This morning I was at the grocery store and a nice woman behind me in line had the most perfect pumpkin I'd ever seen. Suddenly I was seized with a serious attack of blogger guilt. Here it's already October 14 and lots of blogs are going into pumpkin recipe overdrive, and I haven't made one single thing this year using pumpkin. The truth is, I'm not the biggest pumpkin fan in the food blogging world, but I have made a few things with pumpkin through the years that turned out to be winners. If I'm not a big pumpkin fan and I'm telling you I love all five of these recipes, you know they have to be good! Let's start the pumpkin recipes with the Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins with with Pecans shown above that I made last October.
Low-Sugar (or Sugar-Free) Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake is something I first made in 2006, and I think I've made at least once every year since then.
I'm a savory girl more than a sweets eater, so this Crockpot Pumpkin Chili with Ground Beef, Black Beans, and Kidney Beans is my kind of food. This would be a great recipe to put in the crockpot on Halloween and have ready for the kids when they get back from Trick-or-Treating!
In some parts of the world all types of winter squash are called pumpkin, and you can use either butternut squash or pumpkin to make this Low-Sugar Pumpkin and Apple Crumble. This is also a great Thanksgiving dessert for people who don't like pie.
And if I had to pick only one pumpkin dessert, it would have to be this Low-Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie that I made in 2009. If Pumpkin Pie and Cheesecake got married had a child, that would be this pie.
More Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin Fans:
(Recipes from other blogs not always South Beach Diet friendly; check ingredients.)Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake from Kalyn's Kitchen
Low-Sugar Spiced Pumpkin Mini-Cheesecakes from Kalyn's Kitchen
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie with Praline and Coconut-Pecan Crust from Gluten Free Goddess
Pumpkin Spice Latte from The Kitchn
Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread from Pinch My Salt
Chipotle Pumpkin Soup from Simply Recipes
Soup in a Pumpkin from What We're Eating
Pumpkin Custard from Food Renegade
Pumpkin Ice Cream from David Lebovitz
Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast with Toasted Pecans from Cookin' Canuck
Are you a pumpkin fan, or someone like me who has to have a really good pumpkin recipe to get excited about it? Let us know in the comments how you feel about pumpkin, and do share a link to your favorite pumpkin recipe if you have one!