If there’s a vegetable that’s synonymous with October it has to be a pumpkin! Those bright orange spheres bring back a number of childhood memories, whether that be the excitement of your first carving experience or wandering around a pumpkin farm, trying to find the 'one' to take pride of place on your doorstep. When October comes calling, there's no escaping those creepy smiling orange faces!
But according to a recent story in The Guardian, more than half of the 24 million pumpkins carved for Halloween last year were destined for the bin, and there’s a growing awareness of the negative environmental impact that comes with displaying the humble pumpkin.
So this year, why not try something new and turn your leftover pumpkin insides into a delicious dessert! Bruce, Head Chef at Audley Clevedon, shares with us his favourite Halloween-inspired dessert, a pumpkin cheesecake.