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Top Pumpkin Treats In Las Vegas

October 16, 2013 5:00 AM

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(Photo credit: Ethel M Chocolates)

(Photo credit: Ethel M Chocolates)

Fall means the smell of leaves on the ground, cooler nights with the nip of a chill in the air and pumpkin treats in the bakeries and stores. From our very own chocolate factory to bakeries and ice cream shops, there’s a pumpkin treat just right for everyone’s taste.

(Photo credit: Ethel M Chocolates)

(Photo credit: Ethel M Chocolates)

Ethel M Chocolate Factory
2 Cactus Graden Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 435-2655
www.ethelm.com

Ethel M’s has some special fall and holiday treats planned for its guests and one of the favorites is a pumpkin pie truffle. Delicious, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth delectable and down-right addictive, this has been a seasonal favorite of visitors and locals for years, and this autumn is no exception. This treat will be available in the “design your own box” case and in special pre-packaged seasonal collections. Take a stroll in the beautiful cactus garden, get your free sample and be prepared to be amazed. Pumpkin truffles can only be found at Henderson’s own chocolatier, Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory, where treats are prepared without preservatives and in small batches to match the original recipes first made in 1911.

(Photo credit: Freed's Bakery)

(Photo credit: Freed’s Bakery)

Freed’s Bakery
9815 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89183
(702) 456-7762
www.freedsbakery.com

Starting at Thanksgiving, Freed’s Bakery will be creating its pumpkin specialties. The first event is the unveiling of the incredible pumpkin pie, but Freed’s will also be adding pumpkin cheesecake (a New York-style cheesecake infused with lots of delicious pumpkin and spices) and pumpkin black and whites that mimic the East Coast favorite. Pumpkin will also be featured in either the wildly popular pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes or the bakery may just opt for a sliced, rolled version of pumpkin sponge cake with cream cheese icing layered in between. You’ll surely feel well satisfied and in the holiday spirit with delicious treats from this bakery.

Related: Top Autumn Desserts in Las Vegas

(Photo credit: Dainty Cakes Bakery)

(Photo credit: Dainty Cakes Bakery)

Dainty Cakes Bakery
2708 N Green Valley Parkway
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 434-2554
www.daintycakesbakery.com

Dainty Cakes Bakery specializes in cakes for every special occasion, from original birthday to wedding creations, but that’s not all. No one makes seasonal pumpkin pies like Dainty Cakes and the word is out that it will once again be tempting our taste buds with this fall favorite. Thick, perfectly spiced and beautiful enough to serve for company but so delicious you’ll want to serve it several times during the holidays, it’s the ideal treat for a special occasion.

(Photo credit: Layers Bakery)

(Photo credit: Layers Bakery)

Layers Bakery
665 S. Green Valley Parkway
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 221-2253
www.layersbakery.com

Layers specializes in treats not offered anywhere else in Las Vegas, including some of the most beautiful cakes around. Its selection is vast and mouth watering, and its pies are a very special treat. When you think of fall, you have to consider Layers’ pumpkin pie that features organic pumpkin baked in an all-butter pastry crust, topped with scrumptious whipped cream. Descriptions such as “amazing” or “delectable” don’t do it justice.

(Photo credit: Great Harvest)

(Photo credit: Great Harvest Bread Company)>

Great Harvest Bread Company
2520 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Suite 160
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 459-3663
www.greatharvesthorizonridge.com

Great Harvest currently features a totally amazing pumpkin chocolate bread, and during the holidays, it spices things up with a pumpkin spice loaf that is out of this world. This bakery strives for perfection and that “homemade” quality in everything it does, and the wholesome flavors always shine through, making it a Vegas favorite. Always serving the best quality products that are delicious, with perfect flavors and textures, Great Harvest is one of Las Vegas’ favorite bakeries.

Related: Top Pumpkin Dishes In Las Vegas

Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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