Pumpkin doesn’t have to end with the carving this year. From delicious pies, perfect pancakes and oh-so tasty martinis, check out Abbie Bunting’s five ways to use up your pumpkin leftovers…
Kickstart your morning with perfect pumpkin pancakes. Make up your pancake mixture before adding in pumpkin puree and a sprinkling of pumpkin spice.
Pour your mixture into the skillet and flip away until they are cooked.
Serve with maple syrup or opt for any of your favourite toppings.
Spiced Pumpkin Soup
A winter warmers you’re going to love!
Grab the leftovers from your fridge – from carrots and potatoes, to onions and double cream – before adding in a hearty helping of your leftover pumpkin. Bring the soup to boil and let it simmer.
Enjoy chunky straight from the pan or blend for a smoother texture. Serve with warm crusty bread and lashings of butter.
Try turning your leftover pumpkin into the perfect roast dinner.
Roasted pumpkin is full of vitamin C and fibre, making this a healthy addition to any Sunday roast.
Scoop out the seeds of the pumpkin with a large spoon, using a sharp knife to chop the pumpkin into thick slices, season and place in the oven for 20 minutes and your roast is ready to be served to the whole family.
Grab your go-to cupcake recipe and get ready for a tasty Halloween twist.
Make up your favourite recipe and add a helping of grated pumpkin, ground cinnamon, a handful of sultanas and orange zest to create the ultimate pumpkin cupcake.
Top the cupcakes with a tasty buttercream icing and decorate with chopped pecans. Serve with either ice cream or custard for that extra special treat.
After a long day, there’s nothing better than sitting down and relaxing with a glass of the good stuff – in this case – the perfect pumpkin martini.
This autumn, it’s time to put a Halloween spin on this classic drink. Mix your standard martini with two tablespoons of double cream, ¼ teaspoon of pumpkin spice and a tablespoon of pure pumpkin puree – and there you have it, a picture-perfect pumpkin martini.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, top with a drizzle of maple syrup.