Quick and Tasty Pumpkin Recipes

Embrace your pumpkin-spice addiction and cook with pumpkin this fall

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When pumpkin spice lattes just aren’t enough.

Pumpkin Caramels. They might seem intimidating, but caramels are really easy to make. Be sure to use a deep-fry or candy thermometer to watch the temperature of the candy and avoid scorching the bottom of the pan.

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Pumpkin Toast. This recipe for pumpkin butter really jazzes up pumpkin purée with some honey and spices. Spread on toast in the shape of a pumpkin and make a face with mini chocolate chips for the best (and easiest) Halloween breakfast ever.

Pumpkin Martini. Adults can get into the Halloween spirit with a simple pumpkin cocktail. Garnish the glass with a pumpkin spice-brown sugar mixture or Halloween nonpareils. First dip the rim of the glass in water or simple syrup and then dip in the garnish.

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Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts. No one will know that these doughnuts are made healthy with oats, pumpkin purée, and almond milk.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake. This seasonal cheesecake is rich and flavorful, but lower in sugar and fat than traditional cheesecakes.

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.