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I’m so old I remember when pumpkin was something you carved, not something you put in your coffee. I do like a pumpkin spice latte, though, so there will be no complaining from me! I wanted to put together a collection of pumpkin recipes for you to try this fall…er, should I say, pumpkin spice season.
I looked for recipes that I plan to try, or have already made. I’ll be sure to let you know which ones I’ve already road tested for you.
And in case you have picky eaters like I do, I’ll give you a tip. Years ago, when my boys adamantly refused to eat anything with the word ‘pumpkin’ in it, I began adding a dash of molasses and calling it ‘gingerbread’. Sometimes I wouldn’t even add the molasses. It’s a similar spice combination. Hey, we do what works, right? (I also called tomato soup “Spaghetti-O soup with no noodles”, and still hide vegetables in chocolate pancakes, so…)
But we were talking about pumpkin recipes. So let’s get to it.
1 – Caramel Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread … at Inside Bru Crew Life
2 – Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glaze … at Crazy for Crust
3 – Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread … at Averie Cooks
4 – Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie … at Simply Recipes
5 – Ginger Pumpkin Tart … by Claire Robinson/5 Ingredient Fix – I made this and really liked it. I added a little spice to the filling.
6 – Pumpkin Cheesecake … at Simply Recipes
7 – Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler … at Lauren’s Latest
8 – Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake … at Lovely Little Kitchen
9 – Pumpkin Snack Cake … at Baked by Rachel
10 – Cinnamon Mini Cheesecakes with Pumpkin Pie Frosting … at Gimme Some Oven
11 – Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse … at Confessions of a Cooking Diva – While I haven’t made this exact recipe, I made something similar and used it as a dip for graham crackers and ginger snap cookies. Delish!
12 – Pumpkin Spice Buttercream Frosting … at Two Sisters Crafting
13 – Warm Pumpkin Soother … at Heavenly Homemakers – This is decadently YUM. I make her chocolate soother frequently, too. (We call it “Brownie Batter Hot Chocolate”)
14 – Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting … at Creme de la Crumb
15 – Pumpkin Pie Smoothies … at Shugary Sweets
And my favorite (even though no one else in my house will eat it) – –
16 – Apples and Cranberries Baked in a Pumpkin … at Eat at Home
I’ve made this twice. It’s so open to customizing, which is right up my alley! I like mine with a handful of walnuts added. The only tip I’d offer is to be sure to bake it long enough. The second time I made it I didn’t, and ended up putting it back in to soften up the pumpkin flesh a little more. It’s a side dish. It’s dessert. It’s breakfast. It’s seriously delicious.
Give one or ten of these pumpkin recipes a try this fall!
Let me know which one’s your favorite.