Pumpkin or Pecan: What Is The Best Flavor For Fall?
Which Should You Choose?
Imagine yourself in this scenario: You’re at a holiday shindig. You’ve just eaten a terrific meal surrounded by family and friends. Ambling over to the dessert table, you begin to decide between the possible options from which to choose. You could have a slice of something pumpkin, like pumpkin cake or pumpkin cheesecake, or you could have a slice of pie, pecan, fudge, or fudge pecan. Which dessert do you put on your plate?
To help yourself decide, a little voice in your head poses the question, “Which fall flavor reigns supreme - pumpkin or pecan?”
Pumpkin or Pecan?.... Pumpkin or Pecan?...
What a tricky question. Both are amazing fall flavors but deciding which is the better of the two is like trying to pin down your all-time favorite movie. It’s totally based on the mood you’re in, right?! I mean either way you choose, you’ll be walking away with a delicious dessert. So really there’s no way to go wrong. But for some reason, no other decision in your life has ever felt this high stakes. Heck! Naming your first child was less stressful!
As sudden gurgling noise shakes your concentration as you realize your stomach is growling impatiently. “That’s it!” You think. “A decision MUST be made!...” and yet the dessert server in your hand remains motionless, suspended in midair, hovering above all your options.
Believe it or not, this kind of indecisiveness when choosing between Collin Street Bakery desserts is an actual medical condition commonly referred to as ‘Cant-pick-a-dessert-itus’ sometimes referred to as ‘I-want-a-bite-of-each-phobia.’
Common symptoms of this condition include envious glances at others’ plates, furrowed brows when glancing at your own plate, and fear of an unsatisfied sweet tooth. If this condition is not cured it can progress to the most severe symptom, dessert regret.
Luckily for you, there are two tried and true cures for this ailment. The first treatment involves reading the delicious descriptions of each dessert so a fully informed dessert decision can be made, thereby alleviating dessert regret. So here we go…
Our Delicious Fall Dessert Details
Our Pumpkin Cake is fit for a President! In fact, our mouthwateringly moist and aromatic pumpkin cake has graced the White House’s holiday table almost every year. First crafted over twenty-five years ago by Chef Roland Mesnier, the Head Pastry Chef at the U.S. White House, this cake combines bold pumpkin puree and traditional holiday spices. Accompanied by a half-pint of velvety, pumpkin-cream cheese icing, a slice of this moist cake is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Our Pumpkin Cheesecake is a cool weather adaptation on a sweet summer treat. It all starts when we combine creamy, pumpkin puree with traditional, holiday spices into our classic cheesecake filling. Made with real dairy butter, rich cream, and whole eggs, and sweetened with honey, our filling is then hand-poured atop our homemade-style, graham cracker crust. Baked till set and beautifully golden brown, one bite of this cake will have everyone saying thanks for the arrival of sweater weather.
If you are searching for the perfect pie, we’ve got you covered with this classic our Pecan Pie. We layer rich, nutty pecans atop a base of silky, caramel-like custard made with whole eggs and brown sugar. Baked inside a light, flaky crust till golden brown, a slice of this pie is best enjoyed à la carte or accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A delightful combination of crunchy and smooth textures, just one bite of this pie will have you wanting more.
Can’t decide between a slice of fudge pie and a slice of pecan pie? Our Deep Dish Fudge Pecan Pie is the perfect compromise. This dessert hybrid is certain to catch everyone’s attention. Made with whole eggs and rich cocoa butter, we layer toasted pecans atop a base of silky, fudge custard. Baked inside a light, flaky crust till golden brown, this pie indulges both chocolate and nut lovers.
Have You Made Your Decision Yet?
After reading our delicious dessert details have you been able to decide which is the best fall flavor, pumpkin or pecan? Are you still plagued by ‘Can’t-pick-a-dessert-itus,’ now even more torn because you want a slice of everything? Luckily for you, there is one more treatment.
Just take a slice of each! Obviously simple, this course of action is the most commonly overlooked but the easiest to implement. Taking a slice of each means absolutely zero dessert regret and guaranteed dessert satisfaction. You can trust us. We are dessert professionals.