There’s so many things to love about fall! I get excited for fall fashion (duh), good hair days, beautiful changing leaves and the sweet autumn flavours. At this time of year, I love to get into the kitchen, and whip up some delicious, sweet treats. Lately, I’ve been going a little bit crazy on Pinterest, so today, I’ve rounded up 16 of the best fall dessert recipes.
23 of the best fall dessert recipes:
Apple Spice Whoopie Pies
Whoopie pies are delicious, fun to eat…and the name is fun to say! With this recipe, you bake up a batch of delicious apple-spice cookies, which have a cake-like texture. You sandwich two cookies together with a generous helping of cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Yum! If you’re looking for a vegan alternative on the cookie side of things, check out these gluten-free applesauce cookies from Foodaciously.
Get the recipe: Apple Spice Whoopie Pies
Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Scones
I can’t resist a good pumpkin scone. If you’re a fan of anything and everything pumpkin, I’m sure you can agree. These are easy to make and don’t require a mixer…so you should probably make these today.
Get the recipe: Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Copycat Recipe
Whiskey Caramel apple crisp with pretzel crumble
There’s no question that this recipe is an indulgence, but Thanksgiving is coming up! This recipe will take your fall dessert game to the next level and will be sure to impress your friends and family. Oh, and feel free to invite me over for a slice.
Get the recipe: Caramel Whiskey Pretzel Apple Crisp
Pumpkin pie twists
These are so simple to make, as well as delicious, so I had to include them in my round-up of the best fall dessert recipes. You only need 3 ingredients to whip these together, so why not give them a try?
Get the recipe: Pumpkin Pie Twists
Harvest Caramel Corn
This popcorn is sweet, salty, and full of chocolate. There’s nothing better!
Get the recipe: Harvest Caramel Corn
Pumpkin Pie Crumb Bars
The bottom layer is a crunchy, rich shortbread crust. It’s topped with a creamy pumpkin pie filling. Last, the bars are topped with a crunchy, sweet crumb topping. Is your mouth watering yet?
Get the recipe: Pumpkin Pie Crumb Bars
Mummy Brownie Batter Bark
I’m not usually a big fan of Halloween desserts, but these are both festive and adorable. These are so cute, they’d make a perfect gift to share with friends.
Get the recipe: Mummy Brownie Batter Bark
Apple Crisp Trifle
I’m a big fan of apple crisp at the time of year, but I love the idea of serving it as a trifle. It helps to make the dish feel more elegant. It also gives us a reason to load on more of the crisp topping, so that’s a win as far as I’m concerned.
Get the recipe: Apple Crisp Trifles
Pumpkin spice snowballs
While I may not be a fan of snow, I am a fan of snowball cookies. I’ve never thought to make these with a pumpkin spice kick…but I’m not going to argue with that!
Get the recipe: Pumpkin Spice Snowballs
Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread cookies are a guilty pleasure of mine. A lot of people make shortbread around the Christmas holidays, but the dough is a blank canvas. This recipe spices up the dough with some fall flavours (cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice), as well as cranberry and chocolate for a hint of sweetness. These are a must-try recipe this fall.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Shortbread Cookies
Pecan Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies
These cookies are essentially “fall”, but in cookie form. These pumpkin spice cookies are rolled in cinnamon sugar and then topped with caramel and a pecan. YUM!
Get the recipe: Pecan Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies
Cranberry Pear puff pastry turnovers
Cranberries aren’t just for eating in sauce form on top of your turkey dinner! This is a perfect way to use up your leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving (if you have any).
Get the recipe: Cranberry Pear Puff Pastry Turnovers
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
I’ve been making these pumpkin chocolate chip bars for a number of years now, so I had to include them in a round up of the best fall dessert recipes. This recipe was originally posted in 2011, which in the world of food blogs, was generations ago! I made these a few weeks ago for my softball team, and hoped to have a bunch of them leftover. That was not the case. Another batch of these is a requirement, stat!
Get the recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
Pumpkin Ale Cornbread
I’m not sure if this is technically a dessert recipe, but hey – I’d eat it as an after dinner treat.
Get the recipe: Pumpkin Ale Cornbread
Apple Pie Baked Apples
I love baked apples, especially when they’re jazzed up a little bit. In this recipe, each apple gets filled with pie filling and then they get topped with crumble and pie crust.
Get the recipe: Apple Pie Baked Apples
Salted Caramel Apple Galette
If you’ve never made a galette before, you don’t know what you’re missing. I like to think of them as a lazy man’s apple pie. I recently discovered this recipe and need to give it a try. Apple galette is a fall staple, but to top it with homemade salted caramel sauce takes it to a whole other level.
Get the recipe: Salted Caramel Apple Galette
And there you have it! 16 of the best fall dessert recipes. Which of these recipes are you going to try first?