There is more to pumpkins than Jack-O-Lanterns. Over the past 30 years, there have been numerous cookbooks dedicated entirely to pumpkins that highlight recipes from traditional 19th century German dishes to breads, cookies, desserts, pies, soups and even wine.

If pumpkin carving is a must then AbeBooks.com recommends Carve-O-Lantern: A Unique Way to Carve Your Halloween Pumpkins by Kathie Bardeen Grendzinski (1982) and Play With Your Pumpkins by Joost Elffers (1998).

Top 10 Pumpkin Cookbooks

Pumpkin, a Super Food for All 12 Months of the Year (2005)

Dee Dee Stovel

Dee Dee Stovel - Pumpkin, A Super Food for All 12 Months of the Year

And they mean a 'super food' too – pumpkin boasts carbohydrates, protein, and vitamins A and C

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Pickled Herring and Pumpkin Pie (2003)

Henriette Davidis

Henriette Davidis - Pickled Herring and Pumpkin Pie

A reprint of a 19th century German cookbook adapted for Germans in North America

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The Great Little Pumpkin Cookbook (1999)

Michael Krondi

Michael Krondi - Great Little Pumpkin Cookbook

Pumpkin recipes from around the world - Mexico, Italy, East Africa, India, and more

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Pumpkin Lovers Cook Book (1992)

Betty B. Gabbert

Betty B Gabbert - Pumpkin Lovers Cook Book

175 recipes for soups, bread, cheesecakes, ice cream, and much more

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The Perfect Pumpkin: Growing/Cooking/Carving (1997)

Gail Damerow

Gail Damerow - The Perfect Pumpkin

An all-round book covering every base

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The Great Australian Pumpkin Recipe Book (1990)

Barbara Carr

Barbara Carr - The Great Australian Pumpkin Recipe Book

Pumpkins are much loved Down Under too

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The Great Pumpkin Cookbook (1984)

Libby McNeill

Libby McNeill - The Great Pumpkin Cookbook

Pumpkin recipes from a major pumpkin cannery

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Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Recipes (1979)

Bear Wallow Books

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Recipes

Traditional recipes handed down through the generations

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Pumpkin Cookbook (2003)

Nicola Hill

Nicola Hill - Pumpkin Cookbook

Another all-rounder

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All-Around Pumpkin Book (1980)

Margery Cuyler

Presents little-known facts, recipes and craft projects

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