These 11 Bourbon-Inspired Desserts Are What Dreams Are Made Of

We're celebrating Bourbon Heritage Month all throughout September!

What better way to celebrate the quintessentially American spirit than by making it live its best life by baking it into a dessert and adding rich, complex notes to your favorite sweet treats? Here are some of our favorite ways to boozify your desserts:

1. Bourbon Vanilla Caramel Sauce

Everyone knows it's all about that bourbon caramel sauce. Make this vanilla-infused version to add an extra sweet kick to all your favorite desserts.

2. Chocolate Bourbon Pretzel Pie

Love sweet and salty? You'll lose it for this spiked chocolate pie.

3. Blackberry-and-Bourbon Cobbler

Make the most of your summer blackberries by mixing them up with bourbon and baking them into a cobbler. This is also delicious with amaretto and probably all kinds of other liqueurs that work with fruit.

4. Caramel Apple Blondie Pie

Buttery, rich and fluffy cake, complete with sweet, tender caramelized apples -- even better, the easy baking method here shows exactly how to get a perfectly flaky crust. Delicious!

5. Bourbon-Cream Cheese Brownies

Bourbon lovers will be in heaven with these yummy, sweet brownies with an adult kick.

6. Apple Bourbon Bread Pudding with Maker’s Mark Caramel

Salty caramel bread pudding? This one is a must. Plus, you can totally deep fry it (or not?) if you want to.

7. Hazelnut and Bourbon Torte

Kind of like a fruitcake, but way better. Plus, you get to dump bourbon caramel glaze over the top, so there's no way that can't be amazing.

8. Banana Bourbon Cupcakes

These cupcakes are flavorful, sweet and super moist.

9. Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Tart a la Mode

Fall is fast approaching, meaning that pumpkin is now officially allowed on your plate. Make the most of it.

10. Mint Julep Frozen Yogurt

Throwing a Kentucky Derby party? Or maybe you just want super boozy frozen yogurt that will get you drunk if you eat enough of it? (Who doesn't?) MAKE THIS.

11. Chocolate Stout Cake with Chocolate Bourbon Sour Cream Frosting

It may sound weird to you, but you have to try making a chocolate cake with stout. It's incredibly moist, and the flavors, the flavors! Just try this one.