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Pumpkin Pairings: 11 Flavors to Pair with Pumpkin

By kathypatalsky |

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Let me guess, right now you have several cans of pumpkin crowding your pantry. And pumpkin pie can get old pretty fast for an ambitious cook, like you. And while you can easily grasp the flavor simplicity of pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin muffins, starting to pair “pumpkin flavor” with other foods can become quite daunting. What does pumpkin pair well with anyways? Well besides a few obvious pairings like cinnamon, pecans and maple syrup – pumpkin pairs quite brilliantly with flavors like citrus, apple cider and chocolate. Here are 11+ flavors that pair well with pumpkin, plus recipe ideas for each!..

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Fall Pumpkin Pairings

Apple Cider, Ginger

Pumpkin is easily made sweet by pairing it with fall apple cider. Ginger compliments pumpkin quite nicely as well. Both flavors are featured in this frosty pumpkin smoothie. Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
Make a Pumpkin Cider Smoothie

Photo Credit: Kathy Patalsky


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Kathy Patalsky is a blogger, author and photographer. Her website features creative vegan recipes. She is the author of 365 Vegan Smoothies (Spring 2013). She is also the founder of

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