It is that time of year again, the time where there are pumkins everywhere. Every time I go to the grocery store, there they are, an army of pumpkins staring at me and I can't help but think that I could pick up just one more. As soon as I get home with it I start thinking about what I can do with it. Will it be something new or one of my favourite ways of enjoying pumpkins. Speaking of my favourite pumpkin dishes, this is probably a good time to share them with you!
Before I get into the roundup I present to you, two recipes that are good to know before you get started making anything with pumpkin.
Pumpkin Puree - A lot of pumpkin recipes start out with pumpkin puree and although canned is convienient, making your own is easy. Pumpkin puree also freezes well so make a lot now and enjoy it throughout the winter.
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds - Don't throw away those pumpin seeds as you can easily toast them to make a tasty and healthy snack.
Without further ado, my 10 favourite pumpkin recipes:
Pumpkin Pie - Hands down, my favourite thing to do with pumpkin is to make pumpkin pie and once you have the puree it is pretty easy to make!
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake - If you like pumpkin pie and if you are a fan of cheesecake then you will definitely love this pie which combines the two! Top it off with some caramel sauce to make it even more decadently delicious.
Sweet Pumpkin Fritters - These pumpkin fritters topped with a spiced honey/syrup were an experiment that turned out to be amazingly good and so quick and easy to to make as well!
Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake Turtle Bread - This pumpkin bread has it all with pumpkin, cheesecake, caramel, chocolate and nuts. I can barely get away with calling this a bread and eating it for breakfast but it is so good to do.
Sour Cream Pumpkin Coffee Cake - Speaking of breakfasts, this coffeecake with a layer of pumpkin pie in the middle is the perfect way to start off a chilly autumn day.
Pumpkin Dip - This pumpkin dip is pretty much a dip version of a pumpkin cheesecake and thus it the perfect way to eat pumpkin cheesecake before or after dinner.
Pumpkin and Mushroom Pasta with Gorgonzola - So far everything has been sweet but pumpkin also works well in savoury dished like this one. Sweet pumpkin goes especially well with creamy and tangy gorgonzola cheese.
Savoury Pumpkin Pie (Kolokithopita) - This savoury pumpkin pie all wrapped up in light and flaky phyllo was inspired by spankopita.
Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup - With the cooler days rolling in soups are perfect for the menu and creamy black beans pair well with sweet pumpkin in this hearty soup.