- Pumpkin Custard Pie
Dish Type: Dessert
Of course you can make a delectable pumpkin pie with fresh pumpkin. Where do you think the canned-pumpkin-puree people got the idea? Let’s show ’em something. Use a ripe “sugar” or “pie” pumpkin to make the fresh puree, not the big, flavorless jack-o’-lantern type. Or visit your farmer’s market and experiment with other varieties of pumpkins or other winter squash that they have to offer.
- Braised Apples, Roasted Acorn Squash, and Fresh Thyme
Don’t worry about cutting the squash and apples into perfect cubes—just make them uniform in size. Once these babies come together in the end, it will be a tender, buttery, sweet, tart, herby mix—all that nature has to offer.
- Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Dish Type: Soups
As butternut squash ripens, the inside turns deep orange and its flavor becomes sweeter and richer. Roasting large chunks, instead of whole halves, gives more tasty caramelized edges from a cranked-up oven.
- Caramelized Cane Syrup Sweet Potatoes
Dish Type: Sides
These are so addictive! The Louisiana cane syrup gives the sweet potatoes a unique flavor, but if you can’t find Steen’s, you could certainly substitute a mixture of molasses and dark corn syrup.