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Delicious Fall Desserts

Posted by: Mira Roberts

Now that autumn has arrived, it's time to get cozy indoors and put your beautiful, brand new kitchen to work. There's just something about the cold weather months that makes us want to put our oven to work, and fill our home with the smell of baked breads, brownies, cupcakes and pies.

Fall desserts feature so many of our favorite flavors, like pumpkin, spiced apple, sweet potato and crunchy pecan. Whether you're a novice baker or an experienced chef, the new season may inspire to you to get up to good baking at home this fall, and we have delicious dessert ideas to get you started!

Bake up a delicious and decadent pecan pie for your next family gathering, or whip up a batch of pumpkin brownies for your children's next bake sale. No matter what the reason, fall is the season for baking dessert, and these dessert recipes are sure to win over your taste buds and your heart! 

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies
If your idea of a fall treat includes the words pumpkin and spice, then this cookie recipe is for you. Prepare to blow your taste buds away with this decadent and downright perfect recipe from Chelsea's Messy Apron

Old Fashioned Pecan Pie
This pecan pie recipe features an abundance of nuts (texture, texture, texture), a zing from orange zest and a satisfyingly less sweet finish. Perfect for family gatherings, holiday parties or any time you feel like celebrating, this recipe will be a crowd pleaser all season long.

Pumpkin Brownies
Do you need to whip up something delicious for your kids' bake sale, but have no interest in spending time beside your stove? Do you love dessert, but not preparing it? This 2 ingredient recipe is for you. Easy, fast and still unbelievably decadent, you'll please your dessert-loving crowd with less work and more play!  

Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes
This quick and easy cupcake recipe will do wonders with your load of fresh sweet potatoes from your local farmer's market. Perfect for a family gathering, school party or fall birthday celebration, you'll want to keep this recipe around for use throughout the season!

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
We can't decide what we love more about this recipe--the tangy, cream cheese filling, or the fluffy pumpkin cookies around it. Either way, these whoopie pies are a slam dunk for a family gathering or game day sweet surprise! 

Donut Apples
If your sweet tooth needs to take a break from the super sweet, these adorable and delicious donut apples are the trick! They're as fun to make and look at as they are to eat, and they're perfect for birthday parties, Halloween celebrations or just any day of the week.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Rich custard, pumpkin spice and a chilly fall afternoon make for a winning combination when you use this recipe from Epicurious. This bread pudding is decadent, fluffy and so delicious, and worth every bit of labor you put into it. A score for the whole season!

Reese's Peanut Butter Ball
Peanut butter lovers, this one's for you. This peanut butter ball is easy to make and perfect for serving at a Halloween bash, birthday party or just any old time you're feeling like celebrating your favorite peanut spread. 

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Mira Roberts

Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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