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seasonal pumpkin desserts?

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The crisp 85-degree weather means that it's autumn in LA and mrs. zulu and I are looking for some tasty seasonal desserts / treats.

We're going to a pumpkin carving party this weekend so pumpkin flavored would be good, but not essential. We're contemplating picking up some pumpkin donuts from Donut Man in glendora, but that's kind of a trek.

Where can we find some delicious autumnal sweets?

Thanks!

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  1. I had the best mini pumpkin pie I have ever had twice this week at Portos Bakery.
    http://www.portosbakery.com/

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    1. re: SIMIHOUND

      I was in Mateo's (the ice cream/paleta place) on Sepulveda in Culver City eating a cone and someone who walked in asked to sample their pumpkin ice cream. She asked how long they'd been stocking a pumpkin flavor and the guy manning the counter said it was about one month.

    2. Thanks for the posts, guys! I also did some recon:

      Susiecakes has mini pumpkin cheesecakes. They also have pumpkin cupcakes with maple buttercream frosting. mrs zulu and I tried both and agreed that the cupcake was the winner. Apparently in november they'll keep selling the cupcakes, but they'll switch to cream cheese frosting.

      Buttercake Bakery has pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

      Magnolia has a pumpkin spice cake with dried cranberries and caramel cream cheese icing. It's also available in whoopie pie form, sandwiched with maple cream cheese icing. I'm eager to try the whoopie pie.

      Still eager to hear about other seasonal desserts from you hounds. The clock is ticking and it'll be "winter" before you know it!

      1. I am a big fan of Trader Joe's pumpkin butter. Great for cream cheese and pumpkin butter sandwiches.

        1. If I recall correctly, last year Valentino had a pumpkin cannoli.