Anyone who reads this blog on a semi-regular basis knows I adore pumpkin. Not the processed pumpkin spice flavor they put in everything from M&Ms to coffee this time of year, but real, fresh pumpkin. I love the slightly nutty flavor and the way it mingles with the scent of nutmeg and brown sugar to make my entire house smell just like Thanksgiving day. I love picking pumpkins, carving them, decorating with them but most of all, I just really love to eat them. Naturally I have quite the collection of pumpkin recipes.
So I decided to put together a little bit of a personal pumpkin roundup – a collection of my favorite recipes from my own cookbook. These are fall staples in my house (and, depending on how much pumpkin I freeze, maybe even winter, spring and summer staples too). These are my very favorite – from rustic soups to sweet syrups, there’s a little something for everyone.
Pumpkin Spice Latte & Coffee Syrup – Let’s be honest. Not many people can avoid the call of a PSL. It’s like a Fall right of passage these days and I’m not immune to it. A few years ago I decided to play around with a recipe for my own pumpkin spice syrup. It wound up being delicious, and now I enjoy pumpkin spice lattes whenever I like – I don’t even have to get out of my pajamas.
Maple Roasted Pumpkins – This recipe is delicious and fun. It transforms inexpensive and easy to find mini pumpkins into a sweet side that’s fun to make and to eat!
Rustic Pumpkin Soup – This creamy yet simple soup calls for only four ingredients, but is so delicious no one will ever guess it was quite so easy to make!
Roasted Pumpkin Slices – A delicious fall side, this is about as easy as roasting a pumpkin gets!
Pumpkin Puree – This is a must have tutorial for the fall. Fresh pumpkin puree can be used in pies, soups, casseroles, drinks and more. This guide will show you how to easily roast and store pumpkin.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – a little salt, pepper and cumin make these an irresistible snack!