10 Things to Know About Pumpkins

Put those pumpkins to work in the kitchen in no time with these tips. Because there is more to this squash than meets the eye.

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Pumpkin Pie Filling with No Crust Dessert
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Lose the Crust

10. Pie joy, no crust. Place the filling of your favorite pumpkin pie recipe in individual ramekins. Bake until the pumpkin doesn't jiggle, then top with crystallized ginger or chopped walnuts (or both). The result: a nicely portioned fall dessert without the rich crust.

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