Fall: when the weather starts to change, leaves begin to fall off of the trees, and everything is flavored pumpkin spice and everything nice! If you are a foodie like me and love a good dessert, especially a fall-inspired dessert, then this article is for you. The desserts that are highlighted here all consist of some of the best fall spices, like pumpkin, cinnamon and ginger, to create the most delicious fall-inspired desserts. Whether you are making desserts for friends and family, or enjoying a night to yourself with a movie and some wine — Here are some delicious fall dessert ideas to enjoy on your perfect, cozy night in.
1. Pumpkin EVERYTHING!
One of my favorite things about fall is that everything has pumpkin in it…and I mean everything! From the lattes, to the cookies, ice cream, cakes, and more, there are so many different ways that you can incorporate pumpkin into your favorite foods and desserts. I am here to give you a few recommendations for the most delicious pumpkin fall dessert ideas, but let me tell you, the list is endless. You should start out by making a pumpkin pie, and then follow up with some pumpkin bread. If you love cookies, you have to try this pumpkin cookie recipe, or some pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. You can get even more creative by making pumpkin pie bars, pumpkin pudding, and even pumpkin cheesecake. These desserts will satisfy all of your pumpkin food cravings!
2. Ginger Cookies
Satisfy your gingerbread cravings a little earlier than waiting for Christmas by making some delicious soft ginger cookies. These cookies have just the right amount of spice to make for the perfect cookie. Enjoy the cookies with some tea or coffee, to make a delicious dessert combination!
3. Warm Apple Crisp
If you love a warm apple pie, then you have to make yourself a warm apple crisp. This dessert is the perfect combination of apples with a cinnamon crisp streusel crust. This dessert is perfect when served warm, with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
4. Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake
Do you love cheesecake? If your answer is yes, then you have to try the cinnamon apple cheesecake. This delicious cheesecake is topped with cinnamon-spiced apple slices to make for the perfect dessert idea for fall.
5. Butterscotch Gingerbread Truffle with Pumpkin
Not only are truffles delicious to eat, but they are even more fun to make. This pumpkin-butterscotch gingerbread truffle is a perfect alternative to serving regular ole pumpkin pie. This dessert is layered with gingerbread cake and pumpkin-butterscotch pudding. Top it off with some whipped cream and gingerbread cake crumbles to make for the perfect finish. Make sure to let it cool before you serve it!
6. Honey Cinnamon Bars
Why make a brownie or a blondie when you can make honey cinnamon bars?! The perfect combination of honey and cinnamon, topped with a delicious icing, makes for the perfect fall inspired bars. Add walnuts or honey on top of the icing to make for the perfect toppings.
7. Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip
This is another one of the perfect fall dessert ideas if you love spiced cookies. These ginger spiced cookies are the right amount of spice, but taste even better when dipped in the creamy pumpkin dip. Your guests will love this. It’s like eating chips and salsa, but WAY better!
8. Caramel Apple Strudel
This caramel apple strudel dessert is super fun and easy to make. It’s a perfect dessert option to make instead of a classic apple pie. Top the strudel off with some cinnamon and sugar, and some carmel if you’d like. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
Pair each of these delicious desserts with some wine, tea, or hot coffee to make for the perfect night in!