Autumn’s Perfect Pumpkin Recipes

Cabot’s Favorite Pumpkin and Pumpkin Pie Spice Dishes from Morning to Night

I don’t know about you, but when I think of autumn and fall flavors, my first thoughts almost always involve pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Pumpkins are fall’s iconic gourds. They’re not only lovely to look at, they’re loaded with flavor and nutrients.

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From lattes to cheesecake, smoothies to casseroles, pumpkin and pumpkin spices are at the top fall flavors list. Some might even call Pumpkin Spice a national obsession. There’s a big difference between the taste of pumpkin and the full-bodied flavor of pumpkin spice – which some call pumpkin pie spice.

This post features fabulous dishes from both camps, some savory, some sweet, all deliciously inspirational.

If you’re someone who swoons at the arrival of Pumpkin Spice Latte season at your favorite coffee house, we have some great news for you. With just five ingredients, you can make your own pumpkin pie spice mix and use it with abandon…all year ‘round, if you’re so inclined. Cabot Cheese Board Blogger Rachel Gurk of Rachel Cooks shows you just how easy it is to make Pumpkin Pie Spice at home.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

Of course your homemade spice mix will help you bake the perfect pumpkin pie (see our recipe below), but there are so many more ways to bring the flavor of fall to some old favorites. Here are our:

Top 10 Uses For Pumpkin Pie Spice:

  1. Sprinkle Pumpkin Pie Spice (PPS) in your coffee or tea.
  2. Blend a teaspoon of PPS with a stick of Cabot Butter and spread on toast.
  3. Mix equal amounts of sugar and PPS to top Sugar Cookies.
  4. Add PPS to waffle or pancake batter.
  5. Mix a little PPS in your morning oatmeal.
  6. Make you popcorn poppier…just add PPS.
  7. Punch up party nuts. Sprinkle mixed nuts with PPS and roast until warm and toasted.
  8. Add PPS to your favorite Hot Toddy and stir with a cinnamon stick.
  9. Sprinkle PPS over a serving of Cabot Vanilla Bean Greek Yogurt.
  10. PPS and applesauce…a match made in heaven.

Here Are Cabot’s All-Time Favorite Pumpkin and Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipes:

Smoothies are a great way to start the day. When you make them with Cabot Greek Yogurt, they’re packed with protein and great taste. Here are two of our favorite fall flavored smoothies to get your day off on the right foot. First our Pumpkin Pie Smoothie gives you a great tasting meal or snack on the go.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

The Pumpkin Orange Smoothie is both sweet and tangy. It tastes like an autumn creamsicle in a glass.

Pumpkin-Orange Smoothie

Pumpkins can be party animals, too. They’re ready to serve as decorations or ingredients, at your whim. We love this Pumpkin Holiday Cheese Ball for its pumpkinny good looks and its cheesy good taste.

Pumpkin Holiday Cheese Ball

Our favorite fall dip is this Cheese Pumpkin Dip that has a base of roasted pumpkin and pureed white beans with lots of great cheese flavor added. It’s sinfully delicious while still providing healthy, wholesome nutrition.

Cheddar Pumpkin Dip

Breakfast or brunch can pack a pumpkin punch with this recipe for Savory Pumpkin Quiche. It’s an elegant presentation that’s perfect for any fall festivity.

Savory Pumpkin Quiche

Even pumpkin seeds can get in on the seasonal action. We love this recipe for Zucchini Bread with Pumpkin Seeds. It’s so good served warm from the oven with a dollop of Cabot butter. It’s even better the next morning, toasted for breakfast. Don’t forget the Cabot Butter for that too!

Zucchini Bread with Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin can be the star of lots of lunch and dinner dishes too. One of our favorites is from Cabot Cheese Board Blogger Carolyn Ketchum of All Day I Dream about Food. Her Low Carb Southwestern Pumpkin Cheddar Soup with Chorizo will warm you from the inside out on a chilly autumn day. It’s velvety smooth texture and full-bodied flavor make it worthy of a main course any day.

Southwestern Pumpkin Cheddar Soup With Chorizo

If you want to really impress company this time of year, serve our Mac & Cheese Baked In A Pumpkin. It’s a presentation sure to wow your guests, especially the young set. It’s classic comfort food dressed up for the season.

Mac & Cheese Baked in a Pumpkin

The flavor and color of roasted pumpkin is a delicious and nutritious addition to a plain macaroni and cheese recipe. Our Pumpkin Mac & Cheese is an unexpected and tasty twist on one of our most popular dishes.

Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Add a little sophistication – with a kick – to your next party with these Pumpkin & Cabot Habanero Cheddar Souffles. Just five wholesome ingredients combine to create these delightful holiday soufflés. So good, so festive, so fun!

Pumpkin & Cabot Habanero Cheddar Souffles

What’s the secret ingredient in Cabot’s Famous Pumpkin Pie recipe? It’s the addition of our award winning Greek Yogurt, which give the pie its extra smooth, extra rich flavor. Try it once and you’ll never make it any other way.

Pumpkin Pie

Here’s another beloved dessert recipe from the Cabot Kitchens. It’s our Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust. This combination of flavors makes every time you serve it a special occasion. It is a perfect ending to your holiday dinner or a memorable end to an ordinary meal.

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Greek Yogurt & Ginger Snap Crust

The rich, custardy taste of crème brûlée is elevated to the next level of scrumptiousness when you make Cabot’s autumnal variation – Salted Pumpkin Crème Brûlée. It will put you in the party mood any time of the year.

Salted Pumpkin Crème Brule

You’ll find many more fall favorites and other great recipes on the Cabot website. Or you can become a Cabot insider and receive our eNewsletter. Join 400,000 other Cabot fans and receive the tastiest recipes, the latest news, new product notifications as well as exclusive promotions conveniently in your inbox.

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Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 1,000 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

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