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Crunchy, Golden, Spiced, Or Sweet – Ten Fall Desserts

Fall is the best for so many reasons. The weather, the colors, the clothing, the dates… But above all else, the flavors of fall are what make it the best season of all. Specifically, the flavors tucked into Fall Desserts. There is spiced pumpkin, sweet maple, crisp apple, toasted pecan, juicy pears, decadent caramel, tart cranberries, rich butterscotch, and bourbon kissed by vanilla. Just lead me to the kitchen and leave me there. Today I am sharing the ten fall dessert recipes we have put in our queue!

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Ten Must Try Fall Dessert Recipes

Maple Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies

These Maple Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction are the ultimate in comfort food. T claims this is the best batter he has ever eaten. I second that declaration. We are obsessed with these. I have already made them three times this month and fall didn’t officially start until today.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from Tasty are crazy good. I do change it up just a touch. First, I add 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the pumpkin cheesecake layer. Second, I add roughly chopped pecans to the top layer. I believe that achieves perfection in a fall dessert bar.

Cardamom-Pistachio Carrot Cake

This Cardamom-Pistachio Carrot Cake from Bon Appetite was something I never would have tried if T hadn’t asked for it as his birthday cake one year. I made it for him and we were all amazed at how incredibly delicious the flavors in this cake were. It’s wonderful and a perfect choice for Autumn as it uses carrots, cinnamon, and dark brown sugar ideally.

Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

This Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce from Betty Crocker is phenomenal! Just as it is written the recipe is gold. But, you can add chopped apples, walnuts, a dusting of confectioners sugar, or serve with whipped cream or ice cream too. Even if you don’t think you like bread pudding, this one is worth trying. You’re likely to fall in love!

Bourbon Chocolate Walnut Pie

This recipe for Bourbon Chocolate Walnut Pie from Food Network gets made more than any other pie in our house including apple. Which says a lot as we adore a good apple pie! Last year T and I did a pie competition here at home. We made seven different pies and this was the clear winner. All three of us agreed. You really have to try it!

Brown Butter Apple Blondies with Cinnamon Maple Glaze

I found this recipe after making a ton of apple butter a few years ago and now I make apple butter just so I can make these bars! They are soft and gooey, and rich with fall flavors! The only trouble with these Brown Butter Apple Blondies from Half Baked Harvest is how quickly they disappear.

Pear Custard Pie

This Pear Custard Pie from Dinner at the Zoo helps you make the most of the pear season. And honestly, there is probably no other pie recipe as simple as this one. You can have it put together in no time at all but the result is rich and creamy and wonderful! No one would ever suspect how easy this fall dessert is.

Cranberry Breakfast Cake

This Cranberry Breakfast Cake from The View From Great Island is exactly what you want to start your fall morning! It’s another simple recipe but sweet and tart and lovely. I make it exactly as she says but I do add some orange zest. I can’t seem to make anything cranberry without adding it. They just compliment each other so much. This cake and a cup of fall-flavored coffee on the porch, that’s the start of a perfect fall day.

Pumpkin Pie Brownies

These Pumpkin Pie Brownies from The Cookie Rookie are incredible! I use the Ghiradelli Brownie Mix and they are delicious. Make sure you use only 1/2 of the 15oz can of Pumpkin Pie filling. I made that mistake the first time and used the whole can. Don’t do that.

Pumpkin-Butterscotch Gingerbread Trifle

The flavor combination in this Pumpkin Butterscotch Gingerbread Trifle from Taste of Home is fall in a bowl. I use half Vanilla and half Butterscotch for the pudding. You can also use a spice cake. Any way you do it, this is an amazing fall dessert!

So there we have them, ten of our very favorite Fall Desserts. Are you going to make some of these for your family? If so, let us know how it goes in the comments section below. Also, if you have a favorite fall dessert tell us all about it. We love to hear about new recipe ideas.

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Happy Fall, Y’all!


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