The best fall desserts are full of warm fall flavors, spiced undertones, and seasonal fruits that bring coziness into the season. Whether it's pumpkin, pecans, apple, or cinnamon spice, find your favorite Fall dessert recipe on this list!
- Best Fall Desserts
- 1. Pecan Upside Down Cake
- 2. Almond Pear Cake
- 3. Cinnamon Rolls With Apple Pie Filling
- 4. Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 5. No Bake Apple Pie With Graham Cracker Crust
- 6. Sweet Potato Muffins
- 7. Cinnamon Apple Babka
- 8. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie
- 9. Pear Galette
- 10. Apple Pie Coux Au Craquelin
- 11. Pecan Brownies
- 12. Baileys Apple Pie
- 13. Pumpkin Blondies
- 14. Caramelized Apple Topping
- 15. Pumpkin Banana Muffins
- 16. Apple Pie Cupcakes
- 17. Poached Pears
- 18. Apple Hand Pies
- 19. Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts
- 20. Spiced Apple Cake
- 21. Pumpkin Bread With Cream Cheese Frosting
- 22. Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers
- 23. Butterscotch Pumpkin Bundt Cake
- 24. Walnut Babka
- 25. Easy No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
- 26. Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Mousse Filling
- 27. Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
- 28. No Bake Pumpkin Pie With Graham Cracker Crust
- 29. Pumpkin Custard Pie
- 30. Caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake
- 31. Pumpkin Hand Pies
- 32. Salted Caramel Chocolate Tarts
- 33. No Bake Peanut Butter Pie With Oreo Crust
- 34. Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies
- 35. Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes With Maple Glaze
- Fall Desserts FAQs
- Related Fall Desserts
- Top 35 Best Fall Desserts
Fall baking recipes are my absolute favorite when the leaves on the trees are turning, and there's a slight chill in the air. Whether you are looking for Fall desserts for a crowd, easy fall desserts for beginners, or your new favorite pumpkin spice sweets, this list will cover them all! Be sure to check out my individual pecan desserts, walnut desserts, cinnamon desserts, and apple desserts collection as well!
Best Fall Desserts
The combination of moist yogurt cake and caramelized pecan topping in this beautiful fall dessert is a match made in heaven! The warm and earthy flavors of the nuts are enhanced by the sticky caramel and balanced by a not-too-sweet sponge. Bake this fall cake and hit both the flavor and texture jackpots.
Cinnamon, pear, orange zest, almond, vanilla, and cardamon work together in perfect harmony in this easy fall cake recipe. It's like hitting the fall flavor jackpot! And the perfect cross section of the pear within the cake looks beautiful when sliced up on the plate, too. What's more, it is much more simple to make than you might think.
Soft and sticky cinnamon rolls get an upgrade with a delicious apple pie filling that packs in the fall flavors. The sweet brioche dough is super fluffy and tastes incredible with apples and rich cream cheese icing. And you don't have to be an expert to bake these delectable rolls; the easy recipe is beginner-friendly!
My famous chocolate chip cookies that are gooey on the inside and crispy on the outside taste even better with added pecans! The crunch is irresistible, and nuts help to tame the sweetness, too, so they are perfectly balanced. Be warned, though, you'll want to eat even more of them.
I love no-bake fall desserts. When life is busy, you can whip this easy apple pie together in just 30 minutes without even having to turn the oven on! A crunchy Graham cracker crust is topped with apple pie filling and whipped mascarpone cream garnish. It's fast and it looks and tastes delicious; simply put, what could be better? Here's to making fall desserts easy.
Have you ever baked with sweet potatoes? They are such a great ingredient that adds sweetness, flavor, and moisture to a bake. Throw in some warm spices and gooey chocolate chips, and the result is perfectly moist and fluffy muffins. It's a perfect guilt-free dessert or even a grab-and-go breakfast.
A lot of people are daunted by babka, but trust me, it is much easier to make than you might think! Whilst it is a yeasted dough so takes a bit more time to prove, the result is well worth it. The buttery dough is then twisted with a sweet apple and cinnamon filling and baked to pillowy soft perfection.
You can't have a list of fall desserts without pumpkin pie. As soon as the leaves start to turn, I start thinking about smooth and creamy pumpkin cheesecake filling with a flaky, buttery pie crust, and it's all I want to eat. I'm sure you'll agree this is an extra special and indulgent fall dessert.
My 3 ingredient pie crust is an absolute life saver in baking season, and I definitely recommend adding it to your baking repertoire.
9. Pear Galette
Galette is one of the easiest desserts to make, ever. And it's so versatile! An easy rustic dough is layered with perfectly spiced, tender poached pears and crunchy walnuts and baked to perfection. You can serve it hot or cold, but I personally love eating it warm from the oven with a scoop of ice cream and a dusting of cinnamon.
