Use the season's signature fruit in creamy sauces, rich casseroles, and moist cakes to enjoy the bounty of fall's harvest.
- Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Passionate about PumpkinsWhether you save the flesh of this year's jack-o-lantern or pick up the canned variety at the store, pumpkin is the perfect ingredient for adding festive fall flavor to sauces, soups, desserts, and even pancakes. It's so tasty that letting it go to waste is, well, scary.
Pumpkin-Ginger Pancakes with Ginger ButterGive your tall stack a bright punch of flavor with pumpkin and nutmeg. The batter's creamy texture keeps the pancakes soft and moist–ideal for absorbing the rich ginger butter.
Stuffed Pumpkin with Cranberry-Raisin Bread PuddingServe an impressive dinner party dessert stuffed in the season's signature fruit. This top-rated recipe calls for all our favorite ingredients: butter, sugar, pecan, cranberries, and a rich Lemon-Vanilla Sauce.
Spicy Pumpkin BreadYou can't talk about pumpkin without mentioning one of the most loved uses for the canned variety: pumpkin bread. This particular version gets its kick from a blend of allspice, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Top with a sprinkling of chopped walnuts for a salty crunch that pairs perfectly with the sweet, moist bread.
Scalloped Pumpkin and SpinachServe a fun fall side dish packed with the earthy flavors of fresh pumpkin, ground nutmeg, and spinach. Shredded Swiss cheese adds creamy texture to the savory casserole.
Pork Tenderloin with Pumpkin-Seed SauceThe nutty flavor of the pumpkin-seed sauce highlights the pork's spicy chipotle chile and brown sugar marinade. For best flavor, marinate the tenderloin overnight, or at least two hours.
Pasta with Mushrooms and Pumpkin-Gorgonzola SauceServe a light pasta dish with a luscious cream sauce. Chopped sage, Gorgonzola cheese, and canned pumpkin add robust flavor to the meatless main dish.
Chocolate-Pumpkin Marble CakeCreate a marbled bundt cake centerpiece for your fall party by layering two batters (one flavored with pumpkin, the other cocoa) into a bundt pan. Simply draw a knife through the batters to create your own design.