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18 Sweet & Savoury Ways To Cook Your Pumpkin

by Vivian KELLY Published on 27 October 2014

Looking to make something ghoulishly good this Halloween? We've just the answer for you. Pumpkin. Trust us, it's the wonder ingredient that tastes amazing in sweet and savoury dishes. We've gone and found the most delicious and inventive ways to get your pumpkin fix this Halloween from cream cheese pumpkin bread to mouth-watering pumpkin gnocci and warm pumpkin ice-cream. Take a peek...

Whether you like your treats sweet or salty, there is literally something for EVERYONE to cook up this Halloween.

Here are the best of the best pumpkin recipes out there. Warning: Drooling is likely.

1. Pumpkin Waffles

With toasted pecan butter, cider syrup and spiced apples. Need we say more? Sunday mornings just got better. Here's how to whip these bad boys up.

2. Cream Cheese-Filled Pumpkin Bread

Bring the scent of autumn into your home with this scrummy CREAM CHEESE-filled pumpkin bread. It's a lot easier to make than it looks. Honest.

3. Pumpkin Cheesecake Halloween Brownies

These (amazingly) good-looking brownies only take a handful ingredients to make. And they're gluten free. Bake them like this.

4. Pumpkin Gnocci

All you really need is a can of pumpkin puree and you're set. Use it with your favourite pasta sauce or go for something tomato based. Your taste buds will thank you! Full recipe here.

5. Roasted Garlic Sage Pesto Pumpkin Soup

This is sure to turn heads at your next dinner party - it almost looks too pretty to eat! Here's how to make it yourself.

6. Pumpkin Truffles

You can pretty much guarantee you won't only have one. Truffles are the perfect desserts for ANY occasion. Full recipe here.

7. Mini Honeyed Pumpkin Pies

Who needs a whole pumpkin pie when you can have a dozen little ones (glazed with honey), right? Full recipe at your disposal.

8. Caramelised Coconut Pumpkin Fries

Caramelised fries? Yes, yes and YES. Here's how to make them.

9. Pumpkin S’mores Cupcakes

When you bring pumpkin and a favourite American childhood treat together into one glorious cupcake you can never fail. Ever. Here's how it's done.

10. Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream (No Churn)

Just because it's getting chillier doesn't mean we don't want ice cream, especially this one. Creamy pumpkin ice cream with cinnamon brown sugar swirl. We're salivating. Full recipe here.

​11. Pumpkin Risotto

We LOVE a seasonal dish. If you're a risotto fan then this is the one for you. Here's how to do it yourself.

12. Pumpkin Cookies

What better time to whip up these melt-in-your-mouth bites than now? Right. Now. P.S. They're frosted.

13. Pumpkin and Parmesan Scones with Thyme

Have them for tea or brunch and smother them in warm goats cheese or classic butter. You'll never look at another scone the same way again. Full recipe here.

14. No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake

If you have pumpkin cravings this season and you have a sweet tooth for all things cheesecake then this recipe deserves your all attention. Give it a whirl here. There's no baking involved either!

15. Oatmeal Pumpkin Creme Pies

Soft. Chewy. Pumpkin. Creme. Pies. How do we make them? Full recipe here.

16. Pumpkin and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Get your pumpkin fix with stuffed pasta. It's the new trend to hit the scene so what better way to do it than combine the two?! Go for it here.

17. My gran’s pumpkin fritters

Drool-worthy sticky pumpkin fritters? Dreams do come true. Try it for yourself here.

18. Toasted Coconut Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte with Chocolate Drizzle

Autumn isn't autumn without a creamy pumpkin spiced latte so here's our fave (kick ass) pumpkin latte with a twist.

Drooling yet? Which pumpkin-esque recipes are cooking up this winter? Tweet us @sofeminineUK!

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