Pumpkin Recipes for Soup, Pie, Cookies, Cake, Vegan Recipes

We have pumpkin recipes of every description here for you. Pumpkin is an overlooked vegetable that is high in fiber, is an excellent diet food as it has 0 calories and therefore you can eat as much of it as you like. The pumpkin seeds are also excellent as a nutrional snack, but also as a vermicide for when the kids and pets get worms!

If you have your own vegetable gardens you will soon have a glut of pumpkins and you will be wondering what to do with them. Well you will be surprised just how many recipes for pumpkins there are. So here you will find homemade pumpkin pie recipes, pumpkin bread recipes, pumpkin soup recipes .... I am sure that you get the picture by now!

If you have some special recipes for pumpkin of your own, please send them to us using the form below.

Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Impossible Pumpkin Pie

This recipe is called impossible pie because you throw all the ingredients in and it makes its own pie crust. I don't know about you, but I love these types of recipes!

1  can pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling), 15 oz
1  can evaporated milk, 12 oz
1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup biscuit baking mix
2-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate with butter.
Blend all ingredients together in a blender on high speed for 1 minute, or place all ingredients in a large bowl and beat for 2 minutes with a hand beater. Pour mixture into greased pie plate.
Bake for 1 hour, or until cooked. Test with a skewer. If it comes out clean it is done.
Allow to cool, and then chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving. Decorate with cream.

Pumpkin Recipes for Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie

I like this pumpkin recipe, not only because it is easy to make because you don't have to bake the filling, but also because of the twist in using butterscotch, which I am rather fond of.

First you will need to make the short crust pie shell:

1 cup (4 oz) flour
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 oz) shortening
1/2 teaspoon Royal Baking Powder
Pinch salt
Cold water

Sift dry ingredients into bowl. Rub in shortening. Blend into firm dough with cold water. Roll dough about 1/4 inch thick.  Line an 8 inch greased pie plate or sandwich cake tin, taking care not to stretch the pastry. Trim off the edges.  These pieces can be used to make a double edge to pie shell. Pinch egde with thumb and forefinger, or mark with fork to give a fancy edge. Prick pastry well all over with a fork. Brush lightly with beaten egg or milk. Bake at 450 degrees F. for about 15 minutes.

You can also use biscuit crumbs instead of making a short crust dough.

Biscuit Crust:

2 cups finely crushed gingernut biscuits
1/2 cup melted butter

Mix together and press into a pie plate. Place in fridge to firm up.

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin Pie FillingA wedge of pumpkin butterscotch pie on a plate with cream.

1 packet Butterscotch Pudding
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1 cup cold, cooked pumpkin, mashed
1 3/4 cups milk
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten

Combine pudding, sugar, salt, spices, pumpkin and milk. Stirring constantly, bring to boil over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Stir in egg yolks. Return to medium heat, cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour into pastry shell. Chill till firm.

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin Pie with Ginger

2 cups stewed and strained pumpkinA wedge of pumpkin pie topped with cream.
2 cups rich milk
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teasoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
Cream for decoration

Line a pie dish with short pastry as above. Make some fall leaves for decoration from the left-over dough.

Mix pumpkin, milk, sugar, spices and salt together.

Add beaten eggs and beat together for 2 minutes.

Pour into pie shell and place in a hot oven at 450 degrees F. for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to a moderate oven at 375 degrees F. for 30 - 40 minutes. Serve with a dollop of thick cream.

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin Pie with Ginger and Cloves

1/2 teaspoon saltPumpkin pie in a pie shell with rosemary on the side.
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon and nutmeg
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cup mashed cooked pumpkin
2 eggs
ginger and cloves

Mix dry ingredients, add to beaten eggs. Add milk and pumpkin. Pour into short crust pie casing.

Bake in a hot oven (450 degrees F. ) for 10 minutes. Reduce heat and bake for 35 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Pumpkin Recipes for Luxury Pumpkin Pie with Spices and Cream

1 lb. pumpkin, cookedA slice of luxury pumpkin pie with cream.
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon caster sugar
4 oz (115 g)  soft brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup double cream

Mix pumpkin, sugar, salt, spices, eggs and cream and pour into pastry case.

Bake 15 minutes at 200 degrees F., then reduce heat to 180 degrees F. and cook for a further 30 minutes or until filling is set and pastry is golden. Serve warm with whipped cream.

