Top 5 Fall Inspired Apple and Pumpkin Desserts

It’s that time of the year. It’s time to fall into fall with pumpkin spiced everything and of course Fall wouldn’t be fall if crisp apples weren’t picked directly from the tree.

I don’t know about ya’ll but my daughter and I love everything about fall. It’s a time of to prepare for the enviable stage of letting go. Like the trees we are inspired to let the dead things go. Libra season invites fall and we all must balance our lives in a way that promotes vitality, love, freedom and happiness.

While enjoying the changes taken place both seasonally and internally, I encourage you to indulge in the flavors of fall that are sure to please every palate. Who doesn’t love everything apple and pumpkin inspired? Mmmm can you smell the apples baking and the pumpkin pie rising in the oven? Below are my favorite apple and pumpkin recipes. Enjoy!

Pumpkin French Toast with Whipped Pumpkin Butter

pumpkin french toast

11 minutes
Makes 12 pieces
  • 3/4 cup Pumpkin puree
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Maple syrup or honey
Baking & Spices
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin spice
  • 2 1/2 tsp Vanilla
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 12 slices Texas toast
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick), salted or unsalted butter, salted or unsalted
  • 2/3 cup Milk, low-fat or skim whole

  • Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

  • caramel apple cider
AuthorLauren Allen
  • 5 medium apples I used red and green
  • 1 whole orange
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup homemade caramel sauce or store-bought
  1. Wash apples and orange. Chop apples into quarters (you can leave the stems/seeds etc.) Add them to the slow cooker along with the whole orange. Add water, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, clove and allspice. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for for 3-4 hours. (If you notice the orange spit open at any point during cooking, remove it from the pot so it doesn’t make the cider bitter. This has never happened to me, but it can happen.) One hour before the mixture is done cooking, mash the apples with a potato masher. Replace lid and continue cooking 1 more hour.
  2. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain the contents into a large heat-proof pitcher. Stir in brown sugar and caramel sauce and stir to dissolve. Serve warm with fresh whipped cream and caramel sauce drizzled on top. Refrigerate leftovers for 5-6 days. Rewarm to serve.

Apple Crisp Shortbread Bar

apple shortbread
Prep Time: 1 hour
∙ Serves 16
  • 3 Apples, large
Baking & Spices
  • 3/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 5/8 cup Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/8 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Butter, unsalted
  • ¼ cup butter – melted or room temp to cut in.

    Pumpkin Lasanga Dessert

pumpkin lasanga
Pumpkin Lasagna – a delicious layered dessert with a Pumpkin Oreo crust, cream cheese layer, pumpkin pudding layer, and topped with cream and white chocolate curls. It’s PHENOMENAL!
∙ Serves 15-18
Baking & Spices
  • 1 Container cool whip (16 ounces), large
  • 1 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 White chocolate bar
  • 2 Rows of golden oreos + 2 rows of pumpkin oreos
  • 8 tbsp Butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 1 Philadelphia 8 oz. philadelphia cream cheese

Brown Sugar Bourbon Apple Pie


Brown Sugar Bourbon Apple Pie takes your favorite fall flavors and combines them in one juicy dessert!
1 hour
∙ Serves 8-10
  • 8 cups Granny smith apples
Baking & Spices
  • 1 cup Brown sugar, light or dark
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 2/3 tbsp Tapioca, instant
  • 1 batch Two-crust pie dough
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract

By Janell Hihi


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