Pumpkin Recipes for Fall! - Denver Lifestyle and Real Estate by Libby Levinson

Pumpkin Recipes for Fall!

Pumpkin Recipes for Fall!

Easy Pumpkin Recipes for the Winter Months


I absolutely love pumpkin. Each fall, there is never a shortage of pumpkin flavored/baked items in my kitchen. My dog loves pumpkin, my family loves pumpkin….and so over the years I’ve curated some of the best pumpkin recipes I can find into a fall cookbook that I pull out each year. I’m excited to share some of my favorite recipes with you!

Pumpkin Soup

  1. Heat stock, salt, pumpkin, onion, thyme, garlic, and peppercorns. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes uncovered.
  2. Puree the soup in small batches (1 cup at a time) using a food processor or blender.
  3. Return to pan, and bring to a boil again. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for another 30 minutes, uncovered. Stir in heavy cream. Pour into soup bowls and garnish with fresh parsley.

This easy pumpkin recipe is ready in an hour and 15 minutes (including prep time!).

Pumpkin Gingerbread

Photo Courtesy of Dabbling Diva
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flower
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9×5 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large mixing, combine sugar, oil and eggs; beat until smooth. Add water and beat until well blended. Stir in pumpkin, ginger, allspice cinnamon, and clove.
  3. In medium bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and blend just until all ingredients are mixed. Divide batter between prepared pans.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Creamy Pumpkin Sauce (Great for Pasta!)

Photo Courtesy of Happy Kitchen
  • 2 teaspoons of oil
  • 1 shallot (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flower
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir shallots until soft, about 10 minutes. Add butter and allow to melt. Whisk flour into butter mixture until incorporated. Stir cream, salt, and cinnamon into butter mixture and continue whisking until incorporated, about 2 minutes.
  2. Mix pumpkin and 1/2 cup chicken broth into cream mixture, adding more broth, 1/4 cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Simmer sauce until desired consistency is reached, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir sage and thyme into sauce.

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Photo Courtesy of @beardedwanderermedia

We can’t forget about the fur babies! Marcuccio and Emma love peanut butter and pumpkin….here is one of my favorite recipes for our furry friends!

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flower
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 can pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.



Libby Levinson is a born and raised Denver native who has spent time in all of Denver’s historic neighborhoods as well as the numerous suburbs surrounding the metro area. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of Denver and her love for the Mile High City with her clients. Libby proudly joined Kentwood Real Estate in 2006. Libby has had the pleasure of helping a variety of clients navigate their real estate transactions: helping first time buyers find their starter home, coordinating the synchronized sale and purchase for buyers looking for more space, sellers looking to down-size, and assisting sophisticated investors with their next investment opportunity. Libby is known for her ability to smoothly facilitate the complex details of both the buying and selling process. You can see Libby featured in 5280 Magazine and the 2017 Kentwood television commercial on her website at www.LibbySellsDenver.com.