Crispy cream puffs with homemade apple pie filling and whipped mascarpone garnish are a fall dessert showstopper that I am certain you'll love. Choux au craquelins are delightful little French pastries you can fill with all manner of tasty fillings, and this fall recipe has all the flavor and texture you could dream of.
11. Pecan Brownies
What's the best way to make brownies even better? Add nuts. My fudgy and delicious pecan brownies might just become your favorite brownie recipe all year round. And nut lovers will simply adore them. There's an intense chocolate taste, crunchy pecans, a pinch of cinnamon, and the iconic crinkly, crispy top. In conclusion, this is a recipe you have to try.
Check out more cookies and brownies here.
Imagine the ultimate homemade apple pie but with an Irish cream twist! The flaky, buttery pie crust is filled with Baileys-infused apple pie filling, and the result is a super irresistible fall dessert with warm cinnamon and Baileys taste. My top tip is to make more of the Baileys sauce to serve on the side, as, trust me, you will want more of it.
13. Pumpkin Blondies
Soft and chewy pumpkin blondies filled with warm pumpkin and aromatic spices, what a way to embrace pumpkin season. With the delightful mix of pumpkin pie spice, gooey chocolate chips, and subtle caramel butterscotch undertones, these blondies might just become your ultimate favorite, go-to sweet treat for the fall season!
Do you have apples-a-plenty from the harvest and don't know what to do with them all? Turn any dessert into a fall dessert by making a delicious caramel apple topping. This apple caramel sauce tastes incredible, served with vanilla ice cream and a little dusting of cinnamon. Or, double down and serve it on top of apple pie to get even more of that delicious apple flavor. It even tastes great in the morning with granola and yogurt.
The ultimate moist muffins are entering the chat. Pumpkin chocolate chip banana muffins are not only crazy moist but packed with fragrant fall spices and gooey chocolate chips. Surely it doesn't get any better? They make the perfect sweet snack, easy dessert or quick breakfast. If you have been waiting for pumpkin season to bake fresh muffins, now is the time!
Why stop at apple pie? Turn it up a notch and make apple pie cupcakes enhanced with fall spices, apple pie filling, and a deliciously rich yet light and fluffy whipped mascarpone frosting. Cupcakes are a great fall dessert to make for a party as they are easy to transport, and everyone gets to eat their own. But make lots, as they will disappear fast!
Check out my other cupcakes and mini cakes here.
17. Poached Pears
Easy poached pears are elegant and simple and work just as well served on their own or alongside another dessert. The pears are simmered in a sweet syrup infused with cinnamon, cloves, and orange peel, and it takes just 20 minutes. The best part is that you can customize the poaching liquid any way you like to make it your own and add different flavors.
18. Apple Hand Pies
There's no need to share these apple hand pies! Plus, it's these individual fall desserts are super easy to make; easier than full size apple pie. They have the perfect filling to crust ratio, and the filling is so creamy and delicious with subtle hints of spice.
But if you're making this dessert for a party, make lots of them as they will surely disappear fast.
Speaking of spice, have you ever tried my baked pumpkin spice donuts? They are packed full of iconic fall flavors, and coated in the most divine and delicious cinnamon sugar. If you enjoy them when they are still warm form the oven there is honestly nothing better.
What's more, they are baked and not fried, making them way less hassle and healthier than most other fall donuts, too.
Simply put, you will love this spiced apple cake. It's full of deep apple flavors, and in my view it is probably the easiest, simplest, and most delicious apple cake recipe to try this fall season. A super moist brown sugar cake is loaded with spices, and apples and topped with a ginger apple compote. Doesn't it sound dreamy?
Super moist, super delicious pumpkin bread that just tastes so perfect with smooth cream cheese frosting slathered all over the top. Enjoy with coffee, or even double down with a pumpkin spiced latte!
With this easy fall dessert recipe, you can have your own personal-size hot ad delicious apple pie in less than an hour with minimal effort involved! Honestly, just by using store-bought puff pastry and some apples you can create the most incredible fall desserts. I highly recommend trying this!
A beautiful bundt cake surely makes the best fall dessert table centerpiece if you're baking for a special occasion. First, the moist pumpkin sponge is loaded with pumpkin flavor and your favorite fall spices and baked to perfection. Then it is topped with the most delicious butterscotch sauce and quick candied pecans for a contrasting crunch. The mix of textures is simply insane!
If you ever struggle with releasing cakes from pans, read my guide on how to get cake out of a bundt pan.
24. Walnut Babka
Whilst it might seem daunting to bake a babka, it is honestly a lot easier to make than you might think. In my easy fall babka recipe I show you how to make the easy yeasted dough and then how to make the twist. Seriously, this is a dessert you cannot miss.
I just love a no-bake fall cheesecake recipe. For a Halloween twist, I created this pumpkin cheesecake recipe with a more dramatic Oreo cookie crust but you can use a classic Graham cracker crust too if you prefer. In my view, it is just as delicious with either. If you're looking for Halloween desserts, I'd highly recommend trying this easy cheesecake.
