Boston’s Best Autumn Desserts

October 3, 2012 4:00 AM

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Nothing says Fall in New England like flavored desserts featuring pumpkin, pecans, apples and other seasonal ingredients. Some of Boston’s best restaurants have created special dishes to show their appreciation for Autumn – including cheesecakes, fruit crisps and even a twist on the traditional tiramisu. Available now until the holidays, these Fall desserts end every meal on the perfect sweet note.
finale Bostons Best Autumn Desserts


One Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-3184

Executive pastry chef Nicole Coady is always tweaking the menu at Finale to offer seasonal selections. She will be serving a plated pumpkin cheesecake now through Dec. 31 for $8.99. This decadent dish consists of a creamy pumpkin cheesecake with a cinnamon anglaise and dark chocolate florentine, along with a golden raisin compote. In addition to the cheesecake, they’ll serve up traditional desserts such as chocolate bourbon pecan pie featuring their salty pie dough, bourbon-laced filling and plenty of pecans, which is available for $16.99 for an eight-inch pie and $22.99 for a 10-inch. Other seasonal favorites locals love include the apple cranberry crumble pie for $14.99 for an eight-inch pie and $19.99 for a 10-inch pie, with its flaky pie crust and lightly spiced apples, tart cranberries and buttery crumble topping.

Related: Guide To Boston Area Pumpkin Picking Patches

bhb Bostons Best Autumn Desserts

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Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
25 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-1133
www.beaconhillhotel.comBeacon Hill Hotel & Bistro also utilizes seasonal New England classic flavors. From now through December, for $8, it offers two special desserts. Enjoy baked crab apples coated in luscious caramel and filled with peanuts. To compliment the sweet treat, the apples are served alongside sage ice cream. Don’t miss out on spiced pumpkin budino, an Italian pudding cake featuring spiced pumpkin puree and topped with roasted chestnuts and candied ginger.

Related: Boston’s Best Tasting Menus

legal harborside Bostons Best Autumn Desserts

Roof deck of the new Legal Harborside in Boston

Legal Harborside
270 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 477-2900 locals flock to Legal Harborside for the roof deck and fresh seafood, the desserts are also worth a visit. Pastry chef Kristin Wilson has thought up delicious desserts this autumn to embrace the changing of the seasons, which will be available on the first floor of the restaurant from now until January. Amongst the dessert options, guests may indulge in a warm pear and maple crisp with vanilla ice cream for $5.95. Chefs here take local pears, maple syrup, raisins and candied ginger and then pile on a crumb topping made up of oats, flour, brown sugar, sugar, ground ginger and butter for one of the most delicious desserts in the area. Also enjoy the cranberry swirl cheesecake with cranberry-raspberry compote, also for $5.95. Its graham cracker crust compliments vanilla cheesecake with swirls of cranberry puree, using local cranberries, for a memorable end to a seafood feast.

salvatores Bostons Best Autumn Desserts

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545 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 542-5555’s is quickly becoming a local favorite, with locations in downtown Boston and beyond. For fall, it’s changing up the traditional tiramisu recipe and putting a local, seasonal spin on the dish. For its New England harvest tiramisu, ladyfingers are dipped in Myers dark rum and layered with a unique compote of apples and dried cranberries. They top off the tiramisu with lightly spiced whipped cinnamon custard and put on a touch of cinnamon to finish it off.  Available at all of its locations now, guests may try this special for $9.

tip tap Bostons Best Autumn Desserts

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The Tip Tap Room
138 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA 02114
(857) 350-3344
thetiptaproom.comNewcomer to the Beacon Hill area, The Tip Tap Room, also has a fall dessert worth mentioning. Executive chef and owner Brian Poe is keeping with the theme of the restaurant for this autumnal dish by creating dessert tips. The restaurant is known for the wide variety of meat and fish tips it dishes out alongside plenty of taps to enjoy drinks from. Now it also offers a dessert – cinnamon spices apple tips, to please any diner. For $6.50, they are served with pecan and caramel strudel ice cream, which makes a perfect combination.

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