5 Ways to Serve Pumpkin

(Pumpkin) spice up your meeting menu with these fall-approved recipes

Head to any restaurant during autumn and you’ll find menus brimming with pumpkin-flavored selections. Lean in to the fall food trend with these five pumpkin-inspired recipes:

Pumpkin Pancakes

It’s never too early for a little pumpkin spice. Start your morning meetings off right with fluffy pumpkin pancakes. Delicious and decadent, this breakfast nosh will be sure to keep guests full until lunchtime. 

Pumpkin Trifle

An English favorite, trifle is a cold dessert with fruit and sponge cake covered in layers of custard, jelly and cream. Give the classic dessert the fall treatment with a pumpkin-butterscotch gingerbread trifle

Pumpkin Bread

Need an easy treat to serve during coffee breaks? Consider pumpkin bread a done deal. Keep it simple, or throw chocolate chips, dried cranberries and pecans into the mix for added crunch and flavor.

Pumpkin-Covered Strawberries

To satisfy guests with big sweet tooths, create your own pumpkin topping, dip strawberries into it, let cool—and voila! Dessert is served.

Pumpkin Soup

Looking for a savory pumpkin dish? Try pumpkin soup. This fall staple is rich, creamy and a cozy addition to any meeting menu. As an added autumnal bonus: Skip the bowls and serve it in pumpkins instead.