This collection of pumpkin-free holiday desserts is perfect for the autumn loving folks who are over pumpkin everything!
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I big fat heart all things pumpkin, don’t get me wrong. There is no shortage of pumpkin recipes on this site. But sometimes, occasionally, and every now-and-again, you want a delicious fall inspired dessert recipe that maybe isn’t pumpkin errrythang. I mean, you know, apple and cranberry are still pretty great too!
Apple butter is SO amazing. My favorite way to eat it is spreading it on a fresh from the oven biscuit, but it’s great in pancakes, over vanilla ice cream…pretty much you name it!
Fall equals back to school! Back to school equals after school snacks, and these are PERFECT for that!
I have a major love for all things apple cider. Throw some salted caramel into the mix and I’m in absolute heaven.
Fritters are awesome. They are so awesome, in fact, that there is a National Fritter Day! But what’s better than a fritter? Apple Fritter Bread. 😉
You guys, this is just some down home southern comfort cooking right here. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and m’mmmm….
It’s no secret I love baking with crescents…and this recipe right here is why.
This is the ONLY way to make fudge, as far as I’m concerned. Trust me when I tell you, once you try this, you’ll never go back to any other fudge ever again. 😉
Pies are a lot of work. These mini pie pockets are not. Next time you’ve got a craving for some apple pie, save your sanity and make these instead. You’re welcome. 🙂
Nothing says fall like sitting around a campfire making s’mores. Too rainy to go camping? Don’t have a fire pit? No problem! That’s what this cake is for. 😉
Everybody always raves about salted caramel. But salted CHOCOLATE?? Now THAT’s where it’s at, folks.
Trifles are so fun to make. Layers of whipped cream and dessert-y (is that a word? It is now!) delicousness! Use your favorite fall flavored cake mix and candies, and you can’t go wrong!
Here we go with that apple cider and salted caramel again. That’s alright, I’m quite enjoying this route we’ve taken. Yum!
Apple pie ain’t got nothing on this cake! Wow!
Forget breakfast…this is the treat I’m going to help myself to right before bed, or when I wake up hungry in the middle of the night. 😉
I am so very intrigued by these. I bet they’re super sweet and yummy!
Fall calls for lots and lots of bread making. It’s almost mandatory. I say start with this one!
Don’t you think this would be perfect for a big fall feast?! You know which one I’m talking about. 😉
Cookie cups are so much fun!
M’mm…. Send the kids off to school and then relax with a cup of coffee and one of these. Bliss.
These are fantastic and great for on the go or school lunches!
I’m not going to lie…I had to look up what a pan dowdy was. Basically it’s just syrupy deep dish apple pie, which makes me want to try it even more!
I want to throw this in my slow cooker first thing on a rainy morning and smell those delicious smells all day long. That’s fall, y’all.
Apples and peanut butter. They go together like jelly and peanut butter. ;P
You guys. I just cannot even with this cake. It’s beautiful. Plus, who turns pie into cake? That’s genius!
I think we all need a few of these (or a lot of these) in our lives.
This is such a classic recipe! Apple pie in snack form, I love it!
Butterscotch makes me so nostalgic. I bet one bite of these and we’ll all be transported back to a simpler time.
Yaaassssss! More butterscotch!
Are you a candy corn lover? People seem to either love it or loathe it, but I bet even the staunchest of candy corn critics could get behind this toffee treat!
Bread pudding is one of my all time favorite desserts. I love this fall twist to it!
Did somebody say cheesecake?!
This is almost TOO delicious!
Whose chos? NACHOS! Just kidding…these ARE your nachos and you should make them often and don’t forget to share. 😉
This is such a cute and fun way to get your autumn on!
It’s salad, therefore it’s good for you, therefore it should be eaten often.
I love this! What a perfect appetizer for a fall party.
Shortbread bars are pretty much amazing. They’re actually really fun to make, too!
Yasss! I was wondering when we would get to the brownies! Gimme, gimme, gimme!
I’ve enjoyed my fair share of applesauce cake, but never an applesauce cookie. I’m really excited to get my hands on these!
Cracker Barrel makes the best fried apples. Now you can, too!
You know it’s fall when the cranberries come out to play. 😉
Dump cake? It should be called delicious cake!
Here we go. Baked apples are the ABSOLUTE falliest of fall desserts.
Cobblers are one of those desserts that everybody loves. Apple cobbler, especially.
A pecan pie as a sandwich??? This is totes awesome!!
All those gorgeous fall flavors in one delicious cake. Yum.
These are sooooooo cute!
I don’t know about you, but these are definitely going on my list of must-make cookies this fall.
Pie making isn’t as daunting a chore as people seem to think. This recipe totally proves that!
See? There’s that apple butter we were talking about. It just adds the right amount of somethin’ somethin’ to this already amazing dessert.
There it is….the aforementioned applesauce cake! Look at all that yummy caramel drizzle. Yum.
Y’know….pears really get the shaft. Everybody’s all about the apple, but pears make a great fall dessert, too.
I don’t think I’ve ever had a holiday dinner where pecan pie wasn’t served. It’s just so classic!
So much yum!
I am in love with everything about this. Holy moly.
I absolutely never would have thought about making cookies with an acorn squash. Now I’ll never look at an acorn squash the same way ever again…I’ll see one and always want one of these cookies!
Breakfast is served!
Y’know how after Halloween is over there is always an abundance of leftover Tootsie Rolls and they last FOREVER? This is a brilliant way to enjoy them!
I always feel like I’m cheating somehow when I make an upside down anything. Totally weird, but TOTALLY delicious.
There are those beautiful juicy pears again! M’mm…
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