Featuring apples, pumpkin and lots of spice, here are some of our favorite fall dessert recipes that will leave you feeling cozy and warm!
The leaves are changing, the air is crisp and we’re ready to fill our kitchen with warming spices and festive flavors! These sweet treats are inspired by apple picking, visits to the pumpkin patch and backyard bonfires — all of the things that make autumn our favorite time of year!
So if you’re in need of the perfect dessert for a chilly autumn day or looking for a fun weekend baking project, we’ve got you covered. From Halloween parties to Thanksgiving Day, these are the seasonal cookies, cakes and bakes that we’ll be serving up to our family and friends!
apple crumble cheesecake
One of the most decadent desserts you’ll find on our list, this apple crumble cheesecake is packed with fall flavors! With a buttery graham cracker crust, cinnamon spiced cheesecake filling and maple apple crumble topping, this one is made to impress!
apple fritters with pecans
Why run to the bakery when you can have homemade warm apple fritters on your table in just 30 minutes? Drizzled with an easy maple glaze, these fritters always get the day off to a good start!
baked apple cider donuts
Another apple breakfast option — this time baked and not fried! Baked apple cider donuts are easy to make and the perfect way to greet any cozy autumn morning!
mini s’mores cheesecakes
When the weather no longer cooperates for our early autumn bonfires we like to move the party indoors with these s’mores in cheesecake form! These little treats are fun to make and always a hit among family and friends!
sharlotka (apple cake)
This one’s for those days when you just need a quick treat to go with your mid-afternoon coffee or tea. Just one apple and a few pantry ingredients are all you’ll need to whip up this easy cake!
spiced pumpkin cheesecake cookies
One of our new favorites this year? These perfectly spiced pumpkin stuffed cookies! They’re made by surrounding a delicious pumpkin cream cheese filling with a chewy molasses spice cookie. While they take a bit of time to put together, they’re definitely worth the effort!
apple crisp with polenta streusel (gluten free)
If you’re looking to use up a surplus of apples, look no further than this perfectly spiced apple crisp featuring a crunchy almond and polenta streusel! Best served warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!
almond flour pumpkin muffins (gluten free)
These pumpkin muffins are definitely treading the line between hearty breakfast and decadent dessert! Made with almond flour, canned pumpkin puree and pantry staples, this recipe is ready and on the table in about 30 minutes!
spiced brown butter snickerdoodles
What’s better than a fresh snickerdoodle? Snickerdoodles made with brown butter and flavored with chai spices! We use a warming blend of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and cardamom to give this classic cookie a fresh fall twist!
spiced pumpkin pie
And last but certainly not least: our absolute favorite pumpkin pie recipe! It’s lightened up with fresh orange zest, decorated with homemade pie crust cookies and the perfect ending to your Thanksgiving day dinner.
And if you’re looking for more cozy recipes to make this fall, make sure to check out our favorite soups and stews and all of our most recent bakes!