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Karen K Sep 12, 2007 12:27 PM

In November we are hosting a brunch for my son's Bar Mitzvah. Because it's seasonal, we would like to include something tasty and (maybe unusual) with pumpkin in it. Any ideas? Actually, other favorite brunch dishes that you think we may not already have considered would be appreciated (no pork, no shellfish, please).

  1. mschow Sep 12, 2007 12:31 PM

    How about pumpkin ravioli with a brown butter and sage sauce. Or some type of pumpkin soup (love pumpkin soup!). I've had pumpkin soup served with a dollup of sour cream on top and it is great that way.
    I love pumpkin in desserts, but I'll defer to the better bakers out there to provide some ideas.

    1. JungMann Sep 12, 2007 12:32 PM

      Pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup might be a little on the nose, but they're simple enough.

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        Candy Sep 12, 2007 02:08 PM

        I was going to suggest pumpkin waffles and chopped toasted pecans in the warm maple syrup. Maybe a dollop of whipped cream as a garnish?

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        Oh Robin Sep 12, 2007 01:57 PM

        Pumpkin bread or cookies with an orange glaze sounds good.

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          Oh Robin Sep 12, 2007 04:05 PM

          Oh and Paula Deen's Pumpkin Bars are amazing!

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          howchow Sep 12, 2007 02:26 PM

          pumpkin bagels
          pumpkin scones
          pumpkin pizza
          pumpkin and potato croquette

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            MysticYoYo Sep 12, 2007 02:45 PM

            Pumpkin soup.

          2. free sample addict aka Tracy L Sep 12, 2007 11:51 PM

            Pumpkin lasagna might be nice. I like the Squash lasagne from epicurious and think pumpkin would be a good substitute. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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              LoN Sep 13, 2007 04:56 AM

              Perhaps a pumpkin log as a sweet?? - jellyroll style with cream cheese filling....easy & can be impressive with the right presentation!

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                Karen K Sep 19, 2007 03:35 PM

                I appreciate these suggestions. Anyone have any great pumpkin recipes? In particular, for pumpkin soup?

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