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Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes

It’s that time of year.
In case you hadn’t noticed, Halloween is on it’s way.
We are not big into Halloween, and I am resisting Trick or Treating for as long as I possibly can. BUT we have got quite into pumpkin carving in the last couple of years.
We are not great-I get the kids to draw a face onto their pumpkin, and then hack away ineffectually until some kind of semblance of a face is carved.

Needless to say, this isn't one of our attempts…. Pic from DeviantArt

Needless to say, this isn’t one of our attempts….
Pic from DeviantArt

After hollowing out the pumpkin, there is obviously the small matter of what to do with it, so that it’s not wasted.
So, here’s my Top 10 Pumpkin recipes:

Pumpkin Collage

The Classics
1) Pumpkin Pie-try out this recipe from Good Food, for the traditional American treat
2) Pumpkin soup-how about Roasted Pumpkin Soup from Martha Stewart

3) Pumpkin bread-from Simply Recipes. This is more of a loaf cake than a bread, but has a good bit about using real pumpkin instead of puree
4) Pumpkin muffins with streusel topping-this recipe is from All Recipes
5) Pumpkin Passion Cupcakes from Good Food

6) Pumpkin and pancetta risotto-from Nigella.com
7) Baked Stuffed Pumpkin from Country Living
8) Pumpkin Gnocchi from Taste.com.au

9) Pumpkin Butter-this recipe from Martha Stewart makes a spread for toast and bread
10) Toasted Pumpkin seeds-these make a thrifty cheeky snack. Recipe from Simply Recipes


If you have a favourite pumpkin recipe, do leave it in the comments-I’d love to hear what you all make with your pumpkin ‘innards’!


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  • Reply growing snowballs | Glenda Smith November 16, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Don’t throw out the pumpkin rind, here is an easy way you can repurpose it: http://growingsnowballs.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/3-ways-to-produce-profit/

    • Reply Jen November 17, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      Hi Glenda
      What a great idea! Thanks for linking up 🙂

  • Reply A lazy Girl Goes green October 28, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I love Pumpkin ice-cream (vegan friendly of course) which is made using coconut milk, brown sugar, pureed pumpkin and some spices like cinnamon and nutmeg (optional) YUM!

    • Reply Jen October 29, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      That sounds delicious Trudi!

  • Reply lovinglymadeltd October 27, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Simply – D E L I C I O U S…x

    • Reply Jen October 29, 2014 at 7:21 pm


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