Simple Apple Strudel

Simple Apple Strudel

This apple strudel recipe is simple and absolutely delicious. All you have to do is wrap puff pastry around a pile of sliced and sugared apples and sprinkle with cinnamon, bake in the oven and enjoy! It’s not necessary to braid the strudels but I think it’s worth it!

Toasted Pecan Pie

Toasted Pecan Pie

Traditional, simple and absolutely decadent; you can’t beat a rich, gooey pecan pie loaded with toasted pecans and a flaky, buttery pastry. This is a great make ahead dessert for the holidays as the pie needs time to set. 

Apple Cake

Apple Cake

Rustic yet elegant, you’re going to love this simple autumn apple cake! It’s light, moist with juicy apples and full of warm spices like cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon. This is the perfect cake to enjoy with a hot cup of tea on those cool fall mornings.

Pumpkin Seed Muffins

Pumpkin Seed Muffins

These pumpkin seed muffins are soft, light and full of autumn spices and roasted seeds. The tops are loaded with more seeds and turbinado sugar that give the muffins an extra crunch. They are simple to whip up for a cozy autumn snack to enjoy with a hot cup of coffee.

Baked Mini Pumpkin Doughnuts

Baked Mini Pumpkin Doughnuts

These little, baked mini pumpkin doughnuts are super fun and easy to make. They are moist, light yet dense and filled with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and rolled in sugar.

Pear and Ginger Muffins

Pear and Ginger Muffins

These pear and ginger muffins are full of warm spiced ginger, nutty walnuts and juicy pears. They are super moist from the chunks of fresh pears scattered throughout and the batter is made with yogurt to give extra moisture.

Walnut Honey Bread

Walnut Honey Bread

This rich walnut honey bread is a fun change from your everyday bread making. The whole wheat flour adds heartiness and texture to the sweetness of honey. And the walnuts compliment the nutty notes with a little crunch!

Gingerbread Yule Log

Gingerbread Yule Log

This gingerbread Yule log will become a holiday favourite. The beauty of this cake will absolutely wow your guests and believe it or not it’s simpler to make than it looks! The cake is a soft and airy gingerbread sponge cake, full of spices and molasses. Then it’s filled and iced with a rum flavoured whipped cream. It’s simply irresistible!

Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Cookies)

Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Cookies)

These Alfajores are a softer cookie than the traditional South American version, making them easier to handle and with a tender bite. They are filled with dulce de leche which is caramelized milk and sugar. It’s a perfect combination of cookie and caramel in one! They make a beautiful addition to holiday platters and cookie exchanges.

Mincemeat Tarts

Mincemeat Tarts

Nothing says holiday classic more than mincemeat tarts. They are full of warm spices, citrus notes and are rich and buttery. The shortcrust pastry is light, delicate and perfectly paired with a traditional filling of mixed peel and dried fruit.

Halloween Chocolate Pudding Graves

Chocolate Pudding Graves

Are you looking for something eerie and fun to make this Halloween? These to-die-for, no-bake chocolate pudding graves are easy to make and great for the kids to get involved! It’s the perfect Halloween dessert!

Homemade Apple Turnovers

Homemade Apple Turnovers

These homemade apple turnovers are a simple and fun treat! They are made using a buttery, flaky pie pastry and then filled with a cinnamon apple pie filling. They will no doubt become a fall favourite!

Pumpkin Sheet Pie

Pumpkin Sheet Pie

This beautiful pumpkin sheet pie is the perfect way to feed a large crowd for Thanksgiving! By doubling the traditional filling and using a jelly roll pan this dessert serves twice as many. The filling is full of classic spices; like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. The best part is you get equal parts pastry and filling in each bite! And don’t forget the whipped cream!

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

This apple cinnamon coffee cake is a recipe you won’t want to pass by! It’s absolutely the perfect treat to enjoy on a crisp autumn day with a hot cup of coffee! The cake is full of juicy apples that gives extra moisture and has a beautiful ribbon of cinnamon and sugar running through the middle. The topping is buttery and sweet with a delightful crunch from the walnuts!

Baked Apples with Brown Sugar

Baked Apples with Brown Sugar

This is a simple recipe to enjoy during the autumn and winter. These baked apples with brown sugar are like little individual apple crumbles without any fuss. The filling is similar to a crumble with oats, nuts and cinnamon!

Almond Pear Cake

Almond Pear Cake

This almond pear cake is a simple yet elegant dessert to wow your guests. It’s light in texture and full of nutty almond flavour! The pears are simply nestled within the cake batter and peak through as the cake bakes. It’s an absolute stunner of a cake!

Tomato Tart

Tomato Tart

This gorgeous tomato tart is a show stopper and makes a lovely appetizer or a light meal to share with friends. Change up the cheese to your personal desire; brie, burrata, feta, goat cheese, etc. The recipe makes one large tart or two smaller tarts.

Cinnamon Scones

Cinnamon Scones

These cinnamon scones are classic buttermilk scones covered in cinnamon and then layered on top of themselves to create swirls of cinnamon bursts. They are flaky, buttery and not sweet at all.

White Chocolate Cranberry Tart

White Chocolate Cranberry Tart

This show stopper of a dessert is perfect for celebrating a special occasion or holiday. The buttery bottom is made from a shortcrust. The filling is tart with cranberries and infused with rosemary, then topped with sweet, white chocolate and decorated with sugared rosemary and cranberries.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread

This brioche style cinnamon sugar pull apart bread is rich, tender and buttery. It’s best enjoyed the day of, right from the oven! The top is crunchy while the middle is soft and pillowy with bursts of browned butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. It’s a fun twist on a cinnamon bun with a pull apart loaf style.

Simple Pumpkin Muffins

Simple Pumpkin Muffins

These simple pumpkin muffins are super moist and filled with warm fall spices, toasted pecans, and topped with cinnamon and sugar. They are absolutely the simplest pumpkin treat you can make this fall and winter. You’re going to love them! 

Homemade Candy Cane Marshmallows

Homemade Candy Cane Marshmallows

These candy cane marshmallows are sweet, minty, puffs of clouds (and are gluten free). With a little patience and time these homemade treats are worth the work! They make cute little Christmas gifts too!

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I'm a professional baker, recipe developer & photographer behind Baking For Friends. I specialize in classic & comforting baking. I hope you enjoy the recipes & find inspiration of your own to bring your family & friends together over home-cooked food!

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