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Sep 16, 2013 09:41 PM

Craving pumpkin baked goods

As I mentioned on another thread, I'm currently a little over 7 months pregnant with a chowbaby. I have had very few cravings so far during the pregnancy but I've been having the most intense cravings as of late for pumpkin baked goods. Pies, muffins, scones, donuts, cakes, cookies, bars. I'm down for whatever. It may still be too early but if you've spotted anything in your chow travels lately, let me know!

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  1. Costco pumpkin pie?

    You are, after all, eating for two.

    1. There are 3 things pumpkin I must always have in the fall at least once:
      Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
      Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin
      Costco Pumpkin Pie

      1. I love Traders Joe's pumpkin butter. Spread it on anything.

        1. Pumpkin Bread from the Nuns in Hollywood

          Monastery of the Angels
          1977 Carmen Ave
          Los Angeles, CA 90068

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          1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

            I'm shocked that this thread has gotten this far without a mention of the monastery pumpkin bread. I always wished they would adopt my motto: "So good, it's as if Jesus baked it himself." (Alternatively: "Lord knows it's good.") The Bread is getting to be absurdly expensive these days (it's probably up to $10 now) but it is great. They used to give away their recipe, but I tried baking it at home and it was, shall we say, not a success.

            Now Molly, listen to me on this one. Get the pumpkin pie at The Filling Station in Orange. I used to buy them regularly as a seasonal gift for my department, and as long as things haven't changed, this pie was the measure by which all pumpkin pies should be judged. There was this custardy layer between the filing and the cookies like crust that added this extra magic (never figured out what is was, as it is subtly but distinct... I postulated on an old chowhound thread that it was marzipan, but the owner chimed in and said it was not. In any case, it's a spectacular, massive thing. They close around 3pm and you may need to reserve one as they do special orders for the holidays.

            Mr Taster

            1. re: Mr Taster

              It did change hands relatively recently. The former owners opened up a higher end place. Don't know if the pie recipes went with the sale and if they are still up to snuff.

          2. I'm bumping this in the hopes that people will have seen more baked pumpkin goods pop up now that it's October....

            Starbuck's isn't making the pumpkin cream cheese muffin anymore, btw! It's been replaced with a mini pumpkin cream cheese loaf cake which didn't look worth the calories (although please let me know if it is).

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            1. re: mollyomormon

              I went through the same thoughts this morning when i went.. they should have kept that nice muffin. I'm not sure if i want to try the mini loaf thing.

              1. re: blimpbinge

                None of the new baked goods looked very tasty.

                1. re: mollyomormon

                  None of the new Starbucks' baked goods are very good. I've tried a few. Starbucks acquired a baking company in San Francisco and started replacing all their baked goods with goods from this company. In my opinion, it's an epic fail (except for the owner of the baking company who presumably walked away with many millions). Oh well, at least it is easier to avoid temptation now when strolling past the Starbucks on my way to my office.

                  1. re: omotosando

                    I think Starbucks' baked goods have always been and continue to be bad. I've never understood, with all the resources they must have at their disposal, why they haven't ever managed to do better.

              2. re: mollyomormon

                Susiecakes has the mini pumpkin cheesecakes and pumpkin cupcakes with maple buttercream frosting that I mentioned last year:

                Hotcakes Bakes has some pumpkin spice cupcakes.