Le Creuset Just Launched the Most Gorgeous Pumpkin-Shaped Casserole Dish and Dutch Oven You’re Going to Want for Fall

published Sep 12, 2022
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A graphic featuring two pumpkin shaped pots from Le Crest.
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With fall coming just around the corner, we at Kitchn are busy getting ready to cook up all of our favorite seasonal recipes — think soups, stews, breads, cheesy casseroles, and other comforting dishes that go perfectly with changing leaves and chilly weather. We’ve had our eye on some exciting launches that do just that. The KitchenAid mixer, a must-have for whipping up delicious seasonal goodies, now comes in a soft sage green, for example, and Le Creuset announced Nutmeg, a warm neutral shade to match any space. And on the subject of Le Creuset, the famed French cookware manufacturer has even more news in store to get us in a cozy mood.

Le Creuset’s new Autumn Collection is here with a handful of releases perfect for anyone who can’t wait to enjoy all things pumpkin in their kitchen this fall. The most notable items are a pumpkin-shaped Dutch oven and a pumpkin-shaped casserole dish, both showing off Le Creuset’s signature glossy enameled glazes and expert craftsmanship. Stock up on these pieces now for a fall dinner party, Halloween bash, or even your Thanksgiving meal. (Candied yams and garlicky string beans served out of adorable pumpkins? Yes, please!)

First, this gorgeous Pumpkin Cocotte will make a gorgeous centerpiece for your table. It perfectly resembles a pumpkin, especially with the hand-sculpted stainless steel knob that looks like a stem. Just as we expect from all Le Creuset Dutch ovens, this 4-qt. cocotte will provide superior heat conduction and retention thanks to its famously high-quality, French-made cast iron design. Because of the porcelain enamel, food will slide right off and make cleaning a breeze. You can purchase the Pumpkin Cocotte in Sea Salt (a soft turquoise, Persimmon (a vibrant orange), and shiny white Meringue. To treat yourself to something (literally) small from this line, check out the stoneware Mini Pumpkin Cocotte that’s ideal for personal-sized cobblers, pot pies, and more.

And take a look at that stunning pumpkin casserole dish! The classic Le Creuset casserole dish is already our favorite, so we’re confident that this new one will be just as impressive. What makes this dish a little different than ones you may already own is its round design, which, in addition to housing casseroles and roasted veggies, is ideal for making pies and tarts. The lid also comes with a stem-shaped handle and resembles the top of a pumpkin, so it’ll be a total crowdpleaser at potluck dinners. Take off the lid, and the dish becomes a year-round favorite without the pumpkin-y look. It’s available in Sea Salt, Persimmon, Meringue, and Matte White. Like the rest of Le Creuset’s stoneware, this dish is safe for the freezer, oven, microwave, and dishwasher.

The line also includes a fun bat-themed mug, a bat-adorned stockpot, and a Halloween cakelet pan. Whichever of these new items you pick, we’re positive that you’ll want to use them for just about everything you make this fall and beyond.