St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday, March 17 this year, and you may be looking for some creative ideas for celebrating the holiday through foods. All you need are some apples and a few other ingredients to make these yummy treats.

French Apple Cake

This delicious spin on apple cake hails from France, known for its fancy pastries and yummy baked goods. Try this simple French Apple Cake this St. Patty’s Day to wow your family and friends.

You will need:

  • 3 large apples (Honeycrisp is a great choice)
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp dark rum
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp white sugar for the top
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Next, grease a 9-inch round cake pan and line with parchment paper.
  3. Peel and core apples, then cut into cubes.
  4. Add to a large bowl, tossing with apple cider vinegar.
  5. Mix together flour, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl.
  6. Beat the butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, and brown sugar in another bowl with an electric mixer.
  7. Beat in one egg on high speed, then add the second egg.
  8. Mix in the vanilla extract and rum, as well as half the flour mixture. Fold in the rest when combined.
  9. Fold in apples, then transfer batter to the pan, pressing firmly.
  10. Smooth out the top and dust with remaining sugar.
  11. Bake for 45 minutes.
  12. Remove cake, let cool in the pan for a half hour, then invert it onto a wire rack. Place a serving plate on top, then flip it back over.
  13. Dust the top with powdered sugar and enjoy.

Irish Apple Crisp

This treat features apples tossed in some Irish whiskey and lemon juice, with brown sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom for a unique flavor. Here’s how to make Irish Apple Crisp.

You will need:

  • 2 pounds apples; peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, divided
  • 2 tbsp Irish whiskey
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup Irish oatmeal
  • 6 tbsp cold unsalted butter; cut into pieces
  • ⅓ cup chopped and toasted walnut pieces
  • Freshly whipped cream and caramel sauce (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and spray a 11×7 baking pan.
  2. Toss the apples with the lemon juice in a large bowl.
  3. Mix in ¼ cup sugar, whiskey, cardamom, cinnamon, and salt. Place the apples into the dish, scraping the juices on top.
  4. In another bowl, whisk the flour, oatmeal and remaining sugar. Add the butter until you get coarse crumbs, then stir in the walnut pieces.
  5. Sprinkle this mixture over the top and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with whipping cream and caramel sauce.

Get Your St. Patrick’s Day Apples at Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery

Robinette’s is your one-stop-shop for all the apples you need to make delicious St. Patrick’s Day recipes everyone will be sure to enjoy. While you’re here, come to our winery for some fruit wine to pair with the desserts. To learn more, call us at (800) 400-8100 today.