42 Best Fall Dessert Recipes
Who doesn’t love desserts? And who doesn’t love the fall season? We have a fantastic collection of delicious fall dessert recipes to try.
With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to forget dessert. But when you make time for sweet treats, you want something exceptional.
That’s why we’ve assembled a collection of fall dessert recipes perfect for any occasion.
Not only do these fall desserts taste amazing, but they look beautiful too! Your friends and family will be impressed by the gorgeous presentation of these treats.
From classic pies to decadent cakes and more, these recipes guarantee your guests will leave with full bellies and happy hearts.
Make the most of this fantastic choice of delicious fall dessert recipes. They are perfect for the family, entertaining, thanksgiving & holidays. Find your favorite
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42. Baked Caramel Pudding
The ultimate comfort dessert, this self-saucing baked caramel pudding is deliciously decadent and so easy to make! So warm and sweet, it’s the perfect dessert for the whole family. Serve with ice cream, or eat on its own.
41. Autumn Harvest Cookies for the Perfect Fall Festival
These Autumn harvest cookies make great fall festival food ideas and are sure to be a hit with the kids.
40. Brown Sugar Cheesecake With Strawberry Glaze
Are you looking for a simple yet decadent dessert this fall and winter season? Maybe you want to impress your loved ones with something super delicious! This cheesecake recipe with strawberry topping and homemade graham cracker crust is mouthwatering and not even hard to make! Cheesecake filling made from scratch with sour cream and brown sugar sprinkled on top is heavenly. Once you have a taste you won’t even want to share.
39. Salted Caramel Cookies
Salted caramel cookies are the ultimate easy and gooey dessert recipe. Not only do these chocolate thumbprint cookies look super elegant, but they also taste delicious! Whether you’re baking these up for the holiday or just a weekend treat, you’re not going to be able to stop at just one cookie. The soft, thumbprint cookie provides a great vessel for the sweet and salty caramel sauce. Sprinkle coarse finishing salt on top for an extra beautiful garnish.
38. Hot Chocolate Brownie Bites
These Hot Chocolate Brownie Bites add a little decadence to those Christmas treats that we all look for. Yummy mini brownies, filled with chocolate and topped with sweetened cream give them a real good taste of hot chocolate. Perfect for fall and winter!
37. 15 minute Carrot Cake Cookies
We have all been at that point where we crave something sweet but don’t necessarily have that much time to bake something super elaborate. Well, this is the perfect recipe for those times! It will only take you around 15 minutes or even a bit less.
36. Maple and Bacon Sweet Rolls
Get ready, these Maple and Bacon Sweet Rolls are here to change your life! These sweet and salty homemade pastries are one of my favorite Fall bakes. We could all use a little extra indulgence in our life! These rolls are just that. Indulgent and full of the rich flavors of sweet maple and salty bacon. These sweet rolls are great for Sunday brunch or the upcoming holiday season!
35. No-Bake Protein Cookies
These no-bake protein cookies are super easy to make, soft, and sweet. A perfect treat for breakfast or any other time of the day. They’re gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, and high protein.
34. Persimmon & Vanilla Ricotta Dessert
This 10 minute dessert is a great way to enjoy the fresh delicate flavor of persimmons on a smooth vanilla ricotta base.
33. Cranberry Oatmeal Crumb Bars
These Cranberry Oatmeal Bars have sweet, tart, cranberry sauce nestled between a soft oatmeal base and a crumbly oat topping. Use leftover cranberry sauce to make these crumb bars even easier.
32. Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe is for the most crispy (yet slightly soft), homemade-tasting, chip-loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies.
31. Pecan Pie Brownies Recipe
Put a fun twist on a Thanksgiving classic! Chocolate Coconut Pecan Pie Brownies
30. Mini S'mores Pie
These mini s’mores pies are just that- a s’more in pie form, but mini! Buttery graham cracker crust, decadent chocolate filling, and topped with marshmallow fluff.
