25 Ways to Use Fresh Pumpkins

I love fall. I love pumpkins. It’s not something I can help. They have always been a part of the fall experience for me and I couldn’t imagine it any other way. Here are some fun ideas I found around the web for using fresh pumpkins.fresh pumpkin

Different ways to use Fresh Pumpkins

This Pumpkin Sugar Scrub from Little Blog in the Country.

These prayer pumpkins are perfect for thanksgiving.

If your looking for something to get you out of the house you can visit your local pumpkin patch for a fun field trip and pick your own fresh pumpkins.

Grab some fresh pumpkins and a hammer and for some pumpkin smashing fun or carve out a small pumpkin and fill it with treats for your dog for their very own fall treat.

How about a base for a flower arrangement for your dinner party host?


Make the most of your fresh pumpkins.

Carve a pumpkin for your front porch or paint them to decorate with now and eat later.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Pumpkin Seeds from my friend Jody at Simply Southern Sunshine

Make your own Pumpkin Puree

Have more pumpkin than you need? You can FREEZE it for try canning your own pumpkin butter.

These yummy drinks are made with fresh pumpkins

This pumpkin cream cheese milkshake is perfect for a warm fall day and if it’s cold outside how about this pumpkin hot chocolate.

If you’re like me and LOVE coffee you will want to check out this Maple Pumpkin Spice Latte from Simply Southern Sunshine

How about Harry Potter style pumpkin juice.


pumpkin soup

Fresh pumpkins are packed with vitamins for your body

This Drunken Pumpkin Soup looks amazing and perfect for a cold day.

Take pumpkin pie to a whole new level with these Pumpkin Pie Bites from my friend Stephanie at Little Blog in the Country.

This pumpkin bread with cream cheese frosting would be perfect for desert

Pumpkin pie pop tarts are perfect for a grab and go breakfast.

Make this pumpkin pie french toast or my pumpkin pie pancakes for a fun breakfast you don’t want to miss.

Want to give an everyday breakfast a splash of pumpkin fun. Or give your coffee and other daily drinks a pumpkin pie twist? Give my Pumpkin Pie Spice Syrup a round or two. How about homemade pumpkin pie spice for all of your fall treats.

This pumpkin beer bread will blow you away.

These pumpkin doughnuts take fall breakfasts to a whole new level… Someone pass the coffee.

How about some pumpkin pie fudge!

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  • Melissa says:

    I love everything about this post! I want to try every recipe you shared –pumpkin season is my favorite season! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Kathy says:

    I love all the ways to use pumpkin. It’s such a great flavor! Pumpkin seeds are one of my favorites too.

  • valmg @ Mom Knows It All says:

    I love the smell of pumpkin goods baking. And you should try some pumpkin cheesecake!

  • Cathi Crismon says:

    Oh my goodness! I’m excited as I read your awesome ideas. I have pumpkins growing in the backyard on 25 and 15 foot vines. I can’t wait until those little buggers are huge and orange!

  • Kelly Hutchinson says:

    Awesome. Thanks for this great list. We got 10 wonderful pumpkins out of our garden last year. I had no idea what to do with all of them.

  • Stacie says:

    After reading this post I am now craving everything pumpkin. The pumpkin fudge sounds delicious as well as the pumpkin cream cheese milkshake.

  • Dawn gibson-thigpen says:

    i love pumpkin. it tastes so good. thanks for the tips.

  • Ann Bacciaglia says:

    These are great ways to use fresh pumpkin. I will have to pick up a few to try some if these ideas.

  • gingermommyrants says:

    I love pumpkin season. I like to make treats for the dogs with it. I am excited to make all kinds of pumpkin goodies this years.

  • Claudia Krusch says:

    I love pumpkin!!!It tastes so good. Thank you for the great tips

  • Oriana @Mommy's Home Cooking says:

    Pumpkin beer bread sounds delicious. What a tasty way to use the pumpkins in the fall.

  • Oriana Romero says:

    I am excited to try the pumpkin spiced seeds. These are all great ways to use pumpkin.

  • Reesa Lewandowski says:

    It’s definitely pumpkin season. There are so many ways to use pumpkin that I didn’t even know about!

  • Ash Sears says:

    I am in love with everything pumpkin from coffee to pie. Awesome list!