It’s the lead up to Halloween, and pumpkins are rapidly becoming a staple in many households across the UK; what do you do with pumpkins after your Halloween festivities?
We have the answers! Below we’ve compiled our top 6 ways to repurpose your Halloween pumpkin, and we recommend you give these a go! Read on to discover more…
Start with the simplest and most eco-friendly option. Cut your pumpkin into smaller pieces, removing any non-organic elements, and add it to your compost pile. It will break down and enrich your garden soil.
Create Homemade Pumpkin Puree
If your pumpkin is still in good condition, consider turning it into homemade pumpkin puree. Remove the seeds, roast the flesh until it's soft, and blend it into a smooth puree. Use it in recipes like soups, pies, muffins, pancakes, and more! Why not try our Vegan Pumpkin Bread? (link to the other blog)
Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Don't let those pumpkin seeds go to waste! Clean them, season them with your favorite spices, and roast them for a delicious and nutritious snack. Pumpkin seeds are rich in vitamins and minerals.
- Homemade Pumpkin Butter
Cook down your pumpkin with some sugar and spices to easily make homemade pumpkin butter. It's a flavourful spread for toast and bagels, and something we definitely recommend you try!
- Feed Wildlife
Carved pumpkins can be offered to wildlife, as birds and small animals enjoy nibbling on pumpkin flesh. Place the pumpkin pieces in your garden or local surroundings and watch the critters enjoy a seasonal treat.
Pumpkin Face Masks
Pumpkin is excellent for your skin! Blend the pumpkin flesh with yogurt or honey to create a nourishing and natural homemade face mask. The enzymes in pumpkin can help rejuvenate your skin, leaving it feeling refreshed.
By repurposing your Halloween pumpkin in one of these creative ways, you can minimise waste, enjoy the benefits of this versatile fruit, and make the most of the autumn season. From enriching your garden to crafting delicious treats, there's no shortage of inventive uses for your pumpkin once the Halloween festivities are over.