Here are 13 Fall desserts that aren’t pumpkin spice, from Wilkie:
There’s no question that the Fall season has given inspiration and second life to our favorite foods.
When the clock strikes midnight on October 1st, it seems as if every item on the grocery store shelves is given a pumpkin counterpart. And while good ole’ Pumpkin Spice has mostly definitely become the fan favorite of the Fall, why should we let her have all the fun?
Because Fall also means sweet deliciousness in the form of maple syrup, apple pie, caramel candy, and so much more! So, for your next get-together, consider whipping up one of these super cute and super delicious Fall desserts, inspired by the season’s hottest flavor profiles:
1. Caramel Apple Slice Pops
Your favorite dessert-on-a-stick just got so much easier to eat! Make this classic Fall treat by dipping apple slices in lots of ooey-gooey caramel or use a melon-baller to create mini “apples”! Either way, top your treats with hard shell chocolate, sprinkles, nuts, and so much more.
The Pioneer Woman
2. Tiny Apple Cider Donuts
There’s something so nostalgic about the taste of a hot, sugary cider donut made from apples picked right out of the orchards. Let these yummy treats from your childhood become center stage at your next party by offering up miniature-sized ones to your guests!
Artisan Bread in Five
Table for Two Blog
3. Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip
Cheesecakes require a lot of time and patience. But, if you’re feeling just a tad bit lazy, this pumpkin pie cheesecake dip will absolutely do the trick. This sweet and creamy dessert dip is perfect for entertaining, especially when paired with your favorite cookies or fruit! Plus, your guests will think you’re a culinary genius for making such an elegant dessert so simply.
A Night Owl Blog
4. Deconstructed S’Mores
No bonfire required! Keep your party nice and toasty with a new, elegant take on the traditional s’more dessert. These mason jar s’more shots are the absolute cutest way to give your guests a little taste of that crispy graham cracker, melt-y chocolate, and broiled marshmallow taste.
Erich McVey Photography
5. Oreo Acorn Balls
Channel your inner Pinterest princess with these adorable oreo truffle acorns! Create these yummy bites by using oreos in your favorite cake pop recipe and dipping them in a gorgeous chocolate ganache. Don’t forget the pretzel stem and sprinkle cap, which are literally too cute for words.
The First Year Blog
6. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Create these little cuties by pairing two rich pumpkin cakes with a tangy cream cheese frosting in the middle! Or, for chocolate lovers, keep the Fall flavors rolling with two devil’s food cakes and a pumpkin buttercream in the center. Any way you make them, they’ll give off major #fallvibes.
Best Friends Frosting
Life Made Simple Bakes
7. Apple Rose Tart
Leave your guests in awe with this stunning dessert! Use up those beautifully fresh-picked apples that you picked up over the weekend to create a colorful display of faux flowers that is both breathtaking and tasty. Place your roses together in a pie for your party to share or create mini tartlets for each one of your guests!
Hip Foodie Mom
8. Baked Apples With Ice Cream
Hot apples and crunchy oats are never a bad idea at a Fall-themed event. These easy desserts have just about everything you could want in a Fall dessert. And, if you’re serving them fresh out of the oven, don’t be shy when scooping a giant serving of melty vanilla bean ice cream on top. I mean, that’s just drool-worthy.
Life in the Lofthouse
9. Leaf-Designed Pie Crust
Steal the show at your next dinner party with these intricate and gorgeous displays of pastry art. Whether you’re a fan of pumpkin, pecan, or apple, placing these dough decals on your crust will definitely turn heads at the dessert table.
The Pretty Blog
10. Fall Macarons
Fact: macarons come in just about any flavor you can think of. That being said, add these little beauties to your next event by incorporating seasonal flavors like salted caramel, pumpkin, maple, and *wait for it* Samoa (yes, as in the Girl Scout cookie).
Sarah Fennel from Broma Bakery
11. Chai Everything
Think of chai tea like the Pumpkin Spice Latte’s fun older sister. Yes, chai has been around for longer than we can remember, but it’s flavor notes are so iconic to this time of year! Incorporate the spicy notes of cinnamon and ginger with a party-sized naked sponge cake or a yummy pumpkin-chai snickerdoodle! Lesson learned: definitely don’t sleep on chai.
Half Baked Harvest
12. Cute Kid-Friendly Cupcakes
If you’re gearing up for a family-friendly bash, consider making these simply adorable cupcakes! Your littlest guests will go nuts over these creative campfires or light up when they see a bright sunflower on their dessert.
Erica’s Sweet Tooth
13. Fall Donuts
Donuts have seemingly dominated the dessert scene over the last year. Now, bakeries are popping out these fried rings of happiness in just about every flavor imaginable! Get creative with the Fall season by serving up some unique notes of the season. Like…coffee and bacon donuts? Say no more.
Bring To Light Photography
Ruth Eileen Photography
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