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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Pumpkin Food in Dallas

Let's feast on pumpkin!

Oh, how I love anything made with pumpkin. Yesterday, I bought a dozen pumpkin bagels at Einstein’s. Starting today, I’m searching for anything made with pumpkin–desserts, soup, pancakes, bread, pasta—anything. If you see it or make it, let us know below.

  • Liz Johnstone

    I wish we had our Trader Joe’s. Their pumpkin bread mix is hands down one of the best box mixes ever.

  • Roshi

    Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies are at Society Bakery. The filling tastes exactly like pumpkin pie.

  • Velasco

    The Tom Thumb at Mockingbird and Abrams still doesn’t have any pure canned pumpkin. Help!

  • CCB

    The Pumpkin Pancakes from Kerby Lane in Austin are to die for. They sell the mix too! So delicious.

  • Kat

    I bought canned organic pumpkin at WF yesterday, last night I made 3 loafs of Vegan Pumpkin bread. It is a seasonal favorite in our house and I’m taking two of them to my college daughter this weekend. You’d never know it’s vegan!

  • Monica

    Kat – Will you share the recipe or provide a link to it?

  • Stacy

    I miss the fried pumpkin pies from Whataburger. Say what you will…they were delicious!!

  • JHarris

    Had the pumpkin souffle at Rise last Saturday. It was served with fresh whipped cream and creme anglaise. RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE!

  • allison

    @Monica: I don’t know about Kat’s recipe, but this is the one I use & it’s vegan. I swap the flaked coconut for chocolate chips, which I think makes it so much better. I make it several times a year and have swapped the pumpkin puree for 6 mashed bananas when I’m in the mood for banana bread. I can’t even tell you how easy it us to make.

    I just saw a grocery store ad that had pumpkin spice marshmallows listed. Is that a new thing? Never seen them before & am curious about them.

  • HyppieD

    We will work to come up with some sort of pumpkin themed donut. Try to roll out this or next weekend. Peace. Hypnotic Donuts.

  • SuziQ

    Pumpkin muffins from JD’s Chippery are divine!

  • Amy S

    From “The Old Dallas Cookbook: Remembrance of a Simpler City Life”, published by the Women of the Dallas Southern Memorial Association (1985)

    Caroline Hunt Schoellkopf’s Pumpkin Crescent Pie
    “I created this recipe for this cookbook and to commemorate the opening of the Crescent”
    1 cup chopped onions
    1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
    1/4 teaspoon chopped garlic
    1-2 tablespoons butter
    4 cups thinly sliced or coarsely grated pumpkin
    8 oz. mushrooms, chopped
    1 tablespoon chopped parsley
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    1/4 teaspoon basil

    8 ounces refrigerated crescent rolls
    Dijon mustard
    3 eggs, beaten
    8 ounces grated Cheddar cheese
    1/3 cup mayonnaise

    PUMPKIN FILLING: Saute onions, green bell pepper and garlic in butter. Add pumpkin and mushrooms and saute lightly. Add parsley, salt, pepper and basil. Stir and set aside until cool. CRESCENT ROLL CRSUT: Press crescent rolls together and roll to 1/4 inch thickness. Line 9 inch shallow pie pan or quiche pan. Coat with mustard. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend eggs and cheese and add to cooled vegetables. Stir in mayonnaise. Pour into prepared pie shell. Bake 40 to 45 minutes. Let stand in warm place before serving.

    It goes on to say that this is excellent served cold – and for boxed lunches.

  • Aisha

    Pumpkin curry!
    You can use curry with a little coconut milk if you like it sweet or just Masala spices for a more savory dish.
    When making curry,you can use an endless variety of veggies. I love to chop up about 2 cups of pumpkin, 1 cup sweet onion, 1/2 cup green beans, 1/2 cup green peas, add masala spices, lots of butter, and bake with chicken thighs. Serve over rice. SO tasty!

  • chefjordy

    CM is selling a pumpkin soda! My son says it tastes like the Farmers Market.

  • Kat

    @Monica – it is my own creation and I have the recipe at home. If I try from memory I may forget something so I will add it to the comments here tomorrow morning.


  • N

    I’m back for a weekend in 2 weeks…I can take Trader Joe’s orders for pick-up in Dallas…for a fee. HA!

  • Hal

    Love the pumpkin flavored ale from World Market.

  • Phil

    Had pumpkin pancakes at The Original Pancake House today.

  • Jesse

    La Popular Tamale House has Pumpkin Tamales, this weekend ONLY!!! Inside Shed2 at the Dallas Farmers Market and East Dallas 5004 Columbia.

  • Sadie

    TWO Pumpkin recipes on my blog! A pumpkin craft is coming soon! Looooooove October & Pumpkins!

  • Oh Hey Dallas

    Tart Bakery is baking up special fall treats!