5 Pumpkin Recipes To Get You Into The Halloween Spirit26 September 2021
Halloween is fast approaching (where has this year gone?!) and we just couldn’t resist sharing some of our favourite pumpkin recipes to get you in the spirit! So please don’t savagely scoop out your pumpkin’s insides and chuck them away this year. Save them for a rainy day and whip up some delicious pumpkin spiced doughnuts or savoury granola instead. Here’s some of the easiest pumpkin recipes that you can recreate this autumn.
What can I do with pumpkin?
Pumpkins aren’t just for carving. This vibrant and autumnal veg can be used to make comforting dishes such as soup or fragrant curries, with plenty leftover to bake a dessert too. Most of these recipes list a can of pumpkin puree in the ingredients, but if you’d prefer to make it from scratch with a fresh pumpkin, take a look at this homemade pumpkin puree recipe here.
As we tend to use them for decoration purposes in the UK, it’s easy to forget just how many warming pumpkin recipes are out there for us to play around with. Let’s start with the famous pumpkin pie to get your tastebuds tingling…
What is the recipe for pumpkin pie?
This simple pumpkin pie recipe promises the best pumpkin pie, and who are we to question it? Ridiculously rich and creamy, this special dessert coated with a dusting of cinnamon is bound to impress. You can also use pastry from the supermarket for an easy but moreish snack for a halloween party.
If you haven’t already guessed, we’ve got such a sweet tooth. We’re moving on to more baked goods with these irresistible pumpkin doughnuts that are moist, bursting with flavour, and can be topped with a maple glaze. So if you can’t resist something sweet for afters, be sure to give these baked beauties a try.
“Good Soup” Pumpkin Recipes
Imagine dipping some buttery, crunchy sourdough bread into this pumpkin soup when you get in from a chilly walk home. Heaven, right? This vegan spiced carrot and pumpkin soup recipe is a hearty treat the whole family will adore.
Can you freeze pumpkin soup?
Absolutely! Just place your leftover pumpkin soup in freezer-proof containers and store it for up to a couple of months. You can then grab a portion and reheat whenever you don’t have the energy to cook.
Savoury Pumpkin Granola
Flavoursome and crunchy, this savoury pumpkin granola recipe makes the perfect topping for soups, houmous, and salads, giving a little extra spice and texture to your Autumn dishes. If you’re taking the seeds from your Halloween pumpkins, make sure you pick out the smaller seeds as the large ones can be pretty tough.
This is definitely one the kids will love to help with. Taking just 30 minutes, these warm pumpkin muffins will pair perfectly with a cosy cup of tea. And the best part? Pumpkin muffins can be topped with sweet cream cheese that melts into them as they bake. Insane!
If you enjoyed these recipes, you can find more foodie inspiration over on our blog page. We also have 3 minute hearty meals that can be stored in the freezer whenever you’re too busy to shop for ingredients and want to avoid the dreaded washing up.