This collection of pumpkin-free holiday desserts is perfect for the autumn loving folks who are over pumpkin everything!
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!
3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Butter
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!
Apple Cider Cheerio Treats
Fall equals back to school! Back to school equals after school snacks, and these are PERFECT for that!
Apple Cider Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting
I have a major love for all things apple cider. Throw some salted caramel into the mix and I’m in absolute heaven.
Apple Walnut Fritter Bread
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. 😉
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Skillet Apples
You guys, this is just some down home southern comfort cooking right here. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and m’mmmm….
Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Apple Crescents
It’s no secret I love baking with crescents…and this recipe right here is why.
Butterscotch Buttercream 2 Ingredient Fudge
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. 😉
Mini Apple Cinnamon Pie Pockets
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. 🙂
Salted Caramel S’mores Cake
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. 😉
Salted Chocolate Caramel Bars
Everybody always raves about salted caramel. But salted CHOCOLATE?? Now THAT’s where it’s at, folks.
Simple Fall Trifle
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!
Spiced Apple Cider Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting
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 & Cinnamon Cake
Apple pie ain’t got nothing on this cake! Wow!
Apple & Yogurt Breakfast Tart
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!
Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Fall calls for lots and lots of bread making. It’s almost mandatory. I say start with this one!
Apple Cranberry Upside Down Coffee Cake
Don’t you think this would be perfect for a big fall feast?! You know which one I’m talking about. 😉
Apple Crisp Cookie Cups
Cookie cups are so much fun!
Apple Crumb Cakes
M’mm…. Send the kids off to school and then relax with a cup of coffee and one of these. Bliss.
Apple Donut Mini Muffins
These are fantastic and great for on the go or school lunches!
Apple Pan Dowdy
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!
Apple Peach Slow Cooker Crisp
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.
Apple Peanut Butter Blondies
Apples and peanut butter. They go together like jelly and peanut butter. ;P
Apple Pie Cake
You guys. I just cannot even with this cake. It’s beautiful. Plus, who turns pie into cake? That’s genius!
Apple Pie Cinnamon Twists
I think we all need a few of these (or a lot of these) in our lives.
Apple Pie Dip
This is such a classic recipe! Apple pie in snack form, I love it!
Butterscotch Apple Cookies
Butterscotch makes me so nostalgic. I bet one bite of these and we’ll all be transported back to a simpler time.
Butterscotch Coffee Cake
Yaaassssss! More butterscotch!
Candy Corn Cracker ToffeeA
re 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!
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding
Bread pudding is one of my all time favorite desserts. I love this fall twist to it!
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
Did somebody say cheesecake?!
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Filled Butter Cake
This is almost TOO delicious!
Caramel Apple Nachos
Whose chos? NACHOS! Just kidding…these ARE your nachos and you should make them often and don’t forget to share. 😉
Caramel Apple Pudding Cups
This is such a cute and fun way to get your autumn on!
Caramel Apple Salad
It’s salad, therefore it’s good for you, therefore it should be eaten often.
Caramel Apple Toffee Dip
I love this! What a perfect appetizer for a fall party.
Caramel Cashew Shortbread Bars
Shortbread bars are pretty much amazing. They’re actually really fun to make, too!
Caramel Toffee Pecan Brownie Bites
Yasss! I was wondering when we would get to the brownies! Gimme, gimme, gimme!
Cinnamon Applesauce Cookies
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 Copycat Fried Apples
Cracker Barrel makes the best fried apples. Now you can, too!
Cranberry Pound Cake
You know it’s fall when the cranberries come out to play. 😉
Crock Pot Apple Cinnamon Dump Cake
Dump cake? It should be called delicious cake!
Crock Pot Baked Apples
Here we go. Baked apples are the ABSOLUTE falliest of fall desserts.
Easy Apple Cobbler
Cobblers are one of those desserts that everybody loves. Apple cobbler, especially.
Easy Pecan Pie Sandwich
A pecan pie as a sandwich??? This is totes awesome!!
Fall Crumb Coffee Cake
All those gorgeous fall flavors in one delicious cake. Yum.
Fall Leaves Sugar Cookies
These are sooooooo cute!
Fall M&M Cookies
I don’t know about you, but these are definitely going on my list of must-make cookies this fall.
Homemade Easy Apple Pie
Pie making isn’t as daunting a chore as people seem to think. This recipe totally proves that!
Mini Ricotta Cheesecake Tarts with Apple Butter Topping
See? There’s that apple butter we were talking about. It just adds the right amount of somethin’ somethin’ to this already amazing dessert.
Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake
There it is….the aforementioned applesauce cake! Look at all that yummy caramel drizzle. Yum.
Pear Crumb Coffee Cake
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!
Slow Cooker Apple Cranberry Crisp
So much yum!
Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler
I am in love with everything about this. Holy moly.
Soft Acorn Squash Molasses Cookies
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!
Sour Cream Apple Coffee Cake
Breakfast is served!
Tootsie Roll Caramel Corn
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!
Upside Down Apple Pie
I always feel like I’m cheating somehow when I make an upside down anything. Totally weird, but TOTALLY delicious.
Upside Down Pear Tarts
There are those beautiful juicy pears again! M’mm…
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