I pin a lot of recipes. I get irrationally sad and frustrated sometimes because I know I could never make all of them. These “Wish List” posts are a way for me to highlight some of the amazing recipes I would like to make, with each one focusing on a specific ingredient or type of food, etc. If you make something from here, please let me know! I will live vicariously through you.
Some of you may be sick of pumpkin, but Thanksgiving isn’t even over yet, so please excuse me for this.
I used to steer clear of pumpkin things, because all I ever really had it in was pumpkin pie. Well the thing is – I don’t really like pumpkin pie. Surprising, right? I know, I’m weird. Once I started getting really interested in cooking and following food blogs, my eyes were opened. Food bloggers are crazy! They’ll throw pumpkin in anything. I’m convinced that food bloggers look at the year in food seasons instead of traditional seasons. It’s not fall or autumn, people – it’s PUMPKIN SEASON. But I’m totally okay with that. I feel like the food blog world really outdid themselves this year with pumpkin, so I went a little crazy with my pinning as well.
And the other crazy thing is … I’ve already made a lot of pumpkin things this year. (Seriously – just check out my tumblr.) I’ve probably made more food with pumpkin in it this year than I have in the rest of my life combined, multiplied by three. And yet there are still so many recipes I want to try! I bought several cans of pumpkin at the grocery store at one time so I would be prepared. On another note – up until recently, I thought they only sold canned pumpkin during this time of year. It turns out I was just looking in the wrong place. I figured it would be in the canned vegetable aisle, … since it’s a canned vegetable. Well, apparently grocery store people think that canned pumpkin is only used for pumpkin pie as well, because you can find it in the baking section with canned pie fillings. I understand the canned “pumpkin pie filling” being in that section, but the plain old canned pumpkin? C’mon, guys. Let’s put it where it belongs, with the rest of the vegetables. Please.
Either way, if you’ve also stocked up on canned pumpkin, here are some ways for you to use it. (Or you could be fancy and make your own pumpkin puree.) This list is LONG, so I will break it into some categories to make it a bit easier to navigate. You can also find all of these on my “Wish List: Pumpkin” Pinterest board, and I will probably continue to add to it.
P.S. What are your favorite pumpkin recipes?
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Squares • Oh She Glows
Pumpkin Creme Brûlée • Hummingbird High
Chocolate Pumpkin Pie • Heather Christo
Maple Pumpkin Brûlée Cheesecake • BHG: Delish Dish
Pumpkin Fritters • Simply Delicious
Chocolate Pumpkin Cake • I Am Baker
Pumpkin Butter S’mores • Wit and Vinegar
Mascarpone Pumpkin Pie • A Beautiful Mess
Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow • What Megan’s Making
Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes • Cupcakes Garden
Salted Pumpkin Caramels • Food52
Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies • Joy the Baker
Spiced Pumpkin Coconut Milk Ice Cream • The Year in Food
Autumn Apple & Pumpkin Galette • Food52
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Icing • Food52
Pumpkin Spiced Doughnuts • Pastry Affair
Pumpkin Brioche with a Cinnamon Swirl • The Tart Tart
Pumpkin Chocolate Pancakes • I Am a Food Blog
Pumpkin Pecan Scones with Maple Glaze • Cookie and Kate
Pumpkin Coffee Cake • Honestly Yum
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Pancakes • Minimalist Baker
Chocolate Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Glaze • Heather Christo
Pumpkin French Toast • A Cozy Kitchen
Ginger Pecan Pumpkin Muffins • Etsy
Pumpkin Spice Latte • Food52
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice • Joy the Baker
Savory Pumpkin Hummus • Spoon Fork Bacon
Homemade Pumpkin Butter • Oh She Glows
Shortcut Pumpkin Butter (With Canned Pumpkin) • Serious Eats
Pumpkin Dog Treats • A Cozy Kitchen
••• DINNER, ETC. •••
Pumpkin Red Curry Udon • I Am a Food Blog
Pumpkin Mac & Cheese • A Cup of Jo
Red Curry Pumpkin Almond Butter Noodles • Aida Mollenkamp
Homemade Pumpkin Pasta • Minimalist Baker
Baked Pumpkin Fettucini Alfredo • How Sweet It Is
Pumpkin & Ricotta Stuffed Shells • Love and Olive Oil
*** You can purchase prints of my pumpkin illustration (at top) through my Etsy shop.