Autumn is the time to get into the kitchen and start cooking up and baking cozy, spice-laced treats showcasing harvest flavors like apples, pumpkins, pears, and caramel. These fall dessert recipes will satify any sweet tooth during the cool weather months.
Take one bite of this apple cider pound cake recipe and you'll be transported to the orchard country of Quebec. This deliciously spiced quatre quarts cake was inspired by a drive on La Route des Cidres, in Quebec's Monteregie region, which is dotted with apple orchards, cider houses, and picturesque inns. Serve this tender cider cake with a latte for a mellow, effortless snack.
This deliciously spiced apple tartlet recipe is a quick and easy treat to make when you're in a rush. They taste best when eaten within a few hours of being made. For the coziest indulgence, take a warm-from-the-oven apple tartlet, dust it with a bit of powdered sugar, and serve it with a petite scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This apple thyme cake recipe gives my family's heirloom sponge cake recipe a delicious twist. Plain vanilla cake, though always scrumptious, gets a makeover with caramelized apples and fresh thyme. The herb isn't overpowering; a little goes a long way to pep up the apples refreshing, sweet flavor. Serve this dessert with a drizzle of salted caramel and, if you're feeling daring, a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
To many, the perfect caramel ice cream recipe is equal parts sweet, salty, and rich. The caramelized sugar flavor needs to be deep and complex, without veering into an unpleasant burnt-sugar note. This recipe does just that. Full and rich, it's the perfect complement to fall fruit dishes and pastries or served alone with whipped cream.
Warm, aromatic cinnamon and the lightest touch of vanilla give this cinnamon creme brulee recipe its cozy flavor. The mellow, home style flavor of cinnamon melded into the classic, smooth elegance of French custard make this dessert irresistible. Tailor made for special occasion menus featuring rich, cool-weather food, this cinnamon infused creme brulee is even richer when served with caramelized apples.
These caramelized apples are meant to be slightly sweet, not overpowering and sugary, so they’re versatile in nature. Spicy-tart and thoroughly warming, these apples are a fabulous addition to crepes or homemade ice cream. They’re equally at home as an unexpected garnish for mildly spicy grilled chicken or a tropical menu from Martinique.
When one thinks of palmiers – the tiny scroll-like pastries - sweet, flaky cookies come to mind. These cookies are just that – with a touch of comforting, caramelized cinnamon.
Quatre Quarts translates into “four fourths” and is a traditional French pound cake. Some creative liberties have been taken here with the addition of vanilla and dried cranberries.
Crème au caramel, also known as crème caramel, is a wonderful dessert recipe for dinner parties. Not only is the flavor mellow, sophisticated, and versatile; this bistro classic can be made up to one day in advance. Served in an impressive pool of homemade caramel, it needs no garnish other than an attractive plate.
These maple cream truffles are inspired by Canada’s abundance of fresh maple syrup every spring. Although these confections contain no traditional chocolate ganache, they are certainly rich enough to garner the title of truffle. Enjoy them alone with a café crème, or serve them after a French Canadian-themed dinner.