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Biscuit Crust:

2 cups finely crushed gingernut biscuits
1/2 cup melted butter

Mix together and press into a pie plate. Place in fridge to firm up.

Pumpkin chiffon pie with cream and cinnamon.3 teaspoons gelatine
4 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
small pinch of ground cloves
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon golden syrup
2 egg yolks, beaten
125 ml thick cream
2 egg whites, whisked
walnuts to decorate
extra cream to decorate

Soften the gelatine in the cold water. Set aside.

Boil in a little salted water enough cubed pumpkin to give you 2 cups of puree, once cooked and mashed. Use a firm variety with a deep orange color for the best results. The puree must be thick, well drained and should be put through a blender.

Spoon the puree in the top of a double boiler and add cinnamon, nutmeg, pinch of cloves, sugar, syrup, and beaten egg yolks.

Stir over a simmering heat till slightly thick. Remove, pour into bowl and add the soaked gelatine. Stir till completely dissolved, then leave to cool.

Fold in thick cream, lightly whipped with the 2 whisked whites.

Pour everything into crust, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve with extra cream and walnuts.

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin Meringue PiePumpkin meringue pie cooked and waiting to be eaten.

2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons maize flour
1 teaspoon each cinnamon and nutmeg
1 cup mashed cooked pumpkin
2 cups milk
2 eggs

Mix dry ingredients, and egg yolk, pumpkin and milk.  

Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Pour into baked pastry shell.

Top with meringue made of egg white and 2 tablespoons sugar. Brown slightly.

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin Preserve

Remove the fleshy part of the pumpkin and cut into squares. Prick well and weigh. Leave overnight in a lime solution (1 tablespoon to 6 pints water).  Drain and rinse well. Leave in clear water for 2 hours.

Drain again; drop the pieces one by one into boiling water, and cook rapidly for 10 minutes. It is important to add the pieces gradually, otherwise the water will stop boiling and the pieces will become soft.

Make a syrup of 1 lb. of sugar to every 1 lb. of fruit, using 1 quart (4 cups) of water for every 1 lb. sugar. Bring to the boil and strain. Bring to the boil again, and add the pieces gradually.

Add the juice of 1/2 lemon and 3 extra slices of lemon, 1-2 ounces of bruised ginger tied in a muslin bag, and a pinch of salt.

Cook rapidly until the pieces are clear and transparent. It is advisable to pack into clean jars when cool and to sterilize at 180 degrees F. for 20 minutes, or 15 minutes at boiling point.

Unless the flesh is firm and will retain its shape, it should not be used for perserve.

Pumpkin Bread Recipes

Pumpkin Recipes for Spicy Pumpkin Bread

This is an American recipe that makes 4 delicious loaves.

Slices of pumpkin spice bread.105 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
2 1/4 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons each cinnamon and nutmeg
1 teaspoon each of ground cloves, ginger and allspice
1 1/2 cups oil
6 eggs
1 cup water
3 cups cold, mashed pumpkin

Sift dry ingredients into a very large bowl and make a well in the center. Add all remaining ingredients. Mix together until smooth. Pour into greased and floured loaf tins. Bake at 350 degrees F. (180 degrees C.) for 1 hour (depends on size of tins). Cool slightly in tins then on wire racks. Slice and serve buttered.

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin and Date Loaf

You will need to cook just under half a pound (200g) pumpkin for this recipe.

The loaf is best made on the same day as serving. However, you can freeze this loaf for up to 2 months.
Batter with cooked pumpkin and date loaf.
1 1/4 cup self-raising flour
1 1/4 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
(2 oz) 50 g butter
2/3 cup cold mashed pumpkin
1/2 cup chopped dates  
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons oil

Grease a 5 1/2 inch x 8 inch ( 14cm x 21 cm) loaf pan. Line with greaseproof paper. Sift flours together and spices into a large bowl. Rub in  butter. Stir in pumpkin, honey, dates, milk, egg, and oil.

Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake in a moderately slow oven 325-350 degrees F. (160-180 degrees C.) for about 45 minutes or until firm. Stand for 5 minutes before turning out onto wire rack.

Pumpkin Cake Recipes

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 cup butter Pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting.
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg mixed
1 large cup cooked, mashed pumpkin


3 oz (90g) ceam cheese
3 oz (90g) unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup icing sugar

Cream butter and sugar, and add eggs. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture along with the pumpkin. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees F. (180 degrees C. ) for 45 minutes or until cooked.

