Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater Recipes

Well, the autumn equinox has come and gone, which gives me full right to eat copious amounts of pumpkin! I am a lazy cook and typically just used canned puree, but this year I have made grand efforts to reduce any canned goods, so I found this recipe for pumpkin puree that works really well.

Or... use the canned pumpkin because, let's face it, it is so yummy with all the pumpkin pie spices they add!

Anyhow, here are a few more of my favorite pumpkin recipes to carry you through the next few months:

1. Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread
from Girl of the Grove:Oh.My.God. Creamy, dreamy deliciousness.

2. Pumpkin Pancakes from Martha
and, really, I just add a few tablespoons of pumpkin puree and a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice to boxed pancake mix if I am in a hurry and it works great!

3. Look at these Pumpkin Pie Bites from Bakerella... I will most likely eat a dozen in a sitting.

4. Bon Appetite has a Pumpkin Whoopie Pie recipe. If you live, or have ever lived, in New England, you know whoopie pies are our favorite treats. I even went to a great wedding where whoopie pies were the wedding cake! Whoopie pies? Delectable. Pumpkin whoopie pies? Amazing!

5. Pumpkin Hummus from Slash food. Have not tried it, but pumpkin and hummus? Where could you go wrong?

6. You can't forget a nice hot beverage for those cool mornings... Pumpkin Spice Latte? Yes please.

7. Pumpkin Tortilla Soup that is super easy and super delicious!

8. If you have a sweet tooth like I do... look away now, this next recipe is very dangerous... Pumpkin Cookies with Butterscotch Chips from Joy The Baker! Holy-mother-of-all-that-is-decadent!

9. Joy The Baker also offers up her Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies as well!

10. And, what is any pumpkin recipe roundup without pumpkin bread??? This recipe from Allrecipes is pretty much fail proof. This is easily the most eaten autumn pumpkin recipe in our house. Easy. Delicious. Pumpkin heaven.

Please do tell me if you have any new pumpkin recipes that I can try.


  1. Thanks for the great pumpkin resources. : )
    The pumpkin cream cheese spread is really delicious! Enjoy.

  2. That pumpkin cream cheese looks and sounds yummy!

    If only I could find pumpkin here!

  3. I don't think I've ever known anyone to love pumpkin as much as me! I have to make all of these recipes SOON!!

  4. I think I just gained 5 pounds just from reading this post!! I will definitely be making those mini pumpkin pies for our Ronald McDonald house dinner in Nov!

  5. I make a variation of that cream cheese spread and OMG it's so good.

    I use it as a fruit and veggie dip and also to spread on spiced wafers, graham crackers, and bagels.

    But my ultimate favorite is to use it to make an ice box cake. I layer it with grahams and keep it in the fridge overnight, and top it with whipped cream and honey. So so good!

  6. I'm going to try those pumpkin pie bites for this weekend!!

    Check out Heather's pumpkin oatmeal (she got it from deceptively deliscious) I just made it and even Jack likes it (and he doesn't usually eat oatmeal!!)