Celebratory Autumn Desserts

As the heat of summer begins to wane, we find ourselves gravitating to the kitchen, eager to prepare foods that will warm the house and fill it with enticing aromas. With apples, pears, figs and other autumn fruits at their peak, it's the perfect season for baking desserts. Here you'll find recipes that are ideal for a harvest celebration, a hostess gift—or no special occasion at all.