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Seasonal Desserts: 23 Fall Sweets

Here's something to satisfy your sweet tooth: a fresh twist on classic fall desserts.

By Julie Miltenberger

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Pear Upside-Down Cake
Kana Okada
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Pear Upside-Down Cake

Makes: 16 servings
Prep: 30 minutes
Bake: 60 minutes
Cool: 5 minutes

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Pumpkin Cake Roll

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Bake: 12 minutes
Cool: 1 hour
Refrigerate: 20 minutes

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Maple Pudding with Quick Praline

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 11 minutes
Refrigerate: 4 hours

Quick Praline

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Toast: 10 minutes
Cool: 30 minutes

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Apple Granola Pie

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: 25 minutes at 400°, then 25 minutes at 325°
Cool: 30 minutes

Note: For easier slicing, let the pie cool 30 to 45 minutes.

Originally published in the November 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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Cranberry Tart

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Bake: 18 minutes at 425°, then 20 minutes at 375°

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Apple Turnovers

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Bake: 15 minutes

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Pumpkin Custard Squares

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 4 minutes
Bake: 50 minutes

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Eggnog Cheesecake

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 55 minutes

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Maple Cake

Makes: 16 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 30 minutes

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Coconut-Chocolate Pecan Pie

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Originally published in the November 2012 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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Pear & Cranberry Crostata

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Refrigerate: 30 minutes
Microwave: 30 seconds
Bake: 45 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Test Kitchen Tip: If dough gets too soft to work with, refrigerate on baking sheet before adding filling.

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Pumpkin Mousse-Filled Cupcakes

Makes: 16 cupcakes
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 20 minutes at 375 degrees F.
Microwave: 45 seconds

Test Kitchen Tip: To pipe in mousse, fill bag half full; twist to close. Secure with a storage bag tie.

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Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Makes: 16 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Microwave: 1 minute
Bake: 1 hour, 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Refrigerate: overnight

Test Kitchen Tip: Check for doneness by gently shaking pan; center of cheesecake should jiggle slightly.

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Strawberry Linzer Cookie Tart

Makes: 16 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Freeze: 25 minutes
Bake: 12 minutes at 400 degrees F., then 40 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Test Kitchen Tip: You must use a nonstick tart pan and remove ring as soon as tart is cool to the touch.

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Mixed Fruit Strudel

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Microwave: 30 seconds
Let Stand: 10 minutes
Bake: 40 minutes at 375 degrees F.

Test Kitchen Tip: Keep strudel from splitting by rolling it as you would a burrito and baking seam-side down.

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Apple Sour Cream Pie

Makes: 10 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Bake: 1 hour at 375 degrees F.

Test Kitchen Tip: Make sure filling is at room temperature and crust well chilled or bottom crust will be soggy.

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Carrot Cake

Makes: 18 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: 40 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Refrigerate: 1 hour

Test Kitchen Tip: This cake will be easier to slice when frosting is completely set. With a serrated knife, use a sawing motion for a clean edge. Wipe knife clean after each cut.

Originally published in the November 1, 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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Carrot Cake in a Jar

Makes: 8 desserts
Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: at 350 degrees for 18 minutes

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Caramel Apple Cake in a Jar

Makes: 12 desserts
Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: at 325 degrees for 28 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes

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Chocolate Tiramisu in a Jar

Makes: 8 desserts
Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: at 350 degrees for 22 minutes

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Macarons

Makes: 36 servings
Prep: 8 minutes
Let Stand: 20 minutes
Bake: at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

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Halloween Whoopie Pies

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: at 350 degrees for 13 minutes

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Frosted Pumpkins

Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: at 350 degrees for 36 minutes

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