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25 Best Fall Desserts (+ Easy Recipes)

From cupcakes and muffins to cakes and pies, you’ll fall in love with these feel-good fall desserts.

Fall is my favorite season. Cool breeze, falling leaves, cinnamon spice, and everything nice… what’s not to love?

Carrot Cupcake with Cream Cheese
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But what gets me the giddiest is fall’s line-up of drool-worthy desserts. Why, it’s the season of apples, pumpkin, carrots, and maple! 

If you’re just as excited about autumn sweets as I am, you’re in for a treat. I’ve rounded up some of the best fall desserts of all time. 

What are you waiting for? Welcome in the new season with these delightful desserts – sweet treats that capture the essence of fall in just one bite.

1. Caramel Apple Pie

Let’s start things off with an apple pie that will surely make your mama proud. This is not your typical apple pie, folks. 

What makes this pie extra special is the salted caramel and brown sugar streusel topping. The flavors and textures are absolutely to die for!  

2. Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and cream cheese: it doesn’t get any more autumn than that. This cupcake is the epitome of fall desserts.

Moist, tender, and perfectly spiced, I’ll never run out of great things to say about this cupcake! The sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting takes it over the top. 

The best part is that they’re so easy to make. Bring this dessert to any party, and it will be a sure hit.  

3. Sweet Potato Pumpkin Pie

Can’t decide between sweet potato and pumpkin pie? No problem! With this easy-peasy dessert, you get the best of both worlds.

Combining the flavors of two phenomenal fall favorites, this pie is the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas treat.

4. Apple Fritters

These deep-fried fritters are fluffy, fruity, and fabulous. 

They’re pillowy, crunchy, and downright delicious! The sweet vanilla glaze makes them even more stunning.

The best part? They come together in just half an hour! It’s the easiest way to use up all those apples hanging around your pantry.

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5. Pumpkin Roll

Featuring the flavors of a classic fall combo, this pumpkin cinnamon roll is a definite show-stopper.

Aside from the taste, this pumpkin roll is also perfectly moist and tender. The cream cheese frosting makes it even more phenomenal.

Plus, this dessert is also a cinch to make. The recipe even teaches you how to roll the cake easily and mess-free!

6. Carrot Cake

Carrot cake didn’t sound too appealing when I was a kid.

I was 16 when I finally had the courage to try it. One bite made me realize just how much I was missing! Now I’m a carrot cake fanatic!

Sweet and moist carrot cake loaded with pecans and raisins and topped with a rich cream cheese frosting?

This carrot cake tastes heavenly. It’s so incredibly delicious, no one can resist it!

 7. Carrot Cupcakes

This next dessert will surely delight your taste buds! These carrot cupcakes are moist, fluffy, and delectable.

These cupcakes are epic! The balance between the sweet cupcake and tangy frosting is perfection.

8. Pumpkin Muffins

These sweet-smelling pumpkin muffins are the perfect way to start your day!

Soft, fluffy, and incredibly moist, these muffins need no glaze to make them insanely delicious. The key to their perfect consistency?

Coconut oil! Try it! I promise you won’t regret it.

They’re not just ideal for breakfast, either! Whether it’s brunch, dessert, or a midnight snack, you can’t go wrong with this masterpiece.

9. Apple Brown Betty

This quick and easy Apple Brown Betty is your new autumn bestie!

Apples soaked in cinnamon spice topped with a sweet and buttery crumble? Be still, my heart.

Served warm and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this is fall dessert at its finest. 

10. Pumpkin Brownies 

Pumpkin, spices, and chocolate in one brownie? Man, this is the ultimate fall snack!

Whenever I bake these irresistible pumpkin brownies, my self-control gets thrown out the window.

I try to tell myself I can only eat one brownie, but I always end up with at least three!

Can you blame me? These chewy munchies are not only flavorful but also packed with chocolate chips and walnuts for that wonderful crunch. 

They’re so pretty to look at, too! Those swirls of pumpkin puree are definitely Insta-worthy.

11. Pumpkin Bars

Irresistibly moist and perfectly spiced cake with a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting? These pumpkin bars are so drool-worthy.

12. Snickerdoodle Cobbler

This is all the goodness of your favorite cinnamon-spiced snickerdoodle in one epic cobbler.

