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10 Pumpkin Dishes to Try in Houston: #7 Pumpkin Cheesecake at The Chocolate Bar

In 2010, I had a grand ol' time scouring Houston for outstanding pumpkin dishes. One year later I'm older, definitely not wiser, and still in love with orange squash. So from now until Thanksgiving I'll be counting down (again) 10 Pumpkin Dishes to Try in Houston. Forks at the ready!

The Chocolate Bar is probably not the first place you think of when it comes to pumpkin fare. Their decadent concoctions, like the magnificent "Any Day's A Holiday" cake aren't exactly fruit-forward desserts.

Sunny in hue, the pumpkin cheesecake ($6.95/slice) certainly stands out among The Chocolate Bar's darker, more cocoa-heavy offerings. The only real chocolate to be found is in the buttery, crunchy crust. But that's just fine. When the power of squash combines with white chocolate and cream cheese, intense tastes and textures emerge. A toss of candied pecans, and you've got an over-the-top autumnal dessert. Fall flavors to the nth power, so to speak.

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This cake could easily supplant the average pumpkin pie on Turkey Day, though the latter is certainly more traditional and cheaper. But what's money? And screw tradition! Hold Thanksgiving on a Friday, eat Chinese food, and serve pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.


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