These Delectable Fall Desserts Will Keep Your Sweet Tooth Satisfied All Season Long
Fall is the perfect time to get in the kitchen, flex your baking skills, and make decadent desserts that'll warm you up from the inside out. Fresh pumpkin, rich butternut squash, and seasonal spices can all be used to make the best desserts of the season. Whether you want to experiment with new ingredients or you want to perfect your tried-and-true autumnal classics, these fall-inspired recipes cover all the baking bases. From sugar-coated cookies and chocolately cakes to fresh pumpkin pies and crisp cold ice cream, these desserts are too sweet to pass up. Take a look at our favorite fall desserts ahead, and get ready to make this season's treats the most delectable of them all.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
Fudge Brownie and Chocolate Liqueur Crème Brûlée Pie
This recipe combines fudge brownies and crème brûlée with a boozy chocolate liqueur. If that doesn't make your mouth water, we don't know what will.
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Horchata Custard Pie
Sweet, rich, and perfectly spiced, this horchata pie is dangerously delicious. With notes of cinnamon and cream, you won't be able to get enough.
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No Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream With Pumpkin, Caramel, and Gingersnaps
This ice cream has all the best seasonal flavors! You'll be able to taste hearty pumpkins, rich caramel, and tangy gingersnaps in every bite.
Fluffy Pumpkin Mousse Pie
Light and fluffy yet filled with flavor, this pumpkin mousse pie is such a sweet treat. With a cookie-crumb crust and whipped pumpkin topping, you'll be drooling over this before it's even ready to slice.
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Roasted Sweet Potato Cheesecake
Cheesecake gets a rich lift with the addition of sweet potatoes. Add nuts and your favorite syrup to make this look like a store-bought masterpiece.
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Walnut and Angostura Pie
Your guests won't expect the flavor combination of this pie — but they'll love it! Make some fresh vanilla bean ice cream and add a scoop on top if you really want to impress them.
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie
This no-bake pumpkin pie is free of gluten and refined sugars, meaning you can dig in without worrying about artificial ingredients. Top it off with warm nuts and a pinch of sugar.
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Cranberry Gingerbread Cake
Gingerbread isn't just for cookies! Try it as a cake with a hint of cranberry.
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Frosted Vegan Pumpkin Cookies
These pumpkin cookies are extremely easy to make and only require one bowl, meaning kitchen cleanup will be a breeze! They're full of rich pumpkin flavor and topped with a sweet frosting that will make you want to eat these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate chip cookie pie is good, but have you ever had chocolate chip cookie pumpkin pie? With a helping of pumpkin butter, pumpkin spice, and plenty of chocolate, this pie is as drool-worthy as it sounds.
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Cranberry Curd Shortbread Tart
This tart will be a refreshing topper to any hearty meal. Not to mention, look at how beautiful it is!
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Cranberry Crumble Pie
This beautiful pie will accent any meal perfectly. The tart cranberries pair effortlessly with the warm crumble topping making it a true treat for everyone who tries it.
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Mini Pumpkin Pies
Make your pumpkin pie into mini servings so they're easier to eat on the fly.
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Roasted Butternut Squash Pie
If you've had your fair share of pumpkin but still want pie, this recipe is for you. Made with roasted butternut squash, you'll never look at an orange dessert the same again. The new mix of flavors will leave you stunned.
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Glazed Brown Sugar Maple Cookies
Made with brown sugar and maple syrup, these soft cookies are rich, buttery, and even a little nutty. The gooey glaze is thick and creamy, meaning they'll melt right in your mouth.
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Brown Butter Pecan Sheet Cake With Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting
The beauty of this brown butter cake is all in the presentation, so be sure to decorate the top with pretty snowflake cookies and other seasonal motifs.
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Classic Apple Pie
If you're looking for the perfect traditional apple pie recipe, you've come to the right place. This mouthwatering recipe is easy, classic, and almost too good to be true. Honeycrisp and Braeburn apples are combined with sugar and spices to make this flavorful pie a treat for everyone's taste buds.