To make icing, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla essence until light and fluffy, then beat in icing sugar until smooth. Spread on cake when cool.

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin Fruit Cake

4 oz (115g) butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup hot, mashed pumpkin
2 tablespoon golden syrup
3/4 lb. (350g)  mixed dried fruit
2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Cinnamon Icing:

2 oz (60g) butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
shredded coconut to decorate

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and hot pumpkin. Then add golden syrup and fruit, lastly flour and nutmeg. Stir well. Bake in lined and greased 8 inch (20 cm) cake tin for 1 3/4 hours at 300 degree F. (150 degree C.) For icing, beat butter with electric beater until fluffy, then beat in sugar, milk and cinnamon. Beat well until smooth. Spread over cake and decorate with shredded coconut.

Pumpkin Muffin Recipes

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin and Chocolate Muffins

1 cup sliced almondsChocolate chip pumpkin muffins
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/4 teapoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
5 oz (150g) butter, melted
1 cup cooked mashed pumpkin
1 cup chocolate chips

Toast almonds. Sift dry ingredients. Add sugar.

In a separate bowl beat the eggs. Add the melted butter and pumpkin.

Beat to combine then stir in the almonds and chocolate chips. Quickly fold in dry ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees F. (180 degrees C.)

Pumpkin Scone Recipes

2 oz (50g) butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup cooked, mashed pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk

Sift dry ingredients, and add sugar. Rub in butter. Add cooked, mashed pumpkin and beaten egg. Pour in milk and mix well. Cut into shapes on a floured board and place on cold, greased oven tray. Bake at 430 -450 degrees F. (200-230 degrees C.) for 10 minutes.

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin Scone(2)

2 1/2 cups flourpumpkin scones
6 level teaspoons baking powder
1 cup dry mashed pumpkin
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 - 1/2 cup milk
1 oz butter
2 oz brown sugar

Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg and beat well. Add pumpkin and beat until well mixed.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt.

Add to egg mixture alternately with milk, using only enough milk to make a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured board and knead slightly. Cut out with round cutter, place on greased tin. Glaze with milk and bake in hot oven 475 degrees F. (240 degrees C.) for 12 minutes until scones are light brown and sound hollow when tapped.

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin Prune Scones

2 oz (50 g butter)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup cold, mashed pumpkin
1/2 cup chopped, pitted prunes
1 1 /2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Grease an 8 inch (20 cm) sandwich pan. Beat butter and sugar in small bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until combined.

Stir in pumpkin, prunes and sifted flours and cinnamon. Mix to a soft dough. Knead gently on a floured board until smooth.

Press dough out evenly until dough has a depth of about 1/2 inch (2.25 cm) Cut into rounds, glaze with milk and bake in a moderately hot oven 425 degrees F (210 degrees C.) for about 25 minutes until scones are light brown and sound hollow when tapped.

Pumpkin Recipes for Dessert

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin Fritters

2 cups mashed cooked pumpkin, (dry as possible)
4 tablespoons flour or enough to thicken pumpkin
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
pinch salt

Mix the pumpkin, flour, baking powder and salt. Add the well-beaten eggs. The mixture must be rather soft. Fry in oil, butter or lard in a frying pan. Sprinkle thickly with sugar mixed with a little ground cinnamon, and serve with cut lemon, as a dessert.

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin Pudding

2 lb. cooked, mashed pumpkin
1 dessertspoon flour
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons golden syrup
2 eggs, beaten
1 dessertspoon lemon juice
A little grated lemon rind
pinch of salt

Put mashed pumpkin in basin. Add other ingredients in order given above. Mix well after adding each ingredient. Grease large oven dish and pour in mixture. Put a sprinkling of nutmeg and about 1 dessertspoon of butter in small dabs on top. Bake in moderate oven for 1 1/2 -2 hours until very well browned. Serve warm with golden syrup.

Vegetarian Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Recipes for  Casserole (serves 4-6)

1 3/4 lb. (800g) pumpkinA tray of pumpkin casserole
1 onion, chopped
1 rasher bacon, chopped
2 teaspoon butter
1 packet onion soup mix
3/4 cup mature cheddar cheese


3/4 cup crushed potato chips
6 tablespoons additional grated cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (180 degrees C.). Peel and boil pumpkin, and place in a bowl. Saute onion and bacon in butter until golden, and add to the pumpkin along with the soup and cheese. Mash together, then pile into a buttered casserole dish. Top with potato chips and cheese. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes or until hot.

