Beyond Pumpkin Pie: 10 Ways to Make Use of Puréed Pumpkin
Yeah, yeah, we all know about the classic pumpkin pie. It's a tried-and-true Autumn dessert, but why not think outside of the can this season? Pumpkin is a Fall staple, and we've got proof that you can incorporate it into just about anything. The warm and spicy flavor is always a welcomed surprise when complementing unexpected ingredients. Here are 10 wonderful ways to use pumpkin purée that you haven't thought of yet. Photos: Anna Monette Roberts, Nicole Perry
Add Into a Soup
If you've taken the time to make your own pumpkin purée, use it as a base for a creamy soup. It's the perfect way to highlight the true essence of pumpkin.
Use It in Cake
It's time to get naked. Well, we're actually talking about your cake. This spicy naked cake recipe leaves the cake layers bare; just put frosting on top.
Stir Into Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt
Classic pumpkin pie spices and a splash of bourbon give this pumpkin ice cream a rich and creamy flavor. Serve it alongside cake or pie.
Mix Into Risotto
Pumpkin is ideal for Italian preparations. Add it to al dente arborio rice for a rich and luxurious risotto.
Bake With Pasta
This pumpkin parmesan pasta bake is an ideal Fall dinner when you're looking for a creamy, comforting meal that's basically pumpkin mac and cheese.