Pumpkin bread and 18 other pumpkin recipes you must make now

By Rene Lynch

1:34 PM EDT, October 1, 2013


Pumpkin bread is hot! So is pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake ....

The weather might still say summer on some days, but cooler winds are indicating a turn of the calendar and fall mode.

To slake that pumpkin thirst, we scoured the L.A. Times archives. Click through the photo gallery above -- you'll find recipes links embedded in the pop-up captions -- and you'll find our best and favorite pumpkin recipes.

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We've got favorites like a spiced pumpkin bread with walnuts and currants, as well as a pumpkin bread baked up fresh at the Monastery of the Angels in Hollywood that you might call downright heavenly.

We've also got a pumpkin soup that you can serve in tiny roasted gourds (beat that, Martha Stewart!), as well as a pumpkin pie with brown-butter streusel, a recipe that comes to us from noted pastry chef Karen Hatfield.

What's your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin?


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