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The Best Pumpkin Recipes

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Fall has been renamed pumpkin season, or maybe pumpkin spice season! Here are some sweet and savory recipes to keep you eating pumpkin all year long. There are some Thanksgiving favorites and recipes for everyday as well.

Collage of pumpkin recipes including pie, cake, soup and gooey butter cake.

If fall has a darling, pumpkin has to be it. There is just something about the yummy orange squash and the warm spices it is normally paired with that make you feel cozy inside.

The best part is, pumpkin is very versatile. It can be used in everything from breakfast to dessert, and even in dinner recipes as well.

It is great in muffins, cakes, cookies, soups, and of course pie. It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a pumpkin pie or two.

But don’t do yourself a disservice and wait until the holidays to break out the pumpkin. It is just as delicious in March and it is in November!

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

You can make most of these recipes with canned pumpkin, or make your own pumpkin puree. If you have a food processor, it is quite easy to do.

We have made videos of two methods of making pumpkin puree. Watch us make pumpkin puree using the oven or pumpkin puree using the instant pot.

You can freeze extra pumpkin puree to use later. So go ahead and make a bunch now so you can make baked goods and soups all fall and winter long.

Is 100% canned pumpkin the same as pumpkin puree?

Yes, these terms are used interchangeably in recipes. It may also be referred to as solid-pack pumpkin. If you look on the ingredients list on the can, the only ingredient should be pumpkin. If the recipe calls for pumpkin puree, make sure you aren’t using pumpkin pie filling, as it has extra spices that may throw off the recipe.

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