29 Pumpkin Recipes to Bake, Stir, Shake, and Simmer

From pumpkin soup to pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin-spice lattes have nothing on these recipes

From classic pie to a richly spiced vegetable curry, pumpkin is one of the ingredients we most look forward to cooking with every fall. Put it to good use with these ideas for pumpkin dishes both savory and sweet.

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.Andrew Ingalls

Dominican Cream of Pumpkin Soup (Crema de Auyama)

Dominican Cream of Pumpkin Soup (Crema de Auyama)
This rosemary-accented crema de auyama—Dominican cream of pumpkin soup—is the perfect Thanksgiving treat.Farideh Sadeghin
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap and Hazelnut Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap and Hazelnut Crust

The dessert's delicate texture is achieved by cooking the cheesecake in a bain-marie, a water bath made by surrounding the springform pan with boiling water.Todd Coleman

Soup Joumou (Haitian Pumpkin Soup)

Soup Joumou
This savory pumpkin soup is served in Haiti on January 1, the anniversary of Haiti's liberation from France.Tequila Minsky

Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Gingersnap Crust
Creamy pumpkin filling over a ginger cookie crust provides a comforting balance of sweetness and spice.Helen Rosner

Pumpkin and Bourbon Mousse

Pumpkin and Bourbon Mousse
All the traditional flavors of pumpkin pie combine in this satisfying, creamy mousse.Todd Coleman
Pumpkin Chickpea Curry

Pumpkin Chickpea Curry

A fragrant, satisfying autumn meal, pumpkin curry is great with steamed brown rice.Helen Rosner

Pumpkin Old Fashioned

Pumpkin Old Fashioned
Mingling the orange-scented old fashioned with subtly sweet pumpkin yields a brilliantly colored seasonal cocktail.Anna Stockwell
Pumpkin Pecan Ginger Snap Ice Cream

Pumpkin–Pecan–Gingersnap Swirl Ice Cream

All of the spicy, sweet flavors and spice of pumpkin pie are molded together in this satisfying autumn ice cream.Anna Stockwell
Roasted Pumpkin Pie

Roasted Pumpkin Pie

Roasting the pumpkin will add sweetness and rich flavor to this holiday favorite.Todd Coleman
Light Mussel and Pumpkin Soup

Light Mussel and Pumpkin Soup

Mussels and white wine draw out pumpkin's light, elegant side. Use kabocha squash, Cinderella, or cheese pumpkins for best results.Martin Schreiber
Pumpkin Rice

Pumpkin Rice

Combined with cilantro and garlic over rice, sweet calabaza squash is an excellent counterpart to spicy Caribbean-style dishes.David Sawyer
Thanksgiving Twofer Pie

Thanksgiving Twofer Pie

This Thanksgiving, indulge in a two-for-one pie that combines our two favorites, pumpkin and pecan (sorry, mincemeat), into one delicious combo.Sarah Karnasiewicz
Pumpkin Mulled Wine

Pumpkin Mulled Wine

A spiced, pumpkin-infused wine is a cozy take on cold-weather flavors.Anna Stockwell
Caribbean Pumpkin Soup

Caribbean Pumpkin 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.Penny De Los Santos
Pumpkin Preserves

Pumpkin Chips (Pumpkin Preserves)

"Chips" is a South Carolina Low-Country term for preserves; the word refers to the chunky nature of the confiture. Sugar, lemons, and pumpkin are combined for a pleasantly tart jam best enjoyed as a topping for ice cream or biscuits.Evan Sklar
Pumpkin Couscous

Pumpkin Couscous

A celebration of autumnal flavors, Moroccan-style couscous marries the fruity sweetness of raisins, pumpkin, and carrots with rich lamb, seasoned with ginger, saffron, and turmeric.André Baranowski

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Rum and gingersnaps add a spicy, warming flavor to this rich fall dessert.Beth Rooney
Pumpkin Spice Cake with Mascarpone

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Mascarpone

Enjoy pumpkin spiced cake as an indulgent breakfast or teatime treat.Anna Stockwell
Pumpkin Soup in a Pumpkin

Pumpkin Soup in a Pumpkin

Sweet pumpkin acquires a savory complexity in a creamy soup seasoned with sage, nutmeg, and bay leaves.Christopher Boas
Pumpkin Bread (Fein Tau Weiyema)

Pumpkin Bread (Fein Tau Weiyema)

A dense, pudding-like pumpkin bread makes a rich and satisfying dessert. Use leftover butternut, acorn, or pumpkin squash purée.Penny De Los Santos

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream
Delightful on its own or scooped onto a slice of warm pie, this cool and delicious pumpkin ice cream gets added complexity from cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.Mary Ellen Bartley

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.Todd Coleman

Pumpkin Halvah (Assidat al-Boubar)

Pumpkin Halvah (Assidat al-Boubar)
Like many traditional Emirati desserts, luscious pumpkin porridge (in Arabic it's a halvah, or sweet food) straddles the line between sweet and savory. The dish thickens as it cools, so be sure to serve it while it's still quite warm.Todd Coleman
French Pumpkin Pie

French Pumpkin Pie

A classic French pie demands none other than a simple scoop of vanilla ice cream.Martin Schreiber
Pumpkin Pie with Brown Sugar-Pecan Crust

Pumpkin Pie with Brown Sugar-Pecan Crust

The crust is made with raw pecans, a flavorful counterpoint to the traditional spiced filling. Plus, this pie is naturally gluten-free.Anna Stockwell
Pumpkin Ravioli

Pumpkin Ravioli

Pumpkin's earthy sweetness is highlighted with honey, Italian almond cookies, and cinnamon for an indulgent filling, then packaged in delicate ravioli in a sage and brown butter sauce.Christopher Boas
Libby's Pumpkin Pie

Libby's Pumpkin Pie

Adapted from the "Libby's Famous Pumpkin Pie" recipe printed on the back of Libby's cans of pure pumpkin purée, this recipe is a testament to the enduring power of classic desserts.Christopher Hirsheimer
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Pie

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Pie

Cinnamon-, clove-, nutmeg-, and vanilla-spiced pumpkin ice cream creates a dreamy blend in a graham cracker crust.Maxime Iattoni