Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes

The cozy flavors of fall -- pumpkin, apple, peanut butter, and chocolate -- make our sweet desserts perfect for the season. These comforting cobblers, cookies, pies, and cakes are even better served warm with love.

Triple-A Apple Pie

Apples, Anjou pears, and apricots are the As that make this apple pie a knockout.

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No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

You can enjoy this luscious swirled cheesecake without turning on the oven -- it's a mix-and-chill recipe perfect for holiday gatherings.

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Peanut Butter Custards

Smooth and creamy, these two-tone desserts are rich in flavor but low in fat because they're made with reduced-fat peanut butter and fat-free half-and-half.

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Apple Crisp

Take advantage of the season's delicious fruit. There's nothing like this old-fashioned apple dessert to top off a good home-cooked meal.

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Cherry Chocolate Bread Puddings

Chocolate and cherries are delicious additions to basic bread pudding. And we've added another twist by using whole grain bread, which produces a heartier pudding. Serve warm and enjoy!

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Ginger-Chocolate Crunch Pumpkin Pie

What is fall without pumpkin pie? Our version is crustless and can be enjoyed plain, but it's even more delicious when you add a sweet topper.

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Apple-Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Apples are a fall favorite and a must-have for this heartwarming dessert. Leaving the peel on the apples saves time and adds fiber.

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Pear-Rhubarb Crisp

Whole grain cereals increase the fiber in this low-sugar fruit crisp and make the topping easy to fix.

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Barley-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have your cookies and eat them, too! Whole wheat flour, rolled oats, barley flour, oat bran, and wheat bran pack these yummy chocolate chip cookies with grainy goodness.

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Chocolate-Orange Custards

This intensely chocolatey dessert relies on only 3 tablespoons of added sugar. Use a high-quality chocolate for the best flavor.

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Ricotta Cheesecake with Apple Topper

Light ricotta cheese and reduced-fat cream cheese help make this cheesecake a smart choice for a diabetes meal plan.

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Basic Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Cozy up with a slice of comfort. Start with this low-fat crustless recipe, then add an easy topper (or leave it plain!) to suit your taste.

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Butter Rum Oatmeal Cookies

This soft, eggless cookie makes a delightful snack -- especially with a glass of cold milk or a cup of hot tea.

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Chocolate Crepes with Banana-Pecan Topping

Grilling the bananas for this luscious dessert brings out their sweetness without adding sugar. Using whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, and egg product in the chocolate crepes makes them higher in fiber and lower in fat.

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Chocolate Bread Pudding Souffles

As with most souffles, these showstopping chocolate desserts should be served as soon as they come out of the oven -- warm and delicious.

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Soft Snickerdoodles

Our version adds nuts and fruit to an already delicious classic cookie. To make the cookie dough a little firmer and easier to drop, chill it for up to an hour.

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Country Apple Tart

If you have apple pie spice on hand, use it instead of the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.

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Peanut-Apple Crunch Balls

These sweet-salty crunch balls are perfect as a dessert or an appetizer. Lightly wetting your hands helps make the yummy cereal, apple, and peanut mixture easier to shape into balls.

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Peanut Butter Cookies

The fascinating thing about these irresistible peanut butter morsels is that they contain no flour. For holidays, imprint them with cookie cutters to fit the season instead of the star-shaped cutter.

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Maple-Glazed Pears and Cereal

Serve this fruit-and-cereal combination at your next holiday brunch. For a family breakfast, the hot cereal can be served in a bowl with the pear set on top.

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