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Fall is upon us, which means bring on the pumpkin! From coffees to cakes, pumpkin overload is all around us… but we all know the best pumpkin foods are geeky pumpkin foods.
Pumpkin treats always seem to be prevalent in geek books and movies. Maybe because the recipes are warm, comforting and remind us of what Dumbledore once said: “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.” Clearly he was talking about Pumpkin Spice Latte season.
Harry Potter Pumpkin Pasties by Rook No. 17
These pumpkin pasties would make any train ride to Hogwarts even more exciting. Branded with a Hogwart’s “H” and extra adorable packaging, these treats are hard for any wizard to resist.
Legend of Zelda Pumpkin Soup by Feast of Fiction
The Lumpy Pumpkin is a restaurant in the Legend of Zelda that’s famous for their pumpkin soup. Here Feast of Fiction cooks up their version in the most entertaining of ways. Jimmy Wong’s costume changes are obviously a necessary part of the recipe.
Minecraft Pumpkin Pie by Gourmet Gaming
Round things aren’t exactly canon in Minecraft but inexplicably, pies still exist. These Minecraft Pumpkin Pies from Gourmet Gaming look scrumptious and even have little Minecraft squares as decoration.
Hunger Games Capitol Pumpkin Soup by Fictional Food
More soup! Geeks love soup. Or pumpkin. Or both. In the Hunger Games during her Victory Tour, Katniss eats a soup described as a “creamy pumpkin brew sprinkled with slivered nuts and tiny black seeds.” The perfect accompaniment would be a slice of Mellark’s Bakery bread.
Firefly Pumpkin Pie Bao by Kitchen Overlord
Baos are a signature dish in the world of Firefly. Rather than filling these with pumpkin, here pumpkin is incorporated into the bao dough itself! Cái bù shì!
Which geeky dessert would you like to see get the pumpkin treatment? Share your ideas and recipes with us in the comments below.