Use the season's signature fruit in creamy sauces, rich casseroles, and moist cakes to enjoy the bounty of fall's harvest.
October 02, 2007
1 of 8Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Passionate about Pumpkins
Whether 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.
Spicy Pumpkin Bread Recipe You 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.
5 of 8HOWARD L. PUCKETT
Scalloped Pumpkin and Spinach
Scalloped Pumpkin and Spinach Recipe Serve 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.
6 of 8James Carrier
Pork Tenderloin with Pumpkin-Seed Sauce
Pork Tenderloin with Pumpkin-Seed Sauce Recipe The 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.
7 of 8Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Chocolate-Pumpkin Marble Cake Recipe Create 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.