Enjoy the Taste of the Season with These Delicious Pumpkin Recipes.
From now through most of the fall, pumpkins are in season and are used for decorations, for carving and for eating in various ways. You can, of course, use canned pumpkin, but why not try fresh pumpkin too? It is rich and creamy always makes a big difference in the taste of a recipe. These yummy pumpkin recipes will make great use of the availability of the vegetable and will also add to your Thanksgiving table in a delicious way.
Cooking with pumpkin is not just about making a traditional pumpkin pie. Think outside the box and combine it with other ingredients for best results.
Thanksgiving is a time for a LOT of different desserts on your table. These individual sized pumpkin swirled cheesecakes are the perfect size to allow guests to add a little bit more of something else and not feel like they have overindulged!
This pumpkin dip not only uses fresh pumpkin to make the dip, it is also served right in a carved out pumpkin shell. Taco sauce, red peppers and mushrooms give it a southwest flavor. Get the recipe here.Canned pumpkin combined with cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar makes a great tasting dip to get a holiday party started. Serve it with your favorite crackers or some sliced veggies. A fan of my Recipe page on Facebook submitted this creamy pumpkin dip.Roasted pumpkin seeds make a wonderfully tasty and healthy snack. They are easy to prepare and this recipe seasons them with smoked paprika and olive oil. See how to make them here.Everyone loves a good latte. This delicious recipe uses pumpkin spiced marshmallows as well as pumpkin puree and a great blend of spices to flavor the latte. See how to make it on A Simple Pantry.Start your Thanksgiving morning off to a healthy start with these whole wheat pumpkin muffins from Natural Chow. They use coconut oil as the fat and have a great blend of spices. Get the recipe. If you will be cooking with pumpkin a lot over the holidays, you will definitely be interested in this home made pumpkin pie spice mix. It is made from spices you probably have on hand, so you don’t need to spend to buy a store bought version. Get the mix at The Rising Spoon.If you don’t like the idea of using canned pumpkin, make your own pumpkin puree! Heather at Real The Kitchen and Beyond shows us how to do it in 6 easy steps.Now this is what I call a pumpkin dessert! Pumpkin cheesecake with brown sugar streusel from DIY Budget Girl. Get the recipe here.Looking for some more ways to use your pumpkins? Try one of these delicious ideas.
What is your favorite way to prepare pumpkin this time of the year?