Ten Recipes for Pumpkin Leftovers: Make Pumpkin Flan and Pumpkin Milkshakes, Anything But Pumpkin Pie

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It's 2012, and that means you don't need to make pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving because Pinterest exists. And because of Pinterest, you can MacGyver your pumpkin pie into basically anything that isn't pie.

While this Thanksgiving I'll be sticking to my pumpkin bread because I'm borrringgggg, that shouldn't stop you from stepping up your game. I found 10 sweet things to make pumpkin with that doesn't include a pie. Leave that grueling task to Publix.

1. Pumpkin Butter
Only Paula Deen would be upset that this variation doesn't actually include butter in the recipe. With cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and apple juice accompanying pumpkin puree, you can slather it on graham crackers, like this recipe suggests, or serve it like a dip.

2. Pumpkin Scones
Don't leave this pastry to the Starbucks folks. Most of the ingredients from this recipe adaptation are things you usually have on hand. It even comes with a honey glaze. It takes less than an hour to prep and bake. Save the hard work for the relatives cooking the turkey.

3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
Is there quite a taste more American than a chocolate chip cookie? Add pumpkin to it and tell me it isn't the most Thanksgiving piece of dessert you've ever tasted. This glorious recipe shows them being made similar to baking blondies.

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