Sweet Fall Treats
Fall in love with the best of autumn flavor with 16 of our favorite desserts.
Embrace the transition into fall with this sweet-tart treat. Hearty oats give the cookies a chewy texture that’s nicely complemented by cranberries.
- Recipe: Cranberry-Oatmeal Cookies
Skip the pie and opt for a cobbler to enjoy the sweetness of berries baked in a warm crust. Prep before dinner and serve warm from the oven for a flavorful after-dinner treat.
Recipe: Berry Cobbler
Best prepared in an iron skiller, you can whip up this creamy dessert in as little as 15 minutes. The buttermilk batter and sweet plums makes a delicious combination.
Recipe: Plum Upside-Down Pudding Cake
This sweet confection features a rich caramel mixture poured over delicious macadamia nuts for a tropical fall treat.
Recipe: Macadamia Nut Tart
This rich recipe deserves a special occasion—like any fall night! Pair with coffee and ice cream for the perfect cool weather treat.
Recipe: Chocolate-Bourbon Cake
Gorgeous on the table and scrumptious to eat, this favorite dessert needs time to chill. Prepare the night before and refrigerate at least eight hours.
Recipe: Banana Crème Brûlée
Serve individually sized tarts that are just as fun to look at as they are to taste. The five-ingredient homemade pastry dough is a breeze to make but looks impressive enough to pass off as a bakery creation. Simply top with cooked apples and fresh huckleberries for a dessert that celebrates the best of the season.
Recipe: Apple-Huckleberry Tarts
Slice into a decadent carrot cake loaded with chopped pecans, fresh carrots, and luscious cream cheese frosting. To help the icing set, make this beauty during the cooler months.
Recipe: Honey’s Carrot Cake
Fall flavor is perhaps at its most delicious in pumpkin butter. Use it to create a creamy filling for layers of puff pastry by mixing it with pumpkin pie filling, cream cheese, and pumpkin pie spice. Choose this recipe for your next dinner party.
Recipe: Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Napoleons
Indulgent crème brûlée transforms any evening into a soirée. This version requires a little more time than the standard dessert, so make it for a special occasion or with a make-ahead meal.
Recipe: Lemon Verbena Crème Brûlée
Welcome harvest season with bite-size pecan pie tartlets. Their petiteness and crowd-pleasing nature make them ideal for open houses or casual dinner parties, but we guarantee they’ll also be a big hit after a casual family meal.
Recipe: Pecan Tarts
Bring a super-decadent pie to your next family gathering. Flaked coconut, buttermilk, vanilla ice cream, and semisweet chocolate combine to create one rich, delicious dessert. Be prepared to offer second servings and hand out the recipe.
Recipe: Coconut-Buttermilk Pie
Skip the campfire and make one of fall’s favorite desserts over the grill at home. Banana slices take the place of marshmallows in this delicious, updated twist on the classic.
Recipe: Grilled Banana S’mores
Red velvet, the ruby-hued flamboyant cousin of traditional yellow and chocolate cakes, makes a debut in cupcake form. These generously portioned individual treats are a cinch to frost, making them a fun afternoon activity with the kids or a simple take-along to this week’s tailgate.
Recipe: Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes