There’s nothing more inviting than walking into the home greeted by the aroma of freshly baked fall treats. Apples, pumpkins, pecans… they beckon to us and make us feel at home. Take a look at some of the best fall desserts and recipes that will bring the kids running and ignite a spirit of nostalgia for all. Whether you’re cooking for the family or bringing something to please at a potluck, the best fall desserts are right at your fingertips!

Top 5 Best Fall Desserts

Here’s a peek at 5 of the best fall desserts you can make. These tasty fall treats will entice you with spicy aromas and the comfort of vanilla to fill the air.

#1 Apple Crisp

If fall apples inspire you to get in the kitchen and start baking, we’ve found a fantastic recipe for Apple Crisp that will fill your home with wonderful aromas of cinnamon and buttery apples.

Ingredients include:

  • Apples
  • Flour
  • Vanilla
  • Sugar
  • Oats
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter

You can slice apples and cover with topping to bake immediately, or prepare ahead of time and freeze to have ready for a later date. Either way, this delightful Apple Crisp is one of the best fall desserts of the season! Click here for full recipe.

apple crisp recipe

#2 Pumpkin Pie Bars

These seasonal pumpkin pie bars are flavorful and have a shortbread-like crust. The only problem you’ll have is trying not to eat them all yourself!

Ingredients include:

  • Pumpkin puree
  • Heavy cream
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Pumpkin pie spice

The light, crispy crust can easily be pulsed together in a food processor or mixed by hand. Prepare the crust first, then the pumpkin filling. Both will be baked for a short time. Top with a squirt of whipping cream and… voila! Click here for full recipe.

pumpkin dessert recipe

#3 Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars

You may remember snickerdoodles as a favorite holiday recipe, but why wait that long? Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars are a fun fall treat and with their sugary-cinnamon topping, you may just want to make a double-batch!

Ingredients include:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Eggs

These chewy bars and simple and classic. The topping sets these bars apart- definitely a “must do” recipe! Click here for full recipe.

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#4 Pecan Pie Bites

Roasted pecans are certainly the way to go for a decadent fall dessert. But don’t be fooled- these little bites pack a big punch full of flavor!

Ingredients include:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Pecans
  • Light corn syrup

Prepare and bake the crust into small muffin tins. Add pecan filling and bake. This simple fall treats are wonderful after a Thanksgiving dinner or just for a fun afternoon snack. You won’t be disappointed! Click here for full recipe.

pecan dessert recipe

#5 Maple Cream Cookies

Little cookies filled with cream are a classic favorite for anyone. Make them extra fun by using maple leaf shaped cookie cutters! Kids will have fun helping by cutting out the cookie shapes to get them ready to bake.

Ingredients include:

  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Maple extract
  • Maple syrup
  • Sugar

These adorable little sandwich cookies make for a fun snack after school for the kids, and are great paired with a cup of coffee or tea. After all, why should the kids have all the fun? Click here for full recipe.

maple fall dessert recipes

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