The weather starts to get cooler, the leaves change colors, and it's definitely time to enjoy fall-flavored desserts. Apple, pumpkin, eggnog, gingerbread, and cranberry are seasonal flavors you can incorporate into your sweets as the weather gets colder.
You can make classic fall desserts like apple pie, pumpkin pie, or candied apples, but you can also get creative and try something new. Why not a cheesecake that is gingerbread-flavored or bread pudding with cranberry and orange?
For the gingerbread cheesecake recipe, make the cheesecake as you normally would, but add a fourth cup of molasses to the batter. For the crust, mash gingerbread cookies and melted butter into a fine dust. This recipe creates a festive fall dessert that is perfect for Thanksgiving or any other fall gathering.
Apple and pumpkin pies are delicious, but there are a slew of other fall desserts that you can be making too. Here are 10 dessert recipes that will put you in a fall baking mood:
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Here's a classic recipe for apple pie that is simple and delicious. Special contributor Gail Goetsch says, “For the best results, make sure that the butter for your dough is super cold and that the ice water for the dough is strained from a glass with ice.”
In many cases, less is more. Nothing is closer to this truth than when considering a caramel apple: apple, caramel, and nuts. Just the sight of them will register a sense of nostalgia for cool fall days and Halloween fairs. — Anne Dolce