Apple Fritters, Pear Shortbread and Three Other Metro Phoenix Fall Treats That Involve Absolutely No Pumpkin

Don't leave a pear lonely at Urban Cookies.
Don't leave a pear lonely at Urban Cookies.
Photo by Kate Crowley

Looking for fall treats not covered in orange frosting? We've got five treats in metro Phoenix that will make you the office hero.

See also: - Seven Pumpkin Treats in Metro Phoenix

Urban Cookies' Roasted Pear Shortbread - This little gem is just one of many seasonal treats at Urban Cookies (German chocolate cupcakes are also available) and it is simple, elegant and delicious. Light, buttery and moist, Urban Cookies' pear creation doesn't disappoint. Pears are a pretty glorious fall fruit and you won't want to miss this sign of the season.

Bosa Donuts' Apple Fritter - Everyone should have a guilty pleasure and if you don't have one yet, Bosa Donuts is a good place to start. We should warn you, apple fritters are not the prettiest of donuts, but they complement coffee perfectly. Most Bosa Donuts locations have a drive-thru, which means a fall feast of coffee and donuts is just within an arm's reach.

Augustina's Brandied Cinnamon Bread Pudding - Available at local AJ's Fine Food stores and Cracker's & Co this sweet treat is truly sinful and yet not too heavy. A gourmet dish, regardless of whether you eat it out of the plastic container from AJ's or served up at Crackers, bread pudding can be eaten cold or hot, which is perfect for Arizona. Not that we're judging. We'd never do that. But um, you might want to buy more than one.

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