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10 Apple Desserts to Try in D.C. This Season

Sweet ways to consume the quintessential fall fruit.

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Move over, pumpkin spice – September is apple season. As the calendar turns to fall, it's time to give this fruit it's due and indulge in plenty of desserts like pies, tarts and crumbles.

From French tarts, to the American standard apple pie and ice cream and even an Indian twist, there's plenty of options to choose from. While most restaurants feature a version of a classic apple dessert, here are several options to consider this fall.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cafe Deluxe

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3228 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
(202) 686-2233
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The apple crumble at this casual local spot is made with baked granny smith apples, topped with plenty of cinnamon and brown sugar and rounded out with vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.

2. Ambar Balkan Cuisine

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523 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 813-3039
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This restaurant serves a version of the layered Balkan reforma. It's made with walnuts, chocolate ice cream, passion fruit espuma and baked apple ice cream.

3. Rasika

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633 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 637-1222
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Head to this popular Indian restaurant for the apple jalebi, a spin on the traditional beignet. They're served here with cardamom ice cream.

4. Ted's Bulletin

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505 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 544-8337
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Ted's is well known for its homemade toaster pastries, and apple is one of the seasonal specials currently available.

5. The Partisan

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709 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

It's not surprising that this meat-forward restaurant features a fried apple pie topped with candied pecans, salted caramel ice cream and bacon.

6. B Too

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1324 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 627-2800
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This Belgian spot serves up an indulgent fried apple waffle with bourbon apple compote, speculoos cookie ice cream and Calvados caramel sauce.

7. L'Hommage Bistro Francais

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450 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Visit this newcomer for a taste of the Alsatian apple tart, which is made with almond pastry cream and dulce de leche ice cream.

8. Cafe Mozart

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1331 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 347-5732
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Swing by this German restaurant and try an order of traditional apple strudel.

9. GCDC

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1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 393-4232
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This restaurant may specialize in grilled cheese sandwiches, but it's currently offering a seasonal bourbon caramel ice cream sandwich.

1. Cafe Deluxe

3228 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

The apple crumble at this casual local spot is made with baked granny smith apples, topped with plenty of cinnamon and brown sugar and rounded out with vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.

3228 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

2. Ambar Balkan Cuisine

523 8th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

This restaurant serves a version of the layered Balkan reforma. It's made with walnuts, chocolate ice cream, passion fruit espuma and baked apple ice cream.

523 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

3. Rasika

633 D St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Head to this popular Indian restaurant for the apple jalebi, a spin on the traditional beignet. They're served here with cardamom ice cream.

633 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

4. Ted's Bulletin

505 8th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

Ted's is well known for its homemade toaster pastries, and apple is one of the seasonal specials currently available.

505 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

5. The Partisan

709 D St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

It's not surprising that this meat-forward restaurant features a fried apple pie topped with candied pecans, salted caramel ice cream and bacon.

709 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

6. B Too

1324 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

This Belgian spot serves up an indulgent fried apple waffle with bourbon apple compote, speculoos cookie ice cream and Calvados caramel sauce.

1324 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

7. L'Hommage Bistro Francais

450 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Visit this newcomer for a taste of the Alsatian apple tart, which is made with almond pastry cream and dulce de leche ice cream.

450 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

8. Cafe Mozart

1331 H St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

Swing by this German restaurant and try an order of traditional apple strudel.

1331 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

9. GCDC

1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

This restaurant may specialize in grilled cheese sandwiches, but it's currently offering a seasonal bourbon caramel ice cream sandwich.

1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

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