Pumpkin pie's got some competition this year.
Ah, fall. The leaves start turning, the weather gets cool enough to sleep with the windows open again, and we get ready to celebrate the best way we know how: by turning on the oven and baking our favorite fall desserts! After all, is there anything better than walking into a home that smells like freshly baked pumpkin bread?
Fall really is the season of great desserts. It's warm enough that you can enjoy ice cream and other frozen treats, but there are also days where the heat backs off enough that the idea of baking (and eating warm desserts) doesn't seem entirely unreasonable. Plus, the season is full of so many of our favorite sweet-treat flavors, including cinnamon, apples, and pumpkin!
This fall dessert roundup features all kinds of great desserts, from pumpkin and apple pies (which we recommend especially if you've just been to one of our favorite pick-your-own orchards), to tarts, cookies, plenty of Halloween-themed treats, and even sports-themed desserts, like a delicious football whoopie pie recipe with cinnamon cream.
The best part of these sweet treats, though, is the opportunity to serve them at an upcoming fall dinner party. What better excuse to host a fall dinner? And we haven't even talked about the chance to showcase your baking prowess at your annual Thanksgiving feast. Whether it's a batch of fall cookies, a homemade pie, or a cake, there's bound to be a recipe here that satisfies your sweet tooth and your love for the season.