Luscious Fall Fruit Desserts
Crumb-Topped Apple Slab Pie
Your favorite fall apple desserts are just a slab away! Under the buttery oat topping is a layer of warm apple goodness. Send some to school or work in lunch boxes or break them out at a party. These bars were made for sharing.
Cast-Iron Mixed Berry Crisp
One skillet does it all. It serves as both cooking tool and serving dish for this warm, gooey berry-licious fall dessert. Just add ice cream!
Clementine Fig Spice Cake
Pucker up! These candied clementine cakes are so gorgeous that you would never guess they were made at home. Turn these cakes into rum-soaked fall desserts using our easy trick. (Hint: It involves otton cheesecloth.)
Apple Pie Pops
Chopped apples inside, baked-until-browned pastry on the outside, with a lollipop stick for serving. Do fall desserts get any cuter than this take on autumn's favorite dessert?
Applicious Cider Cake with Butterscotch Frosting
We love this recipe! Put your orchard-fresh batch of apples to good use in this cake made for autumn. It's draped in not one, but two dreamy toppers: apple cider glaze and creamy butterscotch frosting.
An apple a day gets boring. Bake yours into these fluffy carrot muffins! Every warm bite brims with everything we love about fall desserts: nuts, raisins, and cinnamon-sugar.
Banana Coconut Coffee Cake with Macadamia Nut Streusel
The banana bread can wait. Indulge in something even better, like this Hawaiian-inspired coffee cake. A powdered sugar glaze takes this fall dessert recipe over the edge.
Cornmeal Butter Cake with Pomegranate Sauce
Enjoy fall in a forkful with buttery cornmeal cake draped in our three-ingredient pomegranate sauce. All you need for this fruit dessert's silky glaze: pomegranate juice, sugar, and lemon juice!
Sherried Cherry Crisp
Wine makes everything better. Pour a little sherry into a bowl of cherries and let them soak while you watch your favorite 30-minute show. Blend them with sugar, citrus, and flour for the ultimate filling for this fall dessert recipe.
Pumpkin Pie with Pomegranate Poached Pears
Tired of same-old whipped cream? We got you. One up the canned stuff with pears poached in ruby port and lip-smacking pomegranate juice. Um, is it Thanksgiving yet? We can't wait to sink a fork into these pumpkin desserts.
Autumn Maple-Pear Pie
Could there be a more authentically fall dessert combo than a pie loaded with luscious pears and maple syrup? Maybe ... if you mixed ground pecans into the crust and drizzled caramel over the top. (Happily, this delish pie has all of the above!)
Maple-Glazed Baked Apples
These aren't your ordinary baked apples! We poured a buttery glaze flavored with apple juice and maple syrup over hollowed-out apples, then added cinnamon-stick "stems" to add amazing fragrance and a hint of spice to these fall apple desserts.
Mile-High Caramel Apple Pie
With a baked oat-pastry crust and delectable caramel drizzle, this extraordinary apple pie can warm the chilliest night. Combine tart and sweet apple varieties for a pie with unsurpassed flavor. Fall fruit pies have never been better!
Plum-Berry Whole Wheat Tarts
Whole wheat flour gives these fall fruit tarts their nutty flavor. Honey and soft goat cheese add the smooth finish to a plum- and blackberry-filled dessert.
These tiny fall fruit tarts pack all the indulgent flavor of toffee-apple pie in a seriously cute handheld format perfect for making a splash at a fall-theme potluck. And the best part? No rolling pin required—use refrigerated pie dough!
Pear Dumplings with Maple-Orange Sauce
Golden-brown piecrust packets enclose tender pears packed with sticky-sweet date filling. Drizzled with a bright, citrusy sauce, these individual fruit desserts are luscious—and divine with ice cream.
A quick dunk in caramel and a generous roll in your fave topping turns apples into the quintessential fall fruit dessert. Read on for 13 topping ideas and the recipe for our perfect two-ingredient caramel sauce.
Cinnamon-sugar cake donuts sub for cobbler crust over a bubbly filling of sweet and tart apples. And this fall dessert recipe is every bit as decadent as it looks.
