Fresh pumpkins are a cheery reminder that autumn has arrived..and pumpkin goodies are on the shelves of your specialty food store. Photo by R. Young.



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These selections were chosen by MELODY LAN, who is on the editorial staff of THE NIBBLE.


November 2005

Marketplace / Entertaining Guide

Pumpkin Delights

Dish Out Pumpkin in A Variety of Tasty Ways


It’s hard to imagine a Thanksgiving dinner without a pumpkin pie. This holiday season, enjoy more than that pie. We've harvested a bumper crop of pumpkin products that lead up to the pie. Categories include:

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Breadstuffs & Pasta

Fat Cat Scones
Pumpkin Scones

Holiday festivities should start with breakfast. We recommend these soft, moist Pumpkin Oat Scones, bursting with pumpkin spices, including Indonesian Korintji cinnamon. If you have a sweet tooth, add the optional glaze, and enjoy with coffee or a steaming cup of your favorite tea.

  • Pumpkin Oat Scone
    1 Dozen (minimum order is 2


pumpkin scone

Moist scones in a delectable pumpkin flavor. Serve with pumpkin butter, below, for an intense pumpkin experience.

Lollipop Tree
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Serve warm, fluffy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes for brunch and your guests won’t want to leave the table. These moist, flavorful pancakes are even tastier topped with pumpkin butter, maple syrup, or vanilla-bean ice cream. Sprinkle the top with pecans or toasted walnuts; or for dessert, candied nuts, crushed toffee, chocolate or butterscotch chips (with or without whipped cream).

  • Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix
    1 Pound


pumpkin pancake mix

Add your own kick to these delicious pumpkin pancakes with toppings like toasted walnuts, cranberries, or even crushed toffee.

Little Miss Muffin
Pumpkin Muffins

You can enjoy blueberry and corn muffins the rest of the year: make it pumpkin while they’re “in season.” Check your local bakery for pumpkin muffins, or order them from an online purveyor.

  • Pumpkin Pie Muffin
    1 Dozen


pumpkin muffin

Enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie in the form of a tasty muffin.

Alfredo Aiello Pasta
Pumpkin Ravioli

If your time in the kitchen is limited, you can still serve up a fabulous Thanksgiving lunch with tasty pumpkin raviolis from Alfredo Aiello. Simply toss them in butter and sprinkle them with fresh parmesan cheese. You can add toasted walnuts for flavor dimension and crunch. Unlike pumpkin tortellini which are available at many specialty food stores and tend to be seasoned on the sweet side, these are savory ravioli, tasting of pumpkin, not pumpkin pie.

  • Pumpkin Ravioli
    1 Pound


pumpkin ravioli

For brunch, lunch, or dinner, pumpkin ravioli will definitely be a special addition to a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.

Sauces & Spreads

Bella Cucina

Take a time-out from marinara and alfredo sauces and dress up holiday pasta with Sweet Pumpkin Pesto. Rich in flavor, this pesto is also delicious on buttermilk biscuits, atop chicken apple sausages, or mixed into risotto. Although it’s worth every penny, this pricey pesto is a special occasion treat.

  • Sweet Pumpkin Pesto
    6 Ounce Jar

To purchase, click here.

pumpkin pesto

Sweet pumpkin pesto is especially delicious sauce and dip.

Kozloski Farms

Imagine a subtle mixture of fragrant fall spices, fresh pumpkins and pure cane sugar lovingly blended into a creamy pumpkin butter so delicious you'll want to serve it all year long. Made in Sonoma County’s oldest family-operated farm, each batch of this satisfying spread is taste tested by a family member to ensure quality and consistency of flavor. Serve this all-natural enhancer with meats, breads, desserts, and even hot cereals for a unique pumpkin kick.

  • Pure Old-fashioned Pumpkin



pumpkin butter

Pumpkin butters are great on toast, muffins, and pancakes.

Lollipop Tree
Pumpkin Maple Pecan Butter

A flavorful mix of golden pumpkin, toasted pecans and real New Hampshire maple syrup makes this butter taste like pumpkin pie in a jar. Spread over waffles, drizzle on oatmeal, or use it to make glazes or sauces. You’ll get heaps of compliments.

  • Pumpkin Maple Pecan Butter
    13.5 Ounce, $8.50


pumpkin maple pecan butter

Warm some up and as an ice cream topping...or enjoy it with a croissant.

Earth and Vine
Mandarin Pumpkin Marmalade

This marmalade works so well with so many foods, you may want to stock up on a few jars. Serve alongside scones, cornbread, or meats like honey-baked ham. For dessert, warm and drizzle over ice cream or fill shortbread cookies with this fruity spread. The deep pumpkin flavors finished with citrus accents, make this marmalade ideal for Thanksgiving dinner or any special occasion.

  • Mandarin Pumpkin Marmalade
    9-Ounce Jar

To purchase, click here.

mandarin pumpkin marmalade

This versatile pumpkin marmalade tastes great on sweet and salty foods.


Debrito Chocolate
Chocolate Caramel Apple

The marriage of pumpkin and apple enrobed in creamy caramel, white chocolate, graham cracker crumbs, and finished with sprinkles of sugar and spice delivers mouthfuls of wondrous flavors. Be prepared for an explosion of pumpkin pie goodness while the tartness of apple lingers on your tongue. Give this treat as a gift, or serve as a snack or dessert. This is one of the best caramel apples we’ve ever had!

  • Pumpkin Pie Apple


pumpkin pie caramel apple

An apple a day (or more!) from Debrito Chocolate
won’t be a problem! Photo by Melody Lan.

Elegant Cheesecakes
Cakes and Cheesecakes

Beautifully crafted and extraordinarily delicious, this pumpkin cheesecake makes an exquisite table top decoration and an unforgettable dessert. Made with a swirl of pumpkin, caramel and pecan flavors which rest on a praline crust, the cheesecake is sealed and molded with imported Belgian chocolate fondant and colored in rich pumpkin tones. Truly a dessert to be thankful for.

  • Pumpkin Caramel Pecan Swirl


pumpkin cheesecake
A divine dessert for the palate and the eye.

Ruby et Violette
Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies will fill your mouth with rich chocolate morsels followed by the sweet flavor of pumpkin spices. Even non-pumpkin lovers will adore these seasonal treats, which can be microwaved for a few seconds and enjoyed “warm from the oven.”

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookie
    1 Dozen


pumpkin chocolate chunk cookies

Pumpkin chocolate chunk cookies—unique and addictive! Photo by Elton Lin.

For more pumpkin products, our “Howling Good Chocolate Guide” has pumpkin-shaped chocolates. Click here to see them.

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