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.

Make sure the paint you choose is lead-free, to avoid contamination of the pumpkin you'll be eating.