Pumpkin

Pumpkins have been used in recipes for centuries. The first recorded pumpkin recipe was for a soup, which appeared in an English cookbook in 1675. Since then, pumpkins have been used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes, from pies and cakes to soups and stews.

Pumpkins are native to North America, and were used by the Native Americans in a variety of ways. They would roast the seeds and grind them into a powder to use as a flour, and also used the flesh of the pumpkin in soups and stews. When the Europeans arrived in North America, they quickly took to pumpkins as well.

Pumpkins became especially popular in the United States in the 19th century. One of the first pumpkin recipes to appear in an American cookbook was for pumpkin pie, which appeared in Amelia Simmons’ 1796 cookbook, “American Cookery.” This recipe was made with a pumpkin that was boiled and then mashed, mixed with milk, eggs, and spices, and baked in a pie crust.

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Recipes

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Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

  • ginger
  • vanilla extract
  • all purpose flour
  • buttermilk
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • sugar
  • egg
  • butter
  • pumpkin
  • baking soda
  • salt
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Pumpkin Pie

  • blind pie crust
  • evaporated milk
  • clove
  • salt
  • pumpkin
  • ginger
  • sugar
  • light
  • molasses
  • cinnamon
  • egg
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Pumpkin Bread

  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin
  • vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil
  • baking soda
  • sour cream
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
  • light
  • salt
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Almost-Famous Pumpkin Cheesecake

  • vanilla extract
  • ginger
  • pumpkin
  • butter
  • pecan
  • sour cream
  • clove
  • sweetened whipped cream
  • cream cheese
  • graham cracker crumb
  • cinnamon
  • sugar
  • egg
  • salt
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Pumpkin Bread With Chocolate Chip Streusel

  • CAKE
  • butter
  • pumpkin
  • sugar
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
  • light brown sugar
  • sour cream
  • dark rum
  • salt
  • STREUSEL
  • light brown sugar
  • ginger
  • cinnamon
  • butter
  • walnut
  • dark brown sugar
  • semi sweet chocolate chip
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Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Pasta With Kale

  • fontina cheese
  • gruyère cheese
  • parmesan cheese
  • butter
  • pasta shell
  • salt
  • pumpkin
  • kale
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • heavy cream
  • ricotta cheese
  • black pepper
  • red pepper flake
  • vegetable broth
  • garlic
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Brûléed Bourbon-Maple Pumpkin Pie

  • all purpose flour
  • heavy cream
  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin
  • egg yolk
  • all purpose flour
  • apple cider vinegar
  • salt
  • vanilla bean
  • dutch process cocoa powder
  • sour cream
  • ginger
  • nutmeg
  • allspice
  • mace
  • bourbon
  • vegetable shortening
  • sugar
  • maple syrup
  • egg
  • butter
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Ultimate Pumpkin Pie

  • all purpose flour
  • dough
  • heavy cream
  • dark rum
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • salt
  • nutmeg
  • allspice
  • butternut squash
  • sugar
  • butter
  • light brown sugar
  • egg
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Pumpkin Cookies

  • sanding sugar
  • light
  • vanilla extract
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
  • cinnamon
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • ginger
  • pumpkin
  • butter
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Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • salt
  • cooking spray
  • pumpkin
  • light brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • all purpose flour
  • virgin coconut oil
  • wheat flour
  • allspice
  • nutmeg
  • clove
  • maple syrup
  • butter
  • baking powder
  • egg
  • confectioners sugar
  • cream cheese
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Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

  • TOPPING
  • pecan
  • nonhydrogenated margarine
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST
  • soy milk
  • graham cracker crumb
  • sugar
  • nonhydrogenated margarine
  • FILLING
  • silken tofu
  • pumpkin
  • sugar
  • unroasted cashew
  • ginger
  • dark brown sugar
  • banana
  • salt
  • nutmeg
  • orange extract
  • lemon juice
  • vanilla extract
  • coconut oil
  • cinnamon
  • cornstarch
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Pumpkin Roll

  • sugar
  • powdered sugar
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • butter
  • pumpkin
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
  • cream cheese
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Pumpkin Cornbread

  • pumpkin
  • milk
  • baking powder
  • honey
  • butter
  • stone yellow cornmeal
  • all purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • olive oil
  • egg
  • salt
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Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Butter

