21 New Fall Dessert Recipes We Can’t Wait to Try

These new fall dessert recipes are hot off the press (and out of our ovens)! Try out the latest autumn sweets.

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Old-Fashioned Whoopie Pies

Who can resist soft chocolate sandwich cookies filled with a layer of fluffy white frosting? Mom has made these for years. They’re a treat that never lasts very long with me and my two brothers around. —Maria Costello, Monroe, North Carolina

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Maple and Cream Apple Pie

The cream in this pie makes it so rich and delicious. If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, this is it. —Glenda Ardoin, Hessmer, Louisiana
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Pumpkin Roll

My family has been serving this pumpkin roll for as long as I can remember. Traditions are so heartwarming. This cake is not too sweet—the perfect ending to a special dinner. —Carolyn Rockwell, Milwaukie, Oregon
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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

This Kentucky bourbon pecan cheesecake will wow your guests and your taste buds. Serve in at any special occasion throughout the year. —Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor
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Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse

I love that this sweet potato chocolate mousse is rich and decadent yet is made with simple, healthy, plant-based ingredients! It’s something you’ll want to slowly savor. To make this an even simpler recipe, use canned pumpkin. —Andy Huffman, Reno, Nevada
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Pumpkin Latte Cheesecake Tarts

It’s hard to resist this pumpkin latte cheesecake recipe. Use extra pretzel crumbs or toffee chips for a garnish. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
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Salted Brown Sugar and Rye Chocolate Chip Cookies

These bakery-style cookies are a delicious twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie! The combination of rye flour, chocolate and brown sugar makes these cookies truly unique. They’re soft and chewy with crunchy edges, perfectly salty-sweet and loaded with just the right amount of chocolate. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
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Almond Joy Cake

This is a fantastic Almond Joy cake recipe—tastes just like the candy bar. —Daria Burcar, Rochester, Michigan
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Maple Pralines

This recipe rekindles memories of my grandfather and his love for making maple syrup. When I was in college, my mother would send me a package of her pralines during sugaring season. They were so popular with my friends, I barely managed to tuck away a few for myself.
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Apple Brandy Pecan Cake

My favorite apple cake is made with a shot of brandy and drizzled with caramel to set off the wonderful flavors. If alcohol is a no-go, use orange juice instead of apple brandy. If you’d rather go the chocolate route, add mini chocolate chips to the cake and use chocolate ice cream topping for the drizzle. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Orchard Pear Pie

I made this pie using Bartlett pears fresh from the orchard. It’s a lovely dessert to include in your holiday menu. You can also use canned pears if fresh are not available. —Mary Anne Thygesen, Portland, Oregon
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Molasses-Graham Cracker Puddings

When I was in college, I would have dinner with a relative after a night class. The restaurant had a graham cracker pudding and I always ordered it. I adapted several recipes to re-create that pudding from years ago. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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Pumpkin Chocolate Tart with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

This recipe is from my second cookbook, The Vintage Baker, and it is a personal fave. I love the (underappreciated) combo of pumpkin and chocolate. This tart has a chocolate cookie crust, but you can substitute a different cookie for the crust if you would like. Gingersnaps would be lovely, as would vanilla wafers flavored with cinnamon. —Jessie Sheehan, Brooklyn, New York, Jessie Sheehan Bakes
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Cranberry Spritz Cookies

Here’s a sure standout on your treat tray. The cheery cookies get their bright-pink color from cranberry-flavored gelatin.
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Caramel Apple Rice Krispies Treats

Ooey, gooey caramel meets your favorite crisped rice treat in this caramel apple Rice Krispies Treat recipe. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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S’more Bacon Brownies

Bacon in a dessert? You bet! This sweet-and-salty treat is the perfect indulgence on a chilly night.
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Double-Chocolate Rolo Cookies with Pretzels

These chocolate Rolo cookies were a big hit with my father. The generous size makes them wonderful for gift-giving, and they’re always the first to go at parties. —Melissa Keenan, Larchmont, New York
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Praline Ice Cream

If you’re a caramel lover, you’ll want to try this homemade praline ice cream topped with a rich caramel sauce. I’ve made this recipe for many ice cream socials at church. —Julia Register, Huntersville, North Carolina
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Caramel-Pecan Cookie Butter Bars

These cookie butter bars were an instant hit in my house. I love cookie butter and thought this was another tasty way to use it. The cookies freeze well, too. —Sherry Little, Cabot, Arkansas
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Honey Pie

A hint of honey flavors this old-fashioned honey custard pie that comes together quickly with simple ingredients. Don’t be afraid of blind-baking the crust, it’s easy to do. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Grandma’s Oatmeal Bars

While I was growing up, I enjoyed my Grandma’s oatmeal bars every year. This recipe reminds me of her. Now that I am older, I have started fixing this dessert for my family. —Nancy Hawkins, Brookville, Indiana

Christina Herbst
Christina is a Social Media Editor for Taste of Home. She enjoys trying out local restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on. In her free time, you can find her hunting down one-of-a-kind furniture pieces at thrift and vintage stores and DIYing trendy home decor crafts.
Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.