February 4, 2023
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There is nothing quite like the chill of a fall day with the aroma of sweet pumpkin wafting through the kitchen. This versatile fall favorite is both nutritious and delicious, representing one of the best flavors of the season. Here are 10 ways that you can enjoy pumpkin in your next round of sweet treats.
These soft pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing are the perfect autumn dessert. The pillowy and fluffy cookies are topped with a brown butter icing that brings out the flavor of the pumpkin. Be sure to use pure pumpkin puree in your preparation. Taking the extra time to brown the butter over the stove will add another layer of flavor to these cookies. Enjoy these cookies with a glass of warm milk or hot apple cider for a great bedtime treat for both kids and adults.
Looking for something different than a classic pumpkin pie? Check out this no-bake pumpkin pie made with a graham cracker crust. The filling includes pumpkin puree, cream cheese, milk, vanilla pudding, sugar, Cool Whip, and all of your favorite fall spices. You will need to refrigerate this pie for at least one hour prior to serving to ensure that it sets correctly. Top the whipped topping with an extra sprinkling of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. This creamy pie will become an instant family favorite.
If you are carving pumpkins this year and looking to do something with all of those leftover seeds, look no further than this pumpkin seed brittle recipe. Simply melt together butter, brown sugar, and honey before stirring in your pumpkin seeds. You can enjoy this brittle straight up or use it as an ice cream topping or as part of your favorite granola or trail mix recipe. Pumpkin seeds are packed with a high amount of protein, zinc, fiber, healthy fats, and more. This brittle is definitely worth the effort that it takes to clean all of the pulp off your pumpkin seeds.
This classic cream cheese pumpkin roll makes a delightful Thanksgiving morning treat or for any other special occasion this fall. While the recipe calls for canned pumpkin puree, feel free to substitute fresh pumpkin in its place. You will need a jelly roll pan to prepare this dessert. Pumpkin puree is used in both the cake and the filling, delivering a healthy boost of vitamin A. This roll is served cold, so make sure to leave plenty of time to chill it before serving.
You have never had a cake quite like this pumpkin oat snack cake with broiled coconut icing. The oats add a deep texture while the cinnamon and nutmeg bring out the flavor of the pumpkin. The star of the show for this cake is the broiled coconut icing, complete with chopped pecans. The crunchy icing adds another layer of texture and taste to this moist cake. This cake makes a delicious dessert for any fall dinner party. Or serve it along with your festive fall brunch.
You will not want to sleep in or you will miss these pumpkin spice pancakes. These pancakes make the ideal meal for a lazy weekend morning. The inclusion of buttermilk contributes to the light and fluffy texture of these beauties. Because the pancakes are so heavy on the pumpkin, these are a good breakfast if you are trying to sneak in a veggie to the kids. The pancakes can be topped with whipped cream and caramel for a decadent treat. Or keep them healthy by adding some spiced apples on top.
Kick up your standard pumpkin pie with this bourbon pumpkin pie. By adding in a bit of bourbon to the batter, you will enjoy a grown-up version of this classic dessert. You can carry this theme even further by making a batch of bourbon whipped cream to use for the topping. If you are really feeling inspired, consider making your own homemade pie crust. This recipe can be as easy or as time-consuming as you want it to be. This pie will be gone in an instant.
Reminiscent of donut holes, these spiced pumpkin fritters will melt in your mouth. The dough is deep-fried until they reach a beautiful golden brown hue. The little morsels are then dipped in cinnamon sugar and dusted with powdered sugar. These portable fritters make a great treat for a school fall harvest party or for your next tailgate event. Kids and adults will all go crazy for these bite-size delights.
Nothing says warm and cozy quite like this pumpkin bread pudding. This is a good way to use up stale bread and turn it into a fall-inspired masterpiece. Challah or brioche makes particularly good choices. The custard consists of milk, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, eggs, and a variety of spices. You can top this bread pudding with whatever suits your fancy. Delicious choices include whipped cream, salted caramel, or ice cream. You simply cannot go wrong with this seasonal bread pudding.
This mix and dump slow cooker pumpkin pie pudding could not be any easier to throw together. Simply combine all of the ingredients and throw them into your slow cooker and cook for four to six hours. Top this warm and cream pudding with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. You can even add some toasted pecans for a crunchy topping. This taste will remind you of pumpkin pie but without the crust.
Your kitchen will smell amazing when you begin to whip up these fall favorites. Enjoy!
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