  • ginger
  • maple syrup
  • egg
  • pumpkin
  • cranberry
  • sugar
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • butter
  • buttermilk
  • baking soda
  • clove
  • all purpose flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • butter
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Chai Pumpkin Pie with Maple Whipped Cream

  • pumpkin puree
  • land lakes® heavy whipping cream
  • cinnamon
  • pie crust
  • vanilla bean
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • cardamom
  • clove
  • pepper
  • dark brown sugar
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • egg
  • ginger
  • chai sugar
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Pumpkin Bread with Toasted Coconut

  • cooking spray
  • pumpkin
  • light brown sugar
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • virgin coconut oil
  • wheat flour
  • allspice
  • nutmeg
  • clove
  • pumpkin seed
  • coconut flake
  • baking powder
  • egg
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Pumpkin Cheesecake

  • CRUST
  • salt
  • nonstick spray
  • butter
  • sugar
  • graham cracker crumb
  • TOPPING (OPTIONAL)
  • nutmeg
  • heavy cream
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • confectioners sugar
  • FILLING
  • pumpkin
  • ginger
  • sugar
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • clove
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • all purpose flour
  • cream cheese
  • eggs large egg yolk
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Pumpkin Bread with Salted Maple Butter

  • BREAD
  • cooking spray
  • olive oil
  • ginger
  • baking powder
  • pumpkin
  • sugar
  • pumpkin seed
  • baking soda
  • nutmeg
  • clove
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
  • MAPLE BUTTER
  • butter
  • maple syrup
  • salt
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Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

  • DOUGHNUTS
  • nonstick spray
  • pumpkin
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • vegetable oil
  • nutmeg
  • all purpose flour
  • milk
  • baking soda
  • egg
  • GLAZE
  • confectioners sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • milk
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Libby's Famous Pumpkin Pie

  • whipped cream
  • cinnamon
  • carnation evaporated milk
  • libby' pumpkin puree
  • unbaked deep pie pastry
  • ginger
  • salt
  • clove
  • egg
  • sugar
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie

  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • vegan pie crust
  • aquafaba
  • maple syrup
  • salt
  • nutmeg
  • clove
  • coconut oil
  • cornstarch
  • pumpkin
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Best Pumpkin Cookies

  • butter
  • pumpkin
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • vanilla extract
  • egg
  • confectioners sugar
  • brown sugar
  • dark brown sugar
  • sugar
  • milk
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • butter
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Copycat Costco Pumpkin Pie

  • heavy cream
  • pumpkin
  • egg
  • single pie crust
  • milk
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • clove
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • egg yolk
  • sugar
  • ginger
  • crust
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Stuffed Baby Pumpkins

  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • garlic
  • white bread crumb
  • heavy cream
  • pine nut
  • nutmeg
  • red pepper flake
  • salt
  • butter
  • green onion
  • gruyère cheese
  • kale
  • pumpkin
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Salted Bourbon Pecan Pumpkin Pie.

  • butter
  • chocolate chip
  • pumpkin puree
  • salt
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • vanilla
  • egg
  • egg yolk
  • pecan
  • sugar
  • light
  • maple syrup
  • buttermilk
  • heavy cream
  • salt
  • bourbon
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
  • butter
  • salt
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Cheesecake-Stuffed Pumpkin Bread

  • powdered sugar
  • nonstick spray
  • pumpkin puree
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • vanilla extract
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • vegetable oil
  • sour cream
  • sugar
  • cream cheese
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Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil
  • pumpkin puree
  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • butter
  • egg
  • sugar
  • butter
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Pumpkin Roll With Coffee-Caramel Cream

  • CAKE
  • confectioners sugar
  • butter
  • pumpkin
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • all purpose flour
  • dark brown sugar
  • sugar
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • egg
  • baking powder
  • FOR SERVING
  • confectioners sugar
  • heavy cream
  • FILLING
  • butter
  • sugar
  • confectioners sugar
  • heavy cream
  • coffee
  • cream cheese
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10 Minute No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

  • graham cracker crust
  • pumpkin puree
  • light brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • ground
  • ginger
  • whipped
  • cream cheese
  • cinnamon sugar
  • whipped
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Pumpkin Muffins

  • pumpkin
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • sugar
  • shortening
  • water
  • ginger
  • nutmeg
  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • clove
  • salt
  • egg
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Best Ever Pumpkin Pie

  • pie crust
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • pumpkin
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • clove
  • sugar
  • egg
  • light brown sugar
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Easy Pumpkin Brownies

