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Pumpkin what? 5 Unique Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

The Fall season and pumpkins go hand-in-hand, and we’re bringing you some yummy unconventional ways to include pumpkins in meals that you may have never imagined! If you love pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice lattes, then you’ll want to try some of these tasty items. From smoothies to pancakes, check out this list of 5 unique pumpkin recipes to celebrate the Fall season!


Pumpkin Butter

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If you’re into adding delicious fall flavors to your toast, then try this tasty pumpkin butter recipe from Better Homes & Gardens!

Ingredients:

4 cups Pumpkin Puree (see Recipe Center) or two 15-oz. cans pumpkin

1 1/4 cups pure maple syrup

1/2 cup apple juice

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

Chopped hazelnuts (optional)

Get the full recipe with preparation instructions here.


Pumpkin Mac n’ Cheese

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…Because everything tastes better with pumpkin! Try this interesting spin on macaroni and cheese for a seasonal taste that the whole family can enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 cups dried elbow macaroni (8 ounces)

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 cup whipping cream

1 cup whole milk

4 ounces Fontina cheese, shredded (1 cup)

1 15 ounce can pumpkin

1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf sage, crushed

1/2 cup soft bread crumbs

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/3 cup chopped walnuts

1 tablespoon olive oil

Sage leaves (optional)

Get the full recipe with preparation instructions here.


(Spiced) Pumpkin Doughnuts

flickr user Tinytall

Make these Better Homes & Gardens spiced pumpkin doughnuts on a fall day – they’re so good, the family will be asking for more!

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or a Dash of ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1/3 cup buttermilk

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

Vegetable oil for deep-fat frying

Get the full recipe with preparation instructions here.


Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

flickr user hlkljgk

Enjoy a delicious fall breakfast with a kick when you make these hearty spiced pumpkin pancakes created by Betty Crocker!

Ingredients:

2 1/3 cups Original Bisquick® mix

1/3 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)

1 1/4 cups milk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

2 eggs

Get the full recipe with preparation instructions here.


Pumpkin Smoothies

flickr user meerkatbaby

Get the taste of homemade pumpkin pie whipped together into a sweet icy treat!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

3/4 cup milk or vanilla yogurt

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. nutmeg

2 tsp. brown sugar

4 ice cubes

Get the full recipe with preparation instructions here.


Have you ever tasted or created a unique dish using Pumpkins? Share the details below in the comments!

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