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Oct 4, 2004 06:49 PM

best pumpkin recipe - no pie!!!!

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I am craving great pumpkin recipes - no pie. I would like recipes for - pasta, ice cream, donuts, pancakes that are great for fall. Thanks.

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  1. I do a blend of pumpkin puree, sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, a touch of cream and sage. I either serve it over spaghetti squash or chilean seabass.

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    1. re: Emme

      Wow, that sounds good, can you give me an idea of the proportions? TIA.

      1. re: shrimpbird

        Honestly, I just throw it together. I use about a can of pumpkin puree. Saute it in some butter til it's good and warm. I throw in roughly about the same amount of roasted red peppers and either jarred, drained sundried tomatoes or reconstituted... roughly a handful of each so the puree is nicely "speckled." I add a little cream to thin it out and use an immersion blender to puree it. I season with salt and pepper, and add fresh sage, to my taste in the last few minutes of simmering. It's a dish that's really easily done to your own taste. I constantly taste as I go along.

        Hope that helps!

    2. 2 of my favourites.

      Take a small sugar pumpkin, peel it, 2" cube to 1lb worth, soak in water while you prepare the rest...cook 1T mustard seeds in oil until they pop, add 1t sugar, 1 sliced onion, and a pinch of asafetida if you've got it. Cook 'til onions are brown.

      Add 20oz canned, rinsed chickpeas and 1 med tomato chopped with juice, canned okay. Cover and cook 10 minutes.

      Puree one dried red chilie, one clove garlic, 1t fresh grated ginger, a handfull fresh cilatro leaves and stalks, 1 fresh curry leav (if you've got it), a pinch sea salt,1/2t chopped green chili. Add water for a smooth consistancy.

      Add to pan along with 1/4t ground turmeric, pumpkin, and 5oz water. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes or until pumpkin is tender.


      Steam and puree a sugar pumpkin. Season with fresh grated nutmeg, salt. Fold in whipped marscapone. Use to stuff fresh ravioli.

      Little pillows of heaven!

      Serve with a walnut/gorgonzola sauce.

      1. Last year the Los Angeles Times ran a recipe for Pumpkin Lasagna. My neighbor made it for us and it was great. You need to register to see the recipe but it is free to register.

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        1. re: Just Larry

          I love pumpkin lasagne! Do you ever get a craving for something you've never tasted? I got obsessed with the idea of pumpkin lasagne last winter. This is what I finally put together:
          Hot and sweet italian sausage mixed with mozzarella between half the layers of pasta.
          Pumpkin puree dotted with a little white sauce and some fresh sage between the others. Lots of black pepper.

          Not exactly low-cal, but so delicious.

        2. Pumpkin curry soup: cook chunks of pumpkin in veg. broth puree add curry powder to taste and serve with parmesan cheese. I also make a pumpkin risotto: basic risotto recipe but add small chunks of pumpkin and use gorgonzola and a little marsala wine at the end before serving.

          1. There's a really nice pumpkin biscuit recipe at this link: