The days are getting colder and the nights are creeping up faster. With this in mind, you’re going to want and need some comfort sweets. They are essential for getting one through a stressful fall. But where does one begin the world of fall desserts? Here are a few simple autumn dessert ideas.
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Pumpkin is a classic fall flavor, so it is definitely wise to incorporate the flavor into your desserts. A fairly easy idea is a pumpkin whoopie pie. You’d make this dessert-like you’d make a typical chocolate whoopie pie, except instead of cocoa powder, you’re going to want to add pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and a little ginger when making the pie portion. By the time you’re finished, you should have a harvest flavored whoopie pie!
Chocolate Pretzel Pecan Pie
A spin on your tradition pecan pie, this dessert will have your taste buds on flavor overload. The salty and sweet nature of chocolate covered pretzels compliment the pecans nicely. You would just make this pie like you’d make a typical pecan pie, except add chocolate covered pretzels into the mix. After baking in the oven, you’re bound to have a fall treat that your friends will be gaga over.
Apple Crisp Bites
An apple crisp blends a staple fall flavor into a dessert form. This dessert is nice as it allows for small servings. For this treat you’re going to blend oats, baking soda, flour, baking powder, and butter, along with sliced apples, of course, to create a treat that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Love the taste of cameral apples, but hate how messy they are? Here’s a dessert solution for you! By mixing apple chunks into your staple cupcake, topping the finished product off with a little caramel, you have all the flavoring a candy apple would provide, but with less of a mess. It sounds like a win-win situation, especially if cupcakes are your baking forte!
Apple Cider Doughnuts
A warm apple cider doughnuts with some coffee after dinner is truly heaven. These dough-filled treats are filled with rich flavor and are sweeter and moister than your typical doughnut. If you are daring enough to attempt to make them from scratch congrats. But you’ll also be sure to see plenty of these out on display at your local bakery or supermarket.
Candy Corn and White Chocolate Blondies
This dish is a Halloween themed spin on your typical blondie. Instead of your typical chocolate chip cookie style, you’re going to want to add in candy corn as well as white chocolate chunks into your batter. This blondie is almost too sweet to be true!
Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
Pumpkin spice and all will be nice. That is the motto we should all live by in the fall and this cake is no exception. You would prepare this cake like you’d prepare any bundt cake, except you’re going to want to add in pumpkin puree into the mix. When you’re done you can decorate however you’d like. A rich cream will definitely compliment the moist cake. And if you’re really feeling daring you can top the cake with pecans, apples, cranberries; essentially anything that you think will blend nicely.
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
This cookie is a classic fall spin on oatmeal raisin cookies. Instead of raisins, we are replacing the fruit grapes with cranberries to give it a little fall spin. The blending of the sweet oatmeal cookie with the tangy nature of cranberries will leave your taste buds pleased.
Apple pie is the quintessential fall dessert. Who doesn’t love a warm slice of apple pie with a little vanilla ice cream and whip cream? It hits the spot after any meal on a chilly fall day. And need not to worry if you are not in the mood for baking this dessert. Store-bought is perfectly acceptable and maybe better in the long run to prevent frustration in trying to produce the perfect pie.
For a little healthier dessert, your best bet would be to go with a cran-apple cobbler. The blending of the tangy cranberry mixed with a tart but sweet apple will leave you quite satisfied. And there is nothing like a little crunch to top off the fruit mixture. Just scoop this dish into a bowl and serve!