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Pumpkin is the ingredient that I wait alllll year to cook with! Anything with pumpkin added to it is better and these recipes are no exception! You will love them so much, you will want to try them all!
Can I just tell you that I love fall-time? I love it for the boots, the changing leaves, the cool air, the cozy sweaters… AND THE PUMPKIN!! I never get sick of pumpkin recipes and these days I’m seeing them all over the place! If you haven’t expanded your fall baking options then you have come to the right place! There are so many options, sweet and savory included. I love trying out a bunch of recipes early on in the season. That way, as I find ones that I love, I can repeat them over and over!
Anytime you see pumpkin puree in the store, grab it!! It runs out so quickly and you want to make sure that you have enough on hand to try any and all of these recipes! They are so delicious and delectable that you will begin to cook with pumpkin all year round… Like I do! Seriously, when I find something that I like AND my kids like, you can bet I’m not going to make that any type of seasonal dish. These recipes are so simple and easy, the kids can even help you out in the kitchen! They are my tried and true favorites and I just know that you are going to love them as much as I do!
Pumpkin Cooking Tips
Even though you may be familiar with a couple of common pumpkin recipes, I want you to experiment and try as many more as you can! Before you start, read through these tips that will help you as you start into your baking! You will soon be the expert on pumpkins!
CannedPuree: Don’t get overwhelmed thinking that you have to use homemade puree. If you don’t know how to make homemade puree then you are just fine! Canned pumpkin is 100% acceptable in these recipes. The texture is perfect and it will save you so much time and effort!
Seeds: If you have pumpkins that you carve during Halloween, don’t make all work that went into scraping them out go to waste! Make sure to cook the seeds! It’s a super easy way to have a delicious and healthy snack on hand throughout the season.
Puree or Pie Filling: These two are commonly mistaken as being the same and they aren’t! Pumpkin pie filling is mixed with different spices, adding flavor to it and if you use this instead of puree, your dish won’t taste right!
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles
5 from 1 vote
A delicious no bake truffle that is combined with pumpkin and cream cheese!
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.
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!
Prepare yourself for the best fall treat around- delicious pumpkin spice combined with one of the easiest treats on the planet – muddy buddies! The crunchy Chex Mix, chocolate, powdered sugar, and added cranberry and fall spices will make you want to finish the whole bowl.
Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.