Easy Fall Desserts

Skillet Apple Brownie

Skillet Apple Brownie

BellaDonna Petersen, Editor

Everyone loves an enjoyable dessert in fall. Here are two fall desserts to bake.

Skillet Apple Brownie


1 cup flour 

½ cup white sugar

½ cup brown sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

½ teaspoon ground cloves

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup melted butter

2 cups apples – peeled, cored, and chopped

½ cup chopped pecans

1 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place an 8-inch cast iron skillet into oven.
  2. Whisk together flour, white sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in bowl; set aside.
  3. Beat eggs, vanilla extract, and melted butter in bowl. Toss apples and pecans in flour mixture, stir in egg mixture. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet.
  4. Pour the batter into skillet, and place in oven. Bake until sides are dry and a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes.


No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake


1 c. heavy cream

2 (8-oz.) cream cheese, softened

1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin puree

1 c. powdered sugar

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp. salt

1. In a medium bowl, beat heavy cream to stiff peaks. 

  1. In a large bowl beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add pumpkin puree and beat until no lumps. Add powdered sugar and beat again. Add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, beat. Add whipped cream. Pour batter over crust and smooth. 
  2. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours, up to overnight.