Cooking with Pumpkin

Taste autumn with these delicious pumpkin recipes. This seasonal squash is great in both savory and sweet dishes.

Pumpkin-Honey Beer Quick Bread

Randy Mayor

Pumpkin-Honey Beer Quick Bread

Pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and honey beer flavor this smooth-textured bread. The best part of this 5-star recipe? It makes two loaves. Enjoy one for yourself and use the other as a gift. (Or wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze for up to two months.)

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Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Photo: Randy Mayor

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Refrigerated pie dough and a simple, 7-ingredient filling make this pie refreshingly easy to prepare. A tablespoon of amaretto beat into the whipped cream adds nutty-sweet notes to the creamy topping.

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Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

Winter squashes like pumpkin have a deep flavor and hearty texture that makes them an excellent centerpiece of a vegetarian entrée. Here, pumpkin fills an easy-to-assemble ravioli and is topped with earthy hazelnuts and a thick cheese sauce for maximum winter warmth and comfort.

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Pumpkin Pie Cake

Photography: Randy Mayor

Pumpkin Pie Cake

Add an element of surprise to the holiday table by trying this fun twist on pumpkin pie. It may look and taste like you've spent hours in the kitchen, but it's as easy as it is beautiful. The velvety cream-cheese frosting and crunchy pecan topping make it a worthy end to a special meal.

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Roasted Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Pilau Recipes

Photo: Randy Mayor

Roasted Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Pilau

Hearty pumpkin and creamy sweet potatoes steal the show in this winter-weather pilaf. It’s an ideal way to add fiber to your diet and a beautiful showcase for some underused winter vegetables.

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Vanilla-Bourbon Pumpkin Tart Recipes

Photo: Ellen Silverman

Vanilla-Bourbon Pumpkin Tart

Graham crackers and pecans encrust the spirited, spiced filling. Dollop each serving with sweetened whipped cream.

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Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits with Orange Honey Butter Recipe

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits

These simple pumpkin biscuits are perfect any time of day and pair wonderfully with Orange-Honey Butter.

“This is a great addition to any fall menu. While you can taste the flavors of pumpkin and spices, they won't overpower the flavors in your other dishes. The orange-honey butter is so quick and easy to make and a great complement to the warm pumpkin biscuits.” –Lissa Bannerman

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Pumpkin-Orange Cake Recipe

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pumpkin-Orange Cake

This dessert is simply stunning, from the auburn-colored cake to the luscious cream cheese filling to the rubylike pomegranate seeds and mandarin oranges arranged on top. With so elegant a presentation, it's sure to impress, especially since it tastes as wonderful as it looks.

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Pumpkin Pie Shake recipe

Howard Puckett

Pumpkin Pie Shake

Pumpkin pie in a glass?! Try it and believe it. This cold and creamy blended drink was a finalist in our 2005 Ultimate Reader Recipe contest. Readers gave it top ratings, too. Canned pumpkin and ice cream mix with pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar for a refreshingly different take on a classic holiday flavor.

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Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Bread

Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Bread

This much-loved recipe was the subject of a recipe makeover that earned rave reviews. With a few low-fat baking tricks, our healthy pumpkin bread recipe shaved 33 percent of the calories and more than half the fat from the original recipe.

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