Our adoration for carrot cake aside, vegetables as desserts are still considered relatively unknown territory on these shores. But with its earthy, creamy custard filling encased in a crumbly butter pastry, pumpkin pie is well worth the experimentation. Autumn’s poster child, the orange-fleshed offering is never more appropriate on clear cold days like these, and for that reason, we are sharing the three local dishes curbing our pumpkin pie cravings right now.
The Classic Slice
from Federal Delicatessen
A classic slab made the ole fashioned way, this creamy delight with maple and pecans paired with the deli’s bottomless coffee is about as good as it gets.
A Full Offering
from The Pie Piper
One to share, these baked beauties are sold in full pie form so you can enjoy the custardy goodness for days. Alternatively, they make for a slightly left-field hostess gift, sure to please.
Pumpkin Pie Pancake
A brunch-appropriate interpretation of the American classic, this decadent offering comes with dollops of vanilla crème diplomat, caramelised banana and maple syrup with a generous spread of Lewis Road butter for good measure.