The cold season seems easier to tolerate when you have something sweet to eat. That’s why you should try the most appealing fall desserts before the season ends.
Can you think of anything more pleasant than coming home on a cold fall day and having some apple pie waiting for you at home? Maybe! If the pie is made with pumpkin! It doesn’t matter if you make it for your loved ones or they wait for you with a great treat after an exhausting day. Pumpkin pie always works.
I think having people around to cook for is a blessing. You shouldn’t wait for Thanksgiving to show your gratitude, you can do it anytime you feel like it. There are many ways to show them your love and cooking is always a good choice. You don’t have to see cooking as a duty, do it when you feel like it, and make sure you add some love to the recipes. Try this when making fall desserts this season and see the difference. Any food tastes better when you add some joy to the equation, right?
4 Fall Desserts to Try These Days
Crumbles are like rainy days, a must during the fall. Sweet and sour apples, pears, plums, and blueberries go well with an easy, flaky crumb topping. You can use any fall fruit for this easy-to-make dessert.
The crumble usually contains only four ingredients: fruit, flour, sugar, and butter. But the ‘dough’ is the tricky part. You can mix plain flour with butter and sugar until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. But you can also add rolled oats, chopped almonds or walnuts, which make the crumble crunchier. It depends on your personal taste.
Pumpkin pie is the most expected dish on the Thanksgiving table, maybe more than the turkey. But it’s one of the fall desserts you can and you should make without any excuse. You can use store-bought pie crust or make it at home, which we highly recommend. If you opt for homemade crust, choose your recipe and partially bake the crust before adding the filling. Then, when you have the crust, make a pumpkin custard, and add sugar and spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and ground cloves. Cook the pumpkin purée on the stove for about five minutes, then add the warm filling to the warm crust. Bake the pumpkin pie as your recipe says, then let it cool before serving, because it will continue to set as it cools.
Making carrot cake might seem intimidating, but it’s quite easy. You can make a classic and simple carrot cake or bake the batter into muffins. Or you can use a rectangular baking dish as we did. In fact, the baking dish is less important.
A basic carrot cake batter has grated carrots, flour, eggs, vegetable oil, baking powder, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. But you can enrich or spice-up your batter by adding raisins, crushed nuts (walnuts, pecans or almonds), cardamom, clove powder, star anise, nutmeg, and candied ginger. When the cake is baked and cooled, top it with a frosting made of butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar.
Walnut cinnamon rolls
If you don’t have time for homemade dough, make these fall desserts with puff pastry! Nothing can be easier than making cinnamon rolls with puff pastry.
Sprinkle brown sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon evenly on the puff pastry (or dough, if you choose to knead your own). Don’t skimp on the edges! Slice into rolls, then place them on a baking tray leaving plenty of space between them. You can also bake them in a muffin pan as we did.