Looking for recipes that use pumpkin? Just need a pumpkin recipe for a fall party or family event? Want to try a new recipe that calls for pumpkins? Needing some ideas on how to use the leftover pumpkin filling from your jack-o-latern? Here are a few fun recipes that use pumpkin.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
While this one is definitely not good for your waistline, it is delicious treat. They are very tasty for a potluck or just to bring to the office to share. Read “Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars” here for the full recipe.
Pumpkin Ice Cream
Another idea is to make pumpkin ice cream. There are many recipes you can find online (just search on Yahoo for “pumpkin ice cream”, or you can try an easy recipe where you mix one liter of french vanilla ice cream with one cup of cold, mashed pumpkin and one teaspoon of cinnamon. Soften ice cream, and mix all the ingredients together. Place in a small dish and allow to freeze for at least two hours. Slice into individual pieces and enjoy!
Another fabulous recipe to try is pumpkin bread. Just mix one can of pumpkin puree, 4 eggs, 2/3 cup of water, 3 cups of flour, 3 1/2 cups of sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 1 cup of canola oil, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons of nutmeg, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir well and pour into greased bread loaf pans. Bake for one hour at 350 degrees. It is a warm and delicious treat! You might also read these recipes here for some other ideas.
An additional recipe to try is pumpkin cookies. Read “Super Easy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe” for some instructions. These are great to make with older kids. You might also try “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.”
Pumpkin seeds are a fantastic healthy snack. Wash all of the seeds from a carved pumpkin thoroughly. Then boil them in a pot of water with about 1/4 cup of salt added. (Be sure to stir while they are boiling.) Drain the seeds thoroughly and let them air dry for a few minutes. Then melt 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter, and mix with the pumpkin seeds. Bake in the oven at 350 for about 25 to 30 minutes. They can be stored at room temperature.
One unique recipe is pumpkin fudge. It is definitely loaded with calories, but you can work it off raking leaves later. Read “Kid Friendly Pumpkin Truffles and Pumpkin Fudge Recipes” for directions.
Last, but not least, another idea is to make a pumpkin milkshake. Just mix (in a blender) about four oz of canned and chilled pumpkin with one cup of vanilla ice cream, 1/2 cup of milk, 1/4 of a cup of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Blend well and serve immediately.
These are a fun recipes using pumpkins. Needing some more recipes? Take a look at “Rice Krispie Treat Recipes” here for some fall recipe ideas, including a rice krispie turkey treat recipe. You might also read “6 Easy Cake Ball Recipes.”
Making pumpkin recipes together can be a fun holiday tradition. Happy Baking!