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Pumpkin Recipes To Love This Season

Pumpkin doesn’t have to be just sweet. Enjoy the taste of fall with these delicious pumpkin recipes, both savory and sweet!

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As you know, pumpkin season is upon us! At least for another 6 weeks or so. While I’ve been tempted to shun the favorite fall flavor because it’s trendy to like it and I prefer to be a rebel, I can’t help but want to dig into all things pumpkin. At least through Thanksgiving.

Believe it or not, not all my favorite pumpkin recipes are sweet. In fact, some of my most beloved are savory, like the Beef Stew with Pumpkin and Hominy in my Good Cheap Eats Cookbook or the Pumpkin Biscuits pictured above. Pumpkin brings some rich flavor to savory dishes, so don’t save it just for sweets and baked goods.

This year, I’ve been baking up old favorite recipes and taking new photos to share with the interwebs. While I’m certainly not the most “with it” food photographer, my skills have improved a bit over the years as has my camera.

Cracks me up that the first Good Cheap Eats book features pics I snapped with my point-and-shoot. Ahem.

Pumpkin Recipes To Love This Season

Here’s a little round-up of some of my favorite pumpkin recipes. I hope you love them as much as we do!

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Spiced Pumpkin Scones

Start the day with these delicious Spiced Pumpkin Scones or enjoy them as a treat with your afternoon coffee, tea, or milk. It calls for just 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree, so it’s a tasty way to use pumpkin leftover from other recipes.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are a favorite of mine. Rich, spicy, pumpkin cake is dotted with mini chocolate chips. They are a cinch to prepare, so it’s easy to get your pumpkin and chocolate fix.

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie was not something that our family enjoyed when I was a kid, and I didn’t enjoy it as an adult either. But then my mother-in-law made me the best pumpkin pie in the world. And I was hooked. Hooked. I think that is the best pumpkin pie, but this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie comes in a close second. It’s so easy to make that it’s almost foolproof.

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Favorite Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Full of rich spices and the hearty sweetness of pumpkin, this Spiced Pumpkin Bread is one of my favorites to make during the fall and winter. It’s the recipe that I’ve been making for over 20 years. It’s moist, flavorful, and perfectly captures the tastes of fall.

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Spicy Pork Chili with Pumpkin

Wow everyone at your table with this Spicy Pork Chili with Pumpkin. Tender chunks of pork simmer in a pumpkin-tomato sauce redolent with chile. Such a great way to warm up on a cool fall day! Take 15 minutes to prepare it during the day and then let the slow cooker do the rest.

What’s your favorite pumpkin recipe?

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  1. We are major rebels here…………We eat pumpkin stuff ALL year long just not in the fall!!!!!!!! People are like you’re eating pumpkin anything & I’m like yep! 🙂

  2. Great timing, just scored pumpkins at 25c/ lb. That is unheard of here. I stocked up…here in Australia they are an all year round veg esp during summer in the tropics

  3. My all time favorite is something called Pumpkin Dessert Squares. A bit like pumpkin pie but it has a crust that includes oats and brown sugar, a pumpkin filling and a pecan streusel topping. I think one of the things I liked was that I didn’t need to make pie crust, but baking it in a 13×9 pan makes it easier to cut and serve in my opinion. I also like pumpkin bread and cookies.

  4. Thanks for the pumpkin chili recipe – it is in the crockpot for dinner right now, but I “tasted” it ahead of time – 3 times! YUM! 🙂
    Also, I am loving “impossible” pumpkin pie this fall, with Bisquick mixed in and no crust. My mom bakes pumpkin pie bars which use a yellow cake mix for the crust and streusel topping with walnuts – also very good. (In a 13×9 pan – sounds similar to the recipe mentioned above).

  5. Genevieve Joubert says:

    In the Beef Stew, is there a good sub for hominy?

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