pumpkin flan

A Fall flan with pumpkin pie spiced pepitas and pumpkin-ale caramel at South Water Kitchen in Chicago. 

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To many diners’ delight, the pumpkin spice trend will continue to dominate dessert menus this fall. While classic desserts like pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin spice cake and pumpkin pie remain menu constants, some chefs are using different textures and techniques to prove that there’s more than a few ways to do pumpkin. 

“Pumpkin is the go-to fall ingredient, but I wanted to do something a little different,” said Roger Waysok, chef at South Water Kitche

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