When it comes to making food, we’ll be the first to admit that desserts have always been our absolute favourite thing to create. We like that even better when a new season has just arrived and we get to shift all of the flavours we’re using to welcome a new time of year! That’s why we’ve been keeping an eye out lately for new kinds of fall dessert recipes we’ve never tried before.
Do you love the idea of learning how to make new kinds of delicious fall desserts just that you’ve never tried before just as much as we do, if not more? Check out these 15 delicious ideas, flavour recipes, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. Gooey caramel apple cake
Where we come from, apples are at the height of their season right now and they taste more delicious than any other time of year because they’re so ripe! We’ve tried making all manner of apple desserts as a result, so we were really hope to find something a little less traditional. That’s why we were so excited to come across this scrumptious gooey caramel apple cake tutorial outlined step by step on The Spruce Eats!
2. Apple crisp cheesecake
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about delicious apple flavoured recipes but you’re just not sure that the idea we showed you above is quite what you had in mind? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Delish made this creamy and delicious apple crisp cheesecake instead! They even show you how to make a caramel drizzle.
3. Gingerbread cake with molasses cream cheese frosting
Perhaps you’re feeling very intrigued indeed by the idea of incorporating cream cheese into your dessert recipe somehow but you’re just not sure that apples are the way you want to go this time around? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better with something more spiced tasting, like this gingerbread cake with molasses and cream cheese frosting, outlined step by step on Great Grub, Delicious Treats.
4. Frosted pumpkin cranberry bars
When it comes to fall flavours, sometimes we have trouble choosing between two things, so we find that we’re quite partial to combination recipes that let us enjoy more than one taste at once! We’re sure you can imagine, then, just how excited we were when we came across this delicious recipe from Taste of Home for frosted pumpkin cranberry bars!
5. Spiced apple cake
Maybe you actually really do love the idea of making something that tastes a little more spiced, but you’re not willing to give up the concept of making something apple flavoured after all? Then we’re pretty sure this recipe from Just Savor It has just the kind of flavour you’re looking for! Take a better look at their tutorial to see how this simple spiced apple cake was made.
6. Pumpkin spice lush (easy no-bake layered dessert)
Are you actually scrolling through our list hoping to find something quick and easy to whip up because you made dinner plans with friends last minute and now you’re in a bit of a rush? In that case, we’re pretty sure Dreaming in DIY has just the answer for you, especially if you’re a pumpkin lover! Take a better look at their tutorial to see how this “pumpkin spice lush”, which is an easy no-bake layer dessert, was made!
7. Cream cheese stuffed carrot cake with orange cream cheese glaze
We know we’ve shown you a few different cream cheese heavy recipes by now because they really are more popular in the fall, but what if you’re still on the hunt for options because you just don’t feel quite convinced yet? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Carlsbad Cravings made this scrumptious cream cheese stuffed carrot cake with orange cream cheese glaze!
8. Cranberry pie with pecan crumble topping
Has the ingredient and flavour idea that’s caught your attention the best so far actually been cranberries, but you’re looking for a recipe that prioritizes them with each bite a little more forwardly than the things you’ve seen so far? In that case, we have a feeling you’re going to get a real kick out of the way Smitten Kitchen made this delicious cranberry pie with pecan crumble topping in surprisingly few simple steps!
9. Homemade brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal pop tarts
Are you the kind of home cook who always sees things you know your kids would love the taste of in stores but feels like you can’t justify buying certain kinds of treats when you’re capable of making them yourself at home? Well, it’s time to add the best flavour of Pop Tarts to that list with this fall-like recipe from Salad in A Jar! They show you how to make a homemade version of the brown sugar and cinnamon kind, but these ones taste even better because they’re made with oatmeal.
10. Pumpkin funnel cakes
Are you actually the kind of fall lover who mostly gets excited for the way the season ushers in pumpkin flavoured versions of essentially everything? In that case, we have a feeling you’re going to get a real kick out of the way Something Swanky made this delicious homemade pumpkin funnel cake and then laid the steps out clearly so you can try it too!
11. Apple streusel cake
Just in case you’re still feeling pretty enamoured with the idea of making an apple based dessert, more specifically a cake, but you’re just not sure that you’ve seen the one for you yet, here’s another option for your consideration! We love the way Inspired by Charm made this delicious apple streusel cake that gives you a whole pleasing combination of textures with each bite.
12. Rustic nut bars
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make some kind of fall flavoured dessert, would you much rather create something that has a lot of satisfying crunch, rather than something more spongey like a lot of the things you’ve seen so far? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get a real kick out of the way Taste of Home made these delicious rustic nut bars that will fill you right up!
13. Pear walnut crisp
Just in case you love the idea of involving fall nuts in some way but you’re looking for an autumn fruit element as well, here’s a great option for the pear lovers in our midst. This recipe and tutorial featured on Great Grub, Delicious Treats guides you step by step through the full process of making a mouthwatering pear walnut crisp that has a very unique and wonderful taste indeed.
14. Pecan pie lasagna
If you’re going to make yourself some kind of delicious fall dessert from scratch, would you rather make something really unique that has some novelty to it, particularly if its decadent looking enough to appeal to your kids? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Delish made rich and creamy pecan pie lasagna that also has just the perfect amount of crunch for contrast.
15. Pumpkin bundt cake
Just in case you’re looking for a recipe that’s slightly more classic and you’d prefer that it simply bring out that delicious pumpkin taste you love so much, here’s another idea before we go! We love the way The Spruce Eats laid out this shocking simply recipe for pumpkin bundt cake that’s actually easy enough that it makes a great option for beginners in the kitchen.
Do you have another favourite fall dessert that you love making around this time of year and that your family adores as well, but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it in the comments section or link us to the recipe so we can try it out as well!