Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pumpkin Recipe Compilation

I went to Sam's Club.  I bought a package of three, 28 oz cans of Libby's pure pumpkin puree.  (Say that ten times).  I am learning that most recipes do not call for 28 oz of pumpkin; they call for a fraction of the amount.. like 1 cup or at the most, 14 oz.  Needless to say, I have a lot of pumpkin to use.  And for one 28 oz can, I can almost guarantee that I need at least two recipes.   

So, in delight of today being the start of November/the Holiday Season, and because of a lot of pumpkin in my pantry-- I have assembled some of my favorite pumpkin recipes to share, as well as new pumpkin recipes that look very tasty.

Pumpkin Spice Cake - tried and true
I posted this recipe last fall.   But it's completely worth posting again and baking annually!  This is my mom's recipe and I have enjoyed for many fall seasons :)

Pumpkin Crunch Cake - tried and true
1 29. oz can pumpkin
1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
3 eggs
1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 box yellow cake mix
3/4 c. butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350. Combine the first 6 ingredients and mix well. Pour into greased 9x13 metal baking dish. Sprinkle dry cake mix all over. Drizzle melted butter all over the cake mix topping. Bake 55-60 minutes. 

Spiced Pumpkin Dip - tried and true
1 15 oz. can pumpkin
1/2 orange (half peeled)
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar (or less)
1 Tbs. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp. ginger
2 Tbs. brown sugar

Add, in order listed ,to blender, blend 45 sec or until combined.  Serve with fruit, bagels or ginger snaps. 

Pumpkin Smoothie - taste test

Pumpkin Pie Pockets - taste test

Also, I am looking for a good pumpkin cookie recipe... one that is more on the denser/chewier side, as opposed to the softer/fluffier cookies.  Any one have a recipe they're willing to share?


Stefanie said...

Well, these aren't chewy, but they are pretty dense & moist. Sort of like the texture of a muffin top? I wonder if they'd get chewier if you added oatmeal? I've made them the past two years & they get rave reviews. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/iced-pumpkin-cookies/detail.aspx
Can't wait to see pics of your little baby! Happy almost-end-of-pregnancy!

Kate said...

I want to make every single thing here! It all sounds amazing. Thanks for the inspiration, Brooke.

Mille said...

These pumpkin recipes sound yummy! I’ll have to try making the Spiced Pumpkin Dip during the holidays. If you ever need ideas for more pumpkin recipes, you might want to check out our Simply Delicious Meals website: http://bit.ly/tWe0H1Thanks for shopping at Sam’s Club! Let us know if you try these. – Mille from Sam’s Club