Pumpkin is a staple ingredient for the fall season. If you’re having a fall wedding, why not integrate pumpkin flavored snacks and treats at your wedding reception? To make it easier for all the busy bride-to-be’s, we have put together a list of all the best pumpkin recipes, sweet and savory. Each of these are sure to be a hit at the reception, wedding luncheon, or even rehearsal dinner.
To view the recipe, click on the title of each recipe!
1. Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is not just meant for the Thanksgiving dessert. It’s meant to be served throughout the entire fall season and the holidays. Serve pumpkin pie by the piece, or make it easier on your guests and serve it as an individual mini pie by baking them in cupcake tins.
Depending on the recipe, you can provide pumpkin bread as a sweet treat or as a side bread. No one wants stinky breath while huffing and puffing out on that dance floor, so replace the garlic bread with a pumpkin bread and everyone will be happy!
If you decide to serve these cream cheese filled pumpkin rolls at your wedding, your guests are bound to make multiple trips to and from the dessert table. To accommodate lactose intolerant guests, also provide roundup rolls with an alternative filling of your choice.
No matter how healthy a person may be, no one can pass up a donut. If you’re afraid donuts may be overlooked at the dessert table (which they will not!), package the donuts up all cute and send them home as wedding favors!
These individual pumpkin cheesecake truffles are not only delectable, but so easy to make and so easy to serve! Add a couple of other types of truffles to provide more of a variety for different pallets.
These homemade pretzels are so unbelievably scrumptious, you wouldn’t believe us if we told you it only takes 30 minutes to make! These pretzels are so easy to make in bulk, so why not share them with all your wedding guests?
Feeling fall festive, but not a terribly huge fan of pumpkin? This is the subtle pumpkin option for you! This fruit dip will satisfy all the pumpkin lovers in attendance, as well as all the fruit fans too.
This gourmet side dish is the perfect addition to your wedding reception menu. It has a unique combination of flavors including apples, sausages, gruyere, and pumpkin of course! Don’t let the complexity and timeliness of the dish scare you away because this dish is something that will leave your guests asking for more.
Still stumped as to what to serve as your main dish at your wedding dinner reception? Well, we’ve got answers – serve five to six different kinds of individual pizzas at a pizza bar, including this pizza that not only tastes divine, but looks beautiful too.
3. Pumpkin Soup
Believe it or not, this pumpkin coconut soup, topped with caramelized pecans, is gluten-free and vegan! With this highly nutritious soup, your guests won’t have to keep track of how many pumpkin desserts they devour later on.
This pumpkin grilled cheese is a little taste of heaven inside your mouth. This grilled cheese is perfect for kids who come to your reception, yet still gourmet enough to satisfy the mouths of their parents too!
Just because it’s vegetarian, doesn’t mean it’s not delicious. This vegetarian pumpkin curry would be a great option to serve to accommodate all of your guests, no matter the dietary restrictions.
This is the most versatile dish on the list. Fill these mini baked pumpkins with any of your favorite fall flavors, including meats, vegetables, and any kind of spices. There’s no stuffing combination that can go wrong. Not only are these stuffed pumpkins so savory, but they are also so visually appealing. You won’t need to worry about adding any other decorations to the table.
Well, you’ve heard our fair share of favorite pumpkin recipes, now we want to hear from you! October is the month of fall festivities and pumpkin food sharing. Enter your favorite recipe into our Best Pumpkin Dessert Recipe Contest by following the directions below.
The winner of the best pumpkin dessert recipe will be featured on the blog next month, receive a $50 gift card to The Lion House, and will also have their recipe featured on The Lion House Pantry’s menu for a day!
Recipe submissions will be accepted through November 8th!
HOW TO ENTER:
Fill out and submit the Google form below.
Tell us the name of your dessert recipe in the comments below, and any kind of story or tradition behind it.
The winner will be determined by The Lion House chef. If you win the contest, you will be contacted via email and will have your recipe featured on the blog November 13th and in The Lion House Pantry on Saturday, November 15th.