When planning your fall dinner parties and birthday parties and casual social engagements, you simply need to bake. But deciding what fall flavors to cook up is easier said than done. Luckily, we combed through our catalogue of recipes to bring you the best seasonal desserts. There are tried and true classics like apple crisp, pumpkin pie, and caramel apples. There are also new twists on fall flavors, like a pecan pie with espresso dates, a pumpkin spice tiramisu, and a whisky walnut babka.
Who doesn’t love a classic apple cider doughnut? These mini-desserts are the perfect small, sweet bite after a hearty fall meal.
Who doesn’t love a classic? Whether you call it apple crisp or apple crumble, this dessert is unbeatable.
Somewhere between an apple pie and streusel cake, this wonderfully spiced dessert will fulfill all your fall cravings.
Cooking chewy, seasonal dates in espresso helps to cut some of the sweetness out of this otherwise traditional and tasty pecan pie.
Crisp, ripe apples help to add texture and fresh flavor to this already irresistible cinnamon- and caramel-filled cake. Be sure to cut yourself an extra-large slice!
End your party right with this delicate crumb cake with swirls of caramel and chopped apples. It pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or tea, signaling the end of another party.
If you’re looking for a healthier, not-so-sweet dessert option, this cranberry apple nut bread fits the bull perfectly.
Scones fit any party menu, be it a mid-afternoon brunch, a casual get together, or a formal dinner party. With seasonal flavors and a slight tang from kefir, these scones are unusual yet delicious.
One doesn’t typically see a cranberry pie, but you should seriously reconsider it. It’s tart, sweet, and something different for any party menu.
A homemade fudge is sure to impress any guest. This seasonal fudge adds ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a white chocolate base, creating heartwarming flavors.
Spiced, moist gingerbread cake and a zesty citrus icing help to give this dessert tons of dimension. The careful layering and garnish help to make it the centerpiece of any buffet table.
Whether you love it or hate it, you have to admit no fall is complete without candy corn. Take a crack at making it yourself with this fun and easy candy recipe.
These biscuits dipped in honey are filled with warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and orange zest, making them perfect for any fall occasion.
If the adjectives in this recipe’s name don’t entice you, then the subtle sweetness and perfect warming spices in this holiday dessert certainly will.
Simple enough to make in the kitchen with your children, the jam and nuts in these cookies help to make them an easy festive treat.
End the debate on if pumpkin desserts or pecan desserts reign supreme for fall by combining the two ingredients in to these spiced cookies.
All of the spice and sweetness of a classic pumpkin pie, but none of the work of rolling out a difficult crust. Plus, this easily-sliced dessert is perfect for feeding a large crowd.
Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? Who cares. It’s seasonal and delicious. (Plus breakfast for dessert is very on-trend right now.)
Cream cheese and pumpkin are such a natural pairing. Easy to bake and to serve, these cookies prove that the combination is timeless and irresistible.
Take your everyday box of vanilla cake mix and give it the flavors of fall. Pumpkin purée and classic seasonal spices help to make this the perfect autumn dessert. Eat it with ice cream or on its own.
We all know that pumpkin spice and coffee pair wonderfully together. This take on a classic Italian tiramisu further proves that very point.
Bold, hearty red wine helps to take your everyday caramel apples and make them something truly special. These desserts are the perfect parting gift for your guests.
What spirit is more fitting for fall than a good Scotch whisky? This booze-infused babka is buttery, nutty, and perfect for any fall get together.