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You can't go wrong with a wholesome piece of cherry cobbler.
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Pumpkin Pie Truffles
You can pop these in your mouth rapid fire to cap off your meal — but don't be surprised if you eat 10 in a row! They're that good.
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Orange Chiffon Cake With Sparkling Cranberries
This cake will make a beautiful centerpiece — and a delicious dessert. Notice how well the orange and cranberry flavors balance each other out.
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Pumpkin Pie With Graham Cracker Crust
The traditional pumpkin pie gets an update with this graham cracker crust twist. It's crumbly, crunchy, and so satisfying.
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Apple Streusel Cake
Apples are so versatile! Try baking them into a cake if you're over the classic pie recipes.
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Pumpkin Sugar Cookies With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin puree, cream cheese, and fluffy sugar cookies work together to make this dessert a sure hit. We dare you to only eat one!
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Coconut Oil Apple Crisp
Switch up the classic apple crisp recipe by making it with coconut oil. It's lighter, nuttier, and seriously good.
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Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies
Just think — peanut butter and chocolate baked together to make a mouthwatering cookie that's festive and fun for the holiday. That's exactly what you'll get when you whip up these chocolate pumpkin cookies!
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Pumpkin Butter Rugelach Cookies
If you've never had Rugelach cookies, now's your chance! These cookies are made from a base of cookie dough, cream cheese, and butter, and wow, are they good. Complete with loads of sweet cinnamon pumpkin butter, toasted pecans, and a sprinkle of sugar, these will be your new go-to fall recipe.
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Pumpkin Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are made with browned butter, pumpkin butter, pumpkin spice, and a wondrous amount of chocolate. Notice the snickerdoodle-like finish at the end!
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Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream Sandwiches
The only thing better than fall-flavored cookies are fall-flavored ice cream sandwich cookies. To make these, you'll need pumpkin ice cream and gingersnap cookies, and before you know it you'll be noshing on these all night long.
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3-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies With Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting
Who knew you could make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with only three ingredients? Without any eggs, milk, or oil, these are still, in fact, absolutely delicious, and are made even better with an easy cold brew cream cheese frosting that's out of this world.
Double-Stuffed Pumpkin Pie Oreos
Make your own homemade version of everyone's favorite store-bought cookies when you whip up these tasty treats. Your taste buds will enjoy a quintessential Oreo-meets-pumpkin-pie-plus-chocolate trifecta.
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Bourbon Pecan Pie
Pecan pie is kicked up a few notches with the addition of bourbon in this recipe. You'll love how the cake instantly warms you up from the inside out.
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Chai Pumpkin Pie With Maple Whipped Cream
Creamy, rich, and more exciting than the traditional pumpkin pie, this chai-infused recipe will make your mouth water. Topped with maple whipped cream, you'll go back for seconds (and thirds!) of this decadent dessert.
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake With Spiced Candied Walnuts
You can make this cake in whatever shape bundt pan you have, but how cool is this square one?
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Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie sounds healthy — it's made from pumpkins, right? — but the crust is mostly butter and white flour, and the cream in the filling is high in saturated fat. Your heart will love you if you whip up this version, which is completely raw, vegan, and gluten-free. Did we mention it tastes good, too?
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Apple Crumble Bars
These apple crumble bars are just like an apple crisp but they don't require any apple peeling! You can enjoy them in the morning with coffee, at lunch for a fruity snack, or after dinner when your sweet tooth strikes.
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Rose Apple Pie With Bourbon Glaze
Make the most gorgeous apple pie of all with this fancy recipe. Complete with a bourbon glaze, it doesn't get much better than this.
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Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
Just seeing the name of this recipe is enough to get us in the kitchen! You can make your own crust or grab one from the store — the results will be amazing either way. Then, whip up the eight-ingredient filling, and you'll be enjoying this in no time.
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Pumpkin Cookies With Walnuts
These simple pumpkin cookies are a treat for everyone. The addition of walnuts makes them different from the rest.
