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Good Recipe for Pumpkin Soup or anything else I can do with 11 Pumpkins!!!!!!!!!

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MaggsS Wed 29-Oct-08 10:01:11


Could you please help with some recipes for using up pumpkins please smile

All 11 of them!!!!!!!!!!!!

brightwell Wed 29-Oct-08 10:04:44

11 goodness me....sorry no help. I only ever roast the seeds. I've never had any joy with pumpkin soup, always bland. so I'll be watching this with interest and may do something with our 2 pumpkins.

AmIWhatAndWhy Wed 29-Oct-08 10:06:47

Pumpkin soup is good if you add chilli and coriander.

Risotto maybe?

You could freeze some chunks and use them to bulk out casseroles or curries?

Beachcomber Wed 29-Oct-08 10:07:28

You can make delish jam with pumpkins.

ledodgy Wed 29-Oct-08 10:08:22

Yeah you need spices with pumpkin soup even a bit of curry powder/paste added makes a world of difference.

Marina Wed 29-Oct-08 10:09:49

Agree that pumpkin soup needs spice. Curry powder works, as well as chilli

midnightexpress Wed 29-Oct-08 10:10:10

I had some lovely pumpkin soup at a friend's house last week and am about to go and try to replicate it. I was told that the secret ingredients were ground cloves (just a little bit) and nutmeg.

Will report back.

(DS2 lapped it up, btw)

CharleeInChains Wed 29-Oct-08 10:10:28

Wiull second the soup, if made with a good stock and some coriander and chilli its lovely.

Rissotto also good as is a pumpkin pie!

savoycabbage Wed 29-Oct-08 10:11:29


Beachcomber Wed 29-Oct-08 10:13:28

You can make delish jam with pumpkins.

Beachcomber Wed 29-Oct-08 10:13:59

Sorry !

MaggsS Wed 29-Oct-08 11:58:22

Thanks everyone.All sounds delish.

Will be soup making later.

Rissotto also sounds yum. Any good recipes for that?

Wish I could make jam but no equipment sad

purplemonkeydishwasher Wed 29-Oct-08 12:00:26

Classic Pumpkin Pie


175g granulated sugar
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground cloves
2 eggs
300g pumpkin purée (tinned or fresh)
350g evaporated milk
1 unbaked 23cm/9in deep-dish pastry case (or line a deep 23cm/9in tart tin with shortcrust pastry)


1. Preheat oven to 220C/425F/gas mark 7.
2. Combine sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in small bowl.

3. Beat the eggs lightly in large bowl.

4. Stir the pumpkin purée and sugar-spice mixture into eggs.

5. Gradually stir in the evaporated milk.

6. Pour into the pastry case.

7. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.

8. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until knife inserted into the centre comes out clean.

9. Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours.

10. Serve immediately with whipped cream or chill.

Do not freeze.

eidsvold Wed 29-Oct-08 12:11:33

pumpkin scones


MaggsS Wed 29-Oct-08 12:34:02

Will try the pumpkin pie...sounds yum.
oh and the scones.............grin

MamaG Wed 29-Oct-08 12:36:13

this always appeals to me but I haven't mdae it yet

scorpio1 Wed 29-Oct-08 12:36:49

Pumpkin curry, recipe on pumpkins in tesco

MaggsS Wed 29-Oct-08 12:39:53

Oh, I don't have a Tesco near. Could you post it as it sounds good smile

scorpio1 Wed 29-Oct-08 12:40:46

ok, in a bit

scorpio1 Wed 29-Oct-08 12:44:27

1.5kg pumpkin peeled and de-seeded
2 carrots peeled
1 pepper, cored and de-seeded
2 small onions
1tbsp oil
3 tbsp mild curry paste
50g philly light, softened
150ml semi skimmed milk

roast all veggies at 200c for 35 minutes, saving 1 onion.
heat oil in a large saucepan, finely chop and fry the remaining onion with the curry paste for 5 mins
add the philly and milk
stir util smooth
stir the curry sauce through the roasted veg & have with rice/naan

purplemonkeydishwasher Wed 29-Oct-08 13:09:58

that sounds nice! and more importantly, easy!

MaggsS Wed 29-Oct-08 14:13:25

So maybe I'll try the curry hmm

I think I may need more pumpkins!!!!

vonsudenfed Wed 29-Oct-08 14:19:49

Roast the pumpkin with some quarter lemons, and when it's done squeeze them over it.

While it's roasting fry some onion, and when it's soft add a tablespoon or less of thai green curry paste (and some chilli and ginger if you have some). Add a can of coconut milk and heat very gently so the flavour infuses.

When the pumpkin is ready, stir it into the coconut milk and liquidize. You may need a bit of water, maybe not. Add some Thai fish sauce and some fresh coriander if you have some, if you don't it still tastes great.

spammythevampireslayer Wed 29-Oct-08 14:24:15

This Pumkin PIe is fab - have made it loads of times and is really YYUMMY!

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

From the kitchen of: Danville’s "By Word of Mouth"


2T. butter, melted
2 large T. flour
1 1/2 cups pumpkin (this means cooked, pureed and drained of excess water)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup milk, divided
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs, separated
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. cinnamon


To pumpkin add butter, 1/2 cup milk and 2 egg yolks. Reserve whites.

Mix sugars, spices, flour and salt; add 1/2 cup milk.

Combine these 2 mixtures.

Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold into pumpkin mixture. Pour into 9 inch unbaked pie shell. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake 15 mins. at 425F, turn oven to 350F bake 45 mins or until pumpkin is set.

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