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin and Lentil Curry

This is an ideal vegan pumpkin recipe and the lentils are a good subsitute for meat.

1 1/2 - 2 lb. (700g)  pumpkinA plate of pumpkin and lentil curry.
2 tablespoon oil
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon tumeric
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground fenugreek
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup split red lentils
15 oz (425 g) can tomatoes
1 1/2 cups water
coriander leaves for garnish

Peel and cube pumpkin. Heat oil in large saucepan. Saute onion and garlic.

Add spices and salt.  Add pumpkin, lentils, tomatoes, and water. Stir to combine.

Cook in microwave oven for approximately 35 minutes, until pumpkin is tender, or bake in moderate oven 350 degree F. (180 degree C.) for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Add more water if it becomes too dry. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Microwave Pumpkin Recipe

1 lb.  2 oz (500g) cubed pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon curry
1/2 teaspoon green herb stock
black pepper
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup coconut milk or 2 tablespoons coconut soaked in 1/2 cup boiling water

Put all ingredients into a bowl and cover. Cook on high for 10 minutes.

Pumpkin Soup Recipes

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin and Dill Seed Soup

2 lb. (1 kg) diced, peeled pumpkinPumpkin and dill seed soup.
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 pints (1 liter) chicken stock
1 dessertspoon dill seeds
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons fresh cream or yogurt

Put the pumpkin, sugar and a pinch of salt in a pot, cover with a little water, boil until the pumpkin is cooked.

Drain off excess water, and put the pumpkin through a sieve or in in the blender to make a puree.

Return to the pot and slowly add the chicken stock, then the dill seeds, stirring all the time. Season to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes, stir in the cinnamon, and just before serving add the cream or yogurt.

Pumpin Recipes for Pumpkin Walnut Soup

This soup recipe can be made the day before serving.

1 tablespoon butterPumpkin and walnut soup.
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
3/4 lb. (350g)  pumpkin, chopped and peeled
1 1/2 cups water
1 large chicken stock cube, crumbled
2 teaspoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Melt buter and fry onions and garlic, over a low heat until transparent and soft.

Add pumpkin, water, stock cube, paste and walnuts. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, until pumpkin is tender.

Blend until smooth. Reheat before serving. Garnish with walnuts.

Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin and Bacon Soup

1/2 pumpkin or butternutA bowl of pumpkin and bacon soup with croutons.10
2 onions, finely chopped
1/2 leek, finely chopped
2 medium sized potatoes, diced
3 1/2 pints (2 liters) water
1 teaspoon salt
2 cubes beef stock
1 teaspoon bacon stock
3-4 rashers bacon, finely chopped
1 teaspoon tarragon
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Peel pumpkin and cut into small pieces. In large pot boil all vegetables in water with salt, stocks, bacon, tarragon, ginger and brown sugar. Boil until soft. Mash all vegetables until fine, add more water if needed. Serve with toast or croutons.

Pumpkin Recipes for Dogs

Pumpkin Recipes for Homemade Dog Food

1 cup brown rice, cooked
1 kg chopped pumpkin, cooked
1 kg lean & boneless cooked chicken, beef or lamb (boiled)
1/2 cup mixed vegetables, cooked
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon yeast extract such as Marmite, Oxo, Vegemite etc. (optional)

Mash the cooked pumpkin and add to the rice and cooked vegetables. Dice the meat and add to the rice mixture. Add a teaspoon of meat extract if used. Only serve what your dog will eat. Store the rest in the fridge for the second day.

Pumpkin Recipes for Homemade Dog Food (2)

1 large whole baked potato with skin on
1/2 cup mixed vegetables, cooked
1/2 kg lean, cooked meat (anything except pork)
1/2 kg pumpkin (pumpkin bulks up the food without adding to your dog's weight)

Another homemade dog food recipe you pet will love! Bake the potato and dice, leaving on the skins. Add the cooked mixed vegetables and the diced meat. Make sure that there are no bones in your dinner. Cooked bones are more likely to splinter and chicken bones are deadly to big dogs. All bones should be given raw.

Mash the pumpkin if used and add to the mixture. Serve to your dog.

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