Our Best Pumpkin Recipes to Cherish the Flavor of Fall

From soup to curry to pie, there's so much more to make with pumpkin than pumpkin spiced lattes

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)
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 »Tequila Minsky
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Rum and gingersnaps add a spicy, warming flavor to this rich fall dessert. Get the recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake »Beth Rooney
Maple Pumpkin Brûlée Pie
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 »Andrew Ingalls
Pumpkin-Chickpea Curry
Pumpkin-Chickpea Curry
With warming notes of curry and cinnamon, this hearty vegetable curry is perfect for a cozy meal. Get the recipe for Pumpkin-Chickpea Curry »Helen Rosner
Shopsin's Pumpkin Pancakes
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 »Todd Coleman
Caribbean Winter Squash Soup
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 »Penny De Los Santos
Pumpkin Old Fashioned
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 »Anna Stockwell
Pumpkin Spoon Halva with Cardamom Syrup
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 »Farideh Sadeghin
Pumpkin and Bourbon Mousse
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 »Todd Coleman
Pumpkin Seed Salsa (Sikil P'ak)
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 »Todd Coleman
Chicken with Pumpkin Seed-Tomatillo Sauce (Pollo en Pipian Verde)
Chicken with Pumpkin Seed-Tomatillo Sauce (Pollo en Pipian Verde)
This classic Pueblan sauce is made with pumpkin seeds and tomatillos. Get the recipe for Chicken with Pumpkin Seed-Tomatillo Sauce »Todd Coleman