Bartram House Bakery
4120 Washington St.
McMurray, PA 153`7
If you are looking for a fall dessert after a nice lunch or you want to go right for the sweet stuff, the Bartram House Bakery has some wonderful options. Enjoy a classic apple dumpling with sweet, fresh juicy baked apples and a homemade, beautiful classic pie crust. If you are looking for something a little bit different, Bartram House also offers a s’mores dessert bar of marshmallow, chocolate ganache and graham. The campfire favorite is the perfect dessert for chilly nights around the fire pit. Pastries at the Bartram House Bakery average $3.99 each and other seasonal desserts may be available fresh baked on a daily basis.
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
800 Vinial St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Just as summer ends, its time to celebrate Oktoberfest, which the Germans celebrate in September. For this reason, German food is frequently associated with fall. If you are looking for a night out with rich beer, wurst and schnitzel, Penn Brewing has just what you’re looking for. Top your meal off with the perfect autumn dessert, warm apple strudel. For just $3.99, enjoy Penn Brewing’s homemade strudel with apples, raisins and cinnamon topped with vanilla sauce.
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1516 Coraopolis Heights Road
Moon Twp, PA 15108
If the weather is still nice, Hyeholde is the perfect place to enjoy Autumn’s beauty along with a perfect dessert. With outdoor dining in its woodsy setting, Hyeholde is the perfect place to watch the leaves change. Hyeholde’s new patio seating, complete with large stone fire place may be the perfect place to enjoy an early evening meal. For dessert, try the caramel walnut tarts, which have ginger creme anglaise with white chocolate ginger ice cream. The caramel, nuts and ginger spice bring in the warm and earthy taste of fall for just $7.99.
The Pie Place
1775 N. Highland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
If pie is your passion, the Pie Place in Upper St. Clair is a great place to relax and enjoy a slice. Not only can you get a classic autumn treat, apple pie, but there are other wonderful seasonal fruit pies to choose from. The strawberry rhubarb pie combines the last flavors of summer with the late season sweetness of rhubarb. It is available by special order, so be sure to call ahead for this special treat.
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Priory Fine Pastries
528 East Ohio St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Priory Fine Pastries, located on the North Side, is known for its beautifully decorated fresh pastries. It is also a great place to pick up some seasonal goodies. Priory offers large pecan rolls available for $1.90 and zucchini bread for $1.75. You can also pick up the granddaddy of all autumn desserts, a pumpkin pie, for $11.99, perfect for any meal from the first leaf changing to the last snowfall.
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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.