An Apple A Day: 7 Apple Desserts That We’re FALL-ing For

September 26, 2017 |
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Fall is officially here, and even though it doesn’t feel like it outside we’re not letting the lingering warm weather stop us from reveling in all the sugar and spice of the season. Apples are in their prime and while we’ve waited to bite into a crisp one fresh off the tree, we’re also jumping for joy that it’s time to enjoy apple-filled desserts, of which there are many to choose from. To help you celebrate the season we’ve done some extensive research on the topic. We’ve picked seven apple desserts in Boston to highlight, one for each day of the week. It’s doctor’s orders so we suggest you try them all.


Apple Crisp Doughnut from Union Square Doughnuts

apple crisp doughnut

Photo Credit: Rachel DeSimone

Apple crisp, meet doughnut. Two of our favorite desserts become one in this perfectly executed doughnut. The fluffly, lightly spiced round of dough is covered in an apple-cinnamon glaze and topped with a hefty handful of crumble…aka the good stuff. This doughnut is the poster child of fall and we’re all for it.



Address: 20 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: 617-209-2257


Address: 409 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

Boston Public Market

Address: 136 Blackstone St, Boston, MA 02109

Apple Bread Pudding from Stephi’s on Tremont

apple bread pudding

Photo Credit: Yelp

Bread pudding is the ultimate comfort, especially when the cool weather begins to set in. Who knows when that will happen but when it does Stephi’s on Tremont is prepared with their decadent, apple bread pudding. Something magical happens when bread is baked with custard, and adding apples to the mix only elevates that.

*This is a stop on our South End Sweet & Savory Tour

Address: 571 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-236-2063

Apple Cider Doughnut Ice Cream from Fomu

apple cider doughnut ice cream

Photo Credit: Fomu

We have stalked Fomu’s Instagram waiting for them to announce the arrival of their apple cider doughnut ice cream, and the time has come! It’s here. This ice cream spot is becoming more well-known in the city of Boston for serving up some of the best textured and flavored vegan ice cream out there. Thick apple cider ice cream made from local apples is studded with chunks of apple cider doughnuts. This ice cream is not messing around.


*This is a stop on our Allston Arts & Eats Tour


Address: 481 Cambridge St, Allston, MA
Phone: 617-903-3276

South End

Address: 655 Tremont St, Boston, MA
Phone: 617-982-7955

Jamaica Plain

Address: 617 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA
Phone: 617-553-2299

Apple Crumb Pie from Petsi Pies

apple crumble pie

Photo Credit: Yelp

This local shop is dedicated to pie perfection. Apple pie is offered year-round but this is its moment to shine. Petsi makes two kinds of apple pie, classic apple pie with a pastry top and one with a crumble topping. Both scream fall and we’re listening! We’re a big fan of the crumble topping because it’s the best of both worlds—buttery pie dough on the bottom and sugary nuggets of butter crumb on top. Swoon.



Address: 285 Beacon St, Somerville MA 02143
Phone: 617-661-7437


Address: 31 Putnam Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-499-0801

Address: 594 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: 617-945-5278

Classic Apple Pie from Flour Bakery

apple pies on racks ready to be baked

Photo Credit: Flour Bakery

slices of apple pie

Photo Credit: Flour Bakery

The beloved Flour Bakery is showing fall who’s boss with their mountainous slices of apple pie with flaky, golden crust. This is an eye-bulging piece of pie and we suggest you get one as soon as possible! They also offer an apple snacking spice cake that sings the tune of fall quite well.


*This is a stop on our South End Sweet & Savory Tour

Address: 30 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 857-233-2255

Address: 114 Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-714-3205

Address: 40 Erie St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-945-0322

Address: 1595 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-267-4300

Address: 12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-338-4333

Address: 190 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-225-2525

Address: 131 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-437-7700

Gateau aux Pomme at Gaslight Brasserie du Coin

gateau aux pomme

Photo Credit: Gaslight Brasserie du Coin

If you’re feeling French head to this brasserie for warm apple cake that’s served with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. This cake is simple but will bring on all the romantical feels of fall.

Address: 560 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-422-0224

Apple Streudel from Henrietta’s Table

apple strudel

Photo Credit: Henrietta’s Table

Just hearing the name apple streudel makes us feel warm and fuzzy. Henrietta’s Table does this comforting dessert with homemade puff pastry surrounding baked apples, doused in caramel sauce, and served with vanilla ice cream and dried apple chips….YES PLEASE.

Address:  1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-661-5005

Bonus: Any and All Apple Desserts from Clear Flour Bread

apple bread pudding with meringue top and raspberry sauce

Photo Credit: Rachel DeSimone

If you haven’t quite gotten your apple fix, we want to take this time to mention one of our favorite bakeries in the city—Clear Flour Bread. They’re baking up a variety of apple desserts on a daily basis throughout fall and we’re wild for them all. Things we’ve tried so far (and love) include: Apple Cider Macarons, Apple Crumb Tart, Almond & Apple Brioche, Normandy Apple Tart, and Apple Bread Pudding. Just remember… apple a day (*wink*).

Address: 178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-739-0060


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