Big (but true) statement: There’s no produce more closely associated with fall than pumpkin. And while we’ve seen the bastardization of the squash in the past few years (we’re looking at you, pumpkin-spiced-everything), the actual vegetable is quite versatile and delicious. From savory curries to classic pies, here’s our best pumpkin recipes to try this fall.


Haitian Pumpkin Soup (Soup Joumou)

This savory pumpkin soup is served in Haiti on January 1, the anniversary of Haiti’s liberation from France. Get the recipe for Haitian Pumpkin Soup »

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Rum and gingersnaps add a spicy, warming flavor to this rich fall dessert. Get the recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake »

Maple Pumpkin Brûlée Pie

Maple syrup is folded into the filling of this take on a classic. Just before serving, the chilled pie is brûléed, yielding a caramelized top with a dramatic crunch. Get the recipe for Maple Pumpkin Brûlée Pie »

Shopsin’s Pumpkin Pancakes

Chef Kenny Shopsin serves this popular breakfast dish at his much-loved namesake restaurant in New York City’s Essex Street Market. Get the recipe for Shopsin’s Pumpkin Pancakes »

Caribbean Winter Squash Soup

Roast or sauté extra squash over the weekend (butternut or calabaza are perfect) to make quick weeknight work of this garlicky, spicy pumpkin soup. Get the recipe for Caribbean Winter Squash Soup »

Pumpkin Old Fashioned

Mingling the orange-scented old fashioned with subtly sweet pumpkin yields a brilliantly colored seasonal cocktail. Get the recipe for Pumpkin Old Fashioned »

Pumpkin Spoon Halva with Cardamom Syrup

Just three ingredients—pumpkin, coconut milk, and salt—combine to make a simple spoon pudding, sweetened with cardamom-scented golden syrup and topped with crunchy pumpkin seeds. Get the recipe for Pumpkin Spoon Halva with Cardamom Syrup »

Pumpkin and Bourbon Mousse

All the traditional flavors of pumpkin pie combine in this satisfying, creamy mousse. Get the recipe for Pumpkin and Bourbon Mousse »

Pumpkin Seed Salsa (Sikil P’ak)

This earthy toasted pumpkin seed salsa, a specialty of the Yucatan, is rich, thick, and satisfying. Serve it with tortilla chips for dipping. Get the recipe for Sikil P’ak »