Fall Dessert Recipes

This collection of fall desserts features all the best warm and cozy treats with autumn spices and flavors!

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Collage of Fall Dessert Recipes

The Coziest Desserts!

Turn on the oven and bring out the warm pies, delicious crips, sweet cookies and cakes.

Thinking of cozy fall desserts instantly warms me up and I want to curl up on the couch with a treat and a book, or maybe a Hallmark movie. 

Whether you are planning a simple evening home or hosting a dinner party, I’ve collected some of my favorite Fall desserts. But before I get into the recipes, here are some general tips!

A slice of pumpkin roll - a favorite fall dessert recipe

Tips for Fall Desserts

Since pumpkins and apples are in season, you’ll see many fall desserts that feature these two fruits. 

  • Pumpkin: Most recipes that use pumpkin call for canned pumpkin puree. Be sure you don’t accidentally buy canned pie filling or seasoned pumpkin. If you are feeling really adventurous you can even make your own puree from pumpkins from your garden. This Pumpkin Pie Post explains how.
  • Apples: As far as apples go, choose apples that hold their structure when baked. This way you don’t end up with mushy applesauce instead of warm tender apple slices. Here are a few that work well: Honeycrisps, Pink Lady, Braeburn, Jonagold, and Granny Smith. 

Besides pumpkins and apples, I feel like oats give a warm autumn feeling and of course there are plenty of desserts featuring chocolate which I love to eat year round!

As you click on the recipes, you’ll find baking tricks and storage tips specific for each recipe so that you’ll end up with the perfect dessert each time.

Fall Desserts

go-to Fall Desserts

There are so many we love, but we wanted to share our go-to’s…

Apple Pie Caramel Apples {Disney Copycat Recipe} ~ tart Granny Smith apples are dipped in chewy caramel, coated in white chocolate, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, and then finished off with pie crust crumbs for your favorite Disney treat easily made at home for a fraction of the price! | FiveHeartHome.com for LilLuna.com
Dessert Apple Pie Caramel Apple Recipe
Apple Pie Caramel Apples {Disney Copycat Recipe} ~ tart Granny Smith apples are dipped in chewy caramel, coated in white chocolate, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, and then finished off with pie crust crumbs for your favorite Disney treat easily made at home for a fraction of the price! 
Total Time: 18 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Dessert Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe
Buttery, sweet, and moist - this sticky toffee pudding is a MUST have treat! It takes several steps but is one of those desserts that is well worth the work and great for holidays and get togethers.
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Bread, Dessert Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Soft and Gooey Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls topped with a delicious pumpkin spice glaze. Between the pumpkin flavored bread dough, the pumpkin spice filling, and the pumpkin spice glaze on top, this dessert has all the goods!
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Dessert Carmelitas Recipe
These ooey gooey Oatmeal Carmelitas are loaded with caramel, chocolate chips, and oatmeal dough. Better yet, they can be prepared in 20 minutes or less!
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Dessert Pumpkin Delight Recipe
Tasty 4 layer pumpkin delight dessert starts with a crunchy pecan crust topped with creamy pumpkin, cream cheese, and whipped cream layers!
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
4.87 from 91 votes
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Dessert Rice Pudding Recipe
Creamy and sweet rice pudding is an easy dessert that can be served hot or cold. Topped with a dash of cinnamon, it's the ultimate comfort food that brings back nostalgic memories!
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Dessert Pumpkin Custard Recipe
This pumpkin custard dessert is a cinch to prepare and will satisfy that pumpkin craving! It's rich and creamy and full of pumpkin spice with a delicious nutty, crunch topping.
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
4.95 from 17 votes
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Dessert Apple Cobbler Recipe
This apple cobbler recipe is the autumn season wrapped up into one heavenly dessert. Fresh tender apples, cinnamon spices, and a sweet crunch topping all in one bite making it the best apple cobbler you'll ever try!
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Breakfast, Dessert Homemade Donut Recipe
Not sure what is so addicting about these donuts (perhaps the fact that they're fried?!), but I promise you they are. Everyone loves these homemade donuts.
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.94 from 29 votes
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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake with Oreo Crust
Dessert Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Oreo crust, two layers of cheesecake (one plain and one with pumpkin puree), whipped cream, and chocolate ganache! Everything about this chocolate pumpkin cheesecake is heavenly.
Total Time: 7 hours 25 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Fall Cookies

favorite Fall Cookie recipes

Who can deny a fresh baked cookie from the oven? Especially on a fall day? Not I!! Here are some great ideas of fall cookies to make this season.

