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This collection of fall desserts features all the best warm and cozy treats with autumn spices and flavors. You’ll be enjoying tasty treats all season long!

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Collage of Fall Dessert Recipes.

WHY We love Fall Desserts

Turn on the oven and bring out the warm pies, delicious crisps, sweet cookies, and cakes. It’s Fall!!

Why we love Fall Treats:

  • COZY. Nothing is more cozy than a fall centered dessert when the weather starts cooling down.
  • SEASONAL INGREDIENTS. We love that so many of these treats center around the weather and the seasonal produce like pumpkin and apples.
  • SIMPLE. So many of these fall desserts are quick and easy, which are great for upcoming get togethers and your next Halloween party.

Some classics we love, include: Pumpkin Cake, Bread Pudding, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Brownies and Apple Crisp.

Seasonal fruit Tips

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.
  • Apples. As far as apples go, choose apples that hold their structure when baked (typically, the more tart apples). Here are a few work well: Honeycrisps, Pink Lady, Braeburn, Jonagold, and Granny Smith. 
  • More fall fruits perfect for baking with or adding a fruit topping to a delicious dessert: pear, grape, persimmon, cranberry, fig, key lime, pomegranate, banana, kiwifruit, lemon, mango, pineapple, or raspberry.

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!

A slice of pumpkin roll.

Tips for Fall Desserts

  • Homemade Pumpkin Spice is one of our favorite spices to use because you get the taste of fall flavors in every bite. It’s a perfect blend of ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg!
  • How many desserts to make for a fall party. When hosting a fall party, I like to plan for guests to be able to have 2 servings of dessert.
  • For example: 
    • For 10 guests: Serve 2 desserts having 10 servings of each dessert for a total of 20 servings. 
    • For 30 guests: Serve 3-4 desserts with a total of 60 servings.
    • For 50 guests: Have 5-6 dessert choices with a total of 100 servings.

Dessert Toppings

storing tips

Make ahead of time. Whether you’re making one batch or ten, most of the desserts on this list can be fully made ahead of time or partially prepared so all you have to do is mix and bake. 

STORE. To make a large amount ahead of time be sure that you have enough room in the fridge or freezer to store them all. You can also choose a dessert that can be fully prepared and kept at room temperature for 1-2 days.


BEST Fall Desserts

There are so many fall desserts we love, but we wanted to share our go-to’s. These are on the rotation for our most frequently enjoyed sweets!

1 Pumpkin Delight Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Delight Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes

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2 Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Bread, Dessert Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes

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5 from 12 votes
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3 Homemade Donuts Recipe

Breakfast, Dessert Homemade Donuts Recipe
Total Time: 5 hours 21 minutes

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4.98 from 71 votes
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4 Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.95 from 20 votes
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5 Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe
Total Time: 27 minutes

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4.98 from 98 votes
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6 Peach Cobbler

Dessert Peach Cobbler
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.99 from 962 votes
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7 Pumpkin Brownie Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Brownie Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 3 minutes

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4.98 from 484 votes
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8 Carmelitas Recipe

Dessert Carmelitas Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

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5 from 60 votes
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9 Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

Dessert Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

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5 from 10 votes
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10 Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake with Oreo Crust
Dessert Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 7 hours 25 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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11 Pumpkin Custard Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Custard Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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4.98 from 91 votes
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12 Rice Pudding Recipe

Dessert Rice Pudding Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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13 Scotcheroos Recipe

Dessert Scotcheroos Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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4.97 from 409 votes
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14 Apple Cobbler Recipe

Dessert Apple Cobbler Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

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5 from 11 votes
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15 Funnel Cake Recipe

Dessert Funnel Cake Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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4.94 from 32 votes
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16 S’mores Charcuterie Board Recipe

Appetizer, Dessert S’mores Charcuterie Board Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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17 Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Bread Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

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5 from 35 votes
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18 Recipe for Apple Crisp

Dessert Recipe for Apple Crisp
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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4.95 from 20 votes
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Fall Cookies

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

19 Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 29 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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20 Iced Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Dessert Iced Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.88 from 47 votes
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21 Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 26 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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22 Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Dessert Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 17 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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23 Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Dessert Shortbread Cookie Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 156 votes
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24 Caramel Cookies Recipe

Dessert Caramel Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 22 minutes
5 from 26 votes
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25 Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe

Dessert Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

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4.99 from 437 votes
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26 Oatmeal Scotchies Recipe

Dessert Oatmeal Scotchies Recipe
Total Time: 27 minutes

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4.98 from 35 votes
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27 Iced Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

Dessert Iced Pumpkin Cookie Recipe
4.91 from 11 votes
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28 Pumpkin Snickerdoodles Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Snickerdoodles Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes
4.95 from 20 votes
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29 Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies

Dessert Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies
Total Time: 13 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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fall Cakes, Cupcakes + Cobblers

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.

