Whether sweet or savory is your thing, I’ve got you covered! Ranging from cookies to truffles to soup to pasta and everything in between, pumpkin season is the best season. And who are we kidding, with all of these amazing recipes, I am not just waiting for the fall to make these! I am cooking them all year round! Not only are they delicious but pumpkins are rich in potassium which is so good for our bodies! Even pumpkin seeds are very nutritious!
If you haven’t branched out with pumpkin before, you are probably only really familiar with its taste in the traditional pumpkin pie! While I do love a good pumpkin pie, I am here to introduce you to what will be a revelatory moment! Pumpkin used in ALL things. They bring the most amazing texture to baked goods. Moist, delicious and soft, cakes and cookies definitely benefit from pumpkin in their ingredients. Tried and true, this pumpkin roundup will really bring you some joy and good tasting for your fall season!
Tips for Baking with Pumpkin
When you decide to try out some new pumpkin recipes, there are a few helpful hints that you will want to keep in mind! Read through these before you begin and you will be well on your way to becoming a pumpkin expert!
Pumpkin Puree: Not really a baking tip but one that will be well used. Always have a can or two of pumpkin puree on hand! It gets crazy out there at the gricery stores in the fall and sometimes, I go to pick some up and it’s all out of stock! Grab a couple when you see them so that you will be all set !
Substitute: Did you know that you can use pumpkin as a substitute for recipes that call for applesauce? It’s a 1:1 ratio so you don’t even have to do any extra math to figure out how much! This opens a whole new world of recipes that can now taste like fall!
Pumpkin Pie Filling: Don’t try and use pumpkin pie filling in place of pumpkin puree. It has a different blend of sugar and spices so it will make your recipes calling for puree taste odd!
Don’t Undercook: If you go by touch or feel when deciding if something with pumpkin puree is done, you may end up with an undercooked treat! Because pumpkin is so moist, the standard “toothpick that comes out clean” trick doesn’t always work. A tried and true method is to use a thermometer to test the thickest part of your bread or pie. Bread loaves and muffins are done at 200 degrees and pie is complete at 175 degrees!
This sausage pasta recipe with pumpkin sauce is an easy dish to make — it takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
Ingredients: olive oil, extra lean sausage, garlic, onion, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, chicken broth, canned pumpkin, heavy cream, ground nutmeg, Salt and pepper, penne pasta, Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Pumpkin Bread Pudding is an easy and fantastic recipe that tastes like you have spent a lot of time putting it together when it really only takes minutes! Drizzle warm slices with caramel sauce and serve it with ice cream for a decadent dessert, or even enjoy it for breakfast like a baked french toast casserole!
Ingredients: loaf of brioch or challah bread, cut into 1/2- to 1-inch cubes (about 6 cups), pumpkin puree, eggs, beaten, granulated sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, whole milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, freshly grated nutmeg, ground cloves, salt
Soft, fluffy, moist, spicy Perfect Pumpkin Muffins bring the flavors of fall to your table. These are wonderfully light and flavorful and super easy. It's a great way to usher in the Pumpkin baking season.
Two layers of decadent bliss make up this delicious dump cake recipe that is filled with sweet fall pumpkin spice flavor. Pumpkin Dump Cake is super simple to prepare. It has a crushed pecan filled cake-like top layer and a smooth and rich bottom pumpkin layer that tastes similar to pumpkin pie.
Ingredients: Pumpkin Pie mix, Eggs, Evaporated Milk, Sugar, Salt, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Yellow Cake Mix, Flour, Sugar, Chopped Pecans, Butter
This Absolutely Perfect Pumpkin Bread is moist, spiced and will fill your home with the most amazing aroma. Your friends and family will devour this flavorful bread that screams it's time for fall. This is such an easy quick bread, you'll make it all the time.
Soft and Puffy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles are made with real pumpkin, fall seasonal spices mixed together and rolled with pumpkin pie spice and a touch of sugar to add that extra sweetness and fall flavor! This are a MUST make this fall season!
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, freshly-ground ground nutmeg, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, pumpkin puree, large egg, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, pumpkin pie spice
All of the goodness of pumpkin and pecan pie combine in these delicious dessert bars. They are baked on top of a buttery shortbread crust and make one fantastic dessert!
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, old-fashioned or instant oats, packed brown sugar, butter or margarine, granulated sugar, can, can, large eggs, pumpkin pie spice, pecans, packed brown sugar, Whipped cream
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili is the perfect comforting fall soup. It is hearty and packed with spices and big bold flavors. You are going to love this savory and delicious chili!
Ingredients: ground beef, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, small onion, can (15 ounce) kidney beans, can, can, can diced tomatoes with juice, 6 ounce can tomato paste, 15 ounce can pumpkin puree, beef broth, chili powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, dried oregano, garlic powder, bay leaves
This amazing Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce is sure to become your new favorite fall dessert! It starts with a simple homemade gingersnap crust, then a layer of silky pumpkin cheesecake, topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Whipping Cream are all of the things you love about the pie in the ease of a cupcake. Topped with amazing cream cheese whipping cream, these will be the BEST cupcakes you ever eat!!
Ingredients: unsalted butter, lightly packed brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract, canned pumpkin, ground cinnamon, each nutmeg and ground cloves, allspice, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar, and ½ cups white all-purpose flour, white sugar, ground cinnamon, cream cheese, butter, canned pumpkin, vanilla extract, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, powdered sugar
This Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cake tastes just like you are eating a cinnamon roll! A perfectly moist pumpkin cake with pockets of swirled cinnamon and brown sugar topped with a maple glaze. This is one of the best fall cakes!
Ingredients: flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, milk, canned pumpkin, vanilla, real butter, butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, powdered sugar, pure maple syrup, milk, vanilla
Ingredients: and ½ cups buttermilk, pumpkin puree, large egg, and ½ tablespoons vegetable oil, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ground allspice, and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ground ginger, salt, white sugar, cinnamon, butter, Whipped Topping, Maple syrup
A delicious and moist pumpkin coffee cake with a cinnamon streusel and drizzle with a brown butter maple glaze! Amazing!
Ingredients: salted butter, packed brown sugar, pumpkin, large eggs, all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, each cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg and ground cloves, flour, white sugar, packed brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, maple syrup
These pumpkin cream cheese muffins are the perfect combination of moist and savory on the outside and sweet and tangy on the inside! Pumpkin season is officially underway and these muffins are here for it!