When fall rolls around and my thoughts turn to pumpkins and apples, this is the type of treat I want on my table.
'pumpkin desserts' on Serious Eats
An almond and cinnamon scented dough is spread with pumpkin filling, rolled, chilled, sliced and baked into lovely little swirls that are all warm with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice i.e. pumpkin pie spice. But the pumpkin doesn't end there. Once the cookies have cooled they're iced with a sugary pumpkin glazed that makes these cookies the best of both world—all of the crumbly butteriness of a great pie crust combined with pumpkin filling all rolled into a great little cookie.
Nearing The Meal's triumphant end, I often find myself literally forcing pie into my stomach, because it's pumpkin and I love it, even though there's no space left after the turkey and all the trimmings. That level of gluttony can be difficult for some, and if you are one of them, I submit this alternative for your consideration. It has all of the flavor of a pumpkin pie, without the heft of the traditional baked custard.
There's something inherently cozy and satisfying about eating pumpkin flavored treats, especially as the days get shorter and the need for comfort food grows. San Francisco isn't lacking for pumpkin desserts, but many are only available for a short time. If you're wondering how to spend that precious window between summer's fruit tarts and the holiday cookie onslaught, look no further. Here are 8 of the best pumpkin treats in the city.
Stroll into any New York bagel shop or bodega and it's more than likely that you'll encounter a beloved New Yorker: the black-and-white cookie. With one half chocolate frosting and the other half vanilla, how you approach a black-and-white is telling.
Linus sits in the cold pumpkin patch, silly Sally too googly-eyed and blinded by pulsating pink and red cartoon hearts to realize there is no giant gourd coming that night. Oh Great Pumpkin, humble squash, martyr of October. Stabbed, defaced, lit on fire, hidden in metal cans. I too, am looking forward to your arrival, but in a more tangible form.
What do you get when you put a bunch of Serious Eaters in the kitchen with some pumpkin? Sweets. Lots and lots of sweets. Pumpkin cinnamon rolls and pumpkin cookies and pumpking cakes, muffins, and pies. Thanks for sharing all your recipes this week—there's some good stuff in the slideshow.
Whether it's pie, bread, cake, or muffins, the heartwarming aroma of pumpkin and spices melding into a tasty treat in the oven is exactly the way we like to celebrate autumn. Here are 20 pumpkin sweets to last you through Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin cookies are usually moist, cakey treats as soft as a whoopie pie half or a muffin top. I was curious to try Williams-Sonoma's Pumpkin Spice Cookie Mix, because it's meant for either slice-and-bake or cutout cookies. Would all of that delicious pumpkin pie flavor translate to a thinner, crisper cookie?
I'm putting these pumpkins on a pedestal—literally—in a full-sized cake form tribute to the Mellowcreme Pumpkin. The look may not be exact, but I hope you'll forgive me when you taste it: made using a pumpkin cake generously coated in tinted cream cheese frosting, this is a highly delicious homage to a second-banana Halloween sweet.