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Pumpkin, Pumpkin, PUMPKIN

Posted Oct 20 2010 7:19am

There are more questions and answers ahead. I'm taking a teeny break in order to wrap up a previous question.

Man, y'all are PUMPKIN FANS. So am I - last night, I made two loaves of pumpkin bread AND a pumpkin pie.

And thanks SO much for the recommendation of Edy's pumpkin ice cream. I JUST bought new jeans and I'd like to be able to wear them - STOP telling me about good stuff! It's funny - I can go months and months without eating ice cream, although I love me some Frozen Yogurt from a local place - but the PUMPKIN ice cream, especially with graham crackers mixed in - Oh, my word.

Without further ado, here are some amazing pumpkin recipes. It's NOT too soon to think of Turkey day - unless you are Canadian, which, well, maybe file for NEXT Thanksgiving?

Loyal and dedicated reader Mariah left a comment about her exceptional Pumpkin Cheesecake, and several of you requested the recipe. She left a link for us - please to go and enjoy. Mariah's Pumpkin Cheesecake

ACK! I've been overrun with requests for the Pumpkin Pudding in a Crockpot Recipe. In a large bowl, mix 1 16 ounce can pumpkin, 1 can evaporated milk, 3/4 cup sugar ( I have used 1/2 cup before), 1/2 cup biscuit/baking mix, 2 eggs, 2 T butter (melted) 2 t vanilla and 1 T pumpkin pie spice. Pour into a greatsed slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours. (NOTE: when I cooked it for 6 hours, it was black and burnt. I usually do about 2-3, until it's not jiggly. Thermometer should read 160.) Serve with whipped cream.

Janelle left a teaser comment that she had a great recipe for Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. I've emailed for it but not heard back. Janelle - can you leave the recipe for us? I found this one by Rachael Ray that looks good and another by Martha Stewart.

Here is the Pumpkin Bread recipe that I use. Caveat: It's a LOT of sugar and oil. I will often cut the sugar by 1/3 and sub applesauce for oil.

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 2 t salt
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t nutmeg
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t allspice
  • 1/2 t cloves
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup water

Mix sugar, oil and eggs. Blend in pumpkin. In another bowl, mix all dry ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet, alternating with water. Pour into two load pans and bake at 350 for 70-90 minutes.

Pumpkin Muffins:

same recipe as above. I will top this with streusel made from 1 cup oats, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1 t cinnamon and 2 T melted butter.(Can add chopped pecans to make a praline topping.) Sprinkle the streusel on top of the muffins before baking.

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