Seasonal pumpkin treats pair beautifully with a cup of tea.
Perhaps nothing symbolizes the fall season more than pumpkins. These gourds may be ideal for carving jack-o’-lanterns with big, toothy grins, but their use extends far beyond decorating the front porch. The interior of the squash, once roasted, is creamy and lush, making it perfect for many different dishes—both savory and sweet.
The pure, deep-orange color pumpkin lends to recipes adds to its appeal, and its earthy flavor is a natural partner for warm spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, as well as for the floral essence of fresh herbs like thyme. Here we share seven of our favorite recipes for the classic fall squash. Consider them our salute to fall’s favorite icon, and enjoy them with a cup of your favorite fall tea blend.
Creamy Pumpkin Soup, served in small gourds, is a perfect way to begin a fall meal. A swirl of crème fraîche and a drizzle of maple syrup make a delightful garnish.
Pumpkin Risotto Bites are delicious nuggets of cheesy goodness, rolled in bread crumbs and pan-fried.
Salty proscuitto and fresh thyme are perfect counterpoints to pumpkin in Pumpkin-Leek Tarts.
Elegant Pumpkin Mousse Tartlets have a gingersnap crust, which can be made a day ahead and stored at room temperature.
Redolent with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, Pumpkin Roulade looks complicated, but it couldn’t be easier to make.
Pumpkin seeds make a crunchy garnish for Pumpkin Pound Cake.
Who says peanut brittle is the only game in town? Pumpkin seeds add extra crunch to Pumpkin-Seed Brittle.