29. Easy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Pie
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Pie has a flaky crust filled with silky smooth sweet potato filling. This pie is flavored with a blend of warm spices and made with ingredients you already have in your pantry. It’s perfect for the holidays and all year round.
28. Sweet Potato Bread
Sweet potato bread is a moist, dense, perfectly sweet, and spiced quick bread that is perfect for autumn breakfasts or on a holiday table. This warmly spiced old-fashioned sweet potato bread recipe is actually delicious all year round as a delicious and nutritious snack!
27. Easy Rice Pudding Recipe
Rice Pudding is a deliciously creamy dessert recipe made with rice, milk, and sugar. Infused with hints of almond extract and cinnamon, enjoy this comforting treat served warm or cold and topped with plump golden raisins, slivered almonds, and sweet maple syrup.
26. Maple Chocolate Chip Cookies
These maple chocolate chip cookies are soft, chewy, and full of maple syrup and brown sugar flavors. The walnuts are optional, there’s no chill time and they’re ready in just 20 minutes!
25. Gluten free and vegan pear tart (paleo)
This gluten free and vegan pear tart is a French classic dessert. An indulging chocolate ganache along with juicy pears on top of a pie crust, so simple and yet so delicious!
24. Persimmon Upside Down Cake (Grain-Free & Honey Sweetened)
Persimmon upsidedown cake is a delicious way to use up a bumper crop of persimmons. Storebought persimmons or wild foraged persimmons work well in this simple almond flour and honey cake.
23. Gingerbread Fall Leaves
Gingerbread Fall Leaves are the perfect cookies for fall! Chewy iced gingerbread gets dappled in fall colors using a fun, simple decorating technique for the easiest and most beautiful fall leaf cookies ever!
22. Scrumptious Carrot Cake Cookie Recipe
If you love the taste of carrot cake, then you’ll be sure to also love these deliciously scrumptious carrot cake cookies. Loaded with the same tasty goodness, these cookies are a nice alternative to a classic carrot cake recipe.
21. Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Pecan Praline Topping
Sweet potato pie is a classic Southern holiday dessert. Begin your cheesecake the evening before to allow for enough cooling time. Prep time includes an 8 hour chilling time.
20. Pecan Chocolate Chip cookies
Making Butter Pecan Chocolate chip cookies is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to celebrate Fall flavours we all love! Luxurious Chocolate chip cookies loaded with pecans, cinnamon, brown butter, and brown sugar making the cookies wonderfully rich yet very well balanced in sweetness with added sea salt. These cookies are chewy on the outside and gooey on the inside with deep chocolate and nutty flavours, a must try during Fall or even Thanksgiving!
19. Easy Vegan Sweet Potato Cake
This vegan sweet potato cake is incredibly fluffy and moist, loaded with spices, and topped with an irresistible dairy-free cream cheese frosting. You can make this easy cake with less than 10 ingredients!
18. Orange Creamsicle Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
This isn’t any cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting, it’s even better! Especially if you like fun, creative twists in classic desserts. Simple crescent roll and cream cheese dessert recipe ideas like Orange Creamsicle rolls is just the thing to try. The orange accent combined with the flaky dough and creamy cream cheese is absolutely out of this world delicious!
17. Baked Maple Glazed Donuts
Maple Donuts dipped in a maple glaze and sprinkled with chopped pecans and a stroopwafel!
16. Gingerbread Fall Leaves
This Pumpkin Dump Cake recipe is the perfect solution if you don’t feel like messing around with pie crust, but still want a freshly baked pumpkin dessert.
15. Old Fashioned Pecan Pie
This classic southern dessert will have you asking for seconds in no time! Pecan Pie served warm with a ‘dollop’ of ice cream, It’s a winner every time.
14. Sweet Potato Soufflé
This Sweet Potato Soufflé with a crunchy coconut and pecan streusel topping is an easy and delicious Thanksgiving side dish or dessert.
