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14 Impressive Fall Baking Projects To Tackle This Weekend

From carrot cake to apple butter bars.

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It's officially fall, which means it's finally time to preheat your oven and start baking!

So we rounded up 14 fall desserts that are super impressive yet totally doable — from classic carrot cake to individual hand pies.

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1. Pumpkin Roll

A three-ingredient cream cheese filling keeps this cake super moist and creates the signature swirl pattern.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Roll

2. Salted Caramel Apple Galette

A galette is just a fancy word for a freeform pie that's actually super easy to make — so don't be intimidated.

Get the recipe: Salted Caramel Apple Galette

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3. Vietnamese Iced Coffee Cake

hummingbirdhigh.com

Lovers of Vietnamese iced coffee, this is for you.

Get the recipe: Vietnamese Iced Coffee Cake

4. Apple Hand Pies

This recipe includes instructions for making your own dough, but you can use store-bought pie dough to save yourself some time.

Get the recipe: Apple Hand Pies

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5. Molasses Pound Cake

Serve this cake with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or crème fraîche for the perfect fall dessert or breakfast.

Get the recipe: Molasses Pound Cake

6. Apple Crumb Cinnamon Rolls

Just like classic cinnamon rolls, only filled with diced apples and topped with a crunchy crumb topping — what could be better?

Get the recipe: Apple Crumb Cinnamon Rolls

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7. "Chai" Pumpkin Cake With Maple Browned Butter Frosting

This recipe calls for a handful of spices to create the signature "chai" flavor, but you can use a premixed chai spice blend instead to make things easier.

Get the recipe: "Chai" Pumpkin Cake With Maple Browned Butter Frosting

8. Double the Streusel Apple Butter Bars

Apple butter can be found next to the applesauce in most grocery stores and lends these bars a rich apple flavor. If you can't find it in your store, you can also make your own with just a few simple ingredients.

Get the recipe: Double the Streusel Apple Butter Bars

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9. Soft Maple Sugar Cookies

dearcrissy.com

For the absolute best flavor, use a quality maple syrup to make these cookies and avoid the imitation stuff.

Get the recipe: Soft Maple Sugar Cookies

10. Maple Vanilla Baked Pears

These pears are super impressive yet only take four ingredients to make. Top them with Greek yogurt, granola, ice cream, or whatever garnishes your heart desires.

Get the recipe: Maple Vanilla Baked Pears

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11. Pumpkin Cake

chelseasmessyapron.com

If you don't have a bundt pan handy, feel free to bake this cake in a standard round cake pan. The presentation won't be as impressive, but it'll taste just as good.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Cake

12. The Best Carrot Cake

gimmesomeoven.com

Because nothing beats a classic carrot cake — especially when it's homemade.

Get the recipe: The Best Carrot Cake

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13. Pear Custard Pie

dinneratthezoo.com

Made with just eight staple ingredients and all in one pan. What could be better?

Get the recipe: Pear Custard Pie

14. Pumpkin Streusel Bars

A gingersnap crust + a pumpkin filling + a crunchy streusel topping = the best fall dessert you could ever imagine.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Streusel Bars

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