Great Pumpkin Dishes and Foods for Fall
Go beyond pumpkin pie with these seasonally appropriate items
Photo by Susan Laughlin
Did you know that New Hampshire’s state fruit is the pumpkin, and that we hold a huge pumpkin festival every October in Keene that breaks all records for pumpkin largeness?
Gather your jack-o’-lanterns at pick-your-own farms, then head out for the pumpkin treats we found for you below to join in the very New Hampshire spirit of celebrating the great orange one.
One of the things we think you should try this fall is the Handmade Roasted Butternut Squash Cappellacci from the Tuscan Kitchen in Salem pictured on the right.
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65 Main St.
Creamy, fresh and only available in the fall
67 Main St.
|Handmade Roasted Butternut Squash Cappellacci||
You’ll be rubbing your tummy and patting your head at the same time in appreciation for these delicate tortellini-shaped pasta stuffed with roasted squash. They’re bathed in a sauce with flavor layers of sage, brown butter and Parmigiano Reggiano. $16
Tip: Sign up for their cooking class to learn how to make them yourself.
250 Commercial St.
Looks like you made it, tastes better. Perfect for autumn breakfasts or for making French toast.
Tip: Find it at The Meat House, Durham Market, Harvest Market, Sanders Fish Market, The Prime Butcher, Haverhill Beef Company and farmers markets in Tilton, Manchester and Nashua.
|Annabelle’s Natural Ice Cream
49 Ceres St.
|Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream||
Only available in the fall, 16 percent butter fat
Tip: Scoop pumpkin pie ice cream on top of warm pumpkin pie and surrender to streams of creamy pumpkin trickling down the sides.
|Parker’s Maple Barn
1316 Brookline Rd.
Huge pumpkin pancakes served all day. Can be ordered with sides of maple cream and maple syrup.
Tip: Their own maple syrup is roasted into the beans of their maple coffee. Order a maple doughnut to dunk in it.
|Echo Farm Puddings
573 Chesterfield Rd.
Cows with names like Misty, Lollipop and Miracle produce the milk that goes into all natural Spiced Pumpkin Pudding. Made with pumpkin pie spices, sugar, vanilla and butterscotch schnapps.
Tip: Seasonal, so stock up.