6 Scrumptious Fall Desserts

Your customers deserve a scrumptious, heart-warming dessert to prepare them for cold winter days, but it can be difficult to pinpoint the perfect fall dish for your menu. Luckily for you, we’ve collected a few recipes from industry legends along with a couple bonafide classics to make the process easier.

Apple Cheesecake

If you’re seeking a show stopping dish that leans heavily into fall spices and delicious seasonal produce, look no further. While apple cheesecake recipes vary, we’re fond of those that use apples in multiple ways; test out adding fresh apple cider to the filling and topping the cake with caramelized apples. 

Caramelized Opal Apples

Speaking of caramelized apples, this recipe from our friends at First Fruits may just be the king of them all. We’d argue that substituting opal apples for a standard variety makes all the difference; opal apples have a sweet yet tangy flavor that’s elevated by a floral aroma, making them the perfect partner to cinnamon sugar. On top of that, opals are naturally non-browning, so you can prep them early to save time in the kitchen! 

Goat Cheese Panna Cotta, Bartlett Pear Puree, Pear Chips, & Eggnog ice Cream

Seriously, doesn’t the recipe’s name alone evoke images of multicolored leaves and blazing fireplaces? This recipe from USA Pears is one of our all time favorite show-stopping desserts because it tastes just as delicious as it looks.  For a better unison of pear flavor, try working exclusively with Bartlett pears!

Slow Cooker Old-Fashioned Lemon Pudding Cake

Bring some old school comfort to your kitchen with this recipe from citrus legends Sunkist. Lemon pudding cake is a great option if you’re cooking with younger eaters in mind because its flavor profile is simultaneously sweet and familiar. To pump up your presentation, try topping with fresh whipped cream and candied lemon peel!

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a fall classic for a reason. It’s filling, packed to the brim with fall spices, and most importantly, satisfies that unavoidable craving we all get for pumpkin the minute October 1st rolls around. There are quite a few avenues you can take when cooking pumpkin pie, but they all start with selecting the proper variety. Check out our top varieties if you need guidance!

Upside-Down Gingerbread Pear Cake

Pears truly are the unsung heroes of fall. While apples and pumpkins may get all the attention, pears peak in the fall, offering a bright sweetness that pairs perfectly with traditional fall flavors. For a festive treat, try creating an upside-down gingerbread pear cake for your restaurant! It’s important to select the right pear for the job, so we’d recommend using a hearty variety like Bosc!