Fall is in full swing, and even though you might be hating on autumn for making the weather cold, there is one silver lining: all the delicious fall desserts you can only eat during the season.
Forget Pumpkin Spice Lattes, because Montreal's best bakeries are crafting delectable desserts filled with the flavours of fall that put any psuedo-coffee drink to shame.
From cupcakes to pies to donuts, there's tons to try before the season is over. No shame if you do try them all, it is fall after all, and you're just packing on some extra layers before the winter winds come, right? Right.
Now enough with the chit-chat, lets get on to the best fall-themed desserts you simply need to eat in Montreal right now.
The Pumpkin Spice Brioche
Where to get it: Sophie Sucrée
One part brioche (which basically means cinnamon bun to me), one part pumpkin pie, all parts delicious. Oh, and it's entirely vegan too!
The Spiced Pumpkin Donut
Where to get it: Léché Desserts
Everything is better in donut form, even the white-girl-crack that is the PSL. Don't forget to try Léché's pumpkin pie donut, either, which features a legit piece of pie right on top.
Le gâteau Rougemont
Where to get it: Mamie Clafoutis
A sweet dough is complimented by a creamy filling topped with an abundance for apples that makes for an pie-cake fusion that is a celebration of the season's flavours. Advice from the bakers include sitting down while you eat a piece, because this dessert deserves to be enjoyed with some relaxation time.
Le pain pommes et érable
Where to get it: Première Moisson
Get at this portable sweet treat fast, because the maple-apple-y goodness will only be available at the esteemed Première Moisson 'til the end of October.
Le cœur coulant aux pommes et à l'érable
Where to get it: Juliette & Chocolat
Another apple-maple treat, this Juliette et Chocolat made dessert is literally oozing with the flavours of fall.
The Spiced Hot Chocolate Pie
Where to get it: Rustique Pie Kitchen
Moving away from all the fruit of fall, Rustique will take your taste buds to chocolate town with a twist on their Bonfire Pie. With a spiced chocolate ganache and a healthy dusting of cinnamon sugar, this dessert will warm you to your core.
The Caramel Apple Crumble
Where to get it: Boulangerie Patisserie Montebello
Basically you're getting all the tastiness of a caramel apple, just in pie form. Everything is better in pie form, so there's no doubt this fall dessert will please all of your sense.
The Pumpkin Spice Chai Cupcake
Where to get it: Dolce & Gateaux
What's better than pumpkin spice? Even spicier pumpkin spice! Chai out (pun!) a more sophisticated version of PSL-flavours with this October-themed cupcake available at Dolce & Gateaux.
The Maple-Bacon, Dulce de Leche, & Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Where to get it: Les Glaceurs
Les Glaceurs is going hard this fall, offering a Maple-Bacon cupcake (red velvet base with maple butter, maple buttercream frosting, caramelized bacon topping), a Dulche de Leche cupcake stuffed with vanilla caramel icing, and the classic pumpkin spice cupcake with some added white chocolate frosting and caramelized pumpkin seeds for good measure. Let the indulgence begin.
Le nouveau gâteau aux carottes
Where to get it: Mlles Gâteaux
A switch-up on the classic carrot cake, this "nouveau" version features candied pinapple, nougat, and walnuts. Plus, you can eat a whole one and not feel hella-guilty.
The Sweet & Scary Halloween
Where to get it: Simplement D Liche
While you could grab a delicious pumpkin cupcake from D Liche, why not go all out and ask them to create an epic Halloween dessert? D Liche is willing to take to take requests of every sort, so feel free to enjoy a delectable sweet that is equal parts spooky.