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Snuggle Up With Warm and Cozy Comfort Food Desserts

Sweater weather is the perfect excuse to indulge in comfort food desserts that warm you up from the inside out. Here are 11 top picks you'll want to make and share all through snuggle season.

1. Grandma's Iron Skillet Apple Pie

If you love pie crust, you'll want to dig into this multi-layered apple pie baked in a skillet and served warm from the oven. Watch the video to see how easy it is to make.

2. Baked Apples with Oatmeal Filling

You're just 5 simple ingredients away from enjoying these classic baked apples with a crunchy oatmeal topping.

 

Baked Apples with Oatmeal Filling

Baked Apples with Oatmeal Filling | Photo by lutzflcat

3. Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake with Caramel Sauce

This easy gluten-free chocolate cake is served warm with a homemade caramel sauce, or with freshly whipped cream if you prefer. Home cook Laura says, "Dense and rich and SUPER chocolaty -- this is enjoyed by everyone, not just those who are wheat-sensitive."

Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake with Caramel Sauce

Photo by abapplez

4. Scandinavian-Style Rice Porridge

Wrap your hands around a warm bowl of this hearty, cardamom-kissed rice pudding and inhale that delicious fragrance. But if cardamom doesn't do it for you, you can always leave it out and bump up the cinnamon a bit, or substitute freshly ground nutmeg.

 

Scandinavian-Style Rice Porridge

Photo by Diana71

More recipes for rice pudding.

5. Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding

The harvest flavor of pumpkin pie meets the no-fuss fix of bread pudding, and together they make an autumn dessert that'll earn you rave reviews. Naomi S. served hers hot out of the oven with pecan caramel ice cream. (We're coming to your house for dessert, Naomi!)

 

Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding | Photo by Allrecipes

6. Poached Pears Belle Helene

Need to impress the heck out of someone? This gorgeous dessert should do the trick. Watch Chef John show you how to make it. Note that you'll serve the pears cold, but they'll be bathed in a warm fudge sauce.

7. Skillet Apple Brownie

MomZilla describes this as a "warm, chewy apple dessert with a brownie-like texture." If you don't have a cast iron skillet, just bake it in a metal baking dish.

 

Skillet Apple Brownie

Skillet Apple Brownie | Photo by Allrecipes

8. Baked S'mores Dip

Staying in for movie night? Here's a hot, melty, chocolaty, dip that embodies everything you love about s'mores but done indoors.

 

Baked S'mores Dip

Baked S'mores Dip | Photo by Carmen Sue Fowler

9. Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

For this easy dessert, you'll toss the apples into the slow cooker, sprinkle it with a walnut crumb topping, and let it cook itself while you go off and have some fun. Come back to a mouthwatering aroma and a slow cooker full of deliciousness.

More slow cooker dessert recipes.

10. Brandied Bananas

Toasted pecans and sliced bananas get all warmed up together in a sweet, syrupy sauce you can spoon over ice cream or pound cake.

 

Brandied Bananas

Brandied Bananas | Photo by lutzflcat

More ways to indulge in warm caramel bananas.

11. Apple Dumplings I

These super-simple biscuit dough apple dumplings are baked in a tasty vanilla sauce and served up hot with a scoop of ice cream.

 

Apple Dumplings I

Apple Dumplings I | Photo by JenniferJP


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About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).