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Recipes from the Pumpkin Patch

Love pumpkin recipes? We don’t mean the dubious results from your mom’s manic marathon cooking sessions that would begin the day after Halloween and skid right  into Thanksgiving morning. Or the slap-dash treats you made in elementary school that bore no resemblance to anything remotely gourd-like. No, we mean the simple love of all things pumpkin that’s inextricably woven into that sweet, late-Ocotober childhood wish to sit and wait all moony-eyed in a pumpkin patch with Linus and Sally and believe that the Great Pumpkin would arise and be borne aloft.

Well, we remember, too. And like you, we hold that eternally optimistic assumption that pumpkin recipes should be an everyday type of thing, like after-school snacks or The Simpsons reruns. And we love those clunky gourds, airborne or otherwise, with a harder-than-hell-to-slice skin and insides ensnared in a creepy cobweb of seeds and still wonder how all that becomes some of the best pumpkin recipes of the season.

Our Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

Soup Recipes


Pumpkin Soup with Curried Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Soup with Chicken and Ginger-Braised Leeks

Irish Pumpkin-Cider Soup with Crème Frâiche

Braises and Pasta Recipes


Lamb Tagine in a Roasted Whole Pumpkin

Braised Short Ribs with
Pumpkin Orzo

Pumpkin and Sage Pasta Hat Tortellini

Cake Recipes


Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Pecan Crust

Pumpkin Cake With Maple–Cream Cheese Frosting

Pure Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecans and Caramel

Sweet Treat and Tart Recipes


Sweet Pumpkin with Walnuts

Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Walnut Streusel

Pumpkin Trifles with Caramel and Walnuts

Candy, Bark, and Brittle Recipes


Hazelnut, Pumpkin Seed, and Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bark

Spicy Pepita Brittle

Spicy Pumpkin Crunch with Cranberries

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