Ooey-gooey and sooo buttery, this is the only fall cobbler you’ll ever need. It’s such a breeze to make, too. Just throw in all the ingredients in a pan and bake!

Top this bad boy with vanilla ice cream for the most decadent dessert!

13. Dutch Apple Bread

Apples, cinnamon streusel, and vanilla glaze. These three amazing stars make this Dutch apple bread spectacular. 

It’s tender, moist, and tastes like heaven! It’s so good, one slice isn’t enough. 

14. Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Pair your coffee with this indulgent cake for the most satisfying breakfast, brunch, or afternoon snack.

This cake is not your ordinary coffee cake. Apart from the terrific pumpkin flavor, it also has a sweet and crunchy streusel to finish it off. How epic is that?

15. Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate chip cookies might be everybody’s top choice, but these cookies deserve the spotlight just as much.

These fluffy, cake-like cookies are infused with pumpkin spice and loaded with a cream cheese frosting.

How can anyone resist?! It’s a pumpkin pie in cookie form, and it is glorious. 

Cinnamon Cookie Snickerdoodle

16. Snickerdoodles

Here’s a treat that’s just as fun to eat as they are to say: snickerdoodles!

They’re a fantastic way to welcome the fall! These cinnamon cookies are packed with both flavor and texture. 

They’re crisp on the edges, soft in the center, and delightful all over. This classic is 100 percent terrific.

17. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Snack on these crunchy munchies for the ultimate autumn treat.

These cookies are perfectly sweet, moist, and fluffy. And the pumpkin flavor is just outstanding! 

The best part? Every bite is loaded with chocolate chips. It’s everything you can ever ask for in a cookie.

18. Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Move over Krispy Kreme: these pumpkin spice donuts will be your new fall favorite.

These donuts are incredibly soft and pillowy. You can top them with either a sugar-pumpkin spice mixture or a maple glaze. It doesn’t matter which, both are seriously addictive.

Since this is a no-bake recipe, you need not worry about the hassles of deep-frying! Ridiculously yummy and easy to make: that’s what I call a perfect combination.

19. Pumpkin Bread 

Made with love and loaded with chocolate chips, this pumpkin bread is pure perfection.

Pumpkin and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and this pumpkin bread is clear evidence.

Wonderfully moist and spiced with cinnamon, the cake is already good as it is. But the chocolate chips take it to a whole new level of magnificence.

20. Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin in a cheesecake? What an epic fusion of flavors! 

It’s sweet, it’s spicy, it’s creamy, it’s cheesy. It’s the most luscious and decadent fall dessert, and I’m completely obsessed.

As if the cake itself isn’t good enough, it’s also topped with a rich caramel sauce and a booze-infused whipped cream. This cheesecake is pure and utter bliss.  

21. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Here’s another treat that’s worth getting out of bed for. 

These sweet, moist, and perfectly spiced pumpkin muffins have a surprise cream cheese center!

These homemade treats are so good, they taste like they came straight out of the bakery.

22. Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

This pumpkin spice mug cake is a fun and tasty dessert you can make in the microwave oven.

When you have a hankering for dessert but are in no mood to make an entire cake, this single-serving mug cake is all you need.

Done in under 2 minutes, I think this is the quickest dessert we’ve ever featured! But just because it comes together in a jiff doesn’t mean it’s lacking in flavor. 

Seasoned with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, this mug cake has all the fantastic flavors of the classic dessert we all know and love.

23. Pumpkin Whoopie Pie

Want to make whoopie pies even more interesting? I’ve got you covered: this pumpkin whoopie pie gives the old classic an autumn spin.

Soft, cake-like pumpkin cookies with a cream cheese filling – this fall sandwich is the stuff of dreams! 

24. Caramel Apples

This Snow White-approved caramel apple is enchantingly delicious.

A crisp and tart apple covered in a sweet and luscious caramel sauce? Yes, please!

These caramel apples are so easy (not to mention fun) to customize. It’s just a matter of adorning them with toppings that suit your personality and preference.

Whether it’s nuts, candies, cookies, or sprinkles, you can never go wrong!

Churros with Chocolate Dip

25. Churros 

This recipe is a copycat of the famous Disneyland churros, and they are to die for.

They’re crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and heavenly all over. 

Pair this classic snack with an ultra-thick and luscious caramel dip for the most spectacular bite.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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