Dessert Oatmeal Scotchies Recipe
4.97 from 26 votes
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Dessert Shortbread Cookie Recipe
What's not to love about these delicious and buttery shortbread cookies that just melt in your mouth? It only takes a small handful of common ingredients!
Total Time: 25 minutes
4.87 from 29 votes
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Dessert Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies
The kids LOVE making these No Bake Butterscotch Cookies - they're simple, quick and yummy! Cornflakes mixed with melted peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips.
Total Time: 13 minutes
4.8 from 5 votes
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Dessert Iced Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Perfectly textured with a combination of whole and blended oats, deliciously flavored with spices, and topped with a sweet icing glaze—they're amazing!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.69 from 19 votes
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Dessert Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe
Whether you call them butter cookies or cake mix cookies, you know they are ultra yummy! These cookies are made with a yellow cake mix, butter, cream cheese, and a few additional ingredients. They are so gooey, chewy, and moist - it's impossible to resit them!
Total Time: 45 minutes
4.96 from 41 votes
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Dessert Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are SO soft and fluffy, they're almost like a cake. Filled with pumpkin flavor, and chocolate chips, these cookies have just the right amount of seasonal spices.
Total Time: 17 minutes
5 from 20 votes
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Dessert Texas Sheet Cake Cookies Recipe
5 from 8 votes
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Dessert Caramel Cookies Recipe
Soft and chewy caramel cookies sprinkled with a little bit of sea salt. The perfect combination of sweet and salty in one delicious cookie!
Total Time: 22 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Dessert Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites Recipe
Chewy chocolate chip cookies bites are mini, but pack a flavor punch! They are filled with creamy chocolate for the perfect bite.
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Dessert Turtle Thumbprint Cookie Recipe
With chopped pecans on the outside, a caramel filling and chocolate all around, these Turtle Thumbprint Cookies are hard NOT to love!
Total Time: 1 hour 26 minutes
4.91 from 10 votes
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Fall Cakes

Best Fall Cakes + CUPCAKES

The kids love to help make some yummy cakes and cupcakes. Here are the ones that we love to make most this time of year.

Dessert Caramel Apple Dump Cake Recipe
This Caramel Apple Dump Cake is ridiculously easy to make, but so delicious that it will become your new favorite fall dessert! With ingredients like vanilla cake mix, evaporated milk, caramel bits, and apple pie filling, this warm and gooey treat is an absolute dream!
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 2 votes
These chocolate cupcakes are moist, fudgy, and so easy to make.
Dessert Chocolate Cupcakes
These chocolate cupcakes are moist, fudgy and filled with chocolate. It's an easy cupcake recipe that turns out perfect everytime and 1000x better than any box mix!
Total Time: 1 hour
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Dessert Pumpkin Crunch Cake Recipe
Pumpkin crunch cake is a must-make during the fall season. It entails all of the smooth pumpkin flavors, topped with crunchy pecans and a dollop of whipped cream.
Total Time: 1 hour 12 minutes
4.9 from 19 votes
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Dessert German Chocolate Cake Recipe
Homemade German Chocolate Cake is always a favorite. Two layers of tender chocolate cake topped with a decadent coconut pecan frosting. What's not to love?
5 from 13 votes
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Dessert Neiman Marcus Cake Recipe
Neiman Marcus Cake - if you've ever had this before, you know how INCREDIBLE the pecan and coconut crust is, with a gooey cream cheese batter layer on top! AMAZING!!
Total Time: 42 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Dessert Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake Recipe
This two layer Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake is moist, DELICIOUS, and perfect for any fall festivity! The dessert consists of a buttery cake-like bottom layer, plus a creamy layer of pumpkin puree, cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, and powdered sugar.
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Dessert Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe
Our favorite chocolate sheet cake recipe. It's simple, moist, delicious and serves a lot making it our go-to party dessert - perfect with ice cream.
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 21 votes
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This Easy Apple Cake is extra moist and filled with cinnamon and apples. Top it off with ice cream and caramel sauce for the perfect fall treat! 
Dessert Apple Cake Recipe
This Easy Apple Cake is extra moist and filled with cinnamon and apples. Top it off with ice cream and caramel sauce for the perfect fall treat! 
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Dessert Peanut Butter Cupcake Recipe
Peanut Butter Cupcakes are soft, tender, and loaded with peanut butter flavor. They are A perfect treat for peanut butter lovers!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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Dessert Pumpkin Roll Recipe
Libby's Pumpkin Roll is a classic fall favorite! Nothing beats a pumpkin cake full of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger all rolled up with a delicious cream cheese filling.
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.94 from 15 votes
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Dessert Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe
Try this fall dump cake variation - Pumpkin Dump Cake! This delicious pumpkin dump cake recipe is complete with all the fall flavors, pumpkin, pecan, and cinnamon spice.
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
4.9 from 58 votes
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Dessert Pumpkin Magic Cake Recipe
3 layer cake made up of creamy pumpkin puree layer, a layer of yellow cake, and lastly a white chocolate pumpkin spice frosting topped with white chocolate shavings!!
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
4.91 from 21 votes
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A slice of oatmeal pie with a bite taken out of it to show the gooey texture.

