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Pumpkin Possibilities: 8 Ways to Use Our Favorite Fall Products

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Subtly sweet and perfectly spiced, pumpkin is the signature flavor of fall! This year, we looked to some of our best pumpkin food products to bake an array of autumnal treats. Read on for creative ways to use our classics and bring a taste of the season to your table.

 

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Chocolate GlazePumpkin Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze
A beautiful Bundt is a snap to prepare with ourspiced cake mix, and a drizzle of chocolate ganache takes this dessert over the top.
Pumpkin Chocolate TriflePumpkin Chocolate Trifle
The same mix makes a gorgeous trifle, layered with chocolate sauce, fluffy whipped cream and our signature Pecan Pumpkin Butter.
Pumpkin Quick BreadPumpkin Quick Bread
What could be more enticing than the aroma of spiced pumpkin bread studded with pecans emerging from the oven? Our quick bread mixneeds no finessing (though a dusting of powdered sugar never hurts).
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Candied Pumpkin SeedsPumpkin Cupcakes with Candied Pumpkin Seeds
Think outside the Bundt! Bake batter made fromour mix in muffin tins, then top with cream cheese frosting and candied pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin Pots de CrèmePumpkin Pots de Crème
Pecan pumpkin butter gives classic pots de crème a seasonal spin. Just mix it into the custard base, bake, and top them off with a little whipped cream and grated nutmeg.
Pumpkin Cream Cookie SandwichesPumpkin Cream Cookie Sandwiches
Take chewy ginger-molasses cookies to the next level with a cream cheese filling flavored withpecan pumpkin butter. It’s a twist on the traditional sandwich cookie that you can enjoy at any autumn gathering.
Ooey Gooey Pumpkin BarsOoey Gooey Pumpkin Bars
One of our sales associated dreamed up this dessert, which has become a favorite of our staff and customers. They combine two key ingredients — Pecan Pumpkin Butter and our quick bread mix— for a dessert with double the fall flavor.
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Recipe Roundup: Hearty Breakfasts

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Ward off the winter chill with these rib-sticking breakfast and brunch favorites. They’re perfect for a celebratory weekend with friends and family in town!

 

Poached Eggs with White Bean-Tomato RagoutPoached Eggs with White Bean-Tomato Ragout
White beans simmered with pancetta, rosemary and fire-roasted tomatoes make an enticing base for poached eggs. Serve with thick slices of broiled country bread.
Smoked Salmon Frittata with Goat Cheese and ChivesSmoked Salmon Frittata with Goat Cheese and Chives
Fold your favorite seasonal ingredients into fluffy eggs for a meal in a skillet. Here, delicate smoked fish is combined with tangy goat cheese and fresh, oniony chives.
Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Waffles with Homemade Pecan Maple ButterSpiced Pecan Pumpkin Waffles with Homemade Pecan Maple Butter

Nothing warms up a chilly autumn morning quite like these spiced pumpkin waffles, which are easy to make using our mix. Here we top them with homemade pecan-maple butter, but you can substitute regular unsalted butter instead.

 

Mushroom Omelette with Fontina and ThymeMushroom Omelette with Fontina and Thyme
The earthy flavors of mushroom, thyme and fontina cheese make a wonderful combination in an omelette. Serve with artisan bread, brushed with extra-virgin olive oil and toasted under the broiler.
Corn and Chili Strata with Mexican ChorizoCorn and Chili Strata with Mexican Chorizo
Strata, a casserole of eggs, bread, cheese and other ingredients, is a busy cook’s secret weapon: The dish can be assembled the night before, then baked the next morning to golden perfection. Use fresh Mexican-style chorizo, not smoked Spanish sausage links, for this Southwestern version, which is studded with mild green chilies and sweet corn.
Bacon-and-Cheddar-Cornmeal-JohnnycakesBacon-and-Cheddar Cornmeal Johnnycakes
The subtle crunch of cornmeal gives johnnycakes appealing texture and a bit of heft. This version, embellished with crisp bits of bacon and sharp cheddar cheese and served with honey or syrup, makes a delightful sweet-and-salty breakfast treat.
Breakfast Hash with Bell Pepper and Swiss ChardBreakfast Hash with Bell Pepper and Swiss Chard
Red peppers, sausage, potatoes and earthy chard combine to make this satisfying one-pot hash. Top with fried eggs, and serve fried bacon slices alongside.
Steel-Cut Oats with Honeyed Pears and Glazed PecansSteel-Cut Oats with Honeyed Pears and Glazed Pecans
Steel-cut oats result in a textured oatmeal, with a deliciously chewy yet tender bite. They do require longer simmering than regular oatmeal, but it’s worth the effort. Top with crunchy sugared pecans and cinnamon-coated pears, and you’ll be in oatmeal heaven.
Potato, Egg and Cheese Breakfast TacosPotato, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos

