You don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen just to bake a delicious fall dessert.
Fall is a favorite time in the South to bake desserts. The days are shorter and the temperature outside becomes a bit more manageable, which means you can fire up the oven without running everyone out of the house. Along with homemade breads, bakers love to pull out their pedestal cake stands and create mile-high layer cakes. You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen, however, in order to bake a fabulous fall dessert. With a little prep and hands-on time, the following recipes for easy fall cakes and fall pies can be in the oven in no time, most of them baking while you and your family sit down to a satisfying dinner. So what are you waiting for? Pick up some apples, pecans, and sweet potatoes from your market and start baking an easy fall dessert.
Apple-Spice Bundt Cake with Caramel Frosting
Brown Butter Sweet Potato Pie
Recipe: Brown Butter Sweet Potato Pie
Your hands on time is cut with the use of a refrigerated pie crust. Browning the butter with fragrant cinnamon and cloves gives this classic Southern pie a new twist.
Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream
Combine the lunchtime favorites, bananas and peanut butter, into one easy fall treat. The banana cream filling elevates these cupcakes to a whole new level of deliciousness.
Apple Upside-Down Pie
Recipe: Apple Upside-Down Pie
A buttery mix of brown sugar and pecans caramelizes as it bakes beneath the bottom crust of this pie.
Sweet Potato Bread with Buttermilk-Lime Icing
If you like pumpkin bread you will love this sweet potato bread, loaded with favorite fall spices including cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. With a quick hands-on time of just 20 minutes, you can pop this in the oven and let it bake while you get dinner ready.
Brown Butter Apple Pie
Recipe: Brown Butter Apple Pie
It may appear daunting at first, but baking this incredible dessert really is as easy as pie. Browning the butter adds a slight nutty flavor to the crust, and we give you detailed instructions on making a lattice crust.
Sweet Potato Ginger Scones
Recipe: Sweet Potato Ginger Scones
Ready in just under an hour, these fragrant and flavorful scones, studded with bits of candied ginger, are perfect for brunch, after school, or an afternoon treat with tea or coffee.
Mexican Chocolate Pudding Cake
Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Pudding Cake
This pudding cake is best served warm, so your family will be crowded around the table, armed with eating utensils and cold milk, as soon as you pull this pan of chocolatey goodness out of the oven.
Fresh Apple Cake
Praline Apple Bread
Recipe: Praline Apple Bread
Sour Cream is the secret to the rich, moist texture of this bread, which is ideal for brunch, an afternoon treat, or dessert.