40+ Fall Desserts to Sweeten up the Season

These sweet recipes will be your new favorite part of autumn.

fall desserts sweet potato pie
Brian Woodcock

Now that fall is finally here, it's finally time to turn on the oven and bake those fall desserts you've been wanting to whip up for nearly a year. After you've eaten a tasty fall dinner with your family, serve everyone one of these sweet treats filled with your favorite flavors of the season. If you're a pumpkin fan, get excited, because this roundup features all kinds of pumpkin desserts, including pumpkin cheesecakes, pumpkin cakes, pumpkin bars, and pumpkin breads. (We told you to get excited!) If you're more of an apple lover, or maybe you just spent a day at your local orchard, there are also plenty of sweets filled with fall's favorite fruit, including apple pies. Of course, you can make these fall dessert recipes whenever you want, but any one of them would be great to serve at a fall dinner party or even your Thanksgiving feast. No matter what you're in the mood for—maybe a batch of cookies, a homemade pie, or a cake—you'll find a recipe that satisfies your sweet tooth. Not only are these sweets incredibly irresistible, but they'll also have your home smelling heavenly. Just one whiff of these desserts baking in the oven will have everyone in your family rushing to the kitchen.

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fall desserts rocky road pie
Brian Woodcock
Rocky Road Pie

Kids will especially love this treat featuring chocolate, peanuts, and marshmallows. Of course, adults will enjoy it too—it will take you right back to your childhood.

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fall desserts whoopie pies
Brian Woodcock
Football Whoopie Pies With Cinnamon Cream

Cheer on your team in the sweetest way with these chocolate whoopie pies. Everyone will feel like a winner as they enjoy every cream-filled bite.

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fall desserts slab pie
Brian Woodcock
Pretzel-Chocolate-Pecan Slab Pie

Hosting a fall dinner party? This sweet and salty slab pie feeds up to 16 people!

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fall desserts sweet potato pie
Brian Woodcock
Gingery Sweet Potato Pie

A generous dollop of cream adds a zesty bite to this sweet potato pie. To make each slice even sweeter, serve with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream.

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fall desserts hand pies
Brian Woodcock
Cranberry-Apple Hand Pies

Need a sweet treat on the go? These handhelds are a fruity dessert you can eat just about anywhere.

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all desserts cake
Life, Love and Sugar
Ultimate Butterscotch Cake

This blogger writes that her brown sugar cake is "totally to die for." With the very first forkful, you'll understand why.

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fall desserts brownies
The Cookie Rookie
Pumpkin Brownies

'Tis the season for pumpkin desserts! You'll be whipping up these ooey-gooey—and super simple—brownies all season long.

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fall desserts apple bars
Half Baked Harvest
Double the Streusel Apple Butter Bars

Homemade apple butter makes every single bite of these bars ridiculously decadent. They'll definitely be devoured in record time.

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Baker by Nature
Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Calling all bourbon lovers: These loaded, sinfully rich cookies are for you.

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Liv for Cake
Apple Crisp Cookie Cups

Warning: It's impossible to have just one of these . You'll definitely be indulging in two at a time—maybe even three!

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fall desserts cookies
Brian Woodcock
Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Pecans, both chopped and whole, give these shortbread cookies plenty of nuttiness.

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fall desserts cake
Brian Woodcock
Apple Cinnamon Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

Candied pecans are a beautiful topping to this three-layer cake.

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fall desserts pudding
Brian Woodcock
Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding

Don't forget to add a heaping helping of sweet bourbon sauce to this bread pudding.

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fall desserts bark
Brian Woodcock
Dark Chocolate-Pecan Toffee

A dusting of sea salt balances out the sweetness of chocolate in this pecan toffee.

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fall desserts pie
Brian Woodcock
Bourbon-Pecan Pie

This recipe's homemade pie crust is less daunting with help from your . The light, flaky result serves as the perfect base for the bourbon, chocolate, and pecan mixture.

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fall desserts brownies
Brian Woodcock
Nancy's Brown Butter Hazelnut Blondies

Toasted hazelnuts give these brown sugar blondies a sweet crunch.

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fall desserts cheesecake
Lil' Luna
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Tired of pumpkin pie? Whip up these three-layer bars that boast a graham cracker crust, cheesecake center, and pumpkin topping.

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Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

Serving these chocolate-covered apple slices on a stick is the perfect way for party guests to enjoy them, mess-free.

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Spruce up your traditional cookie recipes by making them into whoopie pies. Just add frosting in between two cookies!

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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

There's something so good about pairing apples with caramel. These melt-in-your-mouth cupcakes are the perfect dessert for any fall occasion.

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Brian Woodcock
Sweet Potato Snickerdoodles

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these caramel-filled sandwich cookies.

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Brian Woodcock
Apple Cider Donuts

Bite into these delicious apple cider doughnuts that taste like they're fresh from the cider mill.

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Courtesy Platings and Pairings
Salted Caramel Apple Tartlets

The secret to crafting the rose shape of these beautiful little tarts is wrapping thin apple slices around each other until each crust is full.

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Hallmark Licensing, LLC
Campfire Cake

Transform a plain old chocolate dessert into a crowd-pleasing confection with store-bought rolled wafer cookies and hard candy.

Hard candy recipe: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place red and orange hard candies lined on a shelf; put in oven. Once candies have melted (about 10 minutes), remove from oven. While still liquid, use a skewer to marbleize colors. Set aside and let cool. Once hardened, peel from liner and break into triangular shapes.

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Healthy Caramel Apples

A healthier take on the seasonal classic, these vegan "caramel" apples are dipped in a sauce that's made from dates.

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Courtesy of American Heritage Cooking
Spiced Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes

Sure, these holiday-ready cupcakes look pretty, but bite into the spicy cake and you'll discover a fun surprise inside: Each one is packed with delicious apple cider cranberry filling.

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fall desserts pumpkin truffles
Sugar Hero
Pumpkin Bread Truffles

If you like pumpkin bread, you're going to love these cute, little truffles! Their round shape makes decorating them to look like a pumpkin super easy.

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Cranberry Apple Upside-Down Cake

If you're looking to impress your guests, this combination of apples and cranberries will do the trick. Top it with brown sugar glaze for the perfect finishing touch.

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Chestnut Mascarpone Mousse

These tiny cakes are decorated with leaf-shaped cookies that are almost too pretty to eat.

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Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread

This three-ingredient cheese spread is best served with apples at a fall tailgate party.

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