There are so many variations on the theme of eggs and tortillas that it’s hard to pick a favorite. When you want something especially hearty, try this version, which includes panfried potatoes. The fresh salsa is essential.

 

Spiced Cider DoughnutsSpiced Cider Doughnuts
You may wonder if making your own doughnuts is worth the effort. Just one bite of these sugar-glazed deep-fried treats will prove it is. The spicy flavor is sure to bring back memories of crisp autumn mornings and relaxing breakfasts in flannel pajamas.
Broccoli Rabe, Pesto and Smoked Mozzarella StrataBroccoli Rabe, Pesto and Smoked Mozzarella Strata
Broccoli rabe has a slightly bitter taste with overtones of sweet mustard. Layer it with egg-soaked sourdough bread, pesto and Italian cheese in this gorgeous winter strata.
Pumpkin Quick BreadPumpkin Quick Bread
True to its name, this bread comes together in no time, thanks to our premium mix. And what could be more enticing than the aroma of spiced pumpkin bread studded with pecans emerging from the oven?
Pizzas with Eggs and BaconPizzas with Eggs and Bacon
A breakfast pizza is a delicious way to dress up bacon and eggs. To save time in the morning, make the dough the day before and let it rise overnight in the refrigerator.
Brussels Sprouts and Potato Hash with Fried EggsBrussels Sprouts and Potato Hash with Fried Eggs
An unexpected twist on a classic, brussels sprouts add a delicious crunch to traditional hash. Serve with a warm baguette for any meal. If you have leftover cooked brussels sprouts or potatoes, this recipe is a great way to use them up.
Cheese-and-Marmalade French Toast SandwichesCheese-and-Marmalade French Toast Sandwiches

If you grew up eating plain French toast made from generic white bread, this decadent stacked version filled with cream cheese and marmalade is a revelation. To ensure the sandwiches cook through, first brown them on the griddle and then pop them in the oven to finish.

 

Eggs Florentine with Savory Waffles and Herbed HollandaiseEggs Florentine with Savory Waffles and Herbed Hollandaise
In this delicious twist on eggs Florentine, we swap in savory waffles for the traditional English muffins. Fresh parsley lends color and flavor to the hollandaise sauce, and crispy hash browns make the perfect side.
Apple Oven PancakeApple Oven Pancake
This cross between a souffle and an omelet is oven-baked in a hot pan instead of on the stovetop. Here, we embellish it with crisp apples, but you can substitute Anjou or Red Bartlett pears, if you like.
Potato and Pepper FrittataPotato and Pepper Frittata
This hearty frittata stars potatoes and sweet bell peppers. Plump and golden, it shows how no more than a few eggs, a handful of vegetables and a sprinkling of cheese can become a simple yet hearty meal to start the day.
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Pumpkinpalooza! 30 Days of Pumpkin Recipes

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This time of year, nothing compares to the irresistible aroma of sweet pumpkin baked goods or the nutty richness the veggies add to savory dishes. Now that the season’s finally arrived, here’s a month’s worth of our favorite ways to get your pumpkin spice fix.

