Our 25 Best Fall Desserts Of All Time
Our 25 Best Fall Desserts Of All Time – Ask anyone what their favorite thing about fall is, and the start of baking season will likely be high on the list. After all, there’s no better time of year for pumpkin desserts, bake sale treats, and of course, Thanksgiving pies. That’s why we’ve put together this collection of fall desserts, including all of the aforementioned fall recipes and more!
Whether you’re hoping for inspiration for this year’s Thanksgiving menu or just craving a fresh-baked batch of fall cookies, you’re guaranteed to find something on this list of seasonal desserts. Nothing screams cool weather and changing leaves like pumpkin spice. And here you’ll find tons of creative recipes with the popular flavor: Pumpkin Spice Muffins, Pumpkin Spice Cake, Pumpkin Spice Milkshakes, and more. But there are other seasonal flavors worth mentioning. For example, there are plenty of cinnamon, cranberry, and apple desserts (it doesn’t get more “fally” than that!). Try a crowd-pleasing version of Caramel Apple Cheesecake or Ree Drummond’s twist on Maple Pecan Pie. And if you’re thinking about October 31st, there are even some Halloween desserts that make it fun to use up leftover candy.
Our 25 Best Fall Desserts Of All Time
This fall cake gets its moisture and flavor from apple pie spices and chunky applesauce. But the maple frosting really takes it to the next level of fall desserts.
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Nutty pecans and toasted butter give this after-school snack a warm, seasonal flavor. Your kids will love it and so will you!
A generous dollop of cream cheese frosting makes these pumpkin spice muffins worthy of a sweet dessert. Of course, you can also enjoy them for breakfast when no one is watching. 😉
Ree’s version of apple pie is like a dream come true. It has a flaky pie crust, seasonal spiced filling and a crumb topping that’s hard to resist.
This popular cookie is made with a filling of cinnamon, brown sugar, walnuts, and raisins. But best of all, it has a flaky, dough-like dough just like your favorite pie crust!
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Just like cinnamon rolls, this recipe has a rich, fluffy dough. But the difference is that the sticky buns are drenched in crunchy pecans and a gooey sweet brown sugar caramel sauce that is insanely good!
Looking for a bake sale treat that will please cookie lovers and brownie lovers alike? This recipe is for you! Plus, they can easily be made in advance and stored in the freezer for those last minute school activities.
This fall dessert is a classic for a reason—and everyone at your Thanksgiving table will be grateful for a slice.
This Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake is an excellent Thanksgiving dessert. Top it with caramel sauce, whipped cream and chopped pecans for a sophisticated presentation.
Apple Crumble (apple Crisp)
The brown butter shortbread crust on these pecan pie bars is so much easier than making homemade pie dough. This means you can enjoy the taste of pecan pie without the effort of making a pie!
If you think cheesecake is decadently delicious, you’ll love this Caramel Apple Covered Cheesecake. It’s perfect for fall!
This cake is perfect for any occasion: fall dinners, Thanksgiving dessert tables, or even Halloween night.
Flaky layers of filo pastry with a sweet rum and raisin filling – the only thing that could make this dessert better is a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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Want to whip up something for an after school snack? These bite-sized treats only require 20 minutes of hands-on prep.
Give pumpkin pie a fresh twist by mixing it into a creamy milkshake. Leftovers never looked so good!
Made with frozen puff pastry, these impressive tarts are easier than they look. Plus, they’re a great way to show off your apple-picking haul.
These crispy fritters are delicious with just a dusting of powdered sugar, but you can also up the sweetness by dipping them in frosting or serving them with ice cream.
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This portable fall treat is great for holiday nuts. You might even like them better than traditional apple pie.
A good cast iron skillet is key to this apple cake—the skillet gives the apples their golden appearance and caramelized flavor.
You don’t have to be a professional baker to make this perfect dessert. Just check out our pumpkin roll tutorial and you’ll be good to go!
These classic cookies get a fall glow thanks to pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. Serve them alongside a pumpkin spice latte for the perfect fall treat.
