Go beyond pumpkin spice latte with these seasonal specialties
Pumpkin Pie Fudge (Hilliards Chocolates, various locations, hilliardscandy.com, pictured): Available at its three retails stores south of Boston as well as online, this handmade, rich delight from the fourth generation chocolatiers is served in an adorable miniature pie tin.
Great Pumpkin Ale (Cambride Brewing Co., 1 Kendall Square, Bldg. 100, Cambridge, 617-494-1994, cambridgebrewingcompany.com): Whether at the original brew pub in Kendall Square or at select local bars and restaurants, spiced beer fans can enjoy New England’s original gourd-inspired brew through Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin Tortelloni (Amrheins, 80 West Broadway, 617-268-6189, amrheinsboston.com): A mix of savory and sweet, this stuffed pasta accompanied by sauteed onions, mushrooms, Marsala wine, a hint of cream and topped with shaved Parmesan cheese and truffle oil is part of the autumn menu at South Boston’s oldest restaurant and bar.
Pumpkin Pie (Flour Bakery & Cafe, various locations, flourbakery.com): The acclaimed local bakery chain offers its own take on the fall classic—whole or by the slice—as the November pie of the month.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream (J.P. Licks, various locations, jplicks.com): Ice cream is a year-round indulgence in these parts, as evidenced by this local fave’s latest creamy creation, which is a blend of spiced, pureed pumpkin and graham crackers with New York-style cheesecake ice cream.