What Are Light and Savory Ways to Use Canned Pumpkin?

What Are Light and Savory Ways to Use Canned Pumpkin?

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Faith Durand
Feb 4, 2010

Q: After the Great Pumpkin Shortage of 2009 (was there really a shortage? If so, I didn't notice) I am left with six cans of pumpkin puree. Although I love making pumpkin breads, cakes and pies from Thanksgiving to New Year's — and I know I could store the cans until next year — I'm wondering if there is something I can do with them now.

Light, savory dishes and wholesome sweets would be great!

Sent by Ryan

Editor: Ryan, canned pumpkin is a great staple to have on hand year-round! We just tried this Pumpkin Olive Oil Bread (pictured above) and it was really delicious — not very sweet at all. You could also try this Pumpkin Tortilla Soup or these Glazed Pumpkin Scones.

And then, for even more ideas, check out this great post from Joanna on fresh and savory ways to use a can of pumpkin:

Savory and Sweet: 10 Fresh Ways to Use a Can of Pumpkin

Readers, do you have other ideas for Ryan and his six cans of pumpkin?

Related: Cooking with Pumpkin: From Whoopie Pies to Goulash

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