4 Holiday Desserts You Need to Try on the East End

From Junda’s (above) to Tate’s, the East End is home to some excellent bakeries. • Photo by Estefany Molina

Where are the best holiday-inspired desserts on Long Island? They’re right here, in your very own backyard. Long Island’s East End has some of the most delicious holiday desserts around. This is the season of sugar and spice, of nutmeg and pumpkin and end-of-fall delights. Here’s our round-up of some of the best desserts around for your 2019 holiday.

The Apple Strudel at Junda’s Crust and Crumbs

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In Jamesport, insiders in the know flock to Junda’s Crust and Crumbs for one specific holiday delight: the apple strudel. Enormous logs of thin, buttery dough are rolled full of sliced apples and sugar, the result of which is a flaky, addictive dessert. It’s a German tradition transported to the North Fork of Long Island, and one you should definitely embrace this holiday season.

The Pumpkin Tea Loaves at Tate’s Bake Shop

These spiced, sweet tea loaves, which are studded with walnuts, are the perfect serve-anytime dessert (which is a gentle way of saying: Yes, you can eat these cakes for breakfast without feeling bad about it). Full of sugar, spice, and everything nice, they are the perfect addition to your holiday home.

The Chocolate-Pecan Pie at Fairview Farm at Mecox

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Chocolate pecan on your Thanksgiving menu yet?

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Everything about this pie is magic, from the crunchy pecans to the rich and sweet chocolate filling to the lard-based piecrust. Meredith Ludlow makes her pies and then freezes them, so you can enjoy this confection hot from the oven, the way it’s meant to be. For the chocolate-averse, the Ludlows make a traditional pecan pie, too.

The Pumpkin Amaretto Tiramisu Cake at the Sag Harbor Baking Company

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Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!🎄

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Thankfully, pumpkin season doesn’t end with Thanksgiving. Carry the pumpkin straight through to the end of the year with this all-encompassing dessert, which incorporates the best of both worlds: sweet and creamy tiramisu and a spicy backbone of pumpkin.

Read more: A Sweet Tooth’s Guide to 15 of Long Island’s Best Holiday Desserts