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Oct 18, 2008 07:00 PM

Your favorite pumpkin dishes?

This time of year leaves me craving pumpkin EVERYTHING! Anyone else? What are your favorite pumpkin dishes?

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  1. Me too! This is my favorite time of year. I have never enjoyed it as much since my time living in NY state. Fall harvest time is truly the best up there. I love to make my pumpkin cheesecake with praline sauce for the holidays. I enjoy pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies and pumpkin soup. I want to do more savory dishes using pumpkin this year and would love to get more ideas.

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    1. re: jennyb1202

      Jenny-You're making me homesick for NY, where I grew up! You cannot beat fall in the northeast. It's my favorite season. I love pumpkin bread too with chocolate chips. I also love pumpkin pancakes at this time of year.

      1. been wanting to do the pumpkin dip, has anyone? I haven't done much with pumpkin but I'm in love with roasting all diff. vegies so my next will be to try pumpkin - must be awesome and sweet.

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        1. re: lexpatti

          I just had this dip two weeks ago at a party and loved it so much with nilla wafer cookies and the host used it instead of the whipped topping on an apple bundt cake.

          1. re: folprivate

            I just made it - love it. Although I'm going to make sweet pita chips to enjoy it. someone mentioned that and I think a bit healthier then the nilla wafers. I've been doing my own pita chips but with herbs, be fun to see what a sugary pita chips will be like.

          2. re: lexpatti

            I've made McCormick's "Sweet & Creamy Pumpkin Dip" years back and still have a cutout of the recipe from a magazine. The one I have on hand calls for 1 tsp. McCormick Orange Extract (which I'm fairly certain I've never owned) and 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (no orange concentrate). I think it's fine without the extract or the concentrate. The recipe suggests serving it with gingersnaps--a very tasty suggestion. Summer finally arrives and now this pumpkin thread pops up. alkapal's fault, but I guess that makes me an accomplice. Oh, well. Happy eating just the same!

          3. Pumpkin-Black Bean Soup--yum!!! I used pancetta instead of ham. The recipe is also easily halved.


            1. If you get Hood's products in your area, try their (seasonal) Pumpkin Eggnog, which is like drinking pumpkin cheesecake. If not, it's probably not hard to make with canned pumpkin and store-bought or homemade eggnog. I get raves for doing nothing but adding eggs and the pumpkin eggnog to a cubed Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Cake and making a bread pudding, served warm with more eggnog as a sauce. Generally I bake from scratch; I came up with this to use up some stale leftover cake. Use one cake (it's a small-sized bundt cake, not very spicy), 2.5 cups pumpkin eggnog, and 2 large eggs, baked in a deep dish (7x11 in my case) at 350 for 50 minutes.