Fall dessert recipes are filled with warm, cozy flavors like pumpkin, apple, and spices! We’re sharing our favorite fall party desserts and it’s a lot of pumpkin goodness! These festive treats are perfect for fall entertaining.
I look forward to the fall season, the crisp air, visits to the pumpkin patch, and warm apple cider every year. I always make my fall checklist of everything we want to do, which includes apple picking to baking an apple pie! It’s by far the coziest season and one to embrace before it gets too cold outside! It’s the best time of year!
If you need some help with baking up these delicious fall desserts, check out our printable conversion chart, baking tips, all about baking soda and baking powder, and how to make homemade buttermilk.
Charming Fall Dessert Recipes
You’ll love our homemade sweet potato pie recipe with a flaky pie crust. It has a creamy texture, made with pureed sweet potatoes, and spices and baked in a buttery pie crust. It’s one of the best Thanksgiving Pies!
These Caramel Apple Crumble Bars are made with a delicious oatmeal crumble crust, coconut, caramel, and apples infused with spices. It’s the perfect dessert and even better when served with ice cream.
This scrumptious pecan pumpkin pie marries two great thanksgiving desserts into one delicious dish! Packed with fall flavors this pie is sweet, crunchy, and buttery perfection!
If you’re looking for an easy fall dessert, put together a dessert platter filled with festive cookies and candy! It’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to bake anything.
Another easy dessert is our simple apple crisp recipe. This homemade apple crisp is full of fall flavors, a juicy sweet buttery flavor, topped with a baked oat apple crisp topping. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the best flavor.
The Best Apple Cake
A buttery, old-fashioned apple cake recipe made with real apples and an apple cider glaze.
This Pumpkin Panna Cotta is the fall dessert you’ve been looking for! Creamy, rich, indulgent, and easy to make. What’s not to love?!
Charming pumpkin spice sunflower cupcakes that are perfect for fall! The cake is moist and delicious, with classic buttercream frosting and chocolate sprinkles.
These are truly the best apple cider donuts. They’re baked, brushed with butter, and filled with spices and fall flavors. You can’t go wrong with these delicious donuts.
Our favorite classic, chewy snickerdoodle cookie recipe with sweet cream ice cream. These are the perfect summer treat, full of sugar, cinnamon, and sweet cream flavor!
Our classic, homemade pumpkin pie recipe is perfect for the holidays! It’s easy to make and pairs perfectly with our easy buttery pie crust. We use a few special ingredients to make this pie rich, creamy, and very flavorful.
You can also use our homemade pumpkin pie spice to make this pie. You have to try this pie!
This 5 ingredient pumpkin pie bourbon milkshake recipe is so easy to make and absolutely delicious! Top it with whipped cream, caramel sauce and a tiny slice of pumpkin pie for the most charming Thanksgiving dessert!
This pumpkin bread is one of our favorite pumpkin desserts. It’s full of spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger and has a super moist texture from the oil, melted butter, and eggs. It’s divine out of the oven with butter.
You can also make this into a pumpkin cake by baking it in a square cake pan and top with it with a fluffy cream cheese frosting.
This easy orange rum cake is as beautiful as it is delicious! Soaked in rum, with a buttery taste and that meringue buttercream frosting! This frosting a family favorite and works perfectly on this moist tasty cake
Who can deny cheesecake? This goat cheesecake is creamy, light and fluffy and goes perfectly paired with fall figs. It’s full of flavor and a must-try!
Homemade donut holes with pumpkin filling! You have to try these fluffy little clouds of deliciousness, packed with creme cheese, pumpkin filling! Plus they are really quite easy to make.
Our homemade apple pie is the perfect fall dessert. It has all the fall flavors you love and a great way to use all of your apples from apple picking.
Learn how to marble candy apples with this easy and fun method! They’re perfect for parties and look gorgeous!
These are the most perfect fall cookie! They’re moist and chewy and so delicious!
This is one of our favorite camp desserts! Campfire apple pies are a delicious mix of crispy toasted bread and sweet filling. Plus everything tastes better under the stars! You can also make peach mountain pies too!
If you’re looking for a brunch dessert there is nothing better than pumpkin cinnamon rolls! They are a delight to make and so delicious with a warm cup of coffee.
Another fun brunch dessert for fall are these fun and easy monkey bread muffins! They are filled with cinnamon and sugar and simple to make. Everyone loves them!
This is another simple fall dessert you can make. It can be served for brunch as well!
A classic fall dessert and perfect treat are caramel apples. They’re enjoyed throughout the fall season, especially at Halloween time. They make a delicious treat for the holiday season.
We usually make these during Christmas time, but love them for fall too! They are chewy and full of the best ginger flavor.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I bake in the fall?
In the fall bake an apple pie or a pumpkin cheesecake. Maybe a spice cake or some pumpkin bars or an apple tart. If you want to bake cookies try something with cinnamon, like our favorite snickerdoodles. There are so many options for what to bake in the fall and we’ve linked some of our favorite recipes above.
Make-Ahead Fall Desserts
Some of the best desserts can be made ahead, leaving more time to cook or prepare the day of a party or gathering. Here are a few good options for make-ahead fall desserts!
- Toasted Pecan Tart with Butterscotch Topping
- Pumpkin Sheet Cake Topped with Marshmallows
- Chocolate Pie Topped with Toasted Meringue
- Pecan Pie Bars
- Caramel Apple Cheesecake
- Apple Pie Slab with Crumble Top
Mini Fall Party Desserts
If you’re hosting a fall party, here are some fun mini desserts you can add to a fall dessert table! They’re charming and perfect for fall!
- Mini Pumpkin Pie Slice Cookies
- Pumpkin Hand Pies
- Mini Bourbon Cheesecakes
- Little Mini Pumpkin Cakes
- Mini Pie Fall Dessert Platter
Easy Fall Desserts
Here are some ideas for easy fall desserts you can make:
Fall Dessert Platter – Buy your favorite fall candy and cookies and put it all together on a platter.
Ice Cream Tray – Pick up fall flavors like pumpkin, caramel, and praline and add them to a tray with ice cream toppings like crunchy pecans and cones.
Pumpkin Milkshakes – These are simple to make and we love our recipe above!
Pumpkin Spice Latte – We love to serve espresso with dessert. For fall, make it a pumpkin spice espresso.
When to Serve Fall Desserts
Fall desserts are perfect for any fall occasion. Here are a few of our favorites:
Easy Fall Gathering
Check out more of our favorite Halloween desserts.
More Fall Recipes
If you love fall as much as we do, you’ll want to check out these recipes too!
Pair any of these desserts with our fall cocktails!
If you a really easy fall dessert, try our pumpkin adffogato recipe below. It’s so easy to make and perfect for serving a large dinner party.
You can even scoop the ice cream ahead of time and freeze it in glasses.
Let us know if you make any of these fall party desserts by leaving a comment below! We’d love to know what your favorite fall dessert is.
- 1/2 cup pumpkin spice ice cream
- 1 ounce espresso
- 1 ounce caramel sauce
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Scoop the ice cream into a small glass cup.
- Pour the espresso over the top.
- Drizzle caramel sauce and sprinkle cinnamon.