Pumpkin bread and 18 other pumpkin recipes you must make now
Pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin pie ... we could go on and on. We pulled together some of our favorite pumpkin recipes to help you get ready for fall:(Los Angeles Times)
This bread is best if made one or two days ahead to allow flavors and texture to develop. Pumpkin recipes >>(Clarence Williams / Los Angeles Times)
Another Brie-like cheese may be substituted for Taleggio. Pumpkin recipes >>(Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times)
Some say this is the ultimate pumpkin pie. We agree -- it was ranked one of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen’s all-time best recipes. Pumpkin recipes >>(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Don’t like your pumpkin pie with all the bells and whistles? Then this one is for you. Pumpkin recipes >>(Eric Boyd / Los Angeles Times)
We get requests for this recipe all the time. It’s the famed pumpkin bread sold at the Monastery of the Angels in Hollywood. Pumpkin recipes >>(For The Times)
Made with pumpkin puree, whipped cream and mascarpone, and layers of buttery graham cracker crumbles. Pumpkin recipes >>(Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
These need plenty of chilling and standing time, so they’re great for making ahead of time, before company arrives. Pumpkin recipes >>(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Pumpkin comes out of its shell in this salad. Pumpkin recipes >>(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Technically, this is not a pumpkin recipe. But this bread pudding puts pumpkin spice to such great use that we just had to include it. Pumpkin recipes >>(Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Serve in mini pumpkins, which can be roasted several hours ahead. Pumpkin recipes >>(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Use your own favorite pie crust recipe for this dish. (Store-bought works too!) Pumpkin recipes >>(Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
This recipe puts pumpkin seeds -- pepitas -- to crunchy use. Pumpkin recipes >>(Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
Don’t overlook pumpkin seeds! This granola is chock-full of ‘em. Pumpkin recipes >>(Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)
Combine toasted pumpkin seeds with fragrant Spanish chorizo, chiles and corn bread. Pumpkin recipes >>(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Pepitas are also an unexpected topping in this rich dessert. Pumpkin recipes >>(Los Angeles Times)
Tip: You’ll want to decorate while still warm, which will help the pre-baked crust cutouts adhere. Pumpkin recipes >>(Los Angeles Times)
Pumpkin bread is hot! So is pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake ....
The weather might still say summer on some days, but cooler winds are indicating a turn of the calendar and fall mode.
To slake that pumpkin thirst, we scoured the L.A. Times archives. Click through the photo gallery above -- you’ll find recipes links embedded in the pop-up captions -- and you’ll find our best and favorite pumpkin recipes.
We’ve got favorites like a spiced pumpkin bread with walnuts and currants, as well as a pumpkin bread baked up fresh at the Monastery of the Angels in Hollywood that you might call downright heavenly.
We’ve also got a pumpkin soup that you can serve in tiny roasted gourds (beat that, Martha Stewart!), as well as a pumpkin pie with brown-butter streusel, a recipe that comes to us from noted pastry chef Karen Hatfield.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin?
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