4 recipes to punch up pumpkin

Taste autumn with these delicious pumpkin recipes. This seasonal squash is great in both savory and sweet dishes.

1. Pumpkin-Honey Beer Quick Bread
Pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and honey beer flavor this smooth-textured bread. The best part of this 5-star recipe? It makes two loaves. Enjoy one for yourself and use the other as a gift. (Or wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze for up to two months.)

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2. Classic Pumpkin Pie
Refrigerated pie dough and a simple, 7-ingredient filling make this pie refreshingly easy to prepare. A tablespoon of amaretto beat into the whipped cream adds nutty-sweet notes to the creamy topping. With just 222 calories and 3.7 grams of saturated fat per serving, you can indulge guilt-free.

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3. Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce
Winter squashes like pumpkin have a deep flavor and hearty texture that makes them an excellent centerpiece of a vegetarian entrée. Here, pumpkin fills an easy-to-assemble ravioli and is topped with earthy hazelnuts and a thick cheese sauce for maximum winter warmth and comfort.

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4. Pumpkin Pie Cake

Add an element of surprise to the holiday table by trying this fun twist on pumpkin pie. It may look and taste like you've spent hours in the kitchen, but it's as easy as it is beautiful. The velvety cream-cheese frosting and crunchy pecan topping make it a worthy end to a special meal.

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