Heavy: Deep-Fried Pecan Pie on a Stick
Heavenly: Texas State Fair Pecan Pie
This extraordinary pecan pie gets its crunch from whole pecans—not oil-drenched batter.
Photo © Jessica Maceda
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Heavy: Sweet Potato Cupcake
Heavenly: Pan-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Fennel
These pan-roasted sweet potatoes have a hint of sweetness (naturally, from the sweet potatoes, plus from a dusting of brown sugar), but call for exponentially less sugar than the sweet potato cupcake with marshmallow frosting and candied pecans.
Photo © Jill Martin