There aren't many who don't love to curl up on the sofa on a cold evening with a delicious dessert and there are some truly delicious fall desserts to indulge in that might just tempt you to forget about the diet for a while and treat yourself! Here are some of my favorite fall desserts and although they mean I may have to spend a little longer trying to burn them off, it's oh so worth it.
1. Pumpkin Pie
My favorite of all the fall desserts is the classic pumpkin pie. As far as I'm concerned, you just can't go wrong with this one. I have fond memories of my mother making pumpkin pie in the autumn months and it was always delicious. I also like to fool myself into thinking it's healthy because of its vitamin A and Beta Carotene content but I'm sure that's cancelled out by the sugar and cream! I watched my mother when she used to make this for us as kids so now I can treat myself and visitors. There's nothing like an open fire and a slice or two of pumpkin pie. It's my idea of fall dessert heaven!
2. Pecan Pie
Pecan pie is another one of my favorite fall desserts and another one that I learnt how to make through watching my mother. There are many delicious variations with ingredients such as cinnamon, peanut butter, Irish creme and caramel. I love a slice of pecan pie with a big dollop of Mascarpone cream. Well, if you're going to indulge you might as well do it properly!
3. Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet potato pie is a traditional dish in the Southern United States and is a favorite Thanksgiving dessert. It's quite similar to pumpkin pie and many love to add marshmallows as a topping, Made with mashed sweet potatoes, eggs, sugar and milk with delicious spices such as nutmeg, it really is a good for the soul!
4. Apple Pie
Autumn is all about the apples and fall just isn't complete without those apple-themed desserts. Whether it's a crumble, cake or pie, they taste great with cream, custard or ice cream. Most families have an apple-themed traditional dessert in their family that is passed down from generation to generation. This is another one of my favorite fall indulgences.
5. Toffee Apples
Toffee apples or candy apples are covered in a sugar coating and you will often see children carrying them around on Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night. I know they're not strictly a 'dessert' but they're something to literally get your teeth stuck into on a fall evening!
6. Fall-Themed Brownies and Blondies
You really can't go wrong with brownies and blondies. They're easy to make and can be eaten any time of the day. My favorite fall-themed brownies have a touch of pumpkin. It isn't too overpowering but still packs a pumpkin punch that will leave you reaching for another. And where blondies are concerned, apple harvest blondies are my favorite.
7. Fall Cheesecakes
Everyone loves a cheesecake and fall-themed cheesecakes are no exception. Whether it's an apple cheesecake or a pecan cheesecake, the possibilities are endless and all it requires is a little imagination.
These are my favorite fall desserts that I have already started to enjoy. Which are yours? Do you have a favorite fall indulgence?