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.

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.