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10 Unique Fall Desserts You’ve Gotta Try

So you’ve just bought your first pumpkin spice latte, marking the beginning of the Fall season. Now, you’ve got to decide which of these Fall desserts is the perfect pairing for said latte. Let’s be honest, they’re all perfect, it’s just a matter of which one will you try first?

Fall desserts collageAutumn brings apples, pears, pumpkins, warm spices and many more warm and cozy things. My favorites Fall dessert recipes have all of these and more! Bake up some delicious Fall desserts, kick back and enjoy the cooler weather.

#1. Pear Pistachio Frangipane Tart

Pear is the underdog Autumn fruit. But it shines in this tart along with a nutty and buttery pistachio frangipane. That amazing green color is all pistachio! This unique pear tart is unlike any other and will steal the spotlight on any occasion.Pear Pistachio Frangipane Tart slices on a plate

#2. Pear Cranberry Pie

If you need a delicious pie to impress, look no further! Step aside Apple Pie, and make room for this gorgeous pear cranberry pie. It’s guaranteed to become your go-to pie this season and will be a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving dinner menu.A slice of Pear Cranberry Pie on a plate

#3. Cranberry Orange Scones

How do you like to enjoy your scones? As breakfast or dessert? To be totally honest, there really isn’t a wrong way. A tender scone is perfect with coffee in the morning but also a great little snack for an afternoon pick me up. These cranberry orange scones are packed with bright and happy flavors to get you into the holiday spirit.A stack of three cranberry orange scones on a plate

#4. Chewy Oatmeal Fig Cookies

These fig cookies are actually great year-round because they’re made with dried figs. So whenever you’re craving that figgy flavor, make a batch of these oatmeal cookies. They’re buttery, chewy, and the figs are so much better than raisins, I promise!The inside of a chewy oatmeal fig cookie

#5. Fig Jam and Walnut Rugelach

Here’s another cookie you can enjoy all year but are packed full of Fall flavors with fig jam, walnut, and cinnamon. I love these tender and flaky rugelach, with their sticky filling and dusting of sugar. Their small size is perfect for snacking and sharing around the office.Fig Jam and Walnut Rugelach on a plate

#6. Caramel Apple Cupcakes

These are not your typical apple cupcakes. These soft cakes are made with apple butter and filled with homemade Dulce de Leche, then topped with a generous portion of Dulce de Leche cream cheese frosting. You can use store bought Dulce de Leche to make them simpler, but none the less tasty.Caramel apple cupcake on wildwildwhisk.com

#7. Pumpkin Pie Shortbread Bars

If you don’t want to commit to a whole Pumpkin Pie, these pumpkin pie shortbread bars are the perfect treat for you. They have a pumpkin pie cheesecake filling with lots of pumpkin pie spice for that classic flavor we all know and love.Pumpkin Pie Shortbread Bars garnished with whipped cream and a pie crust maple leaf

#8. Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Step aside pumpkin spice latte and make room for this pumpkin pie hot chocolate! Dessert time just got even better when you’re sipping on this delicious Autumn hot chocolate. And don’t worry, no one will judge you if you decide to forgo your regular PSL in the morning for this yummy treat.This smooth and creamy Pumpkin Pie Hot Chocolate actually tastes like pumpkin pie! It is made with real pumpkin puree and homemade pumpkin pie spice. | wildwildwhisk.com

#9. Ginger Molasses Cookies

These soft ginger molasses cookies have pieces of real candied ginger in the batter. They smell wonderful baking in your oven and wafting throughout your home. Each bite of cookie is full of warm spices and spicy sweet candied ginger. They are the perfect holiday cookies that will take you from Fall right into the Christmas season.A stack of Ginger Molasses Cookies

#10. Pistachio Butter Cookies

Nuts are typically in season during Autumn, so these pistachio cookies are the quintessential Fall dessert. They are made with homemade Pistachio Butter and even more ground pistachio, flavored with orange zest and cardamom. If you love pistachio, these cookies will blow your mind!Pistachio Butter Cookies

Bonus: Pumpkin Dog Treats

Last but not least, we can’t forget the puppers. They deserve a delicious Fall treat just as much as we do. So whip up a batch of pumpkin dog treats for them to enjoy and appreciate the festivities of the season with you.Pumpkin Dog Treats in shapes of pumpkins and dog bones

With so many of my favorite Fall recipes to choose from, I hope these unique ideas will get you excited for baking season and get your oven ready for all of the upcoming holidays. Get your baking pants on and your baking pans out, we have desserts to make!

If you make any of these Fall dessert recipes, please let me know! Leave a comment, send me a photo, rate it and don’t forget to tag me @wildwildwhisk on Instagram. I’d love to see what’s cooking up in your kitchen. Cheers!


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  1. September 3, 2019 /

    Every single one of these is now on my list. These all look so good and totally giving me all the cosy vibes

  2. Linda Leone
    October 10, 2017 /

    Oh my, each one of these recipes is a keeper and something different to try!

    • Trang
      October 10, 2017 /

      I hope you do try them all, and I’d love to hear how they turn out for you. 🙂

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