5 New Ways with Pumpkin

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Nothing says fall quite like pumpkins, whether they’re carved into jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween or pureed into a Thanksgiving dessert.

 

Pumpkin pie may be the squash’s signature dish, but this autumn vegetable is actually quite versatile, adding richness to both sweet and savory dishes. Here are fresh ideas for making the most of this season’s delicious pumpkins.

 

The hard shells of pumpkins prevent them from spoiling quickly; whole ones will keep for over a month when stored in a cool, dry place. Once cut, pumpkins should be wrapped in plastic, refrigerated, and used within 3 or 4 days.

 

Make it your serving piece 

Naturally bowl-shaped pumpkins make beautiful presentations for soups and stews, adding fall flair to your dining table. Try this Spiced Pumpkin and Lamb Tagine, in which pumpkins are roasted and filled with braised lamb.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Put a twist on a classic 

Warm, hearty and savory — who doesn’t love cassoulet? The traditional French dish features slow-cooked beans and meat, but try this Pumpkin Cassoulet for a lighter option. With white beans, tender pumpkin and crispy breadcrumbs, you won’t miss the pork.


 

 

 

 

Spice it up 

Starchy pumpkins hold up well to strong flavors, so they’re perfect in this Thai Pumpkin & Chicken Curry. Red curry paste, fish sauce and coconut milk create a delicious sweet-savory balance.


 

 

 

 

 

Give it a glaze 

Pumpkin pie? Of course. Pumpkin bread? Sure. But pumpkin cookies? Why not? These Iced Pumpkin Raisin Cookies incorporate it into an unexpected dessert, finished off with a drizzle of cream cheese glaze.


 

 

 

 

Let it chill 

With sprinkles of cinnamon and nutmeg and a splash of bourbon, Pumpkin Ice Cream has all the flavors we expect from autumn — without the predictability.


 

 

 

 

2 comments about “5 New Ways with Pumpkin

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  2. suzi

    I absolutely LOVE Fall! Maybe it’s the cooler weather, maybe it’s the beautiful colors spread across the land, for sure it’s the pumpkins!! Thanks for the great recipes, can’t wait to try them!

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