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Pumpkin - too early?

It IS Fall after all.

I was reading another pumpkin thread and it turned on my seasonal craving. Any pumpkin food sightings yet?

This is how bad it is ... there was a mention that Beard Papa had pumpkin cream puffs ... yeah, I know ... but has anyone tried the pumpkin? Do they always make them?

Pumpkin tempura ... anyone make that?

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    1. Cant contribute just yet - but thanks for the posting (coming from a pumpkin freak).

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      1. re: kare_raisu

        There are some good pumpkin beers out! Can't wait for some pumpkin ice cream!

      2. Crixa has started making pumpkin pie again. Occasionally
        available, check the website: http://www.crixacakes.com/
        On Saturday they were sold out by 3pm.

        I'm going out on a limb here, but as far as I can tell this is
        the best pumpkin pie on earth.

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        1. re: Chuckles the Clone

          I was just coming here to post about the Crixa pumpkin pie, I had a (big, deep dish size) slice today, and it was excellent. I couldn't tell if it was made with fresh pumpkin, and forgot to ask, does anyone know?

          1. re: JasmineG

            Don't know, if it is fresh pumpkin, but yes, it is one of the best, I tried Crixa's pumpkin bread (cake?) and it is so, so good ... very moist with the right amount of spice.

        2. RW - if you're at Fat Apple's any time in the next few months, try their pumpkin muffins. They're super moist and have big chunks of walnut... I'm kind of a health nut so I try to avoid baked goods, but these are really good.

          1. So far:
            YUMMY pumpkin brownies at Half Moon Bay Bakery
            Pumpkin tea cake at Tartine, SF
            Pumpkin Frappucino, Starbucks (yeah it's just artificial flavoring, but I'll take it)

            Next up:
            Pumpkin prix fixe menu, Cetrella (Half Moon Bay)

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            1. re: taro_cake

              'tis not too early, we're having pumpkin risotto at our rehearsal dinner this coming Friday!

              1. re: taro_cake

                You know ... it is taking extreme willpower to resist Noah's pumpkin coffee with a pumpkin bagel. I'll probably cave. I wonder if they have pumpkin smear too.

                Lola's made an excellent pumpkin pie last week, very smooth, perfectly spiced filling with a thin buttery crust. If I have Thanksgiving at home this year I'll probably get my pie from Lola's.

                1. re: rworange

                  Oh, I'm heading to Noah's soon - thanks for the tip! It's not too early at all, I've already started looking for the Double Rainbow pumpkin ice cream and the Krispy Kreme pumpkin donut. (No luck yet!) Normally, I pass on Krispy Kremes but it's pumpkin.... I'm not sure if it's seasonal but Primavera also has their pumpkin tamales. Yum!

                  1. re: soft tofu

                    Yeah ... Noah's pumpkin stuff ... not so much ...
                    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/448680

                    Starbucks pumpkin latte was so blah it actually turned off my pumpkin cravings
                    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/43847...