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Apple butter is the secret ingredient in this fall cake—it has the perfect amount of sweetness to balance the tartness of the fresh apples.
We give pecan pie a big upgrade with this variation that features dark chocolate chips and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt. It’s so good!
These ruby red treats get their bright color and tangy flavor from red cinnamon candies. Add them to your list of fall activities.
Pumpkin pie is perhaps the most classic of fall desserts, but if the idea of making another one makes you feel a little “been there, done that,” check out this sheet cake instead.
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Upgrade your typical apple pie recipe by adding an unexpected pinch of chipotle chili powder to the sugar coating. Your family will love it!
Like pumpkins, but they actually taste like them too. Canned pumpkin puree adds flavor to the batter and keeps it moist.
Give your baking dishes a break and opt for these dreamy caramel apples instead. They’re topped with crushed store-bought cookies, and the homemade caramel only requires two ingredients. Tiramisu translates as “carry me up” and that’s exactly what makes a good dessert. Here, the winning combination of coffee and carbs (and that fluffiness!) transports all eaters to dessert utopia. Twists and personalized touches like sweet tea, raspberries, pumpkin, and even beer elevate this classic Italian dessert into something unforgettable.
The poke cake technique is incredibly easy, but that doesn’t mean poke cakes taste simple. Enjoy the irresistible textures of pudding, cake and crushed espresso beans in every bite with this chocolate version of Tiramisu.
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Michelle has been making this crowd favorite for the past few years and is always hounded for the recipe. “I love traditional tiramisu, but it never looks as pretty as a layer cake that you can decorate,” she says.
In this updated version of the classic Italian dessert, richly flavored Nutella adds to the decadence of creamy mascarpone, and single-serve jars mean you don’t even have to share. You will need six 1/5 quart jars like Weck, or you can use tall 1 cup canning jars.
If you think tiramisu has to be made hours ahead, try this fresh, summery version that comes together in no time. For a non-alcoholic version, use lemonade concentrate instead of limoncello. And swap madeleines for ladyfingers if you like.
Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake offers a refreshing twist on this Italian specialty for the perfect end to a summer meal.
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Notes: This creative spin on tiramisu was inspired by a dessert served at Surt’s Restaurant in Volcano Village on the Big Island.
Try a twist on the classic Tiramisu with this chocolate and marshmallow inspired version. It makes the perfect cool and creamy chocolate treat to enjoy when the weather warms up.
Drizzled with a rich mascarpone sauce, this moist coffee and Kahlúa flavored bread pudding features the flavors of tiramisu, a favorite Italian dessert.
For garnish: Toss chopped strawberries and fresh pitted cherries with a little sugar and almond liqueur; add grated chocolate.
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Pieter Vanden Hogen, head chef at Pelican Pub & Brewery in Oregon, uses the brewery’s award-winning Tsunami Stout for his version of tiramisu.
There are crunchy Italian cookies, also called lady fingers, but be sure to use soft ones in this recipe. Look for them in the bakery or produce section of your supermarket.
This tiramisu was a hit with the Test Kitchens staff, who agreed it was one of the best they’d ever had. Ladyfingers can be found in the bakery or frozen food section of the supermarket. We used soft ladies fingers that are made to split.
This chilled dessert recipe makes three servings, so plan to enjoy the two extra servings the next day.
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Every holiday dinner needs a delicious chocolate dessert. This can be made in advance and can sit for a while before serving. 25+ Thanksgiving Pie, Cake + Dessert Recipes Some people may try to tell you that Thanksgiving is “all about the turkey”…but what are we saving room for? Say it with me… DESSERT. This is true. Because we all want a little something sweet after this incredibly spicy meal. Even if you just save room for a piece. Oh my gosh, I’m getting hungry!! So, without further ado… here are some wonderful ideas for your dessert table. What… you don’t have a whole table at home? Ready for 25+ Thanksgiving pie, cake + dessert recipes that will make you wish you were wearing stretchy pants? Good! Grab fork…
Does this get you extra excited for Turkey’s big day? Make me! I want to try is all now. I definitely like my sweets 😉 Did you catch my last Savory Topping Recipes post for