So What Are You Going To Do With Your Pumpkin?

Decorating By JennieB Updated 22 Oct 2010 , 4:05am by cheatize

JennieB Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:09pm
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Now that the stores are carring pumpkin again what is everyone planning to do with it? I can't wait to make pumpkin spice cupcakes!

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letsgetcaking Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:33pm
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I just made some pumpkin spice cookies. Yum! Last year I made pumpkin cheesecake...might have to again this year. icon_smile.gif

AnnieCahill Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 1:47am
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I'm doing my own bridal shower cake...pumpkin spice from scratch. I will post if anyone is interested.

AC

kansaslaura Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 1:54am
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I love pumpkin bread!

tokazodo Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:00am
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Mine will hang around for decoration and after that is done, I'll cut it up, steam it and puree it. I will then put it in zipper lock bags, 2 cups per bag and zip it and freeze it. (A can of pumpkin puree at the store is 15 oz.)
I'll then use it for Pumpkin nut bread, Pumpkin Muffins or my Pumpkin Pie at Thanksgiving.

My DH loves pumpkin soup. My mother-in-law used to make it for all 6 of her kids this time of year.
Boil some elbow noodles and add some 1/2" chunks of fresh pumpkin. Boil pumpkin and noodles until noodles are cooked and pumpkin is tender to the bite. drain off about 1/2 of the water. Add some butter, salt and pepper and milk. Ta Da! Pumpkin Soup! It is very bland, like a squash soup.
(I think this is perhaps a traditional thing in my husbands family. Personally, I don't get as excited about the soup as he does. There is a chance it could be a Polish Recipe, but I'm not sure)

indydebi Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 3:07am
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I hate pumpkin anything. No pumpkin pie at our Thanksgiving (much to surprise of co-workers and friends, who can't understand "If no one likes it or eats it, why would I make one? For a