Paint Pumpkins for Halloween, Then Make Fresh Pumpkin Pie!

Follow our guide to painting pumpkins instead of carving them into jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween this year, and you can enjoy them a second time with these recipes for fresh pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake pie, or pumpkin bread.



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Kids and adults alike will find that decorating a pumpkin is easier and allows the artist even more room for creativity.
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Painting pumpkins can be just as fun as carving them.
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Kathy's recipes make pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake pie, and pumpkin bread.
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Start painting those features for which you've planned to use white or the lightest color, then allow to dry to tacky before going on to the next darker shade.
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A combination of bright hues in both light and dark shades is particularly effective.
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Make sure the paint you choose is lead-free, to avoid contamination of the pumpkin you'll be eating.
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