 

Roasted Pumpkin with Garlic, Sweet Potatoes and Cherry TomatoesRoasted Pumpkin with Garlic, Sweet Potatoes and Cherry Tomatoes
This medley of roasted vegetables transitions between the seasons with summer’s last tomatoes and autumn’s first root vegetables and firm squashes. If you’ve never combined maple syrup and olive oil before, you’re in for a pleasant surprise!
Pumpkin Quick BreadPumpkin Quick Bread
True to its name, this bread comes together in no time, thanks to our premium mix — and here’s agluten-free version so everyone can enjoy.
Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage ButterPumpkin Ravioli with Sage Butter
Here’s the classic ravioli of the city of Ferrara, in Emilia-Romagna, although the city of Mantua, in Lombardy, also claims the dish. It is best served with a simple sauce of lightly browned butter and fresh sage, which heightens and contrasts with the sweetness of the pumpkin in the filling.
Classic Pumpkin PieClassic Pumpkin Pie
This is our ultimate pumpkin pie recipe (customer-approved!) with rich, deep flavor and a wonderful texture. To add a fanciful finish to this pumpkin pie, use decorative piecrust cutters to create shapes from rolled-out pie dough for the top.
Spiced Pumpkin and Lamb TagineSpiced Pumpkin and Lamb Tagine
In this recipe from Chef Michael Voltaggio, a whole pumpkin is filled with a hearty, warmly spiced lamb tagine. Serve over steamed rice or couscous, and scoop out the tender flesh as you eat.
Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar-Pecan StreuselPumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar-Pecan Streusel
This coffee cake is lighter than you would expect, with the rich flavor of pumpkin and spices and a thick layer of crunchy brown sugar and pecan streusel. It was made for a festive autumn brunch, paired with big steaming cups of joe.
Bulgur Pilaf with Pumpkin and RaisinsBulgur Pilaf with Pumpkin and Raisins
Here, cubes of sugar pie pumpkin are cooked with nutty bulgur for a beautiful side dish or light vegetarian main.
Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Pumpkin SeedsPumpkin Soup with Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
The best part about this recipe is that it uses almost the entire pumpkin, and the seeds from the pumpkin are roasted to use for the garnish. Pack leftover toasted pumpkin seeds in your child’s lunch box (or your own!) for a fun treat.
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Candied Pumpkin SeedsPumpkin Cupcakes with Candied Pumpkin Seeds
This recipe demonstrates the versatility of ourBundt cake mix—the batter is baked in muffin pans, then the cupcakes are topped with cream cheese frosting and candied pumpkin seeds. These sweet treats will be a hit with kids and grown-ups alike.
Pumpkin Lasagna with FontinaPumpkin Lasagna with Fontina
This hearty lasagna is perfect for this transitional time, when late-summer produce is winding down and the first fall vegetables appear at farmers’ markets. Combining yellow squash, zucchini and pumpkin, the dish comes together quickly, thanks to our ready-to-use pasta sauce.
Pumpkin Ice CreamPumpkin Ice Cream
Combine pureed pumpkin with plenty of spices and a classic custard, and you’ll have the makings of this rich, creamy autumnal ice cream. It’s ideal for pumpkin lovers!
Pork and Pumpkin StewPork and Pumpkin Stew
Chock-full of tender pork and pumpkin and seasoned with a medley of fragrant spices, this warming stew is perfect for a fall dinner with friends.
Ooey Gooey Pumpkin BarsOoey Gooey Pumpkin Bars
This dessert has become a favorite of our staff and customers ever since one of our sales associates created it. These bars are delicious on their own but to take them over the top, sprinkle with candied pecans or add a dollop of whipped cream just before serving.
Braised Beef with Autumn VegetablesBraised Beef with Autumn Vegetables
Here’s a hearty stew to get you through the cold winter months. The addition of a light vinaigrette laced with green onions and peppery mint just before serving infuses this dish with bright, fresh flavors.