The crust for this scrumptious pear-and-apple tart starts with crushed cookies, making it a simple fruit dessert to bake. But a drizzle of caramel sauce on top makes this simple fall fruit tart a fancy fall treat.
Granny Smith Cobbler with White Cheddar Biscuits
For the ultimate fruit-dessert experience, taste the fruit before adding sugar and adjust the sugar amount as needed. Make sure the butter and liquid ingredients are cold and handle the dough with care. Overworking the dough can cause the biscuits to be tough.
Maple Cheesecake with Maple-Glazed Pears and Cranberries
Baby Cheesecakes with Toffee Pears
Try this elegantly sweet spin on the classic combination of blue cheese and pears for your next fall gathering with friends. Everyone will love these mini individual fruit desserts!
Hot Caramel Apple Pizza
Imagine your favorite nut-coated caramel apple made warm and tender and spread across a golden-brown pizza crust. Then imagine that the decadent, caramel-dip-drizzled fall fruit pie preps in just a half-hour. Now head to the kitchen and make your imagination reality.
Banana-Clementine Wacky Cake with Pomegranate Sauce
We might call this fruit dessert recipe wacky, but what makes it unique is that this fluffy cake doesn't contain eggs, milk, or butter in the batter. Clementine peel brightens this moist banana-nut cake.
Spicy Autumn Fruits Cobbler with Graham Cracker Biscuits
A sweet biscuit crust tops nutmeg-spiced pears, cranberries, and raisins. Just a dash of cayenne pepper helps the flavors of this fall fruit dessert shine.
Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread
The pretty pear slices on top of every slice of this dessert turn this recipe into a showstopper. Serve this gorgeous pear cake at a fall dinner party. For best results, choose pears that have just begun to ripen.
Cranberries, pear slices, and walnuts fill the cinnamon-spiced cake topped with a buttery caramel sauce. Juicy cranberries fill each bite of this juicy cranberries, making this recipe perfect for the holidays (or any autumn occasion).
Put a breakfast spin on dessert and serve these cinnamon-laced donuts on top of applesauce with a side of whipped cream for dipping. We won't blame you if you want to serve these donuts as a fruit dessert.
Fresh Pear-and-Cranberry Pie
Pears and cranberries are quintessential fall fruits. And a fall fruit pie is the perfect way to combine the tart berries with the soft, juicy sweetness of the fleshy pear.
Hazelnut-Pear Torte with Dulce de Leche Frosting
Beat dulce de leche—a milky, silky caramel sauce—into cream cheese frosting, then layer it with buttery sauteed pears and four tiers of nut torte for a company-worthy fall dessert.
Rustic Pear Tart with Saffron Pastry
A flavorful fruit filling of pears and dried cherries pairs beautifully with rich saffron dough. Go ahead, cut yourself a big slice of this fall fruit tart.
Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding with Glazed Pears
When you make bread pudding in ramekins, everyone can have their own individual fruit dessert! Anjou or Bosc pears are excellent choices for the brown butter-glazed fruit accompaning this light bread pudding.
Five-Spice Pear Pie Bars
Combine familiar fall flavors with a few other spices to make a delicious and unique fruit dessert recipe. A Chinese spice blend made of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns puts a new spin on these cakelike bars.
Fig-and-Pear Cobbler with Cornmeal-Amaretti Biscuits
Almond-flavor biscuits top cinnamon- and coriander-spiced figs and pears. Every bite of this yummy fruit dessert bursts with fall flavor.
Toffee-Pear Sticky Pudding
When the weather turns chilly, curl up in front of a roaring fire with a bowl of this fruity, comforting fall dessert. A warm and buttery sauce with fresh pear slices tops date-studded pudding cake.
Harvest Carrot Cake with Skillet Fruit
Cooked pears, kumquats, cranberries, and toasted pecans top this moist pumpkin dessert. A buttercream frosting makes it irresistibly sweet.
Vanilla Tart with Nutmeg Crust and Spiced Pears
Pour creamy vanilla custard over a tender cookie crust and top with brandy-soaked pears for an elegant dessert. It's impressive-looking but simple to make.
Buttery pastry filled with cinnamon-spiced pears and plums makes this mouthwatering fall fruit pie. "Adding plums gives this pie color and luscious flavor," pastry chef and recipe developer Alan Carter says.