You are here: Home » Fall » The Great Pumpkin Shortage The Great Pumpkin Shortage Fall,Featured Article,In Season,Ingredient http://relish.com/articles/the-great-pumpkin-shortage/ by RelishOctober 26, 2011 After Hurricane Irene pummeled the pumpkin patches of the New England, we're getting while the getting is good. http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/little_pumpkin.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Goodnight Irene. No seriously…goodnight Irene. Along with causing loss of life and limb, $3 billion in property damage and power outages in 4 million homes and businesses in the northeast, Hurricane Irene has left yet another loss in her hateful wake: Pumpkins. The raging storms uprooted more than one New England patch resulting in fewer pumpkins to go around this season for many. Our advice? Gather ye pumpkins while ye may…and cook 'em up while ye can. Here are a few recipes to try that make the most of our favorite fall fruit. — By Stacey Norwood, Multimedia Editor Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint French Pumpkin Soup A thick, chunky soup that warms a chill fall evening with gusto. Maple Roasted Pumpkin Wedges Try using sugar (or pie) pumpkins instead of winter squash. Pumpkin Cheddar Grits Squash gives extra flavor and Vitamin A to cheese grits. Baked Pumpkin Custard Skip the crust and try this recipe for Pumpkin Custard, which has 70 percent fewer calories and 97 percent less saturated fat than the traditional pumpkin pie. Baked Pumpkin Mac and Cheese A classic with a cold weather spin incorporates the delicate roasted pumpkin. Great Pumpkin Cookies Taste the flavors of the season with these delicious pumpkin cookies.