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Culinary Chronicles: Easy Fall Dessert Recipes

October is finally here and with Halloween coming up in a matter of weeks, I’m sure everyone is starting to get that sweet tooth. Especially for things with pumpkin, cinnamon, chocolate, and nutmeg flavors. As an active Pinner, the food boards on Pinterest have been looking overwhelmingly delicious and I’ve been CRAVING some yummy fall treats. So in spirit of the beginning of fall, here are some yummy and easy fall dessert recipes to try!

The Two Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies
1 box of Spice Cake mix
1 can of canned pumpkin

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the two ingredients together in a bowl. On baking sheet lined with either wax paper or aluminum foil, make small balls with a spoon, at least 2 inches apart from one another. Put cookies in the oven for 13-15 minutes and voila! Two ingredients to make some yummy pumpkin cookies!

Crescent Pumpkin Rolls
1 container of Crescent Rolls cut into triangles
1 can of canned pumpkin
4 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of cinnamon (for filling)
Cinnamon and sugar mixed for the outside coating

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix the canned pumpkin, 4 tsp of sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon together in a bowl to make the filling. Spread the filling onto the triangles and roll the triangles into a crescent. Roll the crescents in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bake them for 15-20 minutes in the oven and enjoy!
*For more fun, drizzle a little bit of chocolate on top. Because chocolate is everyone’s best friend.

Mini Apple Pies
1 box of Pillsbury Pie Crust
4 cups of chopped apples (cubed)
6 tablespoons of flour
2 TBSP of chilled butter (cubed)
¾ cup of sugar
2 TBSP of cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix the apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl together. Get the apples nice and coated in the spices. Unroll the pie crust and cut out circles (use a muffin pan) that would fit nicely into a cupcake baking pan. Line each cup of the pan with the pie crust. Fill the pie crusts with the apple mixture (don’t overfill). Put the cubed butter pieces on top of each pie (two cubes on each pie should be sufficient) and using the leftover pie crust dough, cover the little apple pies. Bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes or until they are a nice, golden brown. Can you say yum!?

Cinnamon Apple Fries
Green Apples (2-3 should be good enough, unless you want a lot!)
1 cup of sugar
2 TBSP of cinnamon
4 cups vegetable oil
½ cup corn starch

Start heating the oil in a deep frying pan on med-low. Cut apples into the shape of fries. Coat the apples in a little bit of cornstarch and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a separate bowl and put aside. Fry the apple fries until they are a nice, golden brown. Immediately coat the fires with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Let it cool on a paper towel and enjoy!
*For more fun, get some caramel sauce to dip the apple fried in!

Easy Pretzel Treats
Square pretzels (you know, the ones that look like windows!)
Hershey’s kisses
Candy Corn

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with wax paper or aluminum foil. Place down the pretzels on the sheet. Place a Hershey’s kiss on top of each pretzel. Put them in the oven for 3-5 min and then take them out. Gently put candy corn on top of the Hershey’s kisses (they should be starting to melt) and let them cool. Then, eat, enjoy and love!

Try out these tasty fall treats and enjoy them whenever you can!

Priscilla is a senior at Rhodes College, a liberal arts college located in Memphis, TN. She intends on majoring in Commerce & Business and minoring in International Studies. She currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief & Her Campus Rhodes Campus Correspondent. In addition to working on the Her Campus Rhodes team, Priscilla is a sister of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, Rhodes College Diplomat, Rhodes Activities Board representative, and a Rhodes Peer Assistant. She loves flowers, hiking, cooking, music, hanging out with friends and exploring good Memphis eats!
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