30 Pumpkin Magic Cake

Dessert Pumpkin Magic Cake
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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31 Pumpkin Crunch Cake Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Crunch Cake Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 12 minutes

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5 from 302 votes
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32 Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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4.98 from 1042 votes
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33 Easy Apple Cake Recipe

Dessert Easy Apple Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 29 votes
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34 Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Roll Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

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5 from 2 votes
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35 Libby’s Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Dessert Libby’s Pumpkin Roll Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

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5 from 27 votes
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36 German Chocolate Cake Recipe

Dessert German Chocolate Cake Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour

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5 from 106 votes
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37 Pumpkin Cobbler Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Cobbler Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
5 from 21 votes
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38 Neiman Marcus Cake Recipe

Dessert Neiman Marcus Cake Recipe
Total Time: 42 minutes

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4.96 from 25 votes
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39 Crock Pot Apple Crisp Recipe

Dessert Crock Pot Apple Crisp Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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40 Recipe for Apple Crisp

Dessert Recipe for Apple Crisp
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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4.95 from 20 votes
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41 Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

Delicious blueberry cobbler with a fluffy biscuit top and tons of juice blueberries served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Dessert Blueberry Cobbler Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
5 from 20 votes
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42 White Sheet Cake Recipe

Dessert White Sheet Cake Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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5 from 65 votes
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43 Chocolate Sheet Cake

Dessert Chocolate Sheet Cake
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 38 votes
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fall Pies

Pie SCREAMS fall time!! Don’t you agree?! Here are some of the pies we highly recommend making this time of year. Nothing beats a slice of fall pie!

44 Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Dessert Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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4.77 from 17 votes
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45 Apple Pie Recipe

Dessert Apple Pie Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

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4.99 from 81 votes
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46 Pecan Pie Recipe

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Dessert Pecan Pie Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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4.81 from 21 votes
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47 Crustless Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Dessert Crustless Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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5 from 52 votes
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48 Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Dessert Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

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5 from 31 votes
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49 Mini Pecan Pies

Dessert Mini Pecan Pies
Total Time: 23 minutes

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5 from 42 votes
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50 Pumpkin Pie With Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Pie With Graham Cracker Crust Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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51 Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 20 votes
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52 Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

Dessert Dutch Apple Pie Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

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5 from 5 votes
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53 Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
5 from 18 votes
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54 Oatmeal Pie Recipe

Dessert Oatmeal Pie Recipe
Total Time: 5 hours

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5 from 11 votes
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55 S’Mores Pie Recipe

Dessert S’Mores Pie Recipe
Total Time: 5 hours
4.93 from 13 votes
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56 Mini Pumpkin Pies

Pumpkin Pie Bites
Dessert Mini Pumpkin Pies
4.60 from 5 votes

57 Buttermilk Pie Recipe

Dessert Buttermilk Pie Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour

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5 from 581 votes
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58 Sugar Cream Pie Recipe

Dessert Sugar Cream Pie Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

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5 from 21 votes
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59 Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

Dessert Pecan Pie Bars Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour

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5 from 156 votes
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60 Mud Pie

Dessert Mud Pie
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 33 votes
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A Fall Go-To

We love these Mini Fall Pies so much and are always making them for fall festivities and Halloween parties.

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60+ Fall Desserts

By: Lil’ Luna
Mini pumpkin pies are everything you love about a smooth and creamy homemade pumpkin pie, in a cute & tasty bite-sized portion!!
Servings: 24
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Cool: 15 minutes
Total: 43 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 rounds pie dough, homemade or store bought
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two mini muffin tins with baking spray, set aside.
  • Roll out pie dough on a baking mat or lightly floured surface. Using a 3" circle or flower-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 24 pieces. Gently press into the wells of the prepared muffin tins. Place in the refrigerator to chill.
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, heavy cream, egg, sugars, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, salt and vanilla.
  • Remove the tins from the refrigerator and fill each crust with 1.5 tablespoons of filling (you can use a #40 cookie scoop to do this). Tap the tins on the counter to create a smooth, even filling.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 18-22 minutes or until the crust begins to turn golden brown in color.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tins for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.

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Notes

Adjusting for cupcake tin: Use a 4” diameter cookie cutter to stamp out your dough. Press into the wells of a cupcake tin. Note: the crust will not come all the way up the side of each muffin well. Chill the dough for 1-2 hours. Heat the oven to 350°F and prebake the crust for 10-13 minutes. Add the pumpkin filling so the crust is about ¾ of the way full and bake for about 20-25 more minutes or until the filling has set. Allow them to cool in the tin before removing them.
Topping: Adding a dollop of whipped cream is pretty classic for a pumpkin pie. You can also add a caramel or chocolate drizzle. You can top them with chopped pecans or walnuts. 
Make these mini pumpkin pies ahead of time, just be sure to store them in the fridge for 24-48 hours in advance. Add whipped cream closer to when serving.
STORE mini pies in the fridge for 3-4 days. FREEZE them for 4-6 weeks. For best results thaw in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 24g, Calories: 39kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 30mg, Potassium: 31mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1672IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Scrumptious Fall Desserts

We hope you love this list of scrumptious fall dessert recipes. With so many sweet treats to choose from – you’ll want to try as many as you can this season!

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  1. Mary says:

    You once had a pumpkin spice trifle recipe on your site which I printed. It has been well used, but now I would like to able to download it in my recipe file on my phone. I cannot find your recipe any longer on your website. My family expects me to make it every Thanksgiving it is such a hit. Can you tell me where I might be able to find it?
    Thank you

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      So that recipe was a contributor recipe that we no longer have on the website. But here is a link to a printable version of the recipe. Hope this helps! https://lilluna.com/wprm_print/101881