Has fall arrived? Is it finally becoming cooler? Has the weather become the perfect temperature – not too hot and not too cold? Are the leaves becoming the beautiful colour of orange and are the trees becoming bear?
If it is yes to all these questions, you know it is time for delicious food. Arguably, desserts are the best part of a fall dinner. Actually, desserts may be the best part of fall. Due to the weather becoming cooler, it calls for delicious treats – pies, cakes and tarts. Especially when the fillings are full of fall flavours like pumpkin and apple. But, who can’t resist some chocolate too? The desserts to finish off your fall dinner are the ultimate comfort foods. For many of these fall dessert recipes, all you need to make the dessert that tiny bit better is to add cream or even ice-cream! It won’t be too cold OR too warm for ice-cream!
Here are some delicious dessert recipes perfect to finish off your fall dinner. It will not only impress yourself, but it will impress your family and friends too!
1. Apple Tart
As apples are coming into the season, you don’t just have to eat it as one of your three fruits for the day. Why don’t you incorporate apples into your desserts? It is the perfect dessert ingredient. Who doesn’t love a delicious apple tart? Apples are nutritious and they are delicious when cooked softly and paired with cinnamon. Check out this recipe for delish here. It is simply easy to make and looks divine.
2. Rhubarb and Ricotta Tart
Tarts are a delicious way to eat nutritious and delicate fruits. Besides from the sugar that may be added to a tart recipe, you are always guaranteed to have a beautiful and tasty dessert. Try this recipe for rhubarb and ricotta tart from Gourmet Traveller here. It will not only impress you, but it is also perfect to make for guests coming for dinner! If you feel like it, it will also pair great with ice-cream or cream.
3. Pumpkin Pie
What is more fall than pumpkin pie? A staple for the fall festival of Thanksgiving in the US, but why can’t you have it outside of the US during autumn? It is easy to make – you’ll be wondering why you’ve never made it at home before. If you’ve never had it before – you will be thinking ‘Why have I never had this before?!’. Check out this recipe for pumpkin pie from Live Well Bake Often here. To make the pumpkin filling, all you need to do is mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients! An added bonus – the recommended accompaniment is whipped cream! Why not give it a go?
4. Spice Cherry and Strawberry Pie
What is more comforting and delicious than a pie? Perfect for a cold or warm autumn’s night! The delicious golden and buttery pastry with sweet fruit makes for everyone wanting a second piece. Try this recipe for spice cherry and strawberry pie from delicious here. The acidity of the fruit pairs well with the pastry. Even better with a dollop of cream or ice cream on top!
5. Apple Crumble
Who doesn’t love a classic dessert? Apple crumble is just that! Easy to make and a dessert guaranteed everyone will love. You can’t go wrong. No matter whether it is at a family dinner or dinner with friends. Try this recipe for apple crumble from Jamie Oliver here. It has a lovely golden oat topping and is different from other recipes on the menu. Instead of cream or ice-cream, Jamie Oliver recommends having custard!
6. Blackberry, Pear and White Chocolate Crumble
Crumbles – they are easy to make and even better when eaten! There are many different combinations from crumbles. Try this blackberry, pear and white chocolate crumble from delicious here. A different take on the classic Apple crumble. This crumble turns an old classic into something new and innovative. The flavour is heightened with the white chocolate! Perfect for any occasion and all you need is to just add cream.
7. Mixed Apple and Berry Sponge Pudding
Check out this recipe from delicious for a mixed apple and berry sponge pudding here. It is perfect for those cooler autumn nights when you need something to warm you up. Pairing the apple with the mixed berries, you will get the acidity of the fruit with the cooked apple making for a comforting dessert. Don’t forget the colour will be one for you to post a photo of the inside on Instagram!
8. Sticky Apple Walnut Scrolls
When you think of fall, what do you think of? Honey, apples and warmth? If so, check out this recipe for sticky apple walnut scrolls from taste here. This sweetness from the honey will make you want to eat these scrolls one after the other! It is perfect for your next fall dinner with guests, as they will be amazed! It is a dessert to eat with your hands and absolutely divine.
9. Chocolate Tart with Orange Ice-Cream
Do you have a fall menu already but need a dessert to finish it off? When not try this chocolate tart with orange ice-cream from delicious here. Chocolate is perfect any time of the year and orange provides some acidity to the dish. It is great because it is easy to make, and you will prepare it a couple days ahead. When it is time to eat, all you need to do is fill in the tart and pop it in the oven!
10. Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding
Despite it being winter, nothing is better than chocolate. Chocolate desserts are perfect for all year round. They are not only delicious and satisfying, but chocolate desserts are also warming and comforting. Check out this recipe for self-saucing chocolate pudding from delicious here, it will be your new favourite recipe. There is the gooey and oozing chocolate from the centre which will cap off your fall dinner nicely!