  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • salt
  • sugar
  • pumpkin puree
  • butter
  • chocolate chip
  • vegetable oil
  • all purpose flour
  • egg
  • chocolate
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Opal's Pumpkin Pie

  • evaporated milk
  • sugar
  • heavy cream
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • pumpkin
  • clove
  • ginger
  • unbaked ch pie shell
  • egg
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Maple-Bourbon Pumpkin Pie

  • evaporated milk
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • pumpkin
  • maple syrup
  • ginger
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • clove
  • bourbon
  • egg
  • sugar
  • unbaked deep pie dough
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Vegan Pumpkin Soup

  • tabasco sauce
  • orange zest
  • salt
  • soy milk
  • dark brown sugar
  • sesame oil
  • pumpkin
  • carrot
  • russet potato
  • vegan sharp cheddar cheese
  • dark rum
  • shallot
  • nutmeg
  • olive oil
  • curry powder
  • molasses
  • vegetable stock
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins With Crumble Topping

  • TOPPING
  • confectioners sugar
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • sugar
  • light brown sugar
  • gluten-free flour
  • all vegetable shortening
  • MUFFINS
  • pumpkin puree
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil
  • gluten-free flour
  • baking powder
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • egg
  • salt
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Baked Creamy Pumpkin Risotto

  • onion
  • arborio rice
  • parmesan cheese
  • sage
  • white wine
  • sage
  • butter
  • garlic
  • chicken stock broth
  • butter
  • pumpkin
  • parmesan cheese
  • salt
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Turkish Pumpkin Soup

  • aleppo pepper
  • pepper
  • salt
  • allspice
  • cinnamon
  • honey
  • leek
  • onion
  • greek yogurt
  • kabocha squash
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • rice
  • chicken stock
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Soft Pumpkin Cookies

  • sugar
  • butter
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • vanilla extract
  • egg
  • powdered sugar
  • salt
  • pumpkin puree
  • all purpose flour
  • butter
  • cream cheese
  • salt
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Bobby Flay's Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Crunch and Bourbon-Maple Whipped Cream

  • bourbonmaple whipped cream
  • heavy cream
  • ginger
  • egg
  • bourbon
  • pumpkin puree
  • heavy cream
  • cinnamon
  • all purpose flour
  • light muscovado sugar
  • rolled oat
  • milk
  • salt
  • nutmeg
  • vanilla bean
  • vanilla bean
  • sugar
  • clove
  • cinnamon
  • graham cracker crumb
  • grade maple syrup
  • molasses
  • butter
  • egg
  • egg yolk
  • dark muscovado sugar
  • butter
  • butter
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BA's Best Pumpkin Pie

  • whipped cream
  • apple cider vinegar
  • cinnamon
  • egg
  • ginger
  • heavy cream
  • sugar
  • clove
  • nutmeg
  • all purpose flour
  • pumpkin
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • eggs large egg yolk
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • vegetable shortening
  • salt
  • butter
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Pumpkin Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

  • vegetable oil
  • confectioners sugar
  • baking powder
  • pecan
  • ginger
  • salt
  • butter
  • all purpose flour
  • pumpkin puree
  • sugar
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • egg
  • cream cheese
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Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pie

  • evaporated milk
  • pumpkin
  • unbaked pie crust
  • cinnamon
  • sugar whipped cream
  • ginger
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • clove
  • egg
  • artificial sweetener
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

  • molasses
  • vanilla extract
  • gluten dessert pastry shell
  • puréed pumpkin
  • milk
  • light brown sugar
  • nutmeg
  • ginger
  • clove
  • salt
  • almond flour
  • yogurt
  • cinnamon
  • egg
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Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

  • sugar
  • lemon juice
  • vanilla extract
  • vanilla extract
  • sweetener
  • sprinkle cinnamon
  • pumpkin spice
  • graham cracker crumb
  • coconut milk
  • pumpkin
  • water
  • flax meal
  • tofutti better than cream cheese
  • vegan butter
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Pecan-Rye Pumpkin Pie

  • FILLING AND ASSEMBLY
  • clove
  • whipped cream
  • maple syrup
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • libby pumpkin
  • egg yolk
  • pecan
  • salt
  • sugar
  • nutmeg
  • cardamom
  • rye whiskey
  • butter
  • egg
  • heavy cream
  • light brown sugar
  • CRUST
  • sugar
  • egg white
  • all purpose flour
  • rye flour
  • butter
  • salt
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Banana-Infused Pumpkin Pie

