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Best of the Web: Pumpkin & Squash

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With October’s arrival, cooks everywhere are trading in berries and tomatoes for the sweetest flavor of fall: pumpkin! Here’s a roundup of the most tempting pumpkin and squash recipes we’ve seen from some of our favorite blogs around the web this season.

 

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Muffins with Maple Cream Cheese IcingPumpkin Spice Chocolate Muffins with Maple Cream Cheese Icing by Flourishing Foodie
These sweet treats fall somewhere between a muffin and a cupcake, but either way, we’re eating them for breakfast. They’re full of smooth pumpkin, deep dark chocolate and warm spices.
Smoked Gruyere Butternut Soup with Spicy ChickpeasSmoked Gruyere Butternut Soup with Spicy Chickpeas by How Sweet It Is
Try a twist on traditional butternut squash soup, finished with grated smoked Gruyere cheese and roasted spiced chickpeas for crunch.
Pumpkin Spiced Apple PiePumpkin Spiced Apple Pie by Minimalist Baker
Just 8 ingredients make this gorgeous pie, with a taste of everything fall: soft apples in the filling, and a crust of pumpkin butter and pumpkin pie spice.
Butternut Squash Quinoa with Kale, Cranberries, Walnuts and Goat CheeseButternut Squash Quinoa with Kale, Cranberries, Walnuts and Goat Cheese by Stuck on Sweet
Who could resist this colorful fall bowl? Combining quinoa, kale, roasted squash and tangy goat cheese, it’s perfect as a seasonal side dish or in your lunch box.
Pumpkin Spice French ToastPumpkin Spice French Toast by Shutterbean
Enrich your French toast with pumpkin spice and everything nice — including pumpkin butter, pumpkin cream cheese and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Pumpkin Coconut Chicken CurryPumpkin Coconut Chicken Curry by Carlsbad Cravings
This Thai-style curry is bursting with butternut squash, sweet potatoes and creamy coconut milk, with plenty of warm spices that we crave in the fall. Add steamed rice and a squeeze of lime, and dinner is served.
Pumpkin Cake + Semifreddo Push PopsPumpkin Cake + Semifreddo Push Pops by My Name Is Yeh
Here’s a sophisticated take on a childhood staple that’s guaranteed to impress. Layers of pumpkin cake and vanilla semifreddo — and colorful sprinkles — make a pretty handheld treat.
Acorn Squash PastaAcorn Squash Pasta by Hipster Food
This pasta dish couldn’t be simpler — and that’s what we love about it. Just roasted acorn squash, pureed and tossed with pasta, plus a few slivered almonds for crunch.
Salted Caramel Pumpkin CookiesSalted Caramel Pumpkin Cookies by Lemons for Lulu
Take soft pumpkin cookies to next-level goodness with chocolate chips and a salted caramel center.
Maple Roasted Acorn SquashMaple Roasted Acorn Squash by Jelly Toast
This dish augments squash’s natural sweetness with a sprinkling of raw sugar and cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Pumpkin Bread with WalnutsPumpkin Bread with Walnuts by Joy the Baker
Everything is better with melted butter — including pumpkin bread. This version also gets an unexpected kick from a dash of black pepper. Your houseguests will thank you!
The Best Pumpkin Cinnamon RollsThe Best Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls by Averie Cooks
These light, fluffy cinnamon rolls have pumpkin puree and a hint of spice, plus a layer of cream cheese glaze to top them off.
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