Caribbean Pumpkin Soup
Penny De Los Santos

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 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 »

Dominican Cream of Pumpkin Soup (Crema de Auyama)

This rosemary-accented crema de auyama—Dominican cream of pumpkin soup—is the perfect Thanksgiving treat.

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. Both the desserts need to be made at least a day before serving, and the ice cream can be made up to a week before serving.To save yourself more time on Thanksgiving day, you can also make the soup and the chutney up to two days ahead. Get the recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap and Hazelnut Crust »

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 Tart with Gingersnap Crust

Creamy pumpkin filling over a ginger cookie crust provides a comforting balance of sweetness and spice.

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 Chickpea Curry

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

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–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.

Roasted Pumpkin Pie

Roasted Pumpkin Pie

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.

Pumpkin Rice

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

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.

Pumpkin Mulled Wine

A spiced, pumpkin-infused wine is a cozy take on cold-weather flavors.

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.

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.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

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

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Mascarpone

Enjoy pumpkin spiced cake as an indulgent breakfast or teatime treat.

Pumpkin Soup in a Pumpkin

Sweet pumpkin acquires a savory complexity in a creamy soup seasoned with sage, nutmeg, and bay leaves.

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.

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 »

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.

French Pumpkin Pie

A classic French pie demands none other than a simple scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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.

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.

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.