Pumpkin Pie

The 9 Greatest Pumpkin Recipes

October 25, 2013

You spot a flash of orange out of the corner of your eye. There it is again! Either you really wanta Fanta, you're being followed by a rogue basketball team or...it's fall! You're finally allowed to buy the tiny, adorable day-glo-orange pumpkins from the grocery store and arrange them on your porch, you're finally allowed to carve grins and grimaces and reap the rewards, you're finally allowed to...

Make recipes with pumpkin! Yes, that was an order. We know, we know: these recipes use canned pumpkin and are therefore not specifically autumnal. And if you want to make some Salted Pumpkin Crème Brûlée in July, we salute you. Let your pumpkin flag fly.  

But while they're technically for all year round, these pumpkin recipes taste especially nice accompanied by crisp autumn leaves underfoot, pink wind-whipped cheeks, and a nice glass of hot boozy cider. Oh, and family and loved ones and all that. Great pumpkins, we pay homage to your smile-inducing presence with these recipes.  

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Pumpkin Rugelach with Sage and Walnuts by arielleclementine

Pumpkin Rugelach on Food52


Salted Pumpkin Crème Brûlée by EmilyC 

Salted Pumpkin Creme Brulee on Food52


Pumpkin Christmas Bread by mrslarkin

Pumpkin Christmas Bread on Food52


Salted Pumpkin Caramels by cheese1227

Salted Pumpkin Caramels on Food52


Pasta al Forno with Pumpkin and Pancetta by Merrill Stubbs

Pasta al Forno with Pumpkin and Pancetta


Honey Pumpkin Biscuits by Beth Kirby

Honey Pumpkin Biscuits on Food52


You Won't Believe It's Vegan Pumpkin Pie by Gena Hamshaw

You Won't Believe It's Vegan Pumpkin Pie on Food52


Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Merrill Stubbs

Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies on Food52


How to Make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Without a Recipe by Marian Bull

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds on Food52



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MaureenAspen October 27, 2013
all look great, but @NYTimes Pumpkin Pannacotta belongs on this list!
molly Y. October 25, 2013
pumpkinsplosion! those rugelach are going to look GREAT at the thanksgivukkah table.