TGIF—and welcome to your first fall weekend. Get into the spirit of a new season by staying in, getting cozy on the couch with a movie or a page-turning book, and bookmarking these fall desserts, all of which give you just the excuse you need to stay in and bake something warm.
|Baked Spiced Apples
Not every baked dessert has to have a buttery, flaky crust in order to be satisfying. Case in point: these whole apples that are stuffed with a cranberry-pecan mixture, then baked until soft and fragrant before serving.
|Apple-Shaped Apple Pie
America’s most iconic dessert is popular year-round, but it particularly screams fall when baked in a bright red apple-shaped dish.
|Fig Tart with Mascarpone and Pistachios
Your guests will never guess how easy it is to prepare this gorgeous tart. It’s the perfect finish to a meal in September, during fresh figs’ fleeting season.
|Classic Pumpkin Pie
It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkin—and everybody loves pumpkin more when it’s engulfed in a flaky, short piecrust. This is the Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen’s foolproof pumpkin pie recipe.
|Lemon-Olive Oil Cake with Poached Pears
The bright flavor of lemon contrasts nicely with the richness of olive oil in this dessert, which is paired with red wine-poached pears.