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Flavorful Pumpkin Recipes

Not Just for Fall

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Pumpkin itself, doesn't have much flavor, but the plethora of spices in each recipe makes these dishes extremely flavorful. Don't forget that unless you're making these recipes with fresh pumpkin, you can make them any time of year. Canned pumpkin is typically sold in the U.S. grocery store year-round.

Don't let me dissuade you, there are benefits to using fresh fall pumpkins. You're getting just pumpkin and not any other additives that are necessary for canning. Here are some simple Tips for Preparing Fresh Pumpkins.

Nutritional Values of Canned Pumpkin

1. Pumpkin Pie

2009 Pumpkin Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
2009 Pumpkin Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
This Pumpkin Pie is so easy to make, my daughter has been making it since she was 10-years-old.

Making a Pie Crust with Step-by-Step Photos

2. Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Bundt Cake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Pumpkin Bundt Cake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
You'll find that this recipe for Pumpkin Bundt Cake is perfect for a fall dessert. It's even better when it's drizzled with Cream Cheese Glaze.

3. Pumpkin Roll Cake

Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
There's nothing like a scrumptious flavor combination in this Pumpkin Roll Cake with cream cheese icing.

Pumpkin Roll Cake Recipe
Pumpkin Roll Cake Making Video

4. World's Best Pumpkin Bread and/or Muffins

Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
This is one of those recipes I make several times of year. Besides being extremely tasty, this Pumpkin Bread is so aromatic that it's better than any house freshener you can buy.

Making Quick Bread with Step-by-Step Photo Instructions

5. Spicy Pumpkin Pound Cake

2009 Spicy Pumpkin Pound Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2009 Spicy Pumpkin Pound Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
I decided to bake this Spicy Pumpkin Pound Cake in loaf pans to make it easier to give away. It can also be made in a bundt cake pan.

All About Pound Cakes and baking in Bundt Pans

6. Pumpkin Dump Cake

2009 Pumpkin Dump Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2009 Pumpkin Dump Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
I discovered this easy-to-make Pumpkin Dump Cake several years ago. It makes a great alternative to a Pumpkin Pie.

7. Pumpkin Streusel Cake

2010 Pumpkin Streusel Bundt Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 Pumpkin Streusel Bundt Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
My sister-in-law made this Pumpkin Streusel Cake for us during the Christmas holidays. We ate it for dessert, breakfast and for an afternoon snack.

8. Pumpkin Nut Cookies

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Pumpkin Nut Cookies are easy to make, and can be made without the nuts.

9. Spiced Pumpkin Tiramisu

Spice Pumpkin Tiramisu is an interesting version of the famous Italian dessert.

10. Pumpkin Custard

Pumpkin Custard is like eating a Pumpkin Pie without the crust.

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