Pumpkins: Five Ways

Wondering what to do with the insides of your pumpkin after you’ve carved it? We offer five suggestions here on the My Appliances site.

Pumpkin Soup

Have you ever had pumpkin soup? No, us neither, but we imagine it is extremely hearty – perfect for these chilly autumn days. So, once you’ve scooped out the innards of your pumpkin, put them to good use and make yourself some lunch. You can then take it into work in a flask, or if you’re working from home, heat it in the microwave.

Make sure you serve it with a good hunk of bread too – homemade or otherwise.

Here’s a pumpkin soup recipe to try this week, if you haven’t given pumpkin soup a go already this month.

Pumpkin Pie

Ah, that good old American favourite…pumpkin pie. If you haven’t sampled pumpkin soup, we doubt you’ll have eaten pumpkin pie. After all, it’s quite hard to find in cafes here in the UK. So we say, make your own!

Well, why ever not? You really should make use of the insides of your pumpkin, if you can, as it can be wasteful to bin it after carving it. So, try this pumpkin pie recipe from BBC Good Food. Featuring shortcrust pastry with lightly spiced pumpkin or butternut squash, this may become an annual family favourite at this time of year.

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

You may love a pumpkin spiced latte from your go-to coffee shop, but have you thought about creating your own latte at home? Inspired Taste has the method here and, we must say, it looks like an essential for the autumn season.

In fact, we’re going to buy the ingredients tonight and give it a go this weekend. You could also have a go at this pumpkin spiced syrup, ideal for adding to your coffee or hot chocolate.  

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Yes, you read that right! Well, your humble pumpkin isn’t just reserved for sweet treats…here’s something you can have for your evening meal too. The Tesco website has the recipe and it looks a relatively easy one to whip up.

You’ll need: leftover pumpkin, ricotta, parmesan, an egg, plain flour, butter, oil, and sage leaves – why not try it for yourself?

Baked Pumpkin Fondue

Love cheese? So do we! This baked pumpkin fondue looks such a treat. It also looks like it will make a great centrepiece for your table.

Okay, so you won’t be throwing a Halloween party this October 31 (not if you’re following the covid-19 restrictions – which you should be, by the way), but you can still create a mini celebration at home for your immediate family – and we reckon this fondue will make a great starter. Serve it with pumpkin soup and watch the kids’ faces light up as they dunk their bread in the cheese and then in the soup. Yum.

What’s your favourite pumpkin recipe? Let us know in the comments below.

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Until next time…