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This classic apple crisp recipe pairs well with vanilla ice cream.
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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Sandwich this decadent frosting between two moist pumpkin cookies for a fun handheld dessert.
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Grain-Free Apple Berry Crumb Pie
Complete with a flakey and chewy crust, this tart yet sweet pie is filled to the brim with apples and berries and will melt in your mouth. Serve it hot with a dollop of whipped cream or creamy vanilla ice cream.
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Apple Galettes With Caramel Sauce
Top these beautiful apple treats with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce to make them complete. We suggest pairing them with a warm cup of apple cider if you really want a treat.
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No Bake Caramel Swirl Apple Butter Cheesecake
Complete with a homemade graham cracker crust, this apple butter cheesecake is a dream come true. The apple zest and cheesecake filling make it as tasty as can be.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Take your love of pumpkin spice one step further than your favorite warm drink this season with this pumpkin-infused dessert. These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies have plenty of warming spices like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger, which will waft throughout the kitchen hours after baking.
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Pumpkin Cookies With Brown Sugar Frosting
Delicious, sweet, and drenched in brown sugar frosting, these cookies are sure to steal your heart. Foodies can take things to the next level when they try dipping them in their favorite seasonal latte.
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Pumpkin Pecan Cookies With Caramel Drizzle
A mix between a cookie and a cake, these pumpkin pecan bites will make your mouth water every time you think about them. Chopped pecans, a drizzle of caramel, and pumpkin pie filling are just some of the ingredients that make these a treat for your taste buds.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Gingersnap Ice Cream
Ice cream is perfect for any meal, so make your own with these fall flavors. Rich pumpkin, hearty cheesecake, and zesty gingersnap make every bite a blessing.
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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding
Throw these ingredients into your slow cooker and forget about it while you cook up other things. Beware: the smell of the warm bread pudding might make you want to sneak a couple of bites before it's even done.
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Salted Maple Pie
The salt in this recipe really brings out the richness of the maple. Add a dollop of whipped cream or a side of ice cream to make every bit even sweeter.
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Nut-Crusted Cranberry Tart
Cranberries are always a fun and festive addition to the dessert table. This crunchy tart is tangy, zesty, and oh so good.
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Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles
Snickerdoodles pair well with a crisp fall day, which is why it makes sense that they also pair well with pumpkin spice flavors. You can enjoy these chewy cookies at any hour of the day whenever the craving strikes.
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Vegan Sweet Potato Pie With Whipped Coconut Cream Frosting
Sweet potato pie is one Southern dish that's very similar to pumpkin pie, but with a sweeter, slightly earthier taste that makes it a prime alternative if you've got pumpkin pie fatigue. And since sweet potatoes are chock-full of nutrients — especially vitamin A, which promotes immunity and eye health, and fiber — reaching for a slice of sweet potato pie is never a bad idea.
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No Bake Apple Pie Cheesecake Phyllo Cups
Who doesn't love a tiny dessert that you can eat with your hands? These little phyllo cups taste just as good as they look.
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Soft Pumpkin Cookies
Embrace the flavors of fall when you make these chewy pumpkin cookies. They're topped with a tasty cream cheese frosting, and will make you drool before they're even out of the oven.
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Apple Coconut Crumble Pie
Life is full of too many tough decisions, so if you can't choose between baking apple pie or apple crisp, then don't! This lightened-up recipe marries these two traditional desserts into one glorious, warm, and spicy treat that you'll feel proud bringing to your next holiday dinner.
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Vegan Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie
This pumpkin pie delivers in both flavor and ingredients, as it's free of animal byproducts such as dairy, eggs, and gelatin. With a sweet and salty crust, deliciously spiced pumpkin filling, and fluffy vegan marshmallow meringue topping, this pumpkin pie is a surefire hit for your next plant-based holiday meal.
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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
For a light and airy dessert, try this pumpkin mousse. It'll be a fan favorite in no time.
