Fall Desserts: 20+ warm, traditional recipes you can’t miss this autumn

Get seasonal ingredients, flavor them with warm, spiced aromas and enjoy these 20+ fall desserts. Don't miss apple pie, carrot cake, pumpkin pie and other delicious sweet treats for this autumn.

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As the temperatures begin to get lower and lower, everyone feels like staying home under the blankets and cuddling up with some sweet treats. For this season, don't miss the quintessential fall desserts to enjoy on the couch along with a steaming hot beverage.

Leaves are slowly starting to fall, sunny days are getting shorter, and homes are bursting with warm, cozy-spiced aromas. Get the typical ingredients of the season such as apples, pumpkinscarrots and flavor them with pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and chai.

We have selected 20+ fall desserts you can't miss. Traditional ones include all the apple, pumpkin, pecan ones, and all warm pies, cakes, and cookies that people usually serve during Thanksgiving.

Make a complete meal by cooking delicious appetizers and seasonal side dishes.

1. Apple Pie: the best-ever recipe for the classic American dessert
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There's nothing like homemade apple pie. If you're looking to make the most of apple season this fall, this apple pie recipe is perfect for you. Made with perfectly sweet-tart Granny Smith apples tossed in sugar and cinnamon and baked in a homemade flaky pastry, this is one of the best apple pie recipes you'll ever try.

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2. Caramel Apple Pie: the simple recipe for a decadent fall dessert
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Fall is in the air and with the weather starting to change, it's the perfect time to start baking. Apple pies are a favorite come autumn, but if you want to take your classic apple pie to the next level, why not try this easy caramel apple pie recipe? With a flaky, buttery crust, rich, sweet caramel sauce, and tart crisp apples, this irresistible pie has it all.

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3. Pumpkin Muffins: the mouthwatering recipe for delicious, fluffy baked treats
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With the heavenly flavor of warming baking spices mixed with sweet pumpkin, this fantastic recipe for homemade pumpkin muffins might be the best out there. Pumpkin muffins are incredibly soft, fluffy, and tender, and they're a perfect baking project to try this fall and winter.

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4. Sweet Potato Cupcakes: the simple recipe for tender, moist cupcakes
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Perfectly delectable, fluffy, and deliciously soft sweet potato cupcakes are a wonderful treat to make this autumn. Decorated with a thick marshmallow frosting, sweet potato cupcakes are great for any occasion whether you're hosting a birthday party, Thanksgiving dinner, a family get-together, or just because!

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5. Sweet Potato Pie: an amazing recipe for a classic Southern Thanksgiving dessert
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If you're looking for an incredible, delicious dessert you can serve at Thanksgiving this year, you'll love this easy Southern sweet potato pie recipe. With a generous dose of cinnamon, allspice, and ginger, this silky, creamy sweet potato pie with its flaky, crisp brown crust hits all the right notes for fall.

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6. Carrot Cake: the mouthwatering recipe for a delicious cake
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With its lightly spiced, sweet flavor, moist texture, and decadent, creamy frosting, carrot cake is always a treat. This simple-to-make dessert is incredibly versatile, and with its bright orange color, always looks fantastic. Serve it at birthday parties, potlucks, or any time you're hosting a group in your home, or whip up a carrot cake to enjoy with afternoon tea.

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7. Pumpkin Roll: the simple recipe for a beautiful autumn dessert
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With the arrival of autumn, it's officially the season for delicious pumpkin desserts. If you're saving your pumpkin pie to show off at Thanksgiving dinner, but still want to make the most out of this tasty seasonal squash, why not try making a classic pumpkin roll? This easy fall dessert is light, fluffy, and full of that wonderful pumpkin and baking spice flavor so many of us associate with autumn.

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8. Apple Hand Pies: the easiest recipe for a delicious dessert
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Made with gorgeous sweet apple pie filling wrapped inside a flaky fragrant crust, apple hand pies are a killer way to enjoy a single serving of apple pie. They're similar to apple turnovers, but turnovers are usually made using puff pastry rather than pie crust. Apple hand pies cook much faster than a classic apple pie and are perfect for those moments when you want to treat yourself to a little something sweet. They're an easy-to-make dessert and it's a wonderful autumn recipe to whip up with your family.

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9. Carrot Cake Cupcakes: The Fluffiest Hand-Held Dessert
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This fluffy and moist carrot cake cupcake recipe makes the perfect hand-held treats for a birthday, or any, celebration. These cakes are easy to make and are guaranteed to become a favorite treat in your house. Here are the step-by-step instructions to make perfect carrot cake cupcakes from scratch every time.

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10. Pumpkin Cookies: the perfect iced cookie recipe to make this fall
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Autumn is the perfect time to get cozy in the kitchen and make all sorts of heavenly baked treats. Fall is pumpkin season, so it's a wonderful excuse to make these incredible iced pumpkin cookies.

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11. Pumpkin Bread: an effortless recipe for a tasty quick loaf
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With its fragrant spices and rich, pumpkin flavor, pumpkin bread is a phenomenal recipe to whip up this fall. This moist, tender loaf is packed with the delicious taste of baking spices like cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg, and sweet pumpkin.

