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17 Best Fall Baking Recipes

August 25, 2020

You'll love this collection of over 15 fall recipes featuring apples, pumpkins, nuts and more baked inside pies, cookies, muffins, and cakes.

Browse this collection of my favorite fall baking recipes shared here on the blog over the years. Whether you're looking for cookies, cakes, pies, or muffins, this list has you covered for all things pumpkin, apple, and spice.

FALL   |   Updated June 27, 2023

All the recipes you need to be ready for fall baking - Cookies, Pies, Cakes, Muffins, and More featuring seasonal apples, pumpkins, nuts, and spice.

Do you find yourself wanting to stock up on baking supplies and spend more time in the kitchen when fall gets here?

Something about the flavors of the season, cooler weather, and spending time back indoors makes me hungry for homemade treats packed with pumpkin, apple, nuts, and spice. Right now, I'm working on my grocery list so I'm sure to have everything I need for this year's cookies, pies, and muffins, oh my!

Over the years I've shared quite a few different recipes perfect for the autumn season and am working on more for the coming weeks. Keep scrolling to see over 15 of my favorite fall baked goods to get you started thinking about your own seasonal baking!

A collection of over 15 delicious cookie, pie, and cake recipes for your fall baking needs.


Click on the individual pictures or bold type links below to find the recipes you're interested in.

Fall Cookies

Perfect combination of fall flavors - pumpkin, ginger, and molasses - combined together into one delicious soft cookie recipe.

One of my all-time favorite fall cookies - These Pumpkin Ginger Molasses Cookies are so soft and packed full of all the flavors I want to eat in the fall.  I especially love the sugary coating on the outside of each tasty bite sized treat.

The only recipe for Soft Pumpkin Cookies you'll ever need. These are a perfect taste of fall with orange and spice wrapped into one delicious bite and topped with a smooth brown butter glaze.

A traditional chocolate chip cookie is given a fall twist with applesauce along with white chocolate chips.

Who doesn't love a chocolate chip cookie? These "fall" inspired Apple Chocolate Chip Cookies use applesauce and apple pie spice in place of some of the ordinary ingredients giving them a unique apple flavor.

A traditional oatmeal raisin cookie is given fall flavor with cut up apples, applesauce and golden raisins, along with a not-too-sweet drizzle of glaze.

Another traditional cookie gets a fall twist with these Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies that are filled with fresh chopped apples, unsweetened applesauce, and golden raisins.; Plus, you'll love the added flavor from the drizzle of glaze on top.

Everyone's favorite chocolate chip cookies are given a fall flavor twist with pumpkin puree and spices.

Another fall cookie I make again and again are these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.  And this post is filled with tips for making sure you take perfect bakery-style cookies out of the oven each and every time.

Traditional biscotti with a fall twist - Pumpkin Pie Biscotti includes pumpkin puree, spices, and toasted pecans.

These Pumpkin Pie Biscotti have the traditional biscotti crunch with all the flavors of fall. Filled with a blend of pumpkin puree, toasted pecans, and pumpkin pie spice, they are the perfect served alongside a hot cup of coffee on a fall morning. And who doesn't love a drizzle of white chocolate?

Walnuts and spices are rolled up in a flaky and tender butter crust in these Apple Walnut Crescent Cookies.

Tired of all things pumpkin? These Vanilla Walnut Rugelach Cookies are the perfect alternative with a buttery dough wrapped around a cinnamon walnut filling.

Fall Cakes

A perfect flavorful fall cake - Apple Spice Pound Cake topped with a spicy glaze and candied pecans.

Whether you make this Apple Cider Pound Cake in a bundt pan for something fancy or a traditional loaf pan, it is the perfect fall treat that can be enjoyed for breakfast OR dessert (or anytime in between!).

A great breakfast or dessert cake for fall - Glazed Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Enjoy a large slice of this Glazed Pumpkin Coffee Cake for a fancy fall breakfast with your morning cup of coffee.

You'll love this semi-homemade Spiced Pumpkin Coffee Cake made with a boxed cake mix and pumpkin spice pudding.

This semi-homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake could not be any easier as it uses a boxed cake mix and packet of dry pumpkin pudding mix. It is baked in a 9x13 inch pan, so it is perfect to take along to a fall party for guests as well.

Fall Pies + Cheesecakes

Tart cranberies, granny smith apples, and a smooth pastry cream join together in a homemade crust for this Rustic Apple Cranberry Pie for fall.

Tart cranberries combined with fresh Granny Smith apples and cinnamon make this Apple Cranberry Pie that is bursting with flavor. But it is the smooth pastry cream layered between the crust and fruits that makes this pie something special.

Although it has the look and texture of an ordinary pumpkin pie, this recipe for Apple Butter Pie substitutes apple butter in place of pumpkin puree for a sweet apple flavor that can't be beat this fall.

Apple Danish Cheesecake - A traditional cheesecake filling served over a walnut crust and topped with cinnamon, sliced apples, and walnuts

This Apple Danish Cheesecake is sure to please your taste buds with its delicious crust made with walnuts and almond extract and is topped with a mixture of sliced tart apples, cinnamon, and nuts.

A great alternative to a fall Pumpkin Pie - This Ultimate Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe features three layers of cheesecake filling over a gingersnap crust.

Need an alternative to the ordinary pumpkin pie for the season? This Ultimate Pumpkin Cheesecake has three different layers of filling swirled together on top of a gingersnap crust.

Everything you need to know about making the best pumpkin pie for fall, including how to get the most flavorful filling.

For the Best Pumpkin Pie, you must cook the pumpkin puree with the spices before mixing the rest of the ingredients together.  This recipe explains everything you need to know about making this traditional pie, along with how to get a fancy crust even using refrigerated pie crust!

Fall Muffins

A perfect fall breakfast muffin - Pumpkin Spice Cranberry Muffins

You might as well start an autumn morning off right with a good fall-flavored breakfast. These Pumpkin Spice Cranberry Muffins have lots of good pumpkin flavor with a pop of tartness from the cranberries that you'll love.

A delicious apple muffin recipe for fall topped with a rustic crumb topping and fresh apple chip.

A basic apple flavored muffin is transformed with a spicy crumb topping and fresh baked apple chip. Not only do these Rustic Apple Muffins make a delicious breakfast, but they can be paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a great fall dessert.



15+ Best Fall Baking Recipes - Cookies, Pies, Cakes and more using pumpkin, apples, nuts, and spices.
15+ Recipes you must try for your fall baking with pumpkin cookies, apple pies, and more.
A collection of over 15 recipes you must try for your fall baking this year featuring cookies, cakes, muffins, pies, and more

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