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If you’re entertaining this fall, you’ve probably already planned your main course, some yummy appetizers, and a mouthwatering drink menu. But have you planned out your desserts? Dessert is the highlight of any gathering, but especially in the fall when there are so many wonderful fall spices and fruits to add to your sweet treats. Here’s how to serve something that perfectly encaptures the flavors of fall, and also want to satisfies all of your guests.
How to Make Fall Desserts for a Crowd
There are certain flavors that are so inexplicably fall, such as pumpkin spice, apple, cinnamon, caramel, pear, cranberry, ginger, and so many more. All of these flavors pair so well with sweet treats, making fall one of the best time to enjoy dessert. Just take all of the options available for Thanksgiving dessert as an example. When you’re planning your dessert menu, make sure to incorporate a few of fall flavors into your desserts. Not only will your guests enjoy the festive touch, they’ll also appreciate how delicious they are. Another thing to keep in mind when serving a crowd is to offer a few options.
Some guests might not be a big fan of pumpkin spice or apple butter. Instead of just relying on one option for everyone, serve up a variety of different flavors and tastes so your guests can pick and choose which they like best. Not only that, but you’ll also ensure you have enough food for everyone to enjoy. We like relying on a platter (or arrangement) of fresh fruit as an option, because even if your guests don’t enjoy a lot of sweet treats, chances are they’ll like a piece of juicy fresh fruit.
Top 10 Fall Desserts for a Crowd
If you’re looking for some knock-out desserts for fall, we’ve got you covered. Here are ten amazing fall desserts that can serve a crowd:
This box is packed full with strawberries covered in semisweet chocolate, salted caramel apple wedges, and banana bites dipped in white and semisweet chocolate and topped with hazelnut. If you’re serving a crowd, pick up two or three boxes to have enough for everyone.
This arrangement is packed with leaf-shaped pineapple, zesty orange slices, strawberries, grapes, and apple wedges dipped in caramel, topped with chocolate, and sprinkled with salt. It all comes in a beautiful fall container, perfect as the centerpiece for your fall party.
Cookies are a perfect food for entertaining because they’re easy for guests to serve themselves and they’re super delicious. These cookies are soft and chewy and chock-full of white chocolate chips and dried cranberries. Yum!
This recipe tastes just like pecan pie but in easy-to-eat bar form. It’s packed with pecans, eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla extract for the perfect treat your guests will love.
Loaded with apple butter, pumpkin pie spices, and a sweet orange glaze, this cake is literally oozing with fall flavor. It’s deliciously simple and easy to make, and your guests are sure to gobble it up.
With delicious coconut-flavored caramel frosting, this chocolate cake is will be a serious hit. It’s also tripled layered so there’s sure to be enough to feed all of your guests.
This cake is super simple to make but looks elegant thanks to the caramelized cranberries on top. It looks so festive and vibrant that it’s perfect for a fall party.
This coffee cake is packed with pear and cinnamon, making it perfect for fall. Pair it with a cup of coffee for the perfect fall dessert at your gathering.
Pumpkin cheesecake is a new take on the tried and true pumpkin pie that’s oh so delicious. It’s paired with a gingersnap crust and caramel sauce that’s simply out of this world.
Sure, you’ve had cherry pie, blueberry pie, and apple pie, but have you ever had grape pie? Grape pie has the flavor of grape juice or jelly, but with a buttery crust, jam-like filling, and a creamy streusel topping.
Your fall party is sure to be a hit with one of these delectable desserts. Enjoy!