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Pumpkin recipes for Halloween 2017 revealed – from soup and squash to pie and pancetta risotto

THERE’S no need to bin your pumpkin pulp after carving pumpkins this Halloween.

There are plenty of tasty recipes that’ll warm your soul this festive season. Here are some of the best…

 Pumpkin soup is a quick recipe to put together - and you can put leftovers in the freezer for laterGetty – Contributor Pumpkin soup is a quick recipe to put together – and you can put leftovers in the freezer for later

What recipes can I make using pumpkin?

Pumpkin soup

INGREDIENTS

  • Leftover flesh from one pumpkin
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 1 leek, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped to 1cm pieces
  • 210g arborio rice
  • 950ml hot chicken broth
  • 235ml white wine
  • Salt and pepper, to season

 This simple soup can be thrown together in five quick stepsAlamy This simple soup can be thrown together in five quick steps

METHOD

  • Make the pumpkin puree by slicing the squash into chunks, boiling for 20 minutes and then mashing
  • Fry leeks in pan for five minutes, add the garlic and cook for a further two
  • Add the bacon and leave on the heat until it crisps
  • Mix in the risotto rice on moderate heat, gradually adding the broth and stirring until it is fully cooked
  • Add a glug of white wine and stir in the pumpkin puree before stirring

Pumpkin pie

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INGREDIENTS

  • 500g shortcrust pastry
  • 350g pumpkin flesh, cut into pieces
  • 3 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 250ml double cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 200C
  • Bake pumpkin by adding the veg to a tray and covering with foil
  • As the festive squash softens for 15-20 minutes, roll out the pastry
  • Blind bake for 15 minutes until it cooks
  • Whizz up pumpkin with sugar, cream, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla
  • Add to pre-baked pastry case and cook at 180C for 40 minutes until set

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Pumpkin ravioli

INGREDIENTS

For the filling:

  • 1kg of pumpkin chopped into wedges
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • 100g parmesan
  • 100g fresh ricotta
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • breadcrumbs

 Want to try something a little more daring? Why not give this ravioli recipe a goGetty – Contributor Want to try something a little more daring? Why not give this ravioli recipe a go

For the pasta dough:

  • 500g of strong plain flour
  • 4 free range eggs
  • 50ml white wine

METHOD

  • Make the pasta dough by putting the flour, eggs, olive oil, wine and salt into a mixer. Stir together on a slow speed for 10 minutes.
  • After preheating the oven at 200C, roast pumpkin for 30 minutes until it has softened
  • Add seasoning, including nutmeg, breadcrumbs and Parmesan. After combined, stir in a beaten egg.
  • Put the ravioli mixture through a pasta machine and repeat until it is thin enough to see your hand through
  • Add a tablespoon of the pumpkin picture at 6cm intervals along the pasta dough
  • Fold over the sheet of pasta, before brushing around filling with water to seal
  • Cut out your ravioli with a pastry cutter before sealing the edges
  • Cook the pasta in boiling water for around five minutes
  • Garnish as you like

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