Food & Drink

Crave-Worthy Autumn Desserts

What are you craving right now? Whether it’s chocolaty, nutty or flavored with fall fruit, Peninsula Grill has three delicious new autumn desserts to satisfy your seasonal sweet tooth.


One of Charleston’s most beguiling attributes is its near year-round balmy weather. While fall ushers in sweaters, scarves, and early frost to many parts of the country, the coast of South Carolina traditionally enjoys warm, sunny days stretching all the way into December.

Northern destinations may have the monopoly on colorful fall foliage but not autumnal desserts thanks to Peninsula Grill’s long-standing tradition of sourcing the finest and freshest ingredients available both locally and flown in from points around the globe each day.

Shortly after Mid-Atlantic sweet-tart apples reach their moment of peak ripeness, bushels appear in the Peninsula Grill pastry kitchen, and sweet ambrosia fills the air as seasonal dessert recipes are perfected.

“With crisp apples and juicy pears ripe for the picking, fall is a perfect time to introduce poached and pureed fruit to traditional desserts,” says Peninsula Grill Executive Pastry Chef Claire Chapman. “Slow-simmered cranberries add balanced tartness to sweet ingredients and vibrant hue to the plate. And pumpkin, the perennial favorite, lends its bold flavor and color in new and creative ways.”

Keep reading to discover three crave-worthy autumn desserts now available at Peninsula Grill.


An over-the-top combination of classic pecan pie, liquid chocolate, red currant sauce, and fluffy, light, marshmallowy meringue that wows with its whimsical presentation.

Delicious autumn desserts to satisfy your seasonal sweet tooth at Peninsula Grill in Charleston, S.C. 2. HOT CINNAMON-SUGAR DOUGHNUTS

These insanely delicious doughnuts are paired with sweet pumpkin cream, fall harvest apple compote, pumpkin seed brittle, and cranberry reduction.

Some of the best desserts in Charleston are found at Peninsula Grill.


Poached pears and candied orange add spiced-sweetness to this classic super creamy dessert. Plus, who can resist the satisfying crunch of its caramelized sugar topping?

Some of the best desserts in Charleston are found at Peninsula Grill.


A hidden courtyard illuminated by flickering carriage lanterns provides a beguiling entry to the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Peninsula Grill, Charleston’s foremost dining experience. Here, sophisticated interpretations of Southern cuisine are served amid a refined, yet inviting, setting. With its velvet-lined walls in shimmering oyster tones and indigenous cypress molding that draws the eye toward custom-made chandeliers commissioned by acclaimed designer Amelia Handegan, Peninsula Grill’s Dining Room exudes a sumptuous supper club ambiance. 

Heralded by Esquire as one of America’s Best New Restaurants upon its opening, Peninsula Grill continues to earn recognition from esteemed publications such as Departures, Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, Southern Living, and Travel + Leisure, among others.

Dinner is served with style nightly at Peninsula Grill.

For reservations, please call (843) 723-0700.

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