17 Autumn Desserts to Welcome the Season!

I just love fall. The cool crisp air. The gorgeous vibrant colors. And of course, most of all, the wonderful, aromatic flavors of autumn ingredients. Pumpkins, winter squash apples, cinnamon, caramel and spice! There’s nothing better than that. This collection of 17 Autumn Desserts is proof of my love for baking treats with these ingredients.

17 Autumn Desserts



Pumpkins are for more than Decorating!

1) This Caramel Pumpkin Cake is one of those that quickly jumped to the top [Read more…]

4 Ways to Make Apple Crisp (plus 4 more apple desserts)

4 Ways to Make Apple Crisp


Apple Crisp is one of my favorite desserts.  And this is the time of year for it!

Even though all of these recipes use the same basic prep, the cook time is different.  The great thing about having these options is that you can decide what you’ve got time for and choose a recipe to fit.

Only have about 20-30 minutes total before you want to be eating your Apple Crisp?  Then this Skillet Apple Crisp is for you!

skillet apple crisp done


If you’re looking to do the prep work early and then have several hours before serving, use one of these slow cooker recipes.

Apple Crisp in the Slow Cooker has dried cranberries and pecans added.

Apple Crisp in the Slow Cooker


Or try this Caramel Apple Crisp that starts with a cake mix:

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crisp


If you’d rather bake it in the oven, this Apple Crinkle is the recipe to try.  This is a classic for cool, autumn evenings.

Apple Crisp



If you’re not in the mood for an Apple Crisp, there are plenty of other apple desserts.  Here are 4 more of my favorites:

Apple Pecan Sticky Rolls

These start with frozen roll dough.  They are quick to fix and don’t take long to bake either.  Try them for breakfast or brunch or have them as a weeknight dessert.

Apple Brownies

Apple Brownies don’t have any chocolate in them.  They do have a similar texture of brownies, with dense centers and thin, flaky top.  The photo in this post is not great, but the recipe is definitely worth making!  One of these days, I’ll get around to redoing the photo.

Easy Apple Crumb Cake

This recipe starts with a cake mix.  It’s so easy and perfect for potlucks.

Caramel Apple Pie

This pie uses brown sugar to give it a deeper, richer flavor reminiscent of caramel.  It’s a from scratch pie, but it’s easy to make.

Looking for even more apple desserts?  Follow me on Pinterest.  I’ve got an entire board dedicated to apples there, and many other boards too.


Skillet Apple Crisp – Done in 20 Minutes!

We were driving home from church on Sunday and I was thinking about the egg and ham sandwiches I’d planned to make when I realized that Apple Crisp would be an excellent side dish.

I know Apple Crisp is considered a dessert, but if you eat it with your meal instead of after, it’s a side dish.  A sweet, cinnamon spiced side dish.

The only problem is that Apple Crisp takes a while to bake.  But you can speed the whole process up by cooking the apples on the stove top.   [Read more…]

Apple Crisp in the Slow Cooker

I’m on a roll with slow cooked desserts.  This apple crisp is an adaptation of my Apple Crinkle.

I decided to give it a whirl in the slow cooker and it turned out beautifully.  I dressed it up a bit with a handful of dried cranberries and chopped pecans.

My mouth is watering as I write this post.  I must make this again soon!

Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more…]