As good as pumpkins are for carving scary faces into every Halloween, this doesn’t do justice to how good the fruit is for baking and cooking. One of pumpkins best features is its versatility. As well as making scary faces, there’s pumpkin pie, pumpkin pasta and pumpkin cookies. Whether you prefer sweet, savoury or scary, you’ll be sure to find something to tickle the tastebuds this Halloween. Why not take a look at these 15 pumpkin recipes for inspiration this Halloween?
1. Sugar Apron: Easy Pumpkin Pie Bites
These Easy Pumpkin Pie Bites are a clever and tasty twist on the traditional pumpkin pie. Just as delicious, however, these miniature nibbles are great for sharing and snacking on. Bring them into the office on the 1st November and see how quickly they disappear.
2. Lauren’s Latest: Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
Why not turn your leftover pumpkin into some scrumptious, Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies? These cookies have the perfect balance between sweet and spicy. Careful though, they’re addictive! Another great thing about these cookies is that they are easy to make and they’ll stay soft for days.
3. Pillsbury: Pumpkin Pie Bars
Another twist on traditional pumpkin pie, these Pumpkin Pie Bars will transform your leftover Halloween pumpkin into yummy, bite-size bars. If you want to make these for Halloween, why not cut them into finger-shaped bars and use whipped cream to make fingernails and other decorations? They’re the perfect size for handing out to trick-or-treaters.
4. Very Best Baking: Pumpkin Spice Blondie Cookie Bars
If you give these Pumpkin Spice Blondie Cookie Bars out to trick-or-treaters, they’ll be a queue from your front door to the end of the street in no time. These tender cookies are easy to make and you can make 40 bars in no time!
5. Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons: Pumpkin Donut Holes
Everyone will go nuts for these Pumpkin Donut Holes. These make a great winter treat, coated in delicious cinnamon, sugar and pumpkin pie sauce, they’re packed with warm, friendly flavours. They’re scrumptious warm or cold and go great with a hot drink and ice cream.
6. Paleo Grubs: Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites
These super healthy Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites contain only 65 calories per serving, so you can enjoy these without feeling guilty. They‘re perfect for a quick boost and you can customise them how you want by adding dates, pecans, pumpkin puree, or even coconut flakes. They’re also packed with fibre, antioxidants and nutrients, vegan and gluten-free, and don’t even need baking!
7. Delish: Pumpkin French Toast
Finally, a breakfast option for all of those pumpkin lovers among you. There’s a lot of layers in this Pumpkin French Toast. It features brioche bread, egg, milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla and creamy pumpkin butter. More than enough to get you out of bed in the morning. This recipe favours the sweeter tooth, however it can to cater for savoury tastebuds too.
8. Who Needs A Cape?: No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Balls
When it comes to these No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Balls, simplicity is key. Yet, don’t think this takes away from the deliciousness. As well as being simple and easy to make, they’re great for sharing and bringing to parties. Simply cover them in cream cheese and leave to set in the fridge, what could be simpler?
9. Gimme Some Oven: Pumpkin Roll
This Pumpkin Roll filled with heavenly cream cheese is delicious and indulgent. Don’t be put off by the rolling itself, it surprisingly simple! Ali shows us step-by-step instructions using baking paper. It’s all worth it for the moment you cut a perfectly round piece of pumpkin swirl filled with soft, delicious cream cheese.
10. Pillsbury: Pumpkin Spice Pull-apart Bread
This Pumpkin Spice Pull Apart-Bread is a favourite of ours. It’s moist, tasty and succulent, and perfect for Autumn and Halloween. It’s a delicious treat for your family and friends to tear and share together. Prep for 15 minutes and bake for 45, for the bread to be gone in no time.
11. Princess Pinky Girl: Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins
We can’t get enough of these Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins. They’re packed full of flavour, with a perfect mixture of sweet and spice. The combination of pumpkin, cinnamon and brown sugar always seem to make for an irresistible baked treat. Follow this recipe for moist, soft and tasty pumpkin spice muffins.
12. She Knows Food: Pumpkin Pound Cake
This Pumpkin Pound Cake is as visually pleasing as it is delicious. As if pound cake wasn’t great enough, this pumpkin pound cake form She Know Food contains a loaf of pumpkin bread covered in traditional pound cake. This cake is great fun to bake with children for Halloween. Sprinkle with icing and pecans for the tasty, finishing touches.
13. The Recipe Critic: Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles
It doesn’t get much tastier than Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles. These biscuits would be delicious on their own, however, the surprise soft cream cheese centre brings it to a whole new level. Try these on their own freshly baked for a heavenly flavour, or allow them to cool for an extra crunch. Either way, they won’t last long.
14. The Kitchn: Pumpkin Pie in a Mug
There’s something deliciously satisfying about a meal in a mug. This Pumpkin Pie in a Mug features gingersnap crust and snappy spices, this tasty hybrid of a pie and a cake can be made in the microwave. It’s perfect for those days when we need a sweet treat but don’t quite have the energy to bake an entire pie.
15. I Am Baker: Pumpkin Crisp
This Pumpkin Crisp isn’t as traditional as pumpkin pie, however, it’s no less delicious. More similar to a crumble than a pie, the addition of oats adds a whole new level to the textures and flavours of this dessert. Enjoy this pumpkin crisp warm, with a dollop of vanilla icecream.
Feel free use these recipes as inspiration for your own pumpkin flavoured recipes. They’re fantastic to make for Halloween with your own spooky twist or to enjoy all year round. Why not put those leftover Halloween pumpkins to good use and share these tasty desserts with your family and friends? Or better yet, keep them for yourself!