This season, serve a silky, creamy, delicous dessert.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart Recipe
Credit: Hector Sanchez

The South can't take credit for creating the cheesecake; however, we do lay claim to perfecting it. With the generous bounty of pumpkins, apples, and pecans available at the markets, fall dessert tables are weighed down with pecan-topped pumpkin cheesecakes and apple cheesecakes drizzled with golden caramel sauce.

1. Pumpkin Cheesecake
The mix of chocolate and cinnamon graham cracker crumbs gives the crust a dark color and also adds hints of chocolate and spice. Whirl the canned pumpkin in the food processor to make it extra smooth in the creamy filling.

2. Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake
Test Kitchen Professional Pam Lolley combined the flavors of three favorites—pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and cheesecake—to create this luscious holiday dessert.

3. Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Honey Swiss Meringue
Begin with a toasted pecan crust, layer with cream cheese and a classic pumpkin filling, and then gild the lily with a creamy meringue.

4. Caramel-Apple Cheesecake
A reader favorite every fall, this luscious dessert features caramelized apples artfully arranged on top of this rich and delicious cheesecake. 1145803_apple 1.eps

5. Caramel Apple-Brownie Cheesecake
If the title of this dessert recipe doesn't send you running for the kitchen, then you need to read it again. We've packed all your favorite desserts into one must-try indulgence. Cheesecake, brownies, and caramel apples... What more could you want?

6. Pecan Cheesecake Pie
The nutty topping on this pecan cheesecake pie adds a nice crunch to the characteristic creaminess of this popular dessert.

7. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart
This dessert is easier than it looks. First, press the crust into the tart pan. Next, mix the cream cheese filling, fill the tart shell, and bake. Finally, gild the pie with sautéed tart apples, and paint them with melted apple jelly for a jewelled effect.