For once, I got something other than banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery in the West Village. This month, it seems only right to eat a pumpkin dessert if the option makes itself present. Behind the glass cases were rows and rows of petite pumpkin cheesecakes, each topped with whipped cream and crushed pecans. As for the crust? A lovely gingersnap-pecan. The cheesecake itself was sweet, heavy with pumpkin, and rich, but lacking in spices. Satisfying, though nowhere among the best. Also spotted: pumpkin cupcakes and pumpkin spice cakes, though considering with my track record with Magnolia's cake products, I'd stick with puddings, pies, and cheesecakes.
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