Top Thanksgiving pumpkin recipes, from cupcakes to chili

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 08:42:52 PM. Pancakes, cupcakes, chili and even mac and cheese - pumpkin tastes good in just about everything if you make it right.
Autumn, like every season, brings with it its own unique pleasures. A crisp chill in the air. Jewel-colored leaves. Decorative scarves and stylish boots. An excuse to put pumpkin in everything. MORE: Autumn's best recipes galore at Thanksgiving.com If there's one thing we don't like about fall, it's that it doesn't last all year long, mostly so we can get our pumpkin fix (and pumpkin spice lattes) 365 days a year. Sadly, we only get 90 days, so it's imperative to make every day count.  These pumpkin recipes are a good start.  This versatile gourd is good for far more than just lattes. If you have a sweet tooth, it can be baked in a pancake and drizzled with caramel sauce. If you need something heartier, it's good for chili and soup - and even mac and cheese. That's right: pumpkin mac and cheese. All hail the pumpkin. Scramble's apple pumpkin pancakes are drizzled with caramel sauce and cream cheese glaze. (Photo: John Samora/The Arizona Republic) Pumpkin Apple Pancakes Chef Rick Moses of Scramble, Special for The Republic For the cream cheese glaze: 4 tablespoons softened butter 2 tablespoons softened cream cheese 1 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon For the pancakes: ¾ cup pumpkin puree 2 cups multigrain pancake mix 1¼ cups water ½ teaspoon nutmeg Apple slices (5 per pancake) Caramel sauce (about ¼ cup) For the glaze: Combine butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add vanilla and cinnamon; blend until...Read more
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