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20 Classic Fall Desserts

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Fall is undoubtedly the prime season for baking. With cozy flavors like pumpkin spice, cinnamon, chai, and delectable seasonal fruits like apple and pumpkin taking center stage, you’re in for a treat.

This curated list of 20 Classic Fall Desserts promises to satisfy all your fall dessert cravings. From warm cinnamon-spiced apple pies to luxurious no-bake pumpkin cheesecakes, these fall recipes cater to both the novice cook and the seasoned kitchen chef.

Whether your heart desires the comforting embrace of caramel-drizzled brownies or classic pumpkin pie spice cookies, each recipe tells a tale of golden harvests, crackling fires, and cozy gatherings.

What are the most popular fall dessert flavors?

Fall desserts often highlight warm and cozy flavors such as pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, pecan, and chai.

Pumpkin cheesecake decorated with whipped cream and cinnamon sitting on plate sitting next to knife

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

This fall favorite No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake has a spicy gingersnap crust with a rich and creamy cheesecake filling. No oven, no fuss!

Chocolate self saucing pudding in baking dish with gold spoon and scoops of vanilla ice cream

Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding

This easy Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding features a fluffy chocolate sponge cake with a thick chocolate sauce. Made in one bowl and baked in one dish, this is the ultimate classic dessert.

Apple blueberry crumble in white pie dish with scoop taken out, sitting on brown tea towel next to serving forks and one red apple and bowl of blueberries sitting behind.

Blueberry Apple Crumble

Fruity and sweet Blueberry and Apple Crumble with a crispy golden crumble topping serves as a cozy warm dessert.

Overhead of the cookies on the cooling rack.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookies without Pumpkin Puree

Cozy up with Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookies – no pumpkin puree needed! These quick, easy spiced sugar cookies are your fall faves.

Tender stewed apples.

Old Fashioned Stewed Apples

Old Fashioned Stewed Apples, a simple and versatile dessert that brings a delightful syrupy sauce to crumbles, ice creams, and more!

Easy lemon tart garnished with strawberries and powdered sugar.

Classic Lemon Tart

This Classic Lemon Tart recipe features a silky lemon filling set in a buttery homemade shortcrust pastry crust. Serve it with fresh strawberries and a dusting of powdered sugar for a refreshing dessert!

Slice of cake on plate being drizzled with the sauce from a small jug.

Sticky Toffee Cake with Butterscotch Sauce

This delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake with Butterscotch Sauce is an easy fall favorite dessert. It bakes in just 30 minutes and bathed in a rich toffee sauce!

Stewed apple crumble in pie dish with scoop of ice cream on top and gold spoon scooping some crumble out.

Stewed Apple Crumble

Looking for a classic apple crumble with a twist? This Stewed Apple Crumble recipe boasts a tender stewed apple filling and a crispy oat topping. Perfect for any occasion, especially for festive celebrations!

Slice of chocolate bundt cake on plate.

Chocolate Bundt Cake

This Chocolate Bundt Cake, infused with cocoa and espresso, features a rich ultra-moist crumb and velvety dark chocolate ganache. Best enjoyed with whipped cream or fresh berries for a decadent treat!

Coated vegan chocolate truffles on a plate with a blue tea towel next to it and a jug in the background.

Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffles

These easy 5 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Truffles are made with cocoa powder and juicy Medjool dates. They’re rich and indulgent chocolate balls made without cream or coconut!

Pies stacked on top of each other sitting on glass stand with apples behind with cinnamon stick in foreground and more pies sitting behind on rack

Mini Apple Pies

These Mini Apple Pies with Shortcrust Pastry are petite pies offering the timeless comfort of warm apple pie, elegantly resized for effortless serving and enjoyment.

Whole cake with slices cut on a plate with a knife and a glass of milk and jug behind.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe is easy to make with 7 basic ingredients. It has a crispy meringue crust with a rich and fudgy center!

Lotus cheesecake on marble board with two slices cut

Lotus No-Bake Cheesecake

This Biscoff Lotus Cheesecake features a crust made from crushed Lotus biscuits, a creamy filling of cream cheese, double cream, and Biscoff spread, all crowned with a luscious topping of melted Biscoff and additional biscuit accents!

Rustic Apple Tart

This Simple Rustic Apple Tart has a buttery shortcrust pastry base filled with a spiced apple filling. Bakes for 40 minutes and is delicious when served warm with scoops of vanilla ice cream. 

A scrumptious batch of Pecan Pie Bars will satisfy everyones sweet tooth. Created with an easy 4-ingredient shortbread base and an indulgent brown sugar and maple caramel pecan topping. These bars are a take on the traditional pecan pie, a classic and popular American dessert.

Pecan Shortbread Bars

If you love pecan pie, you’ll love these easy 6 ingredients Pecan Shortbread Bars. With a shortbread crust topped with pecans coated in a quick caramel sauce. These gooey pecan dessert bars are delicious!

The muffins on a plate with chocolate chips scattered around with a glass of milk and an apple in the background.

One Bowl Applesauce Muffins

These Quick Applesauce Muffins with chocolate chips are deliciously soft and moist. Made in one bowl with 9 ingredients, these muffins will be ready in just 30 minutes! 

Snickerdoodle cookies stacked together in a cookie tower and the top cookie has a bite taken out of it. More cookies surround the tower.

Snickerdoodle Cookies without Cream of Tartar

Snickerdoodle Cookies Without Cream of Tartar are quick to make with chewy and soft centers and a crisp coating of cinnamon sugar, just like your traditional snickerdoodles but without the tang!

A bite taken out of one lemon tart.

Jam and Lemon Curd Mini Tarts

These Easy Jam and Lemon Curd Tarts have a buttery shortcrust pastry base with traditional tartlet fillings of raspberry jam and lemon curd. Created with 6 ingredients, these mini fruit tarts are the perfect addition to tea parties and lunch boxes.  


Spiced Cardamon Pears, Honey Yoghurt + Walnut Crumb

Glazed roasted pears served with a honey yogurt and walnut crumb. Quick and delicious!

Brownies cut into squares sitting on white platter.

Caramel Topped Chocolate Brownies

Caramel Chocolate Brownies are moist and gooey with an easy homemade caramel sauce poured over top of baked chocolate brownies. Decadent and delicious!


Cheesy Pumpkin Scones

These Easy Pumpkin Scones are moist, light, and fluffy cheese scones. Low in sugar and eggless healthy pumpkin scones made in one bowl & baked in 25 minutes! 

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