20 Fast and Fancy Fall Desserts

20 Fast and Fancy Fall Desserts

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Sheela Prakash
Sep 9, 2017

Now that the temperature is dropping a bit with the change of seasons, dinner parties are back on our agenda. It's finally cool enough to cook up a nice dinner inside and invite our friends over. But regardless of what we end up cooking, it's a guarantee that dessert will be a simple affair. That's because the last bites of a great meal don't have to be fussy to be delicious. These 20 fast and fancy desserts prove just that, and we plan to lean on them all season long.

No-Bake Affairs

If you don't have to preheat the oven, you're that much closer to dessert. These sweets lean on the stovetop and grill to come together quickly. Plus, it's hard to deny just how fancy things like panna cotta and poached fruit feel after a nice dinner.

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Easy Baked Fruit Desserts

Fall brings an abundance of fruit with it — apples, pears, figs, plums, and more — so it only makes sense to celebrate them. While desserts like crumbles and cobblers are quick and easy to throw together, these are just as fast and feel a touch more special.

Fast & Fancy Cookies, Brownies, Cake, and More

Cookies that lean on store-bought puff pastry and cakes that require nothing but pantry ingredients and a single bowl are huge wins when you're searching for a dessert that's fast and fancy.

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