If you are like me, colder weather calls for comforting desserts, so I thought it was time to sample some of Hendricks County's best fall desserts. Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery As a visitor to Hendricks County, I look to recommendations from local experts (that's you!) for some must-try fall desserts. Locals always have the best tips and recommendations on where to go! So, the Hendricks County CVB posted a question on its Facebook page, and there were lots of suggestions on the top Hendricks County fall desserts, which you can see by clicking here. I couldn't make it to every place, but here's what I tried.

Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery 

Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery Located in Danville, this cozy cafe serves breakfast and lunch and bakes their own bread, cookies, cakes and other sweets. I was especially eager to try a slice of their Harvest Moon Pie, which is a nominee for Best Indiana Pie (You still have time to vote, deadline is Friday). Of course, with all of the tempting desserts, I had to try something else too, so I opted for a Pumpkin Roll. What I tried: 
  • Harvest Moon Pie. I could not stop eating this slice of homemade pie, filled with fresh apples, cranberries, apricots and spices (maybe cinnamon) and of course it has a homemade pie crust. Every bite has just the right combination of fruit to pie crust. I enjoyed this so much that I saved some for a late night treat.
  • Pumpkin Roll. This homemade roll looks like a cinnamon roll except it's made with pumpkin and spices and has an unbelievably addictive cream cheese frosting.  The Pumpkin Roll is huge and can be enjoyed for dessert or breakfast with a nice mug of flavored coffee.
Get there: Bread Basket, 46 S. Tennessee St., Danville, Ind., (317) 718-4800.  Serves breakfast and lunch  Tuesdays through Saturdays with a side of friendly service and an assortment of baked goods. Tip: Plan ahead and order from Bread Basket for your upcoming holiday meals.

Beasley's Orchard

Located in Danville and famous for their Heartland Apple Festival (which you don't want to miss, it concludes this weekend, Oct. 13 and 14), Beasley's offers a variety of delights to more than satisfy apple lovers out there. I recently visited Beasley's Orchard and tried as many apple dishes as my stomach would allow. Oh, and by the way, Beasley's apples are some of the best I've tried, so don't forget to stop by and buy a peck of apples (available in several varieties). What I tried: 
  • Beasley's Orchard caramel apple Caramel Apple (available with or without nuts). I'm a fan of the tried-and-true caramel apple, which is dipped in hot caramel and best made with a top rate apple, like one at Beasley's. This is one of the best caramel apples I've tried and will be popular with kids and caramel fans out there (like me).
  • Cider Slushie. When I was a kid, I always had to get a Cider Slushie whenever my parents took us to the apple orchard. I love apple cider- so naturally, this icy treat is addictive.
  • Apple Dumpling (made by St. Augustine church). Bites of this warm apple dessert (an apple baked in puff pastry and served with an apple glaze) filled and warmed me up as I walked around Beasley's. There's plenty to share, and you can opt to have a scoop of ice cream on top of your warmed up apple dumpling.
Get there: Beasley's Apple Orchard, 2304 E. Main St., Danville, (317) 745-4876. There's fun for the entire family- including hayrides, pumpkin picking, food, games, music and more. Tip: Stock up on apples, cider and other goods (caramel apples, cookies) at Beasley's store. As I mentioned, I couldn't make it to all of your Hendricks County fall desserts recommendations -- but here's some more of your top favorite desserts that I want to try at places I hope to stop at sometime soon!  Let me know if I've missed anything, and I'll add it to my list.