Photo courtesy of Brle Patisserie.
Sweet or savoury, it doesn’t matter how you season it, squash is the vegetable of autumn in Alberta.
From hummus to pie and other tasty dishes in-between, here are 6 different ways to enjoy squash around Calgary.
Avatara Pizza Roasted Squash Hummus
Always a great go-to for some tasty (and 100 per cent gluten-free) pizza, Avatara also serves up a relatively healthy side dish by way of roasted squash hummus and crispy falafel chips. If there are any leftovers, it makes for a great afternoon snack the next day, too.
3406 3 Ave. N.W., 403-457-4992, avatarapizza.com, @avataratweets
Brulee Patisserie Pumpkin Praline Tart
Pumpkin pie gets beautified at this popular Calgary bakery during the fall season. A light, spiced pumpkin custard topped with caramelized nuts and caramel sauce. It’s ok to have more than one slice.
722 11 Ave. S.W., 403-261-3064, brulee.ca
Crave Cupcakes Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice-flavoured everything and, of course, gourmet cupcakes are no less susceptible to the trend. Swing by one of Crave’s locations to pick up a few of these cinnamon and nutmeg desserts topped generously with a swirl of cream cheese icing. (Available Sept. 23 to Oct. 31.)
1107 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-270-2728, cravecupcakes.ca, @craveyyc
Klein / Harris Corn and Squash Soup
Saying farewell to summer (corn) and hello to autumn (squash) happens here at Klein in the form of a soup. Sip and stay warm over the lunch hour with a warming bowl of this vegetable soup topped with house-made red pepper relish.
110 8 Ave. S.W., 403-262-8100, kleinharris.com, @klnharris
The Main Dish Maple Squash Medley
Perfect as a light lunch during the work week or heated up at-home for a healthy dinner side dish, Main Dish’s roasted autumn squash, tossed in a maple dressing, is a perfect example of how to celebrate fall’s bounty.
903 General Ave. N.E., 403-265-3474, tmdish.com, @themaindish
The Pie Hole Pumpkin Pie with Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Crumble
Every grocery store has tables piled high with pumpkin pies at this time of year, so it’s always nice to find a pie that’s made with a little extra love. If you haven’t tried The Pie Hole yet, you are seriously missing out – most notably (and seasonally) on its big, beautiful pumpkin pie topped with a cranberry and pumpkin seed crumble. The only thing you’ve got to do is whip some cream.
8 Spruce Center S.W., 403-452-3960, thepiehole.ca, @pieholeyyc