10 Ways To Use Beets In Your Sweets

Tired of pumpkin? Are the typical apple pies growing old? Try infusing your fall desserts with a little life, color, and sweetness by incorporating beets into the sweets you make this season.

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You can capitalize on beets' bright, beautiful, vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows to color your red velvet cakes the natural way (hint: beets are perfect for vegan and all-natural products bakers), or replace some of the refined sugar with sweet beet purée.

Surprise guests at your holiday parties with your outside-the-box seasonal desserts. You can serve this delicious beet sorbet on its own or as an accompaniment to a vanilla bean panna cotta. Try adding sugary sweet beets to your fall candies, as in this recipe for creamy smooth caramels. Also, you can sneak in nutrient-rich beet purée to your favorite brownie recipe or chocolate cake.

This delicious root vegetable isn't just for the goat cheese and beet salads (although, we like those, too), which is why we have rounded up 10 creative ways to use beets in your sweets this fall.

Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.