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10 Fall Dessert Recipes from Nebraska Bloggers to Try This Season

Fall is here and you know what that means: baking! Pies, cakes, crisps…the season just wouldn’t be complete without some tasty treats. Luckily for us, local Nebraska food bloggers have crafted a wide range of delicious seasonal desserts all featuring fall flavors like pumpkin, apple and peach.

We rounded up a few of our favorites from easy apple hand pies to a decadent apple crème brûlée recipe for you to try. Read through these recipes from Nebraska bloggers and be inspired to serve up some delicious seasonally inspired sweets the whole family will enjoy!

Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies


Photo courtesy of Stirlist

If you don’t have an air fryer, this recipe is going to make you want one! Easy as 1, 2, 3, these air-fried apple hand pies from Amber at Stirlist are the perfect end to any fall dinner. All you’ll need is some fresh or dried apples, refrigerated pie crust, sugar, butter, egg and plenty of seasonal spices. After you’ve filled your cut pie crust with apple filling, it only takes 10 minutes for your air fryer to cook these delicious treats!


Bourbon Peach Shortbread Bars


Photo courtesy of The Gastronom

When we think of fall, we’re often picturing vegetables like pumpkin and butternut squash and fragrant fruit like apples and pomegranates. But there’s another fruit perfect for fall dishes that is sadly underused: peaches! So if you’re looking for a recipe that incorporates these fuzzy treats this season, don’t miss the Gastronom’s bourbon peach shortbread bars. Boozy and sweet, these bars require 13 ingredients and take about an hour to make. In the end, you’ll have several chewy, crumbly bars packed full of sliced peaches and cinnamon and topped with a gooey icing glaze.


Classic Pecan Pie


Photo courtesy of An Affair From The Heart

You just can’t go wrong with the classics. Pumpkin pie and pecan pie are staples at every Thanksgiving dinner for a reason. But if you’re on the hunt for a new recipe, look no further! Michaela from An Affair From the Heart has you covered. Her recipe includes a pre-baked pie crust, plenty of pecans and, of course, butter. Perfect on its own or topped with ice cream, this is going to be your go-to for the holidays from now on!


Rich and Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie


Photo courtesy of Hostess at Heart

It’s hard to figure out exactly what Julie from Hostess at Heart’s pumpkin cheesecake pie is. Is it a pumpkin pie? A cheesecake? Both? Regardless, it’s absolutely delicious and easy to make. The bottom is a creamy pumpkin cheesecake with a crunchy pie crust layer while the top is coated in a crumbly, buttery cinnamon mixture. While the recipe may look intimidating at first, Julie does a fantastic job of explaining and telling you exactly what to do so your dessert will look just as good as hers!


Pumpkin Pie Mookies


Photo courtesy of Her Heartland Soul

A mookie, according to Erin at Her Heartland Soul, is the perfect combo of a muffin and a cookie. A soft, pillowy texture but shaped like a cookie? Count us in! Her Pumpkin Pie Mookies are ridiculously easy to make and just as delicious. All you’ll need is a box of spice cake mix, a can of pumpkin, some chocolate chips, and some pumpkin spice mix.


Delightful Holiday Baked Apples


Photo courtesy of Lille Punkin

At the end of the day, fall is all about the harvest. We celebrate this bountiful season in our decor, our clothes and even our dinner plans! So when it comes to brainstorming for a dessert to conclude a fall dinner, don’t be afraid to keep it simple and focus on the harvest. That’s exactly what Linsey from Lille Punkin does with her delightful holiday baked apples! With just five ingredients and 30 minutes in the oven, you’ll have six warm and stuffed apples perfect for warming you up on the coldest of fall evenings.


Apple Cider Brandy Crème Brûlée


Photo courtesy of The Gastronom

Creamy custard, caramelized sugar—there’s just something so elegant and dreamy about crème brûlée. But while you might think this luxurious dish is difficult to pull off at home, Jay and Leah at Gastronom are here to prove you wrong. They’ve crafted an easy to follow, delicious apple cider crème brûlée recipe that even inexperienced home chefs could pull off. This recipe incorporates some tart apple cider into the custard along with a splash of apple brandy to add a boozy kick for a fall twist on a classic that you’ll love.


Pumpkin Dip


Photo courtesy of Stirlist

We’re always looking for easy, healthy recipes to incorporate into our daily routine. If that’s you too, don’t miss Amber from Stirlist’s simple pumpkin dip, perfect for dipping pretzels, apples and pretty much anything else under the sun! The recipe only calls for six ingredients, including Greek yogurt, canned pumpkin, vanilla and a few seasonal spices. Combine them all together and voilà! You have a tasty, healthy snack that will please even the pickiest of eaters.


Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Icing


Photo courtesy of Hostess at Heart

Julie from Hostess at Heart’s apple spice cake is topped with a decadent caramel icing and full of warm cinnamon and chunks of apples. Perfect for fall—or any other time of the year when you’re craving a good dessert—this cake is sure to wow. Her recipe is easy to follow and packed full of tips and tricks that will allow you to really customize this cake for your own tastes. Make a sheet cake, a tiered cake, cupcakes—it’s entirely up to you! No matter how you decide to customize this recipe, we promise it will still be absolutely delicious.


Pumpkin Pie Turnovers


Photo courtesy of An Affair From The Heart

Classic pumpkin pie is great, but what if it was handheld and covered in flaky, buttery puff pastry? Michaela from An Affair From the Heart’s pumpkin pie turnovers are perfect for dessert or for an indulgent breakfast with a side of coffee! The best part? You can create these with just a few ingredients straight from your pantry. Pumpkin purée, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cream and puff pastry are all you’ll really need for this simple dessert—unless you want to drizzle an easy icing on top before eating, which Michaela highly recommends.


Happy cooking!

Which of these recipes are you planning on making this season? Let us know in the comments below!

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