As the leaves turn golden and the days shorten, it's time to indulge in mouth-watering autumnal desserts. Whether it's the spiced aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg you adore or the rich and earthy flavors of pumpkin and apple you admire, these 25 Best Fall Dessert Recipes have them all.
It's time to ditch those overly sugary, store-bought pies and embrace autumn flavors with these Weight Watchers Pumpkin Pie Squares. These guilt-free squares of indulgence offer the warmth of pumpkin pie spice, the creaminess of Greek yogurt, and the satisfying crunch of a Graham cracker crust in every bite. With only 9 grams of sugar in each slice, these pumpkin pie squares promise to keep your waistline in check.
Made with a blend of oat flour and regular wheat flour, these apple cider donuts are sweetened with natural sweetness and are super moist thanks to grated apple pulp. A dash of apple cider vinegar in the batter ensures a light and airy texture, while a dusting of cinnamon adds a spiced flavor. A healthy alternative to their deep-fried and chocolate-laden counterparts, these baked apple donuts are super addictive.
If you love apple pies but hate struggling with tricky pie crusts, this apple pie is just for you. It features a flaky crust made with just 2 ingredients and filled with a spiced apple filling. The combination of fresh apples, warm spices, and a light, flaky crust will satisfy your sweet tooth. Using non-fat Greek yogurt in the dough keeps the pie lighter and healthier without sacrificing flavor.
These Brownie Cheesecake Bites will satisfy your sweet tooth and make your special occasions more memorable. It all starts with a buttery and crumbly Graham cracker base that provides a solid foundation for a velvety and creamy cheesecake filling that melts in your mouth. Finish with a generous sprinkling of brownie bits, chocolate chips, and nuts for an added crunch and flavor.
Suitable for those looking for portion-controlled indulgences, these cheesecake bites are too tempting to resist once out of the oven. These bite-sized wonders combine the earthy sweetness of pumpkin with a creamy cinnamon-infused cheesecake. Their miniature size makes them adorable for parties and gatherings. This is a beginner-friendly recipe that doesn't require special baking skills. Don't forget to top them with whipped cream, cinnamon, and pumpkin seeds for that extra touch of autumn magic.
Pears in Red Wine will satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your guests with its vibrant crimson hue. The natural sweetness of the pears, combined with the bold flavors of red wine and warm spices, makes for a perfect ending to any meal. Reduce the amount of red wine and use a mixture of water, stevia, and unflavored gelatin to achieve the same syrupy consistency while making it a Weight Watchers-friendly dessert.
Warm, aromatic, and full of seasonal flavors, this Pumpkin Spice Latte will make you set aside your morning coffee this fall. What sets this homemade Pumpkin Latte apart is the addition of fresh-brewed coffee, pumpkin puree, and a blend of warm spices, ensuring no artificial flavors. It's not overly sweet, allowing the coffee and spices to shine through. Say goodbye to expensive Starbucks trips and make a budget-friendly latte at home.
Infused with a blend of fall spices and a hint of vanilla, this super-moist pumpkin cupcake embodies autumn like no other. To top it off, the tangy cream cheese frosting adds a touch of decadence that will leave you yearning for seconds. With just a bit of effort, you can create this amazing dessert that will impress at any gathering.
Who says fairytales aren't real? These caramel apples are proof that enchantment exists in the world. Picture this: a juicy and tangy apple coated in a heavenly caramel sauce. Sounds divine, right? But wait, it gets even better! Gather your kids and let them unleash their creativity to customize these sweet and tart caramel-slathered apples with a variety of toppings. From crunchy nuts to colorful sprinkles and to Oreos to M&M's, the possibilities are endless!
With a slightly sweet and earthy pumpkin flavor, a hint of cinnamon warmth, and the perfect blend of spices, this Pumpkin Bread is the ultimate treat for fall. The love and care put into baking this loaf is evident in the delicious melty surprise of chocolate chips within the layers. Enjoy it as a snack with your morning coffee or afternoon tea.
If you believe dessert should be a daily ritual, this mug cake is your new go-to. It's a single-serving delight that's bursting with an aromatic blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves that's ready to enjoy in under 2 minutes in your oven. And again! It takes good care of Weight Watchers' concerns, allowing them to indulge guilt-free with small portions.
Embrace the fall warmth with these Easy Homemade Apple Fritters. This recipe combines the sweetness of fresh apples, a touch of cinnamon, and a hint of nutmeg to create golden, crispy fritters. The sweet vanilla glaze on the top makes these fritters drool-worthy and addictive. Perfect for breakfast or as a shareable treat for your next gathering.
These Chocolate Maple Bars consist of a soft and cakey chocolate layer at the bottom, topped with a luscious maple-coconut coating. The frosting, with its rich cocoa and maple syrup, ties everything together, while miniature marshmallows add a delightful, gooey texture. The chopped pecans add a bit of crunch that's nothing short of a perfect ending.