The ultimate Carrot cake with cream cheese mousse filling! Moist and tender carrot cake is packed with fall spices and then filled with delicious, airy cream cheese mousse. It comes together really easily, and is totally doable from scratch. Both the mixing process of the batter as well as the cream cheese mousse is very simple, even for beginners! Certainly, it is a must-make for the fall season.
A chewy texture and gooey inside that is the hallmark of the best chocolate chip walnut cookies and this recipe has that in droves! It is surely a delicious way to give the nut lovers in your family a sweet treat. A sprinkle of bright sea salt perfectly balances the flavors and sweetness and makes this one of my favorite indulgent cookies to enjoy as we move into fall and winter.
Did you know that you can enjoy all the flavor and texture of a pumpkin pie without even turning the oven on? Certainly, this has to be one the best fall dessert recipes around. There are no eggs required and the pie sets in the fridge by chilling, so all you need to do is factor in a bit more time before you can enjoy eating it.
I am a little bit obsessed with the silky, creamy, delicious pumpkin custard filling in this fall pie recipe, flavored with aromatic orange zest and nutmeg. Seriously, it's the best. What's more, the flaky, buttery pie crust is easy and quick so the whole recipe is completely beginner proof!
An upside-down cake is really fun to make. A layer of fruit sits at the bottom of a cake pan and then the cake batter is poured on top of it. Then, after baking, the cake is flipped over to a serving plate and the sticky caramelized fruit becomes a beautiful topping. I love to enjoy this fall cake with cinnamon infused whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.
Pumpkin hand pies are a portable alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie served during October and November, and this is a really easy dessert to make in the fall. They have a creamy pumpkin filling and a buttery, flaky crust, and are so cute, shaped like mini pumpkins, too. But be warned, you won't want to stop at just one of these addictive little fall desserts!
Salted caramel is one of those ridiculously indulgent, addictive flavors. And consequently, this salted caramel chocolate tart is one of my favorite desserts ever. It's perfect for fall when you crave richer, more decadent food and it seriously has the most intense chocolate taste. Simply put, you have to try it.
I love everything about this pie. It is incredibly easy to make, it has incredible texture, deep peanut butter and Oreo flavor, and what's more, it can be made in minutes. You need just 5 basic pantry ingredients and no special equipment, you don’t even have to turn the oven on! What could be simpler?
This rich and decadent dessert is also one of my favorite winter desserts to make, too.
Here is the ultimate fall twist on classic cookies. Soft and gooey cookies with a tangy creamy cheesecake filling and of course, loaded with pumpkin spice! These pumpkin cookies with cream cheese filling are the perfect fall pot luck dessert.
Some quick secret tips for perfect cookies; rest your cookie dough before baking, do not overbake, and make sure to use the right proportion of wet and dry ingredients.
How cute are these mini bundt cakes? Full of pumpkin spice flavor and slathered in the tastiest maple glaze, they are surely the perfect Fall dessert. And what's more, you can make this super simple maple pumpkin bundt cake recipe in under an hour!
Fall Desserts FAQs
Pumpkin whoopie pies, pecan pie, carrot cake and pumpkin spice cookies are some of the easiest fall desserts to bake at home.
Apple pie or apple crisp are both very popular fall desserts. Apples are harvested in fall, so they are ripe and ready to make fall desserts or apple cider.
Pecan pie, pumpkin cupcakes and baked donuts work well for a crowd. Make fall desserts in advance and choose dishes that serve a lot of people.
A croquembouche is a classic wedding dessert, and with it's web of spun sugar with deep caramel flavor, it will certainly work well for fall weddings.
Related Fall Desserts
Top 35 Best Fall Desserts
Top 35 Best Fall Desserts
- Pecan Upside Down Cake
- Almond Pear Cake
- Cinnamon Rolls With Apple Pie Filling
- Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- No Bake Apple Pie With Graham Cracker Crust
- Sweet Potato Muffins
- Cinnamon Apple Babka
- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie
- Pear Galette
- Apple Pie Choux Au Craquelin
- Pecan Brownies
- Baileys Apple Pie
- Pumpkin Blondies
- Caramelized Apple Topping
- Pumpkin Banana Muffins
- Apple Pie Cupcakes
- Poached Pears
- Apple Hand Pies
- Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts
- Spiced Apple Cake
- Pumpkin Bread With Cream Cheese Frosting
- Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers
- Butterscotch Pumpkin Bundt Cake
- Walnut Babka
- Easy No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
- Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Mousse Filling
- Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
- No Bake Pumpkin Pie With Graham Cracker Crust
- Pumpkin Custard Pie
- Caramelized Banana Upside Down Cake
- Pumpkin Hand Pies
- Salted Caramel Chocolate Tarts
- No Bake Peanut Butter Pie With Oreo Crust
- Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies
- Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes With Maple Glaze
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