My Top Ten Fall Dessert Recipes

My Top Ten Fall Dessert Recipes

Over the course of my cooking career I have eaten and made some delicious desserts!  And while every season is dessert season, there’s something special about the fall.  As we begin to lose sunlight and the nights start to get cooler with that crisp clean air of fall….. to me that seems like the best time to bake!   With fresh apples, pears, pumpkins and winter squash in abundance the dessert possibilities are endless!

Now that fall has come to the northeast I thought I would share some of my favorite fall desserts that I’ve enjoyed over the last few years of blogging.    I hope you like them as much as Lisa and I did.   Click on the name of each dessert to go to the original post and recipe.

cream cheese frosting

Pumpkin Crunch Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Amethyst cheesecake

  Amethyst Cheesecake (Cranberry Blueberry Topping)

Pumpkin- Roll

Pumpkin Crunch Roll

Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Frosting

The Best Bread Pudding Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

pumpkin praline cheesecake

Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake

Honey Glazed Roasted Pears

Honey Glazed Roasted Pears

Italian Apple Cake

Torta de Mele (Italian Apple Cake)


Caramel Butternut Squash Torte

apple pie

Apple Crostata


Bourbon Pecan Pie with Chocolate Ganache

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope enjoyed my Fall Dessert round up!


  1. Chef, everything looks SO GOOD! I want all that I see…x10! Beautiful!!

  2. everything looks spectacular – cannot decide which one I want first!

  3. I can’t decide which I want to try first!!!

  4. Wow….just wow! I would love to try each one of those desserts. The Pumpkin Crunch Cake drew me in, and the Bourbon Pecan Pie has me drooling. They all look fabulous Chef!

  5. Wow. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a great selection Dennis! Perfect timing for upcoming holiday menu planning.

  7. Wow, they all look stunning Dennis! I’m adding the pumpkin praline cheesecake to my list right now.

  8. G’day, It’s Spring in Australia but I always get nostalgic for pumpkin recipes due to autumn harvest in North America.

  9. yummy – thanks for putting this together

  10. These all look worthy. I just hope it is a long fall so I can get through all of them! Especially that last one!

  11. I am so happy to find your website. I love all of these desserts. Making my grocery list now! Thank you, everything looks luscious.

  12. You sir are evil! Lol. If I make the Caramel Butternut Squash Torte, can I consider it a serving of vegetables? Have to make the Pumpkin Crunch Cake first though. Just as soon as I have somewhere to take it!

    • hi Sandi

      there is a good amount of squash in the torte, so I think it might qualify as a veg…lol….just don’t quote me! the pumpkin crunch is my all time favorite cake, I highly recommend it!

  13. Oh…!! That Cranberry Blueberry topping!! Yep… that will do nicely for a little midnight snack. Love all of these Dennis! I’ve been working on losing a pound or two before my vacation, so sweets have been at a minimum, but you are sorely tempting me!!

  14. I love Fall cooking! These all look delicious!

  15. I made your Pumpkin Crunch Cake last year and I intend to make it again! That bread pudding recipe is also my go-to recipe for bread pudding. Next one I’m going to tackle is that Amethyst Cheesecake. 🙂

  16. They all look amazing but the pumpkin crunch cake… wow! And great cake slicing skills. I rarely make cake just because I’m terrible at cutting them. Love this post! 🙂

  17. Oh, my goodness, Chef Dennis! I do believe my fall baking agenda is complete. All I’ve got to do is refer to this post for my autumn baking =) Your pumpkin crunch cake is calling my name….Sigh. Better get baking!

  18. It’s so tough to decide which one I want the most, but I think that first cake has my name name all over it!

  19. Thanks for the round up! I definitely just saved some recipes for the future. 🙂

  20. I love your food! I made your Amethyst Cheesecake tonight. I’m having a dinner party this weekend and needed some WOW to serve. Tonight was the experiment cheesecake. You know I had to taste it before I could make it and serve to my guests. It smelled and looked so good that we couldn’t wait and ended up cutting into it before letting it set properly. Delicious and it looked almost as good as yours looks. I ended up using equal parts blueberries and cranberries. A bit tart, but I just love cranberries. Did I tell you how delicious this was. Thank you!!!!!!! I’m printing your recipe for my guests because I know several will want your delicious recipe. Did I mention how delicious is?!!

    • Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed my cheesecake, the cranberries are a bit tart but its the season so most won’t mind. I love the color of the mixed berries, it is one beautiful cheesecake, I hope it WOWS your guests!

  21. A great list of desserts. Can’t decide which one to try first, Chef Dennis.

  22. Beautiful desserts Chef Dennis! Oh your Honey Glazed Roasted Pears and the Pumpkin Crunch Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting sounds divine!!!

  23. I love this collection of fall desserts and will make them all year round. My favorite is the Torta di Miele apple cake which you did for the guest post on my blog. Since then, I’ve baked it a thousand times and even on my travels to the Philippines, I’ve shared it with family by baking it over there. Thanks for sharing, Chef Dennis. Hope all is well with you. Happy fall season!

    • Thanks Betty Ann!

      Hope all is well, its been madness here for me with my move and now were trying to get settled in our new home in Kissimmee. I think maybe by Thanksgiving things will be back to normal

  24. The pudding with cream cheese frosting looks so yummy with the creamy top. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Karen Rowland says:

    I made your Pumpkin Crunch recently and you weren’t exaggerating about the affect that it has on people. Your recipe should include a warning and a disclaimer! Five days after experiencing this dessert, one of the guests at the dinner party sent me a text that said they couldn’t stop thinking about my Pumpkin Cake. ..LOL TRUE STORY! It was truly one of the best desserts I’ve ever made or eaten. However, I didn’t have enough of the cream cheese frosting for the sides of the cake so I frosted the sides with a salted caramel frosting and my “crunch” burned so I sprinkled the top of the cake with roasted pecans. It was fabulous.

    • I guess a warning might be a good thing Karen! It does have quite an effect on people. I’m almost settled into my new home and as soon as I feel a little more comfortable in my kitchen that’s going to be the first dessert I make. I think it will be a great way to get to know my neighbors at the monthly potluck!

  26. I think I am in love with desserts from every season, but the fall recipes are so earthy and warm. That pumpkin crunch cake is calling me!

  27. I’m a new person exploring all your delicious dishes. I love Brownies, I was wondering if you have a good chewie brownie recipe that you could share with me.

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