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Pumpkin — Favorite Autumn Ingredient for Sweet and Savory Dishes

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There are many reasons why we love autumn, and one of them is definitely the ripening of our favorite fruits. Among the main symbols of autumn, the pumpkin stands out, a delicious fruit that pairs perfectly with both sweet and savory dishes. Pumpkin is one of those gifts of nature in the fall that not only captivates with its rich taste, but also offers numerous health benefits — it's a source of fiber, vitamins A, C, and E, potassium, and manganese, rich in antioxidants, and helps maintain a healthy body weight. So, stock up on pumpkins and celebrate this autumn with its rich flavors. Below, we present several excellent recipes. And if you haven't already considered pumpkin dishes, we'll tell you just one thing — some of them can be enhanced with Prima sticks!

Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Prima Bits

Warm up your autumn evenings with creamy pumpkin soup! Roast the pumpkin in the oven, blend it with cream, season with salt and pepper, and serve it with Prima bits and pumpkin oil. Apart from being extremely flavorful, this dish is also highly nutritious, and the Prima sticks add a pleasant contrast of textures.

Pumpkin and Sage Risotto with Parmesan

Elevate your table with pumpkin and sage risotto! Cook Arborio rice until it becomes creamy, add diced sautéed pumpkin, and season with salt, pepper, and dried or fresh sage. Top it with grated parmesan and garnish the risotto with sage leaves and a few drops of pumpkin seed oil. Enjoy!

Pumpkin and Spinach Salad with Prima Sticks

This refreshing salad highlights the best of autumn flavors. Combine roasted pumpkin cubes, baby spinach, goat cheese, and drizzle with pumpkin oil. Sprinkle Prima sticks on top, adding a satisfying crunch. The pumpkin and spinach salad can be served as a side dish or a main course. In any case, there won't be anything left on the plate!

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Prima Sticks and Caramel Sauce

To prepare this delicious cheesecake, crumble Prima sticks and mix them with melted butter. Press the mixture onto the bottom of a cake pan to create the crust. Then, prepare a mixture of cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar, eggs, vanilla sugar, and cinnamon. Pour this mixture over the crust and bake the cake in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. After baking, allow the cheesecake to cool, then drizzle it with caramel sauce and decorate it with Prima sticks. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream

To bake this delicious pie, first prepare or use pre-made puff pastry. Roll out half of the dough and place it in a pie dish. Beat eggs with sugar, add pumpkin puree, heavy cream, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Mix the mixture well and pour it over the dough in the dish. Then, cover the mixture with the other half of the puff pastry, shape the edges, and create a few vents on top. Bake the pie in a preheated oven until it turns golden. After baking, let it cool for a few minutes before serving with a generous layer of whipped cream — a delicious ending to every bite.