7 Best Sweet Potato Desserts for Fall

By F&W Editors Posted September 23, 2016

Take a break from pumpkin. 

Bake your way through fall with rich panna cotta, fluffy doughnuts, bite-size tempura and other excellent sweet potato recipes.

Sweet Potato Panna Cotta 

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Cinnamon Toast croutons garnish this delicious sweet potato dessert. 

Sweet Potato Meringue Pie 

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It looks like a pumpkin pie, but the filling is actually made with sweet potato.

Sweet Potato Doughnuts 

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Sweet potato in the dough gives these doughnuts a lovely, earthy flavor. 

Sweet Potato, Brown Sugar, Bourbon

Food & Wine: Sweet Potato Brown Sugar Bourbon

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Inspired by a Southern sweet potato pie, these genius bite-size desserts have a sweet potato custard filling in a crunchy tempura shell.

Sweet Potato Tart with Red Wine Caramel 

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What’s the secret to this luscious tart? Pastry chef Michael Laiskonis likes to roast the sweet potatoes for the filling instead of boiling them because he feels the flavor becomes deeper and sweeter.

Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Marshmallow Swirls 

Food & Wine: Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Marshmallow Swirls

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Star chef Tyler Florence serves the traditional combination of sweet potatoes and marshmallows in a unique way, standing roasted potatoes upright and piping swirls of homemade marshmallow on top.

Sweet Potato Pie with Cornmeal Crust 

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Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to trie this epic dessert. 

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