Best Autumn Desserts In DFW

October 24, 2012 6:00 AM

Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images

Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images

Fall is in the air, which means it’s time for cooler temperatures, autumn leaves and indulging in some scrumptious seasonal desserts. Whether you’re craving something warm and comforting, or just in the mood for a delectable sweet, the autumn desserts at these Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants are guaranteed to be a real treat.

Lanny’s Alta Cocina
3405 W. 7th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 850-9996
lannyskitchen.comStep inside this cozy bungalow for a dining experience featuring global cuisine with a Latin flair. Lanny Lancarte’s culinary talents are evident in every dish he prepares, including his luscious desserts. His autumn-inspired dessert menu includes the capirotada — a dense bread pudding with cinnamon, dried apricots, cherries, queso Chihuahua and cinnamon ice cream. He also makes an ice cream version of the calabaza en tacha, a traditional Day of the Dead dessert. It’s made from a mixture of roasted pumpkin, orange, cane sugar, spices and Mexican brandy that’s served along with a Mexican chocolate cake, combining all the flavors of autumn on a plate.

Black Rooster Bakery
2430 Forest Park Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76110
(817) 924-1600
theblackroosterbakery.comThe Black Rooster Bakery is gaining a reputation for serving some of the best and freshest gourmet sandwiches, artisanal breads and delectable sweets in the area. The bakery’s dessert specialties range from scones, cookies and tea breads to tarts, bars and cakes. Its autumn dessert menu embraces the best fruits of the season — from pumpkin pecan tarts to apple cakes with butterscotch frosting and cranberry chess pies. With so many selections of wonderful fall sweets, it’s difficult to pick only one to eat.

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614 W. Davis
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 367-9367
bolsadallas.comEveryone in the foodiesphere agrees Bolsa is an amazing restaurant — from great food and drinks to the friendly people and cool vibes that permeate this trendy little Bishop Arts bistro. Not only are the main courses outstanding here, but the desserts are out of this world. Its autumn-inspired desserts feature some of the most exciting creations around, including the spiced pumpkin panna cotta, a creamy concoction served with a cranberry, orange and ginger chutney and toasted pumpkin seed brittle. It also makes a decadent caramel apple goat cheese cheesecake that’s served with a whiskey sauce and candied walnuts.

Bread Winners Cafe and Bakery
4021 Preston Road
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 312-9300
breadwinnerscafe.comBread Winners has always been known for great food and exceptional desserts. While it offers an excellent variety of fall favorites, ranging from cranberry orange tea bread to caramel apple pie, its most popular pick is an intensely rich pumpkin streusel cheesecake. Stop in for a taste at any of its three locations, or take home a few, so you can serve them on your own autumn menu.

Kathleen’s Sky Diner
4424 Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 691-2355
skydinerdallas.comKathleen Ellington’s neighborhood cafe serves up some good eats, but what fans most rave about is her divine sweets. One of the most popular desserts on the menu is the bourbon pecan pie, featuring a lush custard filling and generous splash of bourbon. Or if you’re craving something thick and creamy, try her old-fashioned sour cream pumpkin pie — it’s mighty dreamy. With so many tantalizing dessert options on the menu, it’s always helpful to order a flight of four so you can sample more.

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With a passion for adventure, Ilene Jacobs has spent 25 years traveling around the globe. A native of Dallas,Texas, she has also lived in Europe studying and working in marketing and tourism. Ilene is constantly researching interesting places to visit and enjoys sharing her findings with her readers. Her work can be found at