After a blistering few months spent in the summer heat, the cool breeze of autumn feels like a huge relief. However, sweater-and-flip-flops weather isn’t the only thing on everyone’s minds when the autumnal equinox rolls around.
This change in the seasons is famously accompanied by a cornucopia of delicious, seasonal foods. Perhaps most notable are those foods which occupy the tantalizing pantheon of fall dessert recipes.
If you plan on attending any pre-winter potlucks or autumn dinner parties, you’ll need to be prepared with a versatile repertoire of fall dessert recipes. And to prevent the hassle of frantically keeping your dish piping hot on your way to the festivities, we’ve prepared a list of fall dessert recipes that you can serve cold with confidence!
1. Sweet Potato Bundt Cake
Bundt cake is a staple of entertaining dessert, and the Fall season presents no shortage of these funny, round delicacies.
A sweet potato puree blended with vanilla, eggs, and sugar forms the base for this particular recipe. But why would anyone stop there? Boiling a glaze of cinnamon, brown sugar, whipping cream and dark rum will add a level of spice to this dish that will change the game entirely.
The best part about it all, if you ask us? This dish can be made in a myriad of sizes, whether you want a family-sized cake to cut up and serve, or a collection of individual, single-serving cakes to pass around for exponential levels of fun!
2. Monkey Bread
Popularly touted as the best pull-apart bread in the world, monkey bread has made a name for itself as a staple of Autumn and holiday dessert necessities.
The signature pull-apart nature of monkey bread is produced by shaping dough into many individual, medium-sized balls and then baking them together. But you can do so much more than just that.
To really set your monkey bread apart, we recommend drizzling a blended glaze of caramel and butter on top before baking and adding a sprinkle of toasted pecans to finish it all off.
No doubt about it, this is the monkey king of Fall dessert recipes, as far as pull-apart bread is concerned. The one and only!
3. Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Who doesn’t love cookies?! A food with such sway and swagger and popularity should most definitely not be excluded from the family of fall dessert recipes. Innovative as we are, humans have found a way to make this work!
By adding cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and, of course, pumpkin to a standard cookie dough recipe, you’ll produce a deliciously spicy base for what will surely soon become one of your fall favorites.
While these seasonal morsels are baking in the oven, you can prepare the perfect frosting by combining confectioner’s sugar, milk, butter, and vanilla. You can experiment with the ratios to find the consistency of your liking!
Once you’ve baked the cookies and waited for them to cool a bit, you can then add the glaze and refrigerate to solidify the frosty casings of your new, homemade desserts!
If you’re looking to mix it up, you can even add chocolate chips or raisins to the dough! Regardless of how you choose to prepare them, these cookies will most definitely become a must-have once you’ve had them!
These three are just a few of the near-limitless possibilities when it comes to delectable Fall desserts that can be served cold! Recipes for each dessert idea are linked to the photos of each!