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Brown sugar, warm spices, and baked fruit—fall may be the best season for dessert recipes. And if our handy analytics tools have anything to say about it, you feel the same way. Here’s a collection of our most popular fall dessert recipes you’ve shared on Pinterest, from roasted pears, to wood-fried apples, to classic cookies and pies. For even more recipe inspiration, follow us: pinterest.com/saveur.

Honey-and-Butter-Baked Pears with Cold Cream

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Honey-and-Butter-Baked Pears with Cold Cream

These sticky, caramelized pears get served warm with a glug of fresh chilled cream for a richly-flavored variation on poached pears. Get the recipe for Honey-and-Butter-Baked Pears with Cold Cream »

These sticky, caramelized pears get served warm with a glug of fresh chilled cream for a richly-flavored variation on poached pears. Get the recipe for Honey-and-Butter-Baked Pears with Cold Cream »

Sauternes Custard with Armagnac-Soaked Prunes

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Sauternes Custard with Armagnac-Soaked Prunes

Sauternes Custard with Armagnac-Soaked Prunes

At Boulestin, Agen prunes, prized for their caramel notes and soft texture, are infused with brewed tea, cinnamon, and armagnac and then used to top this sumptuous custard. Get the recipe for Sauternes Custard with Armagnac-Soaked Prunes »

Wood-Roasted Apples with Burnt Cinnamon Caramel

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Wood-Roasted Apples with Burnt Cinnamon Caramel

Cooking time will vary according to the apple variety you choose, but be sure to use a sturdy, very tart apple such as Honeycrisp or Zestar. The smokiness and char from the wood fire, together with the theater of roasting apples over the hot coals, really makes this dessert, but in a pinch you can roast the apples on a baking sheet at 400° uncovered for 30–35 minutes. Get the recipe for Wood-Roasted Apples with Burnt Cinnamon Caramel »

Dorie Greenspan’s Chocolate Chunker Cookies

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Dorie Greenspan’s Chocolate Chunker Cookies

You’ll need a lot of chocolate—more than a pound!—for this gooey cookie recipe. Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Chocolate Chunker Cookies »

There are chopped salted cashews in the mix; winey, sweet-tart dried cherries; chopped milk chocolate; and both chopped and melted bitter-sweet chocolate. You need a lot of chocolate—more than a pound!—and every penny that you put into buying great chocolate for these will come back to you in oohs, aahs and culinary contentment. There’s no question that Chunkers are one of the world’s great cookies. Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Chocolate Chunker Cookies »

Classic French Banana Cream Pie

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Classic French Banana Cream Pie

This nearly forgotten recipe comes to us from the beloved Ships Diner in Los Angeles that closed in 1995. The whipped cream filling doesn’t require any cooking—no custard here—while some slices of banana and toasted almond add texture and flavor. A fast, easy-to-make pie from a bygone era that deserves a comeback. Get the recipe for Classic French Banana Cream Pie »

This nearly forgotten recipe comes to us from the beloved Ships Diner in Los Angeles that closed in 1995. The whipped cream filling doesn’t require any cooking—no custard here—while some slices of banana and toasted almond add texture and flavor. A fast, easy-to-make pie from a bygone era that deserves a comeback. Get the recipe for Classic French Banana Cream Pie »

Gjetost Crème Brûlée

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Gjetost Burnt Cream Matt Taylor-Gross

Amy Thielen’s version of crème brûlée involves gjetost, a traditional Norwegian cheese with a fudgy texture and caramelized flavor. She pours the cream over a red currant compote, then brûlées the top. Break that crunchy layer with a spoon and dig into the gooey, fudgey cream. Get the recipe for Gjetost Crème Brûlée »

Graham Cookies With Hachiya Persimmons and Candied Ginger

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Graham Cookies

Graham Cookies

Chewy cookies made with brown sugar and graham flour and strips of candied ginger play background roles in this simple dessert showcasing the Hachiya persimmon’s floral aroma and flavor. Get the recipe for Graham Cookies With Hachiya Persimmons and Candied Ginger »

Pear Tarte Tatin

Pear Tarte Tatin
Pear Tarte Tatin Vanessa Rees

This tart is traditionally made with apples, but firm-fleshed pears make a delicate and delicious alternative. Get the recipe for Pear Tarte Tatin »

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