Fall Desserts for Dinner Parties

Hosting a dinner party is easy with these fall treats that feature seasonal ingredients and decadent chocolate.

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Quick and Easy Apple Tart

Ree Drummond's quick and easy apple tart will impress guests but is a cinch to make. It takes only 30 minutes to put together (thanks to sheets of puff pastry and store-bought caramel sauce), but it'll look like you spent hours on it.

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Pots de Creme

The Pioneer Woman's individual chocolate treats have a secret kick: strong coffee.

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Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream

Bobby Flay's easy Granny Smith apple dessert is topped with brown sugar, granola and a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Bananas Foster Bread

Super-soft bananas are nice and sweet (green bananas have no place here). Keep them a bit chunky once you mash them so you can get little bits of banana in your bread. Damaris Phillips adds many of the flavors of a traditional bananas Foster dessert, like rum and brown sugar, to this glazed treat.

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Apple and Walnut Torta

Giada De Laurentiis takes some of her favorite apple pie ingredients and puts them into a delicious torta, which means "cake" in Italian. It's an easy cake to make because you don't need any fancy gadgets to ensure it turns out.

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Pear Clafouti

A clafouti is a French country dessert that features a pancake-like batter over fruit. The batter will bake up just enough to hold but not cover the beautiful array of pears in your dish.

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Apple-Raisin Cinnamon Bun Pie

There's more than meets the eye in this tricky pie. At first glance, it looks like a pan full of cinnamon buns, but cut into it and there's apple pie filling underneath! 

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Apple Brown Butter Tart

Anne Burrell cooks butter low and slow so that it starts to brown and smell like hazelnuts, an aromatic filling for her apple tart. Because it's easier to make a larger quantity of the filling and it lasts in the fridge for a few days, her recipe can make two tarts.

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Homemade Apple Butter

Make a batch of this seasonal butter and store in airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. Try it on everything from pancakes and waffles to grilled cheese and pork chops.

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Chocolate Fudge

Make easy homemade chocolate fudge and press in crushed sandwich cookies, graham crackers, white chocolate chips, sprinkles or any fun topping.

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Caramel Apple Cake

Bake this apple cake the day before serving so the flavors and texture ripen. Then glaze it with caramel the day you plan to serve it.

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Skillet-Apple Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Follow Trisha's lead and save time in the kitchen with store-bought pie crusts as the base and topping for this wow-worthy pie.

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Chocolate Pear Pouches

These picture-perfect creations are easier than they look. Just use store bought phyllo dough to wrap your pears.

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Boozy Blondie Milkshakes

A little bit of scotch goes a long way in these adults-only milkshakes.

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Mini Banana Beignets

Deep-fried and rolled in cinnamon sugar, this dessert is done in less than 30 minutes.

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Freeform Fruit and Nut Pies

These little pies are supposed to look rustic, so don't stress about making them picture-perfect. It's a simple dough, a little jam and you've got a delicious, easy single-serving pie.

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Caramel Apple Pie

The Pioneer Woman takes her apple pie to a new level by topping it with gooey caramel and crunch pecan. Don't forget the crumb topping, made with brown sugar and quick oats, for an extra texture.

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Concord Grape Layer Cake

Concord grapes are in season during September and October. They have thick skins and a distinctive syrupy sweet taste.

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Pear Cobbler with Cranberry Streusel

Streusel is a super-easy topping for in-season pears — it's just flour, butter and sugar. Tyler Florence uses brown sugar to complement the flavor of the pears. Make it special by folding cranberries directly into the streusel topping.

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Vanilla-Cookie Pudding

A cinnamon stick and a vanilla pod are the key to the fall flavors of this pudding that's layered with crumbled oatmeal-raisin cookies.

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