Fall is here and the farmers' markets are filling up with bushels of inspiring ingredients. We've rounded up our favorite desserts using apples, pears, pumpkins, cranberries, quinces, grapes, sweet potatoes, and more.
A rich sweet potato pie is made even more decadent with the addition of a fluffy crown of meringue.
A brown betty is a spiced fruit dessert with buttery crumb topping that becomes golden-brown and crisp when baked. These individual bettys have two layers of Bartlett pears alternating with a blend of sourdough bread, butter, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a splash of apple cider.
This elaborate dessert soup features light-textured sweet potato dumplings and vanilla-poached quince. The base of the soup is apple cider intensified by simmering apples with fresh ginger, peppercorns, mace, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise.