10 Mouth-Watering Pumpkin Recipes (2024)

Looking for easy pumpkin recipes? I have put together a great list of pumpkin recipes including a breakfast, beverages, and desserts.

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I thought it would be fun to do a little roundup featuringa few of my very favorite pumpkin recipes from my blogging buddies. I love to share what others are doing, and hopefully you will find some inspiration for your own pumpkin dishes.

Pumpkin Spice Latte with Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows:: A Simple Pantry
“What makes this recipe so unique is that instead of taking your ready-made coffee and adding pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, I made a syrup in the classic coffeehouse fashion. By making a syrup, you’re guaranteed to have a stash you can use for far longer than the shelf life of an open can of pumpkin puree. And coming in at 33 calories per tablespoon, it’s not a bad bet either!”

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins:: Natural Chow

“These pumpkin muffins, slathered with butter and drizzled with a little bit of honey are like a bite of heaven. Pumpkin lovers rejoice! They are super easy to make and can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. “

Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes:: Cookin’ Mimi

“These pumpkin buttermilk pancakes are the traditional fluffy buttermilk pancakes with a hint of pumpkin and spice flavor. The base mix is the same as the regularbuttermilk pancakerecipe but I’ve streamlined the assembly to make these quicker and easier to make.”

Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Muffins:: I Love My Disorganized Life

“I’ve tried a few of the recipes over the years, but there is one that I keep coming back to year after year. These pumpkin muffins are first place winners in the fruit muffins, quick breads category. I make them every year during the holidays and they are always a big hit. Perfect forany morning- holiday or not.”

Pumpkin Spice Biscotti:: Never Skip Dessert

“So in the spirit of celebrating… I baked biscotti! I had a little leftover pumpkin after making thesePumpkin Millet Muffinslast week and for some reason, pumpkin biscotti just wouldn’t leave my mind! So – I set to work last nightand made these Pumpkin Spice Biscotti. Oh my goodness, they are absolutely amazing. I used some of thePumpkin Spice Oilthat I got from LorAnn and that you can get on Amazon (see this post aboutEarl Grey Tea Shortbreadfor another use for LorAnn Oils!) and gosh, they turned out good! I dipped them in white chocolate (that I had brought back fromMadagascar!) and now have a delicious plateof treats!”

Pumpkin Trifle:: Women Living Well

“I brought this dessert to Courtney’s house when she hosted a wonderful Thai meal last week. I had so many ladies come up to me and ask me for the recipe….so here it is! A beautiful, delicious, festive and low-fat (yes, I said it!) dessert for the holidays!This is a recipe I used from my “Taste of Home Entertaining” book. It is the most requested recipe from “Taste of Home’s, Light and Tasty ” magazine.

Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes:: Spaceships and Laserbeams

“Fall is here! What does that mean? Everything’s popping up pumpkin! I’ve rounded up
some of my favoritepumpkin breakfast food recipeslike scones, doughnut muffins with maple-cinnamon glaze, and pumpkin spice biscotti. Get ready to make your family happy and your kitchen toasty and tasty this fall with breakfast treats like pumpkin crepes, pancakes, pop tarts and French Toast.”

Pumpkin Doughnuts
:: Mess for Less

“Fall is the season when you can find pumpkineverything. Muffins, pancakes, smoothies, and coffee drinks all get a pumpkin kick. I decided to give a pumpkin kick to donuts. When we make donuts at home, I prefer to bake them. It is a healthier and easier way to enjoy donuts. So thisPumpkin Donut Recipeis for baked donuts. The donuts have more of a cake like consistency and are full of pumpkin goodness.”

Best Pumpkin Bread
:: I Love My Disorganized Life

“This is by far thebest pumpkin bread recipeever. Super moist and full of flavor. 100% from scratch and super easy to make, you’ll want it year-round! It’sso good, you and your family will want to eat it hot out of the oven. I know we do.”

No Bake Pumpkin Pie:: Divas Run for Bling

“When I think of fall and pumpkins, the first thing I think of is pumpkin pie. I just LOVE pumpkin pie – so much so that my mom bakes me a pumpkin pie of my very own to bring home after Thanksgiving dinner. But, like many of my other favorite fall treats, pumpkin pie isn’t the healthiest option out there.…So I decided to come up with a healthier version of pumpkin pie that I can enjoy without as many calories, sugar and fat.”

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What to do with watery pumpkin puree? ›

Too Watery

The moisture content of pumpkins and winter squash can vary widely from variety to variety. how and where it was grown, and when it was harvested. If a batch of pumpkin puree appears thin or watery, let it drain in a fine-meshed strainer for 1 hour to remove excess liquid.

How do you squeeze moisture out of pumpkin puree? ›

Let it drip, drip, drip for eight hours or overnight. Afterward a fair amount of water will have collected at the bottom of the bowl — and even more in the cheesecloth. Squeeze the cheesecloth gently to remove the additional water.

How do you make canned pumpkin taste better? ›

Cook It on the Stove

Briefly cooking your canned pumpkin purée on the stove can help improve both the flavor and texture. This method helps reduce excess moisture, which gives the pumpkin a superior texture. It also releases the natural pumpkin flavor and helps reduce the metallic taste from the can.

What recipes can be made from pumpkin? ›

Top 20 pumpkin recipes
  • Pumpkin pie. This classic Thanksgiving dessert is well-deserving of a place in our top 20. ...
  • Pumpkin curry with chickpeas. ...
  • Halloween pumpkin cake. ...
  • Pumpkin soup. ...
  • Stuffed pumpkin. ...
  • Pumpkin pie s'mores. ...
  • Pumpkin hummus. ...
  • Roast pumpkin & spinach lasagne.

Why is my pumpkin watery? ›

The most common cause of a watery pumpkin pie is over baking. Take it out of the oven while the centre of it is still soft and jiggly. It'll finish setting as it cools. But there are other possible reasons, such as, using fresh instead of canned pumpkin.

What if pumpkin is too dry for puree? ›

Remove the pumpkin from the skin and discard any pieces on top that may be tough. Add it to a food processor or high-powered blender and puree until smooth. If the pumpkin seems dry, add a few tablespoons of water until it is moist and resembled the puree you see in a can.

How long to drain pumpkin puree? ›

Place puree in a cheesecloth-lined sieve and let drain over a deep bowl. Bring ends of cheesecloth over puree to cover. Place a 1-pound can on top as a weight. Allow to drain about 1 hour or until puree is the consistency of canned pumpkin.

Can you hot water bath pumpkin puree? ›

Pumpkin or squash purée can be made at home and preserved by freezing for future use. However, if you are looking to can pumpkin or squash at home, the only safe option is to pressure can cubed squash. Do not pressure can or boiling water bath can mashed, puréed, or grated squash or pumpkin.

What is the difference between canned pumpkin and pumpkin puree? ›

Canned pumpkin (labeled as "100% pure pumpkin") is a purée of pumpkin that is sometimes mixed with other kinds of winter squash. It is unsweetened and does not contain any added spices. Canned pumpkin and pumpkin puree are the same thing, and you'll often see the terms used interchangeably in recipes and cookbooks.

How to enhance pumpkin puree? ›

Cooking down pumpkin purée is similar to browning butter: Water evaporates and the milk solids become flavorful and toasty. For even more flavor, you can add spices (like the celebrated pumpkin pie spice!) to the purée during the cooking step.

What brings out pumpkin flavor? ›

Pumpkin spice (a.k.a. pumpkin pie spice) is an aromatic blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Sometimes allspice is included. You can buy the spice blend at the store or use ingredients you already have on hand to make DIY pumpkin spice.

Can dogs eat pumpkin? ›

Yes, dogs can eat pumpkin and it is actually often added to dog foods. Check the label of some dog treats and you may find pumpkin on the ingredient list there too. However, if you are feeding fresh pumpkin, you will need to be careful about which part you're feeding as the stem and leaves are covered in prickly hairs.

What are 5 ways pumpkins can be used? ›

Five ways to use your pumpkin after Halloween
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds. Use the part of a pumpkin that most would throw away and make roasted pumpkin seeds. ...
  • Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie is a traditional American favourite. ...
  • Stuffed pumpkin. ...
  • Pumpkin soup. ...
  • Pumpkin cake.

How do you thicken pureed pumpkins? ›

How to Thicken Pumpkin Puree. To make most recipes, like pumpkin pie, for example, you'll need to drain some of the liquid. Put a fine mesh strainer over a bowl, and then line it with a double layer of cheesecloth. Wrap the puree in cheesecloth and gently squeeze to release the liquid.

How do you thicken homemade pumpkin puree? ›

If the puree is too watery, pour it into a wide skillet and cook it down to evaporate the excess water and make it thicker.

Can pumpkin puree be saved? ›

Keep leftover pumpkin puree and canned pumpkin in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It'll keep there for a week. If you don't think you can use up your pumpkin within that time, you can freeze it for up to a year. Seal it up in a zip-top freezer bag (be sure to label it) and toss it into the freezer.

Should you drain pumpkin puree? ›

It's important to know that your homemade pumpkin puree is going to be pretty watery compared to the canned version, so you should not add it straight to a recipe without draining it first.


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