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Our Very Best Fall Desserts
The fall season offers crisp, refreshing weather, colorful falling leaves, and wonderful food. Think freshly baked pies, warm and wonderful apple crisps and crumbles, cinnamon-spiced cakes and cookies, and anything pumpkin.
These desserts include everyday sweet treats, seasonal specialties, and extra special cakes and pies perfect for holiday menus. Whether you have an abundance of pears or apples or you need something for your holiday dinner, you're sure to find the perfect dessert in this list.
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Snickerdoodle Creme Brulee
These amazing cinnamon-scented desserts are perfect for holiday dinners. Creme brulees are made in advance, chilled, and then the hard caramelized topping is applied just before serving time.
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Everyone's Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll
This pumpkin cake roll has long been a favorite, and it is quite easy to prepare and bake. A sweetened cream cheese frosting mixture makes the perfect filling.
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Hand-Held Apple Pies
These little hand pies are filled with homemade apple filling. The recipe includes homemade pie pastry, but you may use refrigerated crusts as well.Continue to 5 of 27 below.
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Pumpkin Sheet Cake With Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
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Our Favorite Apple Crisp
If you only make one dessert with your fresh fall apples, make it this fabulous apple crisp. Not only is this dessert delicious, it's a very easy preparation.
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Easy Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake
This pumpkin cheesecake is baked in a graham cracker pie crust, and it takes just minutes to prepare.
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Brown Sugar Cheesecake With Caramel Pecan Topping
This extra-special brown sugar cheesecake is sure to get you a standing ovation. The creamy brown sugar filling is baked in a graham cracker pecan crust, and it's topped off with an incredible caramel pecan sauce.
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Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This is a very popular pumpkin cake for fall bakers. The cream cheese frosting brings this moist, rich pumpkin cake together in the best way.
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Soft Pumpkin Cookies With Brown Butter Icing
These soft pumpkin cookies are lightly spiced and topped with a brown butter icing. Bake them for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any fall day. These cookies freeze well, too. Just freeze in a single layer and then transfer them to a food storage bag, Ice them when you take them out of the freezer.Continue to 13 of 27 below.
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Warm Spiced Pear Crisp With Ice Cream
Ripe sliced pears are topped with a classic crisp brown sugar and oat topping in this yummy dessert. Serve the crisp warm with a big scoop of ice cream or a drizzling of cream for a fabulous fall dessert.
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These classic cinnamon-coated cookies are a holiday essential. Keep them on hand for fall and winter holiday guests.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
This moist banana bread has it all. Subtle peanut butter flavor and mini chocolate chips add special flavor and texture to this banana bread loaf.Continue to 17 of 27 below.
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Chunky Slow Cooker Applesauce
This chunky applesauce is an excellent way to use that surplus of apples this fall. The apples are sweetened, spiced with cinnamon, and slow cooked to perfection.
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Apple Cranberry Cobbler
Fresh cranberries and fresh sliced apples make this a fantastic fall dessert. The topping is an easy cake-like batter.
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Sweet Potato Bread Pudding With Dates and PecansContinue to 21 of 27 below.
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Butternut Squash Cupcakes
Frost these wonderful autumn cupcakes with a basic cream cheese frosting or this easy and delicious caramel cream cheese frosting.
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This brittle candy is filled with raw pumpkin seeds — pepitas. This is a great treat to make for fall parties and guests.
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Easy Mini Apple and Puff Pastry Tarts
These easy apple tarts couldn't be easier! They're made with sheets of puff pastry and thinly sliced apples.
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Classic Mississippi Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet potato pie is a Southern classic. Bake this pie for a fall potluck or add it to your holiday dessert menu.