From warm and decadent treats to fresh, easy, and traditional sweets, there's something for every occasion in this collection of 50 fall desserts. The recipes include classic favorites like pumpkin pie and apple cake, as well as more unique options such as pear crisp and vanilla pound cake with caramel icing. Grab your mug of apple cider, pull on your softest sweater, and get ready to welcome the season with this roundup of cozy autumn favorites!
Fall Dessert Recipes
After a hot summer full of fresh berries and peaches, it's always nice to look towards the cooler fall months and bake up some cozy, warmly-spiced pies, cobblers, cakes, and cookies for the season ahead. We can focus on apples, pears, pumpkin, pecans, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, and all of the other flavors that remind us of the autumn harvest. In this collection, I've pulled together a convenient list of our 50 favorite fall desserts. Hopefully you'll find a handful of new ideas to add to your family's table in the coming weeks.
What can I bake in autumn?
Warm up your kitchen this fall and try baking an old-fashioned apple cake, soft and chewy snickerdoodle cookies, an easy pear crisp, damson plum pie, or a pan of pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. There are so many more options included below, too!
What is one popular sweet treat made from fall harvest?
If you only make one dessert from this list, it should absolutely be our popular recipe for Mom's Easy Apple Pie. It just doesn't get any better! Looking for a more time-intensive special occasion treat? The pumpkin chiffon pie has been on Thanksgiving tables for decades, and it's always well received! Finally, one of my personal favorites is the vanilla pound cake with caramel icing. So rich, so decadent, and so classically Southern.
The Best Fall Desserts
I've broken these desserts into sub-categories so that you can find exactly what you're looking for. Here you can locate:
- Traditional Treats
- Fall Fruit Desserts (Non Pumpkin Fall Desserts)
- Pumpkin Desserts
- Semi Homemade Recipes
- Easy Desserts with Few Ingredients
- Cookies and Other Fall Finger Desserts
Traditional Fall Desserts
These old-fashioned treats have been loved for generations. Add a nostalgic bite to your Thanksgiving table, or bring back Grandma's favorites for your next Sunday supper.
Non Pumpkin Fall Desserts (Fall Fruit Desserts)
There are many ways to celebrate autumn that don't include pumpkin! From apples and pears to sweet-tart cranberries, try one of these non pumpkin treats...
A classic autumn ingredient, you don't want to miss these sweet treats featuring the fall favorite: pumpkin!
Semi Homemade Fall Desserts
Whether it's a store-bought crust or a convenient box of cake mix, these sweet treats take advantage of kitchen shortcuts!
Easy Fall Desserts with Few Ingredients
When you're craving a sweet treat, but you don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, try one of these easy options.
Cookies and Other Fall Finger Desserts
These grab-and-go handheld treats are convenient for eating with your fingers. Set out a tray, and watch your guests smile!
What are your favorite fall dessert recipes?
Leave a comment below and share your favorite autumn desserts with the rest of us. We're always looking for new ideas!