8 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes

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Pumpkin Pie with Caramel Whipped Cream

11 years ago this January I met my husband for the first time.  It was a blind date.  Two weeks later we were engaged and spent our first Shabbos together at Uncle Morse and Aunt Judy’s.  I don’t remember exactly what Aunt Judy served but it prompted met to blurt out “Oh I just LOVE orange food!” really, really loudly and dramatically. (Did you just hear the record player screech?)  As it turns out I do love all things orange – sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, pumpkins, oranges… but it came out kinda flakey and ditzy sounding.  To this day whenever I think about it and even now as I write about it my shoulders hunch and I physically cower in embarrassment.  I am sure Aunt Judy doesn’t remember it – unless of course, she does.

So in honor of the season and my love for all foods orange – especially pumpkins which top the list – here are my favorite pumpkin recipes.

Pumpkin Cookies with White Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

Pumpkin Walnut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Because the only thing better than a chocolate chip cookie is a Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Pumpkin Sponge Cake

Pumpkin Sponge Cake

Pumpkin Sponge Cake

Cause it reminds me of my Grandma Martha’s recipe and cause Chef Laura is a master.

creamy pumpkin soup

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Again cause I trust Chef Laura with my taste buds any day!

pumpkin sage baked penne

Baked Pumpkin Penne

Because honestly, for a pumpkin lover there are few things in the world better than this.  Although my Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage in the Joy of Kosher Cookbook (BUY IT NOW!) is one of those things that just might be better than this.  Simply because there are few things in the world better than brown butter.

Pumpkin Pie with Caramel Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie with Caramel Whipped Cream

Because pumpkin pie and whipped cream is one thing.  But Pumpkin Pie with Caramel Whipped Cream in a chocolate graham cracker crust is another thing entirely.

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Chicken with Pumpkin Figs and Honey

Cause I love Kim Kushner’s cooking style!

pumpkin chai cupcakes

Pumpkin Chai Cupcakes

Cause Lil’ Miss Cakes knows her way around a dessert.  And because I have a little obsession with DIY Chai

pumpkin pizza

Roasted Pumpkin Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Ricotta

Cause this recipe won our pumpkin contest.  And because I ate the whole thing by my lonesome.

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For a full listing of our 121 pumpkin recipes take your cute little finger and click on this cute little link.