13 Great Pumpkin Recipes
NUTELLA-STUFFED CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN COOKIES
As far as we're concerned, this recipe from Ambitious Kitchen contains the holy triumvirate of ingredients: pumpkin, chocolate and hazelnut. On her blog, Monique offers helpful tips for creating the perfect batch, such as chilling the cookie dough before you roll it around the Nutella.
CREAMY PUMPKIN COFFEE
You could hand over five bucks to the barista for the original PSL, or you could make this version, which also has less than half the calories of the Starbucks drink. Sounds like a no-brainer to us.
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PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE PIE
Made in just four steps with a handful of ingredients that you've probably already got on hand, this make-ahead dessert from Just a Pinch proves that a recipe doesn't have to be complicated to please a crowd.
As much as we love blueberries and bananas, we're always looking for new ingredients to toss into our morning smoothies. Anneta of The Wanderlust Kitchen suggests freezing pumpkin purée in ice cube trays so you can easily make this shake any time hunger pangs hit.
CLASSIC PUMPKIN PIE
This traditional dessert, a staff favorite from the editors at Food & Wine, gets a fresh look from adorable pumpkin-shaped cutouts made from scraps of leftover pie-crust dough.
Blogger Alexandra Stafford has created this simple recipe for making a gorgeous, classic loaf. We love her suggestion of baking smaller versions in mini disposable pans and giving them as gifts.
PUMPKIN STREUSEL MUFFINS
"Nice and light and airy," was how blogger Aimee Berrett of Like Mother Like Daughter described her crumb-topped treats, which can be topped with an optional sugar glaze. We think they'd be perfect paired with a mug of coffee on a chilly fall morning.
PUMPKIN PURéE MEATBALLS
There are many tips for moist meatballs, but none as fun and fall-inspired as adding pumpkin purée to the mix. "This time of year you just can’t eat enough pumpkin (at least I can’t!). Pumpkin in meatballs? Why not?" writes Alyssia Sheikh of Mind Over Munch, who serves her cinnamon-spiked turkey meatballs with a flavorful pumpkin-coconut sauce.
PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP BARS
"These bars are super easy to make and even easier to eat. I know because I ate a few too many," writes PEOPLE.com blogger Bakerella of her tasty treats. And without the optional cream cheese frosting, they'd be a great packable dessert for the lunchbox crowd.
The name of this recipe, created by noted cookbook author Dorie Greenspan, says it all: "Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good." It's an ideal party dish because not only will guests love eating it, they won't be able to stop talking about it.
PUMPKIN PIE POPSICLES
You might think it's too chilly to eat a frozen treat this time of year, but we guarantee that if you pass out these pumpkin pie popsicles at your kids' table on Thanksgiving, they will be instantly devoured. And if you've got a mix of dietary restrictions, Marla of Family Fresh Cooking suggests using coconut milk to make them vegan and dairy-free.
To give the classic Middle Eastern dish even more fall flair, Kevin Lynch of Closet Cooking adds cinnamon to this dip and tops it with toasted pumpkin seeds.
TWO-INGREDIENT PUMPKIN CAKE
For those mornings when you realize it's bake-sale day and you've completely spaced, we bring you this no-stress dessert – it bakes in half an hour and is made by combining cake mix and canned pumpkin. You're welcome.