. This dessert is truly out of this world.
4. Apple and Raspberry Ginger Pie
Natural flavors and fragrance from fruits and spices make every bite of this Apple and Raspberry Ginger Pie an amazing experience. You would never believe that the crumbly pastry crust is actually gluten-free! It all wraps around a spicy, sweet filling of apples and raspberries.
5. Cream Cheese Apple Galette
Galettes are just as delicious as pies, but way easier to make! And what better way to welcome fall than with a Cream Cheese Apple Galette? Instead of using store-bought vegan cream cheese, this version is homemade with coconut milk, cashew butter, and apple cider vinegar for tanginess.
6. Grilled Apple Pie With Coconut Whipped Cream
While not technically an apple pastry because they’re made with rice paper wraps, these Grilled Apple Pies are awesome for summer because you can have pastry without turning on the oven. In this summer-friendly version, traditional apple pie filling is wrapped in spring rolls, grilled, then brushed with melted vegan butter and sprinkled with cinnamon, and sugar. The only thing that could possibly make is better is the vanilla-infused whipped coconut cream perfect for dipping.
7. Salted Caramel Apple Galette
This Salted Caramel Apple Galette is warm, gooey, delicious, and loaded with apples. What more can you really ask for? This dessert is arguably better than traditional caramel apples because it’s less messy. You can add as much caramel as you desire, it’s homemade, and you can share it with loved ones.
8. Heartwarming Apple Pastries
These Heartwarming Apple Pie Pastries won’t take you long to make, and doesn’t require many ingredients, so it’s perfect for summer barbecues! Celebrate summer right with easy desserts. Whoo!
9. Apple Dutch Baby
This Apple Dutch Baby recipe uses silken tofu to achieve that fluffy, puffy, and oh-so-lovely texture. Sweet, juicy apples really seal the deal on its deliciousness! Additionally, this recipe uses no added oils, which makes it a meal you can feel good about starting your day with.
10. Decadent Hazelnut Maple Apple Tart
This Decadent Hazelnut Maple Apple Tart is truly decadent and special. It has a nutty whole-wheat crust which is filling and satisfying, a rich, creamy almond yogurt, homemade hazelnut butter filling, and maple-infused apples seasoned with nutmeg, cardamom with cinnamon on top. This hazelnut maple apple tart is decadence through and through!
They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. These recipes count, right?
Lead image source: Salted Caramel Apple Galette