Pumpkin Pie WafflesPumpkin Pie Waffles
These waffles are made with the same spices used for pumpkin pie along with sour cream for smoothness; the dark rum is there for extra flavor and a little mystery. Like pumpkin pie, they are comforting, custardy and filling.
Pumpkin Chocolate TriflePumpkin Chocolate Trifle
A beautiful centerpiece for a dessert buffet, this seasonal trifle is made using our pumpkin Bundt cake mix, chocolate sauce and whipped cream flavored with pecan pumpkin butter.
Pumpkin Cassoulet with Caramelized Onions and Roasted GarlicPumpkin Cassoulet with Caramelized Onions and Roasted Garlic
White beans, tender squash and savory onions bake under a crisp blanket of garlic bread crumbs in this spectacular meatless main dish. It’s a great choice for a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner.
Pumpkin Pots de CrèmePumpkin Pots de Crème
Our signature pecan pumpkin butter gives classic pots de crème a seasonal spin. With a touch of grated orange zest and nutmeg, it’s packed with fall flavors.
Pumpkin Tortelloni with Sage & Pumpkin SeedsPumpkin Tortelloni with Sage & Pumpkin Seeds
Tortelloni—a bigger version of tortellini, closer to a dumpling—is traditionally stuffed with pumpkin, nutmeg and Parmigiano-Reggiano. But beyond that starting point, the regional variations are countless. Chef Thomas McNaughton of San Francisco’s restaurant Flour + Water puts pumpkin seeds in the sauce, to give the tortelloni a little crunch and nuttiness, and he coats the pasta with a brown butter sauce.
Iced Pumpkin-Raisin CookiesIced Pumpkin-Raisin Cookies
Perfect for casual gatherings, these pumpkin cookies are laced with raisins and walnuts and seasoned with a medley of spices. A cream cheese glaze adds a delicious finishing touch.
Roasted Baby PumpkinsRoasted Baby Pumpkins
Sweetened with maple syrup, these petite pumpkins make a wonderful accompaniment to the Thanksgiving feast as well as to other autumn meals. The pumpkin puree is served directly in the shell for a colorful presentation.
Pumpkin TartPumpkin Tart
This festive tart is a wonderful alternative to the classic pumpkin pie, and it’s not just for Thanksgiving. Store-bought puff pastry streamlines prep and saves you time.
Thai Pumpkin & Chicken CurryThai Pumpkin & Chicken Curry
Take chicken curry to the next level by adding sweet, nutty pumpkin! You’ll love how quickly this dish comes together.
Pumpkin Bread with DatesPumpkin Bread with Dates
Buttery dates make this quickbread extra special. Serve it for breakfast, with coffee and tea, or for dessert with a scoop of ice cream of spoonful of whipped cream.
Pumpkin Cream Cookie SandwichesPumpkin Cream Cookie Sandwiches
For a fun twist on the traditional sandwich cookie, a cream cheese filling flavored with pecan pumpkin butter is tucked between chewy ginger-molasses cookies. They’re perfect for Halloween parties and other autumn get-togethers.
Pumpkin-Braised Pork with GreensPumpkin-Braised Pork with Greens
This comforting braise is simple to make with a slow cooker and our pumpkin braising base. It has a mix of fall spices for hearty character and delicate sweetness.
Chocolate-Pumpkin CakeChocolate-Pumpkin Cake
The magic ingredient in this cake is grated raw pumpkin! Its color and flavor are indiscernible in the baked cake, but the pumpkin creates a moist texture.
Pumpkin Crème BrûléePumpkin Crème Brûlée
This colorful dessert is enhanced with grated whole spices. Served in individual ramekins, it’s an elegant presentation for a dinner party.
Pumpkin Soup with Brown Butter and Crème FraîchePumpkin Soup with Brown Butter and Crème Fraîche
This warming soup is the creation of Chef Marjorie Taylor, who runs the Cook’s Atelier in Burgundy. She finishes the soup with a drizzle of brown butter, which adds a nutty richness.
Classic Pecan Pumpkin Butter PieClassic Pecan Pumpkin Butter Pie
This pie’s filling is a snap to prepare with our pecan pumpkin butter, one of our favorite fall products. Use our precision cutters to top your dessert with beautiful decorations that would make any pastry chef proud.