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My Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Butter

Pumpkin Butter - Another great thing to do with pumpkin puree is to turn it into butter. This spreadable spiced pumkin is great on everything from begals to pork chops.



Pumpkin Dip

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

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)

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

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.



37 comments:

Sassy Molassy said...

Holy yum! I'm looking for a good pumpkin cheesecake recipe for thanksgiving. I may have to try this one below.

Anonymous said...

this is definitely a keeper. been searching for more ideas on pumpkin. they all look so yummy, can't wait to try. thanks for sharing.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I'm gonna try out that pumpkin butter!

Kay Heritage said...

You have some fantastic pumpkin recipes, Kevin! BTW, I love that name, I have two Kevins at home, Sr. and Jr.!

Lauren said...

Awesome roundup of pumpkin recipes, Kevin! I can't get enough of the delicious orange squash this time of year :). In the past, I've used it only in sweet recipes, but I'm breaking out of my shell and experimenting with pumpkin in savory dishes as well. Pumpkin mac & cheese was a success... up next is a pumpkin beer & cheese soup!

millysminikitchen said...

I love all the seasonal pumpkin recipes at the moment :)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Love this list--I plan on trying a few ASAP! Thanks for sharing!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Great collection of pumpkin recipes. Just made pumpkin butter and roasted seeds. Planning a bundt cake today.

silvana maiorano said...

lllllllove this blog
yummi

the blissful baker said...

i love using pumpkin in desserts as well! your recipes all look so good! pumpkin pie is my favorite :)

Barbara said...

I just discovered your blog wich is so inspirful...
lovely!

pigpigscorner said...

Great list! I can't choose...

MaryBeth said...

I have made the pumpkin butter many times and we simply love it...but all of the pumpkin recipes look amazing Kevin.

First Time Homemakers said...

Thanks for posting this nice list, I especially like the idea of making my own pumpkin puree, and the mushroom gorgonzola pasta looks like an amazing combination of flavors!

Carol said...

You've got some wonderful pumpkin recipes, Kevin. I don't know which one I want to try first! :)

Maven said...

If I haven't alread told you this, your blog is one of my absolute favourite food blogs. I just love your recipes - and CAN'T WAIT to try the pumpkin turtle bread!!

Thanks for putting so much effort into sharing with your readers. It is appreciated.

Danielle said...

OOooo yum. I love the look of the pumpkin and mushroom pasta!

Kitchen Roadie said...

Thanks Kevin for all the pumpkin recipe ideas. Love the pictures! I'm going to give the soup a try this week!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I am sooo all over that pumpkin pasta recipe.

Thanks!!!

Edie Shaw-Ewald said...

Hi Kevin,

I love your pumpkin butter idea - I will use that in a cooking class! I bake, puree and freeze a dozen or more pie pumpkins every year.

How does a blogger have their blog posted on Food Journal?

Thanks

Edie

Jackie said...

it all looks amazing, my stomach is growling.

We Are Not Martha said...

I want to make all of these! But really I must start witht he pumpkin fritters :) Thanks for this amazing list!!

Sues

Anonymous said...

Seasonal cooking/eating is the best! The bins of pumpkins and squash everywhere are beautiful. Another suggestion: Pumpkin stuffed ravioli w/ browned butter, sage and toasted walnuts! I've made this twice already this autumn.

cheers
jake

Holly S. said...

I'm so gald I found this blog. You are my new favorite!!

{lovely little things} said...

Best list EVER!

Karen from Globetrotter Diaries said...

Thanks for all the pumpkin recipes! I usually see sweet ones so thanks for the savory ones too!

Marisa said...

Great roundup. The sweet treats look great, but I must say the savoury ones look even better!

Sophie said...

All of these recipes Rock, Kevin!!

I especially love the pumpkin fritters with the syrup on top,..lovely food!

katiez said...

Great recipe collection. I have tons of butternut squash - which I use the same as pumpkin.

Muneeba said...

I can't choose which of these top 10 I like best! SOOOOOOO good!

Bren said...

Great post! So many things to do with pumpkin. I just made a fabulous pumpkin spice flan and it was deeelish!

Melody Wey said...

Thanks for the fabulous list. I've just written about one of my favorites, pumpkin spice muffins, but have been looking for something else to make. Cheers!

http://paigeout.blogspot.com/2010/10/pumpkin-spice-muffins.html

Dinetonite said...

I am definitely going to try this recipe, it looks fantastic!

I think that whole grains are a very important thing to have in your routine diet.

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Dinetonite said...

You have missed my most favorite when it comes to pumpkin: Cold pumpkin soup.

Amy @ Chef Basket said...

Yummy! All the wonderful dishes that can be prepared with pumpkin. I really love this time of the year. Happy Thanksgiving!

Abel said...

Very delicious! Nice post, Thanks for your sharing.

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