Pumpkin Recipes: You know You Want to
And so, sweet summer has left us yet again. And while this may sound like bad news, this colorful season means the sweet, comforting taste of our favorite fall fruit is back. Ladies and gentlemen I give you: The Pumpkin! Who can resist all of the delicious looking drinks and snacks celebrating the classic Jack-o-Lantern? Here are 3 of the most delicious recipes to help you ring in this cozy season.
- Roasted Garlic & Pumpkin Soup
When the weather cools down and you’re reading a good book, it’s always great to have the smell of this soup wafting through the halls. Gather everyone around and serve it with some heated rolls, and the classic Halloween tale Hocus Pocus. Here’s what you’ll need:
1 can Pumpkin puree
8 cups chicken stock
½ cup 35% cream
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup of white onion, diced
2 cups of carrots, diced
1 cup potatoes, peeled and diced
Grated nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste
½ chile, crushed
2 heads of garlic, minced
1 tbsp. olive oil
For the roasted garlic:
- Cut the top of each head of garlic to expose cloves
- Place on a large sheet of foil and drizzle with olive oil
- Wrap completely and bake for 1 hour at 350F
- Open, and let cool while preparing soup
For the soup:
- Combine onions, carrots, crushed chilies in a heated, oiled pot; simmer for 5 minutes
- Add pumpkin, chicken stock, and potatoes to pot
- Bring all ingredients to a boil, then simmer uncovered until potatoes are soft. Approx. 30 minutes
- During this time, remove skin from garlic heads and add to the simmering mixture
- Once cooked, let cool slightly
- Separate solids from liquids and puree each with a stand up or hand blender
- Combine smooth ingredients back together
- Add cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper to mixture while warming
- Once thoroughly mixed, serve with chile garnish. Enjoy!
- Frothy Pumpkin Latte
When you’re curled up on the couch and you need something comforting, there’s nothing like a warm, frothy drink to make you sink right into the sofa. Enjoy this easy-to-make latte with a few new ingredients and the classic “ahhh” moment.
2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
2 cups hot almond milk
¼ cup cream
2 tbsp. espresso powder
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. nutmeg and cinnamon
- Heat almond milk on the stove on low heat
- Before it boils, add pumpkin, cream, espresso powder and coconut oil
- Blend all ingredients in a hand blender until frothy consistency
- Sift nutmeg and cinnamon overtop
- Pumpkin Pie
There’s no way you can write about pumpkin recipes and not include pumpkin pie. Although a Thanksgiving favorite, we here at TechandBurgers feel that pumpkin pie should be enjoyed thoroughly, throughout the season. Seriously…any time you want. This is such a simple recipe, so don’t be intimidated to be the dessert maker this season!
2 ready-made pie crusts
15 ounces pumpkin puree
1 cup sugar
1 can evaporated milk
½ tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Whisk the eggs in a bowl.
- Mix in the pumpkin puree until smooth.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and use a hand blender to smooth; spices first and evaporated milk last.
- Pour the mixture into your pie crusts and bake for 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, lower temperature to 350F.
- Rotate if necessary, and bake for approx. 40 minutes.
- To ensure the pies are done, insert a toothpick in the middle. If it is ready, the toothpick should come out clean.
- Let cool. Add a dollop of whipped cream to each slice.
- Freeze as necessary.
What are your favorite pumpkin recipes? Is there a traditional recipe that you have re-vamped to your own taste? We’d love some inspiration for our table. Comment below!