Halloween comes along every year, and with it all the flavors and tastes of the season. So, what are the traditional flavors of Halloween? Well, there is indeed more than just pumpkin, although that is certainly one of the classic favorites!
1. Pumpkin – Pumpkin is a traditional, typical, halloween flavor…and yes, that is thanks in part to the fact that pumpkins are everywhere decorated with faces and candles! So, what do you do with all that pumpkin goodness once you’ve taken it out of the gourd shell? You eat it in all kinds of delightful halloween treats! Things made with pumpkin that bring to mind halloween include pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pie, and things flavored with “pumpkin spice” – for example Blue Bell’s Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream is a popular halloween hit!
2. Caramel – Caramel is another traditional halloween flavor, mainly because it is a sweet covering that can go on top of almost anything to make it better and “candify” it for halloween! Caramel-covered goodies you’ll see around halloween include caramel covered apples, caramel cookies, and caramel-covered popcorn! Even the mere smell of caramel evokes images of halloween!
3. Butternut Squash – I know, I know, who likes to eat squash? But butternut squash is indeed comfy flavor of October 31. Traditionally, you’ll see butternut squash soup. Probably one thing that makes it so popular is that the butternut squash is a winter squash – just like the pumpkin!
4. Apple – This might surprise you , but yes, apple is a traditional halloween flavor! People eat caramel covered apples, they bob for apples, and eat apple fritters! Apple pie itself tends to show up more around Thanksgiving, but you start to see people eat it around halloween time!
5. Maple – Maple is another favorite that reminds everyone of halloween. Maple covered pancakes show up on the breakfast table and maple custards are on the dinner table!
Pumpkin flavor comes in many different forms for a variety of uses. Perhaps one of the most popular forms of pumpkin is the canned fruit that is most commonly purchased around Thanksgiving to make pumpkin pie. However, there are multiple different forms this flavor is produced and you can even find pumpkin as a vitamin supplement!
Here is a list of different uses and types of pumpkin flavoring.
Pumpkin extract: For baking and for other uses in the kitchen
Pumpkin Oil: Most commonly found as a supplement
Canned Pumpkin Flavor: Mostly used during the Thanksgiving Holiday
The best time to make pumpkin seeds is Halloween when you have all of those seeds outof your carved creation. So, the question is… What do you do with all of those seeds?!
Roast them! It is very simple recipe to follow!
Clean off those seeds once you have them out of the pumpkin. Then place them in a large bowl and mix a little bit (a tablespoon or so) of melted butter on top of them. Mix them up really good, you want to get a light coat of butter on all of the seeds, then sprinkle a little bit of salt (to taste) in the bowl and mix.
Put the oven on a low temp to roast them. About 300º for about 40 minutes should do the trick. Just keep an eye on them, you want them to be golden brown.
Halloween flavors generally revolve around sweets. You can have almost anything for dinner, although most people traditionally look for something gross-looking for dinner – spaghetti and Meatballs (eyeballs) is a traditional favorite. A scary looking pizza can be a good choice since you can customize the look of it. Soup can even be a good choice too!
But on Halloween the snacks and the dessert are usually the center of attention. Here are a few tips or suggestions of what you can serve at you Halloween party or dinner!
Looking for a place to get recipes for Halloween?! One of the best spots to find a huge variety of recipes is the food
network’s website. There you will find a hug assortment of recipes ranging from drinks to desserts. Some recipes Halloween related are one such as: Pumpkin bread, Halloween spice cake, and even Halloween cupcakes.
Search the site for a huge variety of Halloween recipes, when looking for them use you imagination! Include products that are typical to the Halloween holiday. Even using garnish that represent the 31st will add more to the dish than you think!
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