Fall treats ppecmk

Pumpkin season is here once again

Image: Shutterstock

Jim's Small Batch Bakery

Always known for its French classics and hand-crafted artisan bread, Jim's Small Batch Bakery has some yummy fall treats this season. 

Pumpkin-Vanilla Crème Brulee: roasted sugar pumpkin, whose flesh is pureed with a variety of spices (think cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg), then mixed with egg yolks, brown sugar, heavy cream and vanilla bean. After the crème brulee has chilled, it's sprinkled with sugar and torched to produce a crispy outer shell.  Maple-candied pumpkin seeds and cinnamon sticks make for festive toppings.

Pumpkin Almond Croissant Bites: Flaky, buttered croissant that’s split and spread with delicate almond frangipane and spiced pumpkin pie filling. The crust is comprised of candied almonds and pumpkin seeds and then baked until perfectly crunchy. Powdered sugar tops it all off.

Broomsticks: Perfectly spiced lebkuchens (a German cookie similar to gingerbread) are cut into long strips and baked until crunchy, then dipped in dark chocolate.

Cakes by Ron

Known for its seasonal variety of cupcakes, Cakes by Ron is featuring some cupcakes that are perfect for the fall season. Here are two notables.

Pumpkin pie cupcakes: Made from a white flour base with pumpkin pie spice and pureed pumpkin. The frosting is made with heavy cream, cream cheese, Bavarian cream, and pumpkin pie spice. 

Candy corn cupcakes: The most popular among Ron's younger customers, this cupcake features a buttercream frosting with a swirl of white, yellow, and orange.

Der Dutchman

One of Sarasota's most popular Amish kitchens, Der Dutchman's got an array of pumpkin treats this fall season.

Pumpkin whoopie pies: Pumpkin-flavored soft cookies with a cream cheese frosting center.

Pumpkin doughnuts: With your choice of glazed or cream cheese icing

Pumpkin cake rolls: A moist, cylinder-shaped pumpkin cake frosted with cream cheese icing; when cut, you get a pretty swirl of frosting.

Pumpkin bread: Moist and perfectly spiced with pumpkin pie flavors.

Buttermilk Handcrafted Food

Note that the menu changes every two weeks.

Pumpkin scones: Made with fresh pumpkin and cream cheese, topped with caramel icing and spiced with ancho peppers.


A French bakery that specializes in authentic bread and pastries. 

Pumpkin mousse cake: topped with crumbles of delicious biscoff and can be purchased as individual slices or a whole cake.

Filed under
Show Comments
In this Article

Editor’s Pick

Rendez-Vous French Bakery & Delicatessan

$$ Bakery, French Multiple Locations

Chef Joël Garcia opened Rendez-Vous in late 2015, baking up a mind-bending mix of savory loaves, morning-time sweets and after-dinner desserts. Garcia’s croi...

Editor’s Pick

Buttermilk Handcrafted Food

$$ American, Bakery 5520 Palmer Blvd.

Part Southern comfort, part heartland throwback, the baked goods at Buttermilk include layered, buttery biscuits slathered with salty gravy, cinnamon rolls t...

Der Dutchman

$$ American, Breakfast/Brunch 3713 Bahia Vista St.

Der Dutchman serves up classic American cuisine in Sarasota's Pinecraft neighborhood. You'll find staples like broasted chicken, roast turkey, meatloaf and b...

Cakes by Ron

$$ Bakery 3520 Fruitville Road

The very first custom cake shop to open in Sarasota in 1986. The shop is locally owned and operated by Ron Zammit and his two children, Nathan and Laura. Cup...

Jim's Small Batch Bakery Closed

$ Breakfast/Brunch 2336 Gulf Gate Drive

Made-from-scratch artisan breads, pastries and desserts—sourdough bread, almond croissants and sticky toffee pudding to name a few. Sandwiches, soups and quiches available for lunch, too.