Falling for Pumpkin Lasagna And Baked Apples

It’s November and I’m in full-blown pumpkin mode.  Every time I look for a recipe recently I’m looking for something that includes pumpkin; whether it is the star or just a team player.  I’ve been making a lot of desserts with pumpkin so I decided it was time to switch it up and make a savory meal.  When you think of savory, hearty and delicious what comes to mind?  Well what came to my mind was lasagna

and then I found a pumpkin lasagna recipe; it was meant to be.

I was so intrigued by the recipe because it looked like a typical lasagna recipe except you add pumpkin so I didn’t really know what to expect.  The end result was beautiful lasagna with just a little bit extra of the lighter than air texture of the ricotta with a touch more sweetness from the pumpkin. I don’t think I would’ve been able to tell that there was pumpkin in it if I didn’t know I put it in there.  My suggestion would be to use two cups of ricotta instead of two and a half cups and then make it one and half cups pumpkin puree instead of just two.  Let me know if that brings out the pumpkin flavor more.  With that being said this lasagna was very delicious and that hidden pumpkin flavor really was the thing that took this lasagna to the next level so try it out!  Don’t worry the other squash will forgive you for ignoring them.  They know its only two months of the year.

I said I was going to try a savory recipe with pumpkin instead of my typical pumpkin dessert recipe but I didn’t say I completely over looked dessert! My sister found an awesome baked apple recipe.  Super easy and delicious.  This meal is the definition of a fall meal!  I even bet people will be “falling” over each other to get to it ;).

 

Pumpkin Lasagna Recipe

 

Baked Apples Recipe

Photos courtesy of John Tagle

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