Five Fall Desserts We Can’t Get Enough Of

Caramelized Baked Persimmons via Farm Fresh to You 

Pumpkin Dump Cake

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, we start to crave pumpkin-flavored treats like this Pumpkin Dump Cake from Cookies & Cups. This easy-to-make dessert is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of fall.


  • 1 (15 oz) can pure pumpkin
  • 1 (10 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers or pecans
  • ½ cup toffee bits (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice, then pour into prepared pan.
  3. Sprinkle entire box of cake mix on top, followed by nuts or graham crackers and toffee bits.
  4. Pour melted butter evenly over top.
  5. Bake 45-50 minutes until the center is set and edges are lightly browned.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Apple Crisp

Apples are fall staples. They are crisp, sweet, and the perfect dessert ingredient. Apple crisp is a classic dessert that is always a crowd-pleaser. This apple crisp recipe from Allrecipes is a tried-and-true version that is sure to satisfy.


  • 2½ cups apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
  2. Arrange apple slices evenly in the prepared baking dish. Sift flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt into a bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture reaches coarse cornmeal consistency; sprinkle over apples.
  3. Bake 40-45 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.

No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares

The creamy peanut butter and the chewy oats are a perfect combination that is both satisfying and comforting. If you’re looking for a simple and easy recipe, we recommend this No Bake Peanut Oat Squares dish from Cookies & Cups.


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2¾ cups rolled oats


  1. Line an 8-by-8-inch pan with foil and spray it lightly with nonstick spray.
  2. In a bowl or saucepan, melt peanut butter and honey together until smooth (in the microwave or stovetop). Combine the mixture with oats.
  3. Press into the prepared pan and refrigerate until set. Cut into squares.

Caramelized Baked Persimmons

Persimmons are an underrated fruit we couldn’t keep off our dessert list. Farm Fresh to You has the best recipe for Caramelized Baked Persimmons that we hope you enjoy as much as we do.


  • 4 fuyu persimmons, peeled and cut in half crosswise
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted (1 Tbsp for baking dish)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ⅛ tsp ground ginger
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with butter.
  2. Peel and cut the tops off persimmons, then cut in half crosswise. Place cut side up in a baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine honey, melted butter, lemon juice, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and salt. Add hot water and stir until dissolved, then pour the mixture over the fruit.
  4. Cover dish with foil and bake until persimmons are soft, 35-40 minutes. At the halfway point, baste the persimmons with the juice.
  5. Remove foil and spoon syrup over the fruit. Place dish under broiler until persimmons are browned, 5-10 minutes, being careful not to let them burn.
  6. Serve hot with a dollop of whipped cream and drizzle of syrup.

Maple Vanilla Baked Pears

Pears are a delicious fall fruit that deserve their day in the sun. This Maple Vanilla Baked Pear recipe from Sally’s Baking Recipes is our go-to dessert when craving pears.


  • 4 Anjou pears
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: maple almond granola, Greek yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Cut the pears into halves, then cut slivers from the bottom so each pear sits flat. Core seeds and arrange pears face up on baking sheet. Sprinkle them with cinnamon to taste.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk maple syrup and vanilla extract together, then drizzle most of it over the pears. Reserve 2 Tbsp.
  4. Bake pears for 25 minutes or until soft and lightly brown. Remove from the oven, drizzle the remaining syrup, and serve with granola and yogurt.
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