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12. Pecan Pie: a fantastic recipe for a classic nutty dessert
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An old-fashioned pecan pie is always a welcome addition to any holiday gathering whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas, or a festive party with your friends and family. Pecan pie is a classic Southern dessert with a sweet, salty, nutty flavor and chewy texture.

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13. Pumpkin Cupcakes: the best autumn cupcake recipe to make right now
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These decadent pumpkin cupcakes are the perfect way to usher in fall, especially if you're a fan of pumpkin. They're lightly spiced with pumpkin pie mix, cinnamon, and ginger. These sweet, fluffy cupcakes are moist but not greasy on the inside, then topped with tangy-sweet cream cheese frosting.

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14. Pecan Pie Bars: the delicious recipe for a bite-sized autumn treat
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Love pecan pie? Then you'll adore these phenomenal pecan pie bars. These bite-sized pecan pie bars are fantastic when you're hosting a large group and make a great treat to serve over the holidays. With a rich, buttery, nutty flavor and satisfying crunch, they're hard to resist.

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15. Caramel Apple Cheesecake: the decadent, creamy cheesecake recipe
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Fall is the time of apple desserts. If you haven’t tried apple cheesecake yet, you’ll fall in love with this Caramel Apple Cheesecake. It combines the sweet flavors of a caramel apple pie with the creaminess of a cheesecake—delicious! It’s not difficult to make either. Mascarpone and yogurt create a delicate cheesecake filling, while fresh apples are cooked and used as a topping.

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16. Chocolate Pumpkin Pie: the amazing dessert recipe to make during the holidays
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If you're looking for a beautiful dessert to bake once the temperature dips, you'll love this easy chocolate pumpkin pie recipe. An ideal baked treat to serve on Thanksgiving or Christmas, chocolate pumpkin pie has the same wonderful flavors as a pumpkin pie with the mouthwatering addition of a decadent layer of chocolate ganache. It's rich and creamy, incredibly easy to put together, and is a delicious way to put a new spin on a much-loved classic holiday dessert. That said, chocolate pumpkin pie is so good, you might find yourself baking it all year round!

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17. Apple Crisp: the easy, flavorful recipe you’ll love
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Apple crisp has to be one of the absolute best fall desserts around. It is easy to make (even easier than making an apple pie as you don't have to make pie crust) and it tastes fantastic when made fresh.

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18. Pumpkin Cheesecake: a decadent creamy recipe for autumn
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With its rich, creamy pumpkin filling, buttery spiced crust, and lighter than air whipped cream topping, nothing says “autumn is here” like this easy pumpkin cheesecake. This delicious dessert is an easy recipe you can make this fall. Pumpkin cheesecake is perfect for big family gatherings like Thanksgiving, or any other occasion where you're entertaining a group.

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19. Pumpkin Bars: the sweet yet tangy dessert recipe for your fall
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Pumpkin bars are a classic sweet treat perfect to enjoy as dessert during fall season. Super easy to make, they're moist, spiced on the inside and topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting. It's the perfect crowd-pleaser recipe you need to try.

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20. Homemade Churros: the simple recipe for a popular dessert
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Sweet, crunchy, and hard to have just one, churros are an incredible-tasting snack that can also be eaten at breakfast. It's a classic Spanish recipe that's famous across the globe. Churros have a longcylindrical shape, which is given by the dough introduced in a churrera, a sort of pastry syringe, and then squeezed and deep-fried directly into a large skillet with boiling oil.

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21. Apple Fritters: the easy homemade recipe
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This recipe of apple fritters is super simple and irresistibly delicious. Just pile up a few basic kitchen essentials in a bowl, toss in luscious and juicy apple chunks, spice it up with apple’s best pal cinnamon and there you have it… an incredible heap of fruity goodness.

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22. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins: the moist, rich muffin recipe
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This might look like a fancy fall-themed recipe, but it’s actually an easy muffin recipe that turns classic pumpkin cheesecake into a muffin. These pumpkin cream cheese muffins are moist with a tender crumb, and each bite is rich with a tangy cream cheese filling. The recipe has three components. First, the muffin batter is made with a few pantry staples (flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and eggs). Then the crumb topping is prepared with sugar, flour, cinnamon, and a bit of melted butter. The cream cheese filling is easily made by whisking together cream cheese, an egg yolk, and a bit of sugar. These muffins will definitely become a new fall favorite. And it’s perfect for a sweet treat at breakfast.

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23. Apple Cream Pie: a creamy apple dessert recipe to make this fall
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Autumn is apple season which means you'll have an endless supply of in-season apples to use in all sorts of tempting desserts. If you're a fan of apple tarts but enjoy decadent, creamy desserts, you'll absolutely love this easy apple cream pie recipe.

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24. Grape tart: the recipe for a simple and irresistible autumnal dessert
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The grape tart is a delicious and genuine dessert, perfect to celebrate the arrival of the autumnal season. It is a soft shortcrust pastry shell that contains a custard filling, but with a lighter and more delicate taste and consistency than the classic recipe (due to the presence of egg white and the lower number of egg yolks). You can garnish your tart with white, black or pink grapes or, for an even more spectacular multicolor effect, with a mix of the different varieties. A delicacy with an authentic and pleasantly familiar flavor, to be served as a delicious after-meal dessert or as a snack to accompany a cup of tea. So let’s find out how to prepare the grape tart in a few simple steps and in the best way.

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