Five amazing fall desserts… sure to delight your guests and your taste buds.
This is one of my favorite fall desserts – thanks to our friend Wendy making them for us once, I got hooked! I made them for a potluck last year and they were gobbled up. This dessert has the benefit of being easy to eat – no forks necessary – so it’s perfect to take to parties. The spiced cake with cream cheese frosting center is a classic flavor combination, but the whoopie pies are a new iteration and are sure to be a hit with anyone you serve them to.
This recipe from I Enjoy Stuff has just two ingredients… you can’t really get much more simple than that! I’ve gotten to try Sam’s cupcakes for myself and I know she’s also tried adding in some cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, which takes it to another level in my opinion. I’ve also seen a similar recipe where you can add a mixture of 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons apple cider, and half a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to make a glaze. Of course, these are pretty (and tasty) with just a dusting of powdered sugar on them as well.
We’ve all had oatmeal cookies before, and while yes, they’re a great fall dessert, they’re not too original. Add in orange extract, pumpkin pie spice, walnuts, and cranberries, and you get a delicious blend that just embodies fall flavors. These would be great to package in a simple brown box tied with twine and deliver to your neighbors – make them thankful for a neighbor like you this Thanksgiving!
Fudge is another one of those desserts you see a lot of around the holiday season. While I’m a huge fan of traditional, plain Jane fudge, this recipe dresses it up a bit and adds a subtle cinnamon that brings in the fall and adds depth to the flavor. I love the idea of sprinkling the top with just a touch of salt to balance out the sweetness.
I know, I know – apple pie is hardly an original idea for the fall. But pairing it with cinnamon ice cream? Genius! The warmth of the pie causes the ice cream to melt just so, letting the two components meld together perfectly. And the cinnamon flavor from the ice cream is SO much better than standard vanilla, in my humble opinion. So, add a twist to an American classic and serve your guests the ultimate comfort food this fall.