Pumpkins | CUESA

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Pumpkins generally fall into two categories: those for carving and those for eating. Field pumpkins sold for Halloween jack-o’-lanterns usually lack flavor, while Sugar Pie pumpkins hold true to their name. Squat and richly hued French heirlooms like the Cinderella pumpkin (Rouge Vif d’Etampes) and Musquee de Provence are beautiful to display, but they’re also sweet and delicious roasted.

In Season

September, October, November, December

Recipes with Pumpkins

Sage Pumpkin Galette with Spiced Pepitas and Vegan Jerky

Laura Stec, Laura Stec Innovative Cuisine

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sauce

Ryan Shelton, Reverb

Fall Harvest Punch

Dillon Lockwood and Alex Smith, Novela

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Kara Haspel-Lind, Kara’s Cupcakes


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