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Ginger Apple Crumble Pie
Try adding ginger to your apple desserts and see just how much better they taste! This pie has the perfect combination of spices, apple, and crumbly crust.
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Orange Pomegranate Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
The fun flavor combination of these cookies is sure to delight guests.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie S'mores
Pumpkin cookies and roasted marshmallows are the two key players in this recipe. The soft cookies make the perfect home for the gooey marshmallows, allowing them to easily melt in your mouth.
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Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Rich oats, sweet pumpkin, and hearty chocolate chips come together to make these cookies in no time. Load 'em up with as many chocolate chips as you please, and get ready to indulge in a truly tasty autumnal dessert.
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Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Try bread pudding for a different kind of holiday dessert. With the addition of pumpkin flavoring and light spices, this recipe will win you over in no time.
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Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie
Soft and pillowy, this marshmallow pumpkin pie will be the hit of the dinner table. With a fun gingersnap crust, this twist on the traditional pumpkin pie is definitely worth making.
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No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies
Not super into baking but craving cookies? These no-bake pumpkin goodies will cure all your cravings and more. Not only are they easy to make, but they're naturally sweetened with maple syrup meaning you won't feel weighed down from too much sugar.
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Sticky Bun Pumpkin Spice Cake
Trust us, you won't be able to resist this ooey gooey spice cake. With a concoction of all the best seasonal flavors and spices, this will go down in recipe books as one of the best.
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Pecan Pie Cheesecake
Combine two of the best desserts into one with this pecan pie cheesecake. We suggest having two slices because it's that good.
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If you've never had chess pie, allow us to introduce you to a delicious dessert! This popular treat originated in England, and is essentially a custard-style pie with a crisp browned topping. Not only is it sweet and fluffy, but it's also incredibly easy to make.
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Honey and Whiskey Apple Tarts
How darling are these little apple tarts? They're almost too cute to eat — but you should definitely dig in.
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No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
These adorable dessert cups can be put together in no time and require zero baking. Need we say more?
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Pumpkin Pie Thumbprint Cookies
You don't need to be obsessed with everything pumpkin spice to fall hard for these pumpki butter-filled thumbprint cookies, though a love for the cozy fall flavor doesn't hurt. Gently spiced, these festive sweets have a texture somewhere in between a cut-out sugar cookie and shortbread. In other words, they're a little bit tender, a little bit chewy, and butter rich.
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Caramel Apple Pecan Tart
The apple and caramel flavors really mesh together in this dessert for a rich finish to your hearty dinner. Notice the crunch that the pecans have to offer — it adds a lot to the overall dish.
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Pumpkin Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Take your pumpkin dessert to another level by baking it into a cake and topping it with cream cheese frosting. Don't be surprised if you find yourself licking the plate for crumbs.
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Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer Cookies
If you love the rich flavor that hazelnuts have to offer, you'll be all about these chocolate cookies. They're the perfect mix of sweet and nutty, and look as good as they taste.
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Marshmallows, peanut butter chips, and crispy rice cereal make these cookies both chewy and crunchy! Whip them up when you want to take a break from the traditional kind of cookie (sorry, chocolate chip).
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Raspberry Amaretti Cookies
Fruity and full of flavor, these soft amaretti cookies make the most of freeze-dried raspberries. Add them to the dessert table when you want something tangy and light.
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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Made with a basic cocoa powder cookie dough with cinnamon and bittersweet chocolate chunks, these crunchy cookies are a dessert delight. Thanks to the granulated sugar the dough is rolled in, these cookies will add a little sparkle to everyone's plate.
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Calling all candy-lovers! Chewy, rich, and supersweet, these Twix-inspired sweets will take dessert to a place it has never been before. If you have a sweet tooth, these cookies will cure it in no time.
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Molasses Spice Cookies
The spice in these cookies will offer a hint of zing after your meal. Pair them with milk for best results.
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Pecan Pie Cookies
Instead of making a pecan pie, switch it up this year and turn your recipe into cookies instead. They're sweet, chewy, and super delicious.
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