A staple for autumn festivities, the pumpkin makes its way into a multitude of dishes this time of year. Enjoy this versatile
squash while it's fresh—the flavor is vastly superior to canned.
To select, look for pumpkins that are small, about 5 to 8 pounds, with tough skin. They are prized for their concentrated flavor and sweetness.
• Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits
• Pumpkin Pound Cake with Buttermilk Glaze
• Pumpkin and Yellow Pepper Soup with Smoked Paprika
• Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce
• Pumpkin-Honey Beer Quick Bread
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