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Fit For Autumn: My Top 5 Ultimate Pumpkin Recipes

Don't throw away your left over pumpkins! Once you've carved it to perfection for Halloween, you can put the rest of it to good use with this selection of pumpkin recipes.

From sweet classics to savoury mains, the options for this bright orange squash are endless.

The first thing to do with your pumpkin is scoop out all of the seeds. These little kernels are a great source of fibre, packed with vitamins and minerals. Simply clean them, boil for 10 minutes to soften, then drain and dry on a paper towel.

Once the seeds are dry, toss with a little oil and spread them out on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for around 45 minutes at 120 degrees until they are crisp and golden brown. If you want to add flavour, sprinkle on salt, pepper or paprika.

Another bit of the pumpkin that can be utilised is the sweet, honied flesh, which lends itself perfectly to cakes when grated.

Combine the grated flesh with cinnamon for lightly spiced cupcakes or mix in a bit of clear honey to add to a carrot …

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