I finally cracked open a can of pumpkin. I figure if it's cold enough to have the heat running, I can stop holding on to the last rays of summer light and finally accept that it's gone, and subsequently drown my sorrows in canned pumpkin. It's the only thing that makes fall bearable, in my opinion. Pumpkin crème brûlée seemed like an obvious choice, especially now that I finally have a crème brûlée torch to my name (yay, cookbook for giving me an excuse to get one!) Throw in some swoon-worthy Uganda vanilla beans from my Food Blog Forum swag bag (thanks, Beanilla!) and you have yourself one heck of a fall dessert. Call it a gateway dessert, if you will, paving the way for many more sweet amber treats to come. I have a feeling there will be a lot of them.