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8 Creative Pumpkin Recipes

  • Maple-Pumpkin Custards with Crystallized Ginger

    The combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, and ginger will make it hard to stick to just one serving. Consider yourself warned.

    Makes: 6 servings
    Prep: 30 mins
    Start to Finish: 3 hrs

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  • Southwestern Pumpkin Burgers

    Don't get us wrong, pumpkin pie is great. But it's time to venture beyond dessert. The squash gives these veggie burgers a seasonal spin, while chili powder and peppers add a touch of spice.

    Makes: 6 servings
    Prep: 1 hr
    Start to Finish: 1 hr

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  • Pumpkin and Chicken Sausage "Risotto"

    Two words: Comfort food. We suggest pairing this dish with a glass of red wine on a crisp fall night and queuing up your fave shows on Hulu. (Shonda Rhimes party, anyone?)

    Makes: 4 servings
    Prep: 5 mins
    Cook: 54 mins

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  • Pumpkin & Granola Parfait

    Eating plain yogurt for breakfast every morning is admirable—but this pumpkin parfait is So. Much. Better.

    Makes: 1 servings

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  • Pumpkin Coconut Tart

    Mix it up this year: Coconut, cloves, and dark rum add some unexpected flavor to the classic Thanksgiving dessert.

    Makes: 10 servings
    Prep: 30 mins
    Start to Finish: 2 hrs 15 mins

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  • Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

    Ice cream surfaces from its post-summer hibernation to make this pie cool and creamy. You're welcome.

    Makes: 10 servings
    Prep: 20 mins
    Start to Finish: 2 hrs

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  • Glazed Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

    Consider this cake the solution to pumpkin pie overload.

    Makes: 16 servings
    Prep: 30 mins
    Start to Finish: 3 hrs 30 mins

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  • Spaghetti wtih Cilantro Pesto and Pumpkin Seeds

    Don't throw the pumpkin seeds in the trash! Save 'em for this easy-to-make pasta dish.

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    Makes: 4 servings
    Prep: 10 mins
    Total Time: 10 mins

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