10 inventive pumpkin recipes

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It's October, the month when pumpkin-flavored everything magically appears. It started out innocently enough with ice cream and cheesecake. Then the chain restaurants hijacked the fruit for things like caffeine concoctions, Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts, and even Pumpkin Spice Pringles. Frankly, it's a bit worrisome.

Despite its junk-food revolution, pumpkin is amazing. So think beyond traditional pie with these 10 inventive recipes that show off pumpkin's flirty sweet and earthy flavor, extraordinary color, and superhero nutrients.

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