  • honey graham cracker crumb
  • egg
  • banana
  • flax seed
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • coconut flake
  • maple syrup
  • salt
  • sugar
  • pumpkin
  • coconut milk
  • coconut oil
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Pumpkin Bread

  • pumpkin puree
  • vanilla
  • wheat pastry flour
  • almond milk
  • sugar
  • allspice
  • baking soda
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • egg
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Spiced Chocolate-Pumpkin Cake With Pumpkin Glaze

  • cooking spray
  • powdered sugar
  • all purpose flour
  • pumpkin
  • baking powder
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • dutch process cocoa powder
  • bittersweet
  • olive oil
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • clove
  • egg
  • cayenne pepper
  • light brown sugar
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Pumpkin Soup

  • apple cider vinegar
  • cumin
  • ginger
  • salt
  • coconut milk
  • pumpkin
  • onion
  • cardamom
  • coriander
  • turmeric
  • olive oil
  • vegetable broth
  • garlic
  • microgreen
  • salt
  • water
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Ultra Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

  • MAPLE BUTTER AND ASSEMBLY
  • vegetable oil
  • pecan
  • butter
  • salt
  • maple syrup
  • BATTER
  • pumpkin
  • vanilla extract
  • ginger
  • buttermilk
  • salt
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • egg
  • all purpose flour
  • cinnamon
  • butter
  • baking soda
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Classic Pumpkin Pie

  • evaporated milk
  • crust
  • nutmeg
  • all purpose flour
  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • ginger
  • egg
  • water
  • sugar
  • whipped
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Vegan Pumpkin Tiramisu

  • VANILLA CAKE
  • canola oil
  • almond extract
  • salt
  • rice milk
  • white
  • sugar
  • baking soda
  • all purpose flour
  • PUMPKIN CRÈME
  • pumpkin
  • salt
  • cornstarch
  • water
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • coconut milk
  • maple syrup
  • FOR ASSEMBLY
  • semi sweet chocolate chip
  • ESPRESSO SOAK
  • amaretto
  • water
  • espresso

Ingredient Breakdown

 
salt
cinnamon
egg
sugar
butter
pumpkin
all purpose flour
ginger
nutmeg
vanilla extract
baking powder
baking soda
clove
pumpkin puree
heavy cream
light brown sugar
maple syrup
olive oil
milk
cream cheese
vegetable oil
pumpkin pie spice
confectioners sugar
water
dark brown sugar
garlic
onion
powdered sugar
evaporated milk
pecan
allspice
bourbon
molasses
egg yolk
cardamom
buttermilk
sour cream
graham cracker crumb
coconut milk
brown sugar
sage
pumpkin seed
wheat flour
vanilla
light
dark rum
black pepper
apple cider vinegar
vanilla bean
cooking spray
cornstarch
honey
cayenne pepper
parmesan cheese
soy milk
lemon juice
coconut oil
pie crust
nonstick spray
carrot
whipped cream
ground
whipped
raisin
walnut
semi sweet chocolate chip
gruyère cheese
kale
thyme
red pepper flake
vegetable broth
chicken
dutch process cocoa powder
vegetable shortening
butternut squash
virgin coconut oil
nonhydrogenated margarine
banana
canola oil
stone yellow cornmeal
pepper
coconut flake
eggs large egg yolk
apple
coriander
cumin
crust
chocolate chip
coffee
garlic powder
sweetened condensed milk
vegetable stock
gluten-free flour
yogurt
olive
blind pie crust
sweetened whipped cream
fontina cheese
pasta shell
rosemary
ricotta cheese
agave
habanero
crème fraîche
peanut butter
chive
mace
dough
sanding sugar
silken tofu
unroasted cashew
orange extract
bittersweet chocolate
all spice
cranberry
land lakes® heavy whipping cream
chai sugar
unbaked pie shell
cream
vegetable
ancho chile
mexican crema
pepita
paprika
ground turkey thigh
red chili
celery
cannellini bean
carnation evaporated milk
libby' pumpkin puree
unbaked deep pie pastry
vegan pie crust
aquafaba
single pie crust
white bread crumb
pine nut
green onion
graham cracker crust
cinnamon sugar
shortening
pasta sheet
balsamic vinegar
semolina flour
sugar pumpkin
cajun seasoning
seasoning salt
spice cake
white chocolate chip
butter grater like cheese