With layers of sliced apples infused with warm spices and a sweet and buttery crumb topping, this Apple Brown Betty is like autumn presented in a bowl. Despite its gourmet appeal, it's a beginner-friendly recipe, perfect for family gatherings, fall celebrations, or simply satisfying your sweet cravings. Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert experience.
15. Pecan Pie Bars
These Pecan Pie Bars combine the rich, buttery goodness of pecan pie with the convenience of bar cookies. Perfect for anyone who appreciates the delightful marriage of a buttery crust and the gooey, nutty, caramel-like flavors of pecans. Unlike traditional pecan pie, which can be finicky, Pecan Pie Bars are easy to make. The bar format eliminates pie crusts, making preparation easy.
Nothing says autumn like a warm, comforting slice of Sweet Potato Pumpkin Pie. It combines the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes with the nutty taste of pumpkin, all wrapped in a flaky pie crust. Perfect for autumn get-togethers or Thanksgiving feasts, this elevated version of the traditional pumpkin pie is sure to make an impression.
With a Graham cracker crust, a velvety pumpkin filling, and a delightful pecan topping, this Pumpkin Cheesecake is a treat for the eyes and taste buds. While pumpkin pies are common in the fall, this cheesecake offers an innovative take on the seasonal flavor. Make it in advance, and you'll have a stress-free dessert that's sure to impress. Enjoy it plain or with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This cinnamon apple cheesecake combines the warmth of cinnamon and the sweetness of apples with the creamy richness of cheesecake. And with a stunning cinnamon-infused sautéed apple topping and glaze drizzle, it's totally worth shining on your Instagram feed. Whether it's for a special occasion or just a cozy night in, this cheesecake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
Apple-Nut Bread Pudding is an easy-to-make dessert that combines the sweet, aromatic flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg with apples and toasted pecans; all enveloped in a rich, custardy embrace. You don't need to be a professional baker to whip up this apple pudding. It doesn't require fancy ingredients, and the slow cooker makes the preparation a breeze. Enjoy warm or cold for breakfast or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a truly heavenly experience.
Planning an autumnal party or Halloween bash? These whoopie pies will make your dessert table shine, impressing your guests with their flavor and presentation. Warm spices, soft cookies, and a rich, tangy cream cheese filling make them irresistible autumn desserts. Enjoy them fresh or freeze for later - they're a true seasonal delight.
With their fluffy, cake-like texture and irresistible cream cheese frosting, these Pumpkin Cookies are true showstoppers. Bursting with cinnamon and nutmeg, each bite is like a cozy hug for your taste buds. It's like having a slice of pumpkin pie coupled with a cookie crisp. It's a delightful treat that captures autumn in every bite.
The Brown Butter Maple Blondies recipe is a true masterpiece that seamlessly marries the deep, toasty flavor of brown butter with the sweet embrace of pure maple syrup. With a gooey center, crispy exterior, and a drizzle of maple caramel and white chocolate ganache, these blondies are a dessert lover's dream. Add your favorite nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruits to take things further up a notch.
With layers of white chocolate, topped with mascarpone pumpkin mousse and whipped cream, this No-Bake Pumpkin Mousse Cake is a delightful fall treat. This cake is perfect for those who want a show-stopping dessert without the hassle of baking. Plus, you can prepare it in advance and refrigerate it, making it a stress-free option when hosting guests.
24. Pumpkin Brownies
Pumpkin is synonymous with fall and pairing it with brownies results in a seasonal sensation that's almost impossible to resist. The contrast of the moist pumpkin layer with the dense, fudgy swirls of chocolate brownies is a match made in heaven. With a perfect balance of sweetness and earthy pumpkin notes, this dessert feels indulgent without being overwhelming. Pair it with vanilla ice cream or a warm cup of coffee for the ultimate autumn experience.
Sink your teeth into the ultimate fall treat with these irresistible pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Every bite is an explosion of soft and chewy goodness, bursting with the fresh and comforting taste of pumpkin and the decadence of sweet chocolate chips. Pumpkin puree gives these cookies a stunning orange hue and adds moistness. For an indulgent dessert, sandwich a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two cookies.
25 Declious Fall Dessert Recipes to Try This Season
- 2 cups (180g) Grated Apples (about 2 medium apples)
- 1 cup (80g) Oat Flour
- 1 cup (120g) All-Purpose Wheat Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 Egg
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon light Butter
- Stevia (or your preferred sweetener) to taste
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a donut baking pan. Ensure it's well greased to prevent sticking.
- In a mixing bowl, mix the oat flour, all-purpose wheat flour, and baking powder.
- In a separate bowl, combine the grated apples, egg, water, apple cider vinegar, and melted butter. Mix well. Adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding Stevia or your preferred sweetener.
- Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring until you have a smooth batter. Be careful not to overmix; just combine until the ingredients are incorporated.
- Spoon the batter into the greased donut baking pan, filling each donut mold about two-thirds full.
- Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the donuts are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow the baked apple donuts to cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. If desired, you can top the cooled donuts with a light dusting of cinnamon, a drizzle of honey, or a dollop of Greek yogurt for added flavor.