Fall Pies

Fall Pie recipes

Pie SCREAMS fall time!! Don’t you agree?! Here are some of the pies we highly recommend making this time of year.

A slice of brown sugar oatmeal pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
Dessert Oatmeal Pie Recipe
Easy Oatmeal Pie is an old-fashioned favorite! With a delicious brown sugar flavor, chewy layer of oatmeal, and flaky pastry—it's the perfect pie recipe. 
Total Time: 5 hours
5 from 3 votes
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Dessert S'Mores Pie Recipe
Everything you love about your favorite campfire treat, but in a delicious homemade pie! With a creamy chocolate filling, s graham cracker crust and gooey marshmallows on top - this s'mores pie is impossible to resist.
Total Time: 5 hours
5 from 7 votes
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A slice of pumpkin pie without the crust.
Dessert Crustless Pumpkin Pie Recipe
This crustless pumpkin pie is smooth, creamy and packed with pumpkin flavor. It's easy to make, perfect for Thanksgiving - and so delicious that you won't miss the crust!
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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Dessert Mini Pecan Pie Recipe
Everyone's favorite pecan pie in mini form! Perfect for parties and snacking with your hands! Sweet, bite sized, crunchy, and delicious - these mini pies are great for holidays.
Total Time: 23 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Dessert Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe
This Chocolate Cream Pie has two types of chocolate in a creamy pudding, topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls!!
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Dessert Best Apple Pie Recipe
There's nothing like a slice of warm apple pie served with vanilla ice cream! This recipe for Homemade Apple Pie has proven to be the BEST apple pie recipe around. With a flaky, buttery crust made from scratch, and a gooey, sweet apple filling, this pie will not disappoint!
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
4.95 from 34 votes
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Dessert Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
This sweet potato pie has a silky smooth texture, the perfect hint of spice, and a crisp crust. Top it with a little whipped cream, and it's totally irresistible!
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Dessert Buttermilk Pie Recipe
Scrumptious buttermilk pie has a flaky pastry crust and creamy, custard like filling that comes together in 5 minutes!
Total Time: 1 hour
4.97 from 28 votes
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Pumpkin Pie Bites
Dessert Mini Pumpkin Pies
Mini Pumpkin Pies - the perfect, bite-sized fall treats perfect for any party or occasion!
4.6 from 5 votes
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Dessert Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Not only is this pumpkin pie incredibly easy - it's the most moist, flavorful, all around perfect pumpkin pie! Made from canned pumpkin, seasonal spices, and evaporated milk, this pie is a must have dessert during the holidays.
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Dessert Mud Pie Recipe
This Mud Pie only takes a few minutes to make, but it is simply divine. With a cookie crumb crust, creamy ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream, it is a perfect summer dessert!
4.91 from 11 votes
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Dessert Pecan Pie Bars Recipe
With a buttery shortbread crust and caramelized pecan filling, it's impossible not to love these sweet and nutty Pecan Pie Bars!!
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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Dessert Pecan Pie Recipe
Buttery, nutty, ooey gooey pecan pie is SO easy to make and only requires a handful of ingredients. It's a classic that is perfect all year!!
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
4.64 from 11 votes
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