In my corner of the Northern Hemisphere the leaves have started to turn and even this early in September we have to start worrying about the possibility of frost.
And the pumpkins have started to appear at market stands.
All shapes and sizes.
Fortunately, the canned variety is available all year round, so you can enjoy these 11 Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Recipes any time of year.
If you live in a part of the world where pumpkin isn’t as readily available, you can substitute another type of cooked yellow or orange-fleshed squash in all of these recipes. (I recommend butternut squash.)
Sweet Pumpkin Recipes
Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle (with Pumpkin Maple Caramel and Cardamom Buttered Apples)
The steps in this recipe are all quite simple and can be prepared ahead of time.
Pumpkin Pumpkin Spice Dip
This dip tastes like pumpkin cheesecake and makes a nice dessert or snack.
Pumpkin Gingersnap Magic Bars
These bars are a seasonal variation on the traditional ‘Hello Dolly’ bars.
Chocolate Pumpkin Date Cake with Chocolate Coffee Glaze
Pumpkin, chocolate, dates, orange and cinnamon combine in a great alternative to pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin Oat Power Bars with Cranberries and White Chocolate
Lentils are the secret ingredient in these snack bars.
Anytime Great Pumpkin Dessert
This dessert is always gone before I am able to get a good picture! It’s what we serve at Thanksgiving dinner.
Savory Pumpkin Recipes
Harvest Celebration Pie
Try this for a meatless holiday main dish.
Pumpkin Sage Sauce
This sauce is perfect over tortellini.
Cannellini Pumpkin Hummus
With crackers and fresh veggies, this dip is a delicious change from traditional hummus.
Black Bean, Corn and Pumpkin Soup
This is my favorite soup recipe. It is fast, simple and can be made with ingredients from the pantry.
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Peanut Tofu
It’s not pretty, but this slow-cooker dish is easy and tastes great. The cabbage will surprise you!