What to cook with pumpkin for Halloween: simple recipes (+ bonus video)

What to cook with pumpkin for Halloween: simple recipes (+ bonus video)

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Halloween is a magical time of year when you can truly immerse yourself in an atmosphere of mystery and fun. One of the main symbols of this holiday is the pumpkin. It not only serves as decoration, but also becomes the basis for a variety of dishes. We at joy-pup offer five delicious pumpkin recipes that will add a pop of color and flavor to your menu.

Watch the video recipe for Halloween pumpkin dishes

Pumpkin soup

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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium pumpkin
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 butter
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Cream for serving (optional)
  • Greens and seeds for decoration

Step-by-step preparation:

  • Cut the pumpkin into cubes and finely chop the onion.
  • Fry the onion in oil until translucent, add garlic and pumpkin.
  • Gradually add broth and cook until pumpkin is tender.
  • Using a blender, puree the soup until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with cream, herbs and sprinkled with seeds.

Roasted pumpkin with honey and cilantro

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Ingredients:

  • 500 g pumpkin
  • 2-3 tbsp. spoons of honey
  • 2 tbsp. spoons of olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Step-by-step preparation:

  • Cut the pumpkin into wedges and remove the seeds.
  • Dip each pumpkin slice in honey and olive oil.
  • Fry over medium heat until golden brown, season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve pieces sprinkled with fresh cilantro.

Pumpkin bread

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • Three 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Step-by-step preparation:

  • In a bowl, combine pumpkin puree, eggs, oil and water.
  • In another bowl, mix all dry ingredients.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to pumpkin puree mixture.
  • Pour the batter into a baking tray or pumpkin shaped pan and bake at 175°C for about 60 minutes.

Pumpkin cupcakes with caramel cream

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Ingredients for cupcakes:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for caramel cream:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Preparation:

  • For the cupcakes: Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another. Then combine them.
  • Pour the batter into the muffin tins and bake at 180°C for about 20-25 minutes.
  • For the caramel cream: Melt butter in a saucepan and add brown sugar and milk. Cook, stirring, until thickened.
  • Cool the caramel cream and add powdered sugar.
  • Top cooled cupcakes with caramel frosting and enjoy.

Pumpkin pie

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ready-made yeast-free pie dough
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation:

  • Unroll the dough into the pie pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, eggs, oil and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the mixture onto the dough.
  • Bake at 175°C for about 45-50 minutes or until done.

To be continued…

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