13. Best Plum Dumplings (Zwetschgenknödel)
Fall into fall with deliciously juicy plum dumplings. Zwetschgenknödel as we call this dish in Germany and Austria. A warming and comforting dessert, a mix of tart and sweet flavours and juicy but crispy textures. These plum knödel are great for lunch, dinner or a sweet snack between meals.
12. Chewy Caramel Blondies
Caramel blondies are a delicious, classic recipe that you’ll want to make over and over again! If you love gooey, chewy cookies, these blondie cookie bars are for you. The brown butter, vanilla, and cinnamon give these bars a rich, nutty taste. The caramel bakes into the cookies while leaving a nice gooey top. Optionally, add a dash of coarse salt on top for a salted caramel taste.
11. Persimmon And Almond Crumble Recipe
Today we are sharing this perfect crumble recipe for Autumn. And what’s more, this gorgeous fruity crumble is both vegan and gluten free!
10. Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
A fun dessert twist on the breakfast classic, these yeasted cupcakes feature a cinnamon swirl and a cream cheese frosting
9. Cranberry Upside Down Cake Recipe
This Cranberry Upside Down Cake is the perfect recipe if you are looking for something special to add to your holiday dessert table! The cranberries not only look gorgeous sitting on top of the cake, but they add a nice, tart contrast to the brown sugar syrup, which soaks into the buttery, rich cake underneath.
8. Vatrushka: Sweet Russian Farmer’s Cheese Buns with Berries
Easy Russian Vatrushka Recipe: Delicious, fluffy and healthy farmer’s cheese individual sweet buns look impressive and take a bit more than an hour to make! They make for a great tea-time treat, dessert as well as Thanksgiving or Christmas breakfast treat.
7. Cranberry Upside Down Cake
This easy Cranberry Upside Down Cake is the perfect blend of sweet and tart and features a soft and fluffy cake with pudding added. If you love a flavorful, moist cake for the holiday season, this one is for you! Guests won’t be able to resist this cranberry cake that uses fresh cranberries and orange zest. Forget the frosting and serve this upside down cake for Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert with whipped cream. Fall Dessert Recipes.
6. Vegan Cranberry Orange Bread
Combine tart cranberries and sweet orange juice to make this vegan cranberry orange bread, this holiday season! This is one of my favorite holiday bakes. It always turns out well and always gets rave reviews. Fall Dessert Recipes.
5. Bourbon Pecan Pie
It’s hard to resist an old-fashioned classic dessert like a Southern Pecan Pie. But for this recipe, we’ve taken that sweet and salty flavor up a notch with the addition of a warm spicy bourbon that for even more flavor. Fall Dessert Recipes.
4. How to Make the Best Carrot Cake Ever
This cake is great to prepare ahead, ice later and even freezes well for short periods of time.
3. Coquito Bread Pudding (Budín de Coquito)
Take the flavors of Coquito and bake them into a bread pudding made with Pan Sobao? Why wouldn’t we do that? This Puerto Rican-style bread pudding looks different than the pudding you might be used to, but it will also make you a convert. Densely packed, this sweet treat is loaded with plump raisins and the coconut-rum flavor you expect from a cold glass of coquito. When you smother it with a Coquito Toffee Sauce, you transport yourself and your family to the islands, without all the airline drama. Fall Dessert Recipes.
2. Salted Caramel Brownies
These Salted Caramel Brownies are fudgy, gooey, and extremely rich. Stuffed AND topped with a silky homemade salted caramel sauce, you can’t go wrong with these! Fall Dessert Recipes.
1. Pecan Butter Pie
A dreamy twist on the classic peanut butter pie, this pecan butter version is simply extra special. The rich, nutty undertones of pecans turned into delicious pecan butter that provides the foundation for a delicious treat. Mixed with comfort food favorites like cream cheese and heavy whipped cream, this isn’t for a diet but is perfect for a special occasion. The heavy whipped cream is stabilized with cornstarch to make a more natural version of Cool Whip, which is an added bonus!
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