It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

   By savvyjulie  Oct 25, 2011

Apples and pumpkins, the foods of October. They are both quintessentially autumn, don't you think? I can't get enough pumpkin treats in the autumn months. Pumpkin puree adds enough moisture that it can replace some (or all) of the fat in most baked goods. Plus, it lends a great texture and flavor!

If you don't want to buy the canned puree, making your own is easy. Simply preheat the oven to 350F. Meanwhile, cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Roast the squash cut-side down in a bit of water at 350F for 45-60 minutes and allow to cool. Scoop out the flesh and puree. Easy as that!

Once you have your puree, whether it be homemade or canned, try one of these great pumpkin recipes to spice up your fall!


What's your favorite pumpkin recipe?

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kburt386 by kburt386 | SAN ANTONIO, TX
Oct 27, 2011

The double chocolate pumpkin cake looks delicious!!

momsaidthatsit by momsaidthatsit | LIMERICK, PA
Oct 27, 2011

What a great tip! I never even heard of this before!

Mechelle by Mechelle | Blue Springs, MO
Oct 26, 2011

I am making the pumpkin pull apart bread today or tomorrow. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.

gwenparrish by gwenparrish | MABLETON, GA
Oct 25, 2011

I absolutely love love love fall! I love the smells, the textures, the colors, and PUMPKIN! Thank you for all of the amazing new recipes! I cant wait to try them!

eightozs by eightozs | Edwards, CO
Oct 25, 2011

Whoopie pies with maple frosting!