Tis the season to start baking with pumpkin. I absolutely love the flavor pumpkin adds to recipes and these easy pumpkin recipes are ones the whole family will love.
It’s taken a while for the phenomenon of pumpkin recipes to hit the UK and now you can buy canned pumpkin puree just about anywhere. I even like using pumpkin spice in normal everyday baking.
Whilst pumpkin soup is great for a main course in winter, I love delicious pumpkin dessert recipes too.
Can I Use Fresh Pumpkin Instead Of Canned?
It happens every year. We see the pumpkins in the store and think we’ll get one, and then have no idea what to use it for as so many pumpkin recipes call for canned pumpkin – not fresh. That’s no problem though, you can prepare your own pumpkin puree at home but roasting the pumpkin flesh (in the same way you would with a butternut squash) for around 1-1.5 hours and then blitzing it in a blender to make a creamy puree. You can then replace this in a recipe for canned pumpkin. Don’t forget to keep the seeds for roasting, the recipe is below!
Where a recipe calls for 1 cup canned pumpkin simply add 1 cup of your homemade pumpkin puree.
Can You Freeze Pumpkin?
If you have too much pumpkin than your recipe calls for then you can freeze it, either raw or prepared. It will store in the freezer for around 3 months. Try and store it in the portion sizes for your favourite pumpkin recipes so each time you can just grab the right amount and get cooking.
Pumpkin Dessert Recipes
Pumpkin desserts are a favorite at home and I know you guys will love them too. Indulge in something sweet and delicious and kid yourself that it can count towards your 5 a day since it’s got pumpkin in it. These pumpkin dessert recipes are so easy and will leave you fighting over the last piece.
Easy Pumpkin Brownies Recipe
The kids love helping swirl the pumpkin mix into the chocolate mix when we make our Pumpkin Brownies. Perfect for an after school snack or weekend treat. Read More.
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Why not WOW your holiday guests with these Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes? They are the perfect party nibble or a delicious Thanksgiving dessert. Read More.
Basic Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe
Oh these Pumpkin Cupcakes will soon be your favorite kind of cupcake! With cream cheese frosting and salted caramel sauce drizzled on top they will soon get your mouth watering. Read More.
Creamy Pumpkin Fudge Recipe
The best fudge recipe you will ever make! I kid you not, I wasn’t sure how pumpkin would taste in fudge but I am so glad I tried this one out. This easy Pumpkin Fudge recipe is smooth, creamy, full of spice flavors. Read More.
Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls
A pumpkin twist on a classic recipe. These cinnamon rolls take 2 minutes to prepare and just 10 minutes in the oven for a delicious treat. This is the perfect pumpkin recipe for kids to try. Read More.
Pumpkin Spice Drinks
Fall is perfect for enjoying pumpkin spice drinks. Whether it’s a pumpkin spice latte to warm you up or a cheeky cocktail at a holiday party, you are going to love these pumpkin spice drinks recipes.
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte
A delicious pumpkin coffee ready in the crockpot when you need it. So quick and easy, you’ll impress your friends with a homemade pumpkin spice latte when they drop in. Read More.
Pumpkin Spice Martini
This creamy and chocolate combo puts Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Martinis first on my drink list during the winter. The Mozart Chocolate Cream Pumpkin Spice liquor is one to have stocked in the cabinet. Read More.
Savoury Pumpkin Recipes
As much as we all love pumpkin desserts there are some amazing savoury pumpkin recipes too. No part of the pumpkin needs to go to waste, and the
Simple Salty Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
There’s no need for the inside of your pumpkin to go to waste! Roasted pumpkin seeds make a delicious snack and are ready in under 20 minutes. Read More.
Pumpkin Hummus Recipe
Mix things up by adding pumpkin to your favourite dip. Pumpkin hummus is so quick and easy to make, and makes a delicious fall snack or sandwich filler. Read More.
These 7 easy pumpkin recipes are ones to bookmark and use, again and again, each year. Make it feel like the Fall has arrived by filling the house with pumpkin spice aromas. Show off to friends some great Halloween cocktails and nibbles. Nothing says, Happy Halloween more than some pumpkin carving and pumpkin recipes. Keep it going, pumpkin is here to stay for Thanksgiving in November and long into the Christmas holidays for some holiday fudge!
Ali - We Made This Life says
What a great roundup, I’m getting into the Halloween baking spirit at the moment!