Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Great Pumpkin

You may be too old to trick-or-treat, but you’d still like something good to eat. This Halloween, leave the candy to the kids and indulge in a few of the season’s tastiest pumpkin-flavored desserts and sweets.

Read on for our top picks from this year’s pumpkin batch.


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The Treat: A scrumptious baked pumpkin cream cheese pastry on top of a crunchy pecan and cookie crust.
Available: Now through October 31
Scare Some Up At: Leonard’s Bakery, 933 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, 808.737.5591


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Pumpkin Muffin
The Treat: A pumpkin flavored muffin filled with pineapple and macadamia nuts.
Available: Now through Thanksgiving
Scare Some Up At: Various Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf locations throughout Hawai'i.

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Pumpkin Fro-Yo
The Treat: A refreshing pumpkin and cinnamon spice flavored frozen yogurt topped with graham cracker crumbles.
Available: Now through December 31
Scare Some Up At: Red Mango Kahala Mall, 808.734.8039 and Red Mango Waikiki Beach Walk, 808.922.0848.

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Pumpkin Cream Puff
The Treat: A light n’ fluffy cream puff shell filled with pumpkin flavored custard.
Available: October 26 through the last week of November
Scare Some Up At: Various Beard Papa’s locations throughout Oahu.



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Pumpkin Cookie
The Treat: Sweet little pumpkin flavored cookies with pistachio nut stems.
Available: Now through October 31.
Scare Some Up At: Satura Cakes Ward, Ward Centre, 808.537.1206 and Satura Cakes Downtown, 55 Merchant Street, Honolulu, 808.537.1206


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Pumpkin Swirl Bread
The Treat: A pumpkin-flavored bread loaf filled with tasty swirls of brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice.
Available: Tuesdays and Saturdays (per location)
Scare Some Up At: Select Great Harvest Bread Company locations throughout Oahu


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Pumpkin Cheesecake
The Treat: A light pumpkin-flavored cheesecake topped with a dollop of pumpkin whipped cream and a sprinkling of chocolate and pistachio nut pieces.
Available: Friday, October 30 through Thanksgiving
Scare Some Up At: Patisserie La Palme D’or, Ala Moana Center, Level 2, 808.941.6161

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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