Fall Desserts You Should Try

November 11, 2022
Fall Desserts You Should Try

As the leaves start to change color and the weather starts to cool down, it can only mean one thing: Fall is upon us! And that means it’s time for some of the best desserts of the year.

From pumpkin pie to apple crumble, there’s a little something for everyone in this roundup of Fall desserts. So get your ovens ready and your taste buds tingling because these recipes are sure to leave you wanting more. Enjoy!

Best Fall Desserts

Fall desserts

1. Autumn Cheesecake

There’s nothing like a classic cheesecake, and this Autumn-inspired recipe is the perfect way to enjoy the change of seasons. The rich and creamy filling is infused with ground cinnamon, while the graham cracker crust gives it that extra bit of Fall flavor. Top it off with some rich cream cheese frosting and fresh pecans, and you’ve got yourself a true Fall masterpiece.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 4 cups of fresh apples – peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

1. Before you begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). In a moderately large bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, finely chopped pecans (1/2 cup), sugar (3 tablespoons), cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon), and melted butter; press this mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Lastly, bake it in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese and sugar until combined. Next, add eggs one at a time while mixing on low speed; be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Finally, mix in vanilla extract before pouring the mixture into the prepared crust.

3. In a small bowl, blend 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Once mixed together well, coat the apples with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Scoop the apple layer over cream cheese and sprinkle 1/4 cup of chopped pecans on top.

4. Bake the cake for 60-70 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when you can lightly insert a knife into the center of the cake, and it comes out clean. Let it cool completely before removing it from the pan; otherwise, it may fall apart. Be sure to remove any ring (metal or plastic) around the edge of the pan, too, so that publication isn’t restricted when serving chilled cake later on!

2. Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie

This classic pumpkin pie recipe is perfect for the Fall season. Made with a homemade flaky pie crust and a rich and creamy filling, it’s sure to be a hit at your next family gathering.

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of pumpkin puree
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can of evaporated milk

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Beat in eggs.

3. Gradually stir in evaporated milk until the mixture is smooth. Pour mixture into pie crust. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.

4. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the pie comes out clean. Allow it to cool before serving.

3. Apple Crumble

Apple crumble

This recipe for apple crumble is the perfect way to enjoy Fall’s bountiful harvest of apples. A sugar and spice streusel topping compliments the sweetness of the apples perfectly in this easy-to-make dessert. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and you’ll be in Fall heaven.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups apples – peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9-inch double-crust pie
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, combine apples, 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg.

3. Line the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie dish with one pie crust. Pour the apple mixture into the crust, and dot it with butter. Cut remaining pastry into 1/2 – 3/4 inch wide strips, and make lattice top. Crimp and flute edges.

4. Bake the pie on the lower shelf of the oven for about 50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, oats, and walnuts. Cut in butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over the top of the pie during the last 10 minutes of baking.

4. Caramel Apple Pie

Caramel apple pie

This caramel apple pie recipe is the perfect way to enjoy Fall’s bounty of apples. A homemade flaky pie crust is filled with a mixture of thinly sliced Granny Smith apples and a caramel sauce, then topped with a streusel topping.

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust, homemade or store-bought
  • 8 cups apples – peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, mix together apples, 1 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg.

3. Line the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie dish with one pie crust. Pour the apple mixture into the crust.

4. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla extract. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Pour over the top of the pie.

5. Bake on the lower shelf of the oven for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and continue baking for 45 to 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.

5. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic favorite that’s perfect for any occasion. This recipe yields a deliciously soft and chewy cookie with the perfect balance of sweet and chocolatey flavor. Add in a glass of cold milk, and you have a treat that’s hard to resist.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Cream together the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with the flour. Mix until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop cookie dough by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Edges should be nicely browned.

6. S’mores

S'mores

These smores cookies are the perfect way to enjoy the classic flavor of smores without the mess. A graham cracker cookie is filled with a chocolate ganache and toasted marshmallow, then dipped in chocolate. They’re perfect for a party or potluck, and they’re sure to be a hit with everyone.

Ingredients

  • 6 ½ Cups Golden Grahams Cereal divided
  • 16 Ounces 9 ⅔ cups Miniature Marshmallows, divided
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips divided
  • ¼ Cup Salted Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions

1. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish for use by lining it with parchment paper that extends beyond the edges of the dish, then spraying the paper with nonstick spray.

2. In a small bowl, mix together ½ cup of Golden Grahams cereal, ½ cup of miniature marshmallows, and ½ cup of chocolate chips. Set this mixture aside to use as a topping for the bars later.

3. Place the butter and 5 cups of marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time until the marshmallows are completely melted. (About 90 seconds.)

4. Add the vanilla extract, then stir in the Golden Grahams cereal until coated with melted marshmallows. Add the chocolate chips and remaining marshmallows last. (Do this quickly so that the chocolate doesn’t melt.) Press the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

5. Sprinkle the reserved cereal, marshmallow, and chocolate mixture over the top. Allow it to cool completely. To serve, remove the s’mores from the pan by pulling up the parchment paper. Slice into squares with a sharp knife.

7. Pumpkin Spice Cake

This pumpkin spice cake is moist and delicious and perfect for Fall. A homemade cream cheese frosting makes it even more special.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 recipe cream cheese frosting

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one a 9×13-inch baking pan.

In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, sugar, eggs, and oil. In a separate bowl, whisk together baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and flour. Add to wet ingredients, and mix until well blended. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

5 Tips For The Best Fall Desserts

1. Use Seasonal Fruits And Vegetables For The Freshest Flavor

During Fall, apples and pumpkins are at their peak. This is the perfect time to bake pies, cobblers, and other desserts that feature these delicious ingredients.

2. Get Creative With Your Recipes

There are endless possibilities when it comes to Fall desserts. Think outside the box and experiment with new flavor combinations. You might be surprised at how much you enjoy something that’s a little out of the ordinary.

3. Consider Using Alternative Sweeteners

Maple syrup, honey, and molasses all lend their own unique flavor to Fall desserts. If you’re looking for something a little different, give them a try in your favorite recipes.

4. Don’t Be Afraid To Indulge In Some Comfort Food

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy all of your favorite comfort foods. After a long day of being outside in the cooler weather, you’ll appreciate a warm and cozy dessert.

5. Make Sure To Include Some Festive Touches

Whether it’s adding a seasonal twist to an old favorite or coming up with something completely new, make sure your desserts are as fun to look at as they are to eat. After all, part of the enjoyment of Fall desserts is in the presentation.

Conclusion

Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savory, there’s a Fall dessert out there that’s perfect for you. With so many delicious options to choose from, it’s easy to find a new favorite recipe to enjoy all season long.

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The Chocolate Bar is a unique restaurant that serves up delicious desserts. We have a wide variety of Fall-themed desserts that are sure to please everyone. And because we use only the freshest ingredients, you can be confident that you’re getting the best possible flavor in every bite.

So, if you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to enjoy Fall desserts, visit The Chocolate Bar today! You won’t regret it! Click here to book a reservation now!

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