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My Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes


Halloween is almost here and I am up to my ears in pumpkins; pie pumpkins for eating that is! Pumpkin is one of my favourite fall ingredients and I am always searching for and trying tasty new pumpkin recipes. Over the years I have used pumpkin in a wide variety of sweet and savoury dishes including soups, pastas, cakes, muffins, buns, cookies and even some drinks. Given all of the pumpkins around at the stores these days I though I would take the time to share with you my current favourite pumpkin recipes. A lot of these recipes call for pumpkin puree and although it is convenient to buy it canned it is also very easy to make at home. Since pumpkin puree freezes well I like to roast a bunch of pumpkins up to freeze the puree so that I can enjoy it throughout the winter. When you are making these pumpkin recipes keep in mind that you can save the seeds and use them to make a healthy and tasty toasted pumpkin seed snack.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie - Dessert is certainly where it is at when it comes to pumpkin and a pumpkin pie has to be one of the best ways to enjoy some pumpkin. This pumpkin pie recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other time for that matter!

Pumpkin White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cookies

Pumpkin White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cookies - Pumpkin puree works surprisingly well in cookies and I always enjoy adding some to my favourite white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies!

Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate - Along with the pumpkins comes cooler weather which is the perfect time to pull out this recipe for a pumpkin pie white hot chocolate which is the perfect way to stay warm and indulge in some pumpkin.

Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Buns with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Buns with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting - Pumpkin can also make your mornings special by having these pumpkin pie cinnamon rolls for breakfast and the holidays are the perfect time to whip up a batch!

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.

Pumpkin Pie French Toast

Pumpkin Pie French Toast - Another great way to use pumpkin for breakfast is to mix some into your french toast batter for some pumpkin pie french toast.

Pumpkin Gnocchi in a Brown Butter and Sage Sauce

Pumpkin Gnocchi in a Brown Butter and Sage Sauce - Pumpkin also makes some really nice pumpkin gnocchi and it goes well in a simple browned butter and crispy fried sage sauce.

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage - Although pumpkin goes really well in sweet dishes for breakfast, this savoury pumpkin quiche with sage and tangy blue cheese has to be one of my favourite pumpkin breakfasts.

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!

Roasted Pumpkin, Pancetta and Sage Soup

Roasted Pumpkin, Pancetta and Sage Soup - This pumpkin soup with pancetta, sage and a smoked turkey leg is another great way to keep warm while enjoying even more pumpkin!


Girlie Blogger said...

With a sweet tooth, I think your pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake will be my faves. Ever try pumpkin curry? You won't disappoint.

Cara said...

awesome roundup, Kevin. It's making me very hungry for dessert!

Amy said...

I LOOOOOVE Pumpkin, especially Gnocchi! You also should try Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Hyosun Ro said...

Everything looks so good! Pumpkin pie is my favorite, although I'd really like to try your pumpkin gnocchi.

Anonymous said...

Do you have any substitutions that you can recommend for sage? I love sage but can't eat it right now.

Jeff @ said...

I love pumpkin pie. These recipes will come in handy this Halloween.

Joanne said...

I really need to do something like this over on my blog, but I don't think I could pick just 10! These are great choices Kevin!

Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living said...

So much pumpkin deliciousness! I can't seem to get enough =).

warmvanillasugar said...

I don't even know where to start! Everything sounds so yummy.

Kevin said...

Girlie Blogger: Pumpkin works well in curries! I particularly enjoy Japanese style curries with it.

Kevin said...

Anonymous: For a lot of my pumpkin recipes that call for sage you could either skip it altogether or use another herb like rosemary or marjoram instead.

Brandi said...

Pumpkin White Chocolate mac cookies! I think I fell in love!

Eri said...

They are all delicious Kevin!
Have a nice day!

aBroad said...

These all look like Keepers !
The one pumpkin recipe that got away was the spicy soup that we had in Jamaica one year .. I will always remember that :)
We don't have Thanksgiving where we live now, it is summer also .. I think the pumpkin gnocchi look good for now :)

Kathryn said...

Must. Get. Pumpkin. Now.

Anonymous said...

You're a lifesaver! I've been looking all over for a good pumpkinee recipe to take to a brunch potluck.
Thank you so very much for saving me so much time!!!!!

bellini said...

They all look incredibly delicious Kevin!!!

Ashlea Taylor said...

All of these pumpkin recipes look fantastic! I love making gnocchi and have never tried pumpkin. Will put on my to do list!

Kelsey said...

A lot of people stop eating pumpkin after Thanksgiving, but I'm going to milk this for as long as I can.

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