9 Must Try ASAP Pumpkin Recipes

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I love me some pumpkin!! In fact, I do tend to a go a bit crazy this time of year on the pumpkin stuff. And not your traditional pumpkin pie or Starbucks pumpkin lattes; but real pumpkin food with just about all meals. It is a great thing that my poor family likes pumpkin, maybe not as much as I do, but they don’t complain about my crazy obsession with this amazing food.

Mix that small addiction with Pinterest and you get a lot of really great ideas. So here is my list of “9 Must Try ASAP” pumpkin recipes. (They are in a random order)

 

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1) Pumpkin Chili
This is one of my favorites, and my family absolutely LOVES it. Plus it is so unbelievably easy to make. We do add ground turkey to it though. Typically we put it over Fritos, I know everyone that we tell that rolls their eyes. But try it, it really does make chili so much better.
Found on Pinterest here

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2) Gooey Pumpkin Cake
Is there anything not to love about pumpkin and cake? Then make it yummy, warm and gooey; it is just perfection. My mom always said growing up ice cream fixed everything, well then this is the answer to world peace. It is a dessert that everything thinks is homemade and took lots of time. But it is easy easy!! SSHH it will be our secret.
Found on Pinterest here

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3) Pumpkin Fudge
Fudge is without a doubt my favorite holiday snack/treat/dessert/whatever you wanna call it. And I have been known to down pounds of this stuff all by my pretty little self in a single sitting. I have zero will power, and even if I had some it would just be to eat more of it. So when I found a recipe for a pumpkin version, I both love it and hate it. There goes all the weight I lost this summer (but hey, we lose the weight in summer so we can indulge with all the winter treats….right?).
Found on Pinterest here

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4) Pumpkin French Toast
French Toast is my girls favorite morning breakfast. And while I like it just fine, it gets a little boring. This is such an easy twist to this loved classic. And the nice thing is, the pumpkin has such a sweet, strong flavor, that it eliminates the need for any syrup.
Woo-Hoo
Found on Pinterest here

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5) Pumpkin Shake
Does anything else have to be said about this amazing concoction? But to make it that much better, it is actually a weight watcher recipe. You don’t have to feel all that guilty of enjoying this treat, more then once.
Found on Pinterest here

 

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6) Pumpkin Rice Crispy Treats
These little treats rank right up there with fudge. I tend to make these late at night, then eat them all before the kids get up. All that is left is the empty box of Rice Krispie and the pot on the stove. These were another great twist. They were so yummy that I even saved a little bit for the kids to try. They gobbled them right up.
Found on Pinterest here

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7) Pumpkin Chocolate Truffles
These were a bit harder for me to make. I ended up with a huge mess and lots of frustration. There may have been a bottle of wine involved when I gave up. HOWEVER, seeing the look of ecstasy on my hubby’s face when he tried the few that made it to completion, made all the trouble so worth it. So while I won’t make them often, I know the trouble will be worth it.
Found on Pinterest here

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8) Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cake
Yes I have a thing for sweets and cakes. But this time of year is all about the sweets. Along with pumpkin I have a thing for salted caramel, so this mixing the two of them, is simply wonderful. This cake has it all, salty/sweet mix, pumpkin, caramel, all baked into a yummy cake. If you are a caramel and a pumpkin fan, then you need to whip this up ASAP.
Found on Pinterest here

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9) Pumpkin Butter
Everyone raves about great apple butter, but if you ask me, it doesn’t hold a candle to pumpkin. And this is simple, through it in the crock pot the night before and have yummy pumpkin butter in the morning. But a word to the wise, make small batches.
Found on Pinterest here

And because I love you all so much, and during the fall season, we must never forget,

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10) No Bake Pumpkin Pie
While I am not a huge fan of pumpkin pie, this one looks light and perfect. While it is not made from scratch, it looks like something easy to whip up on your way to a holiday party or family dinner.
Found on Pinterest here

Did I miss any? What are your favorite pumpkin recipes this season? Please tell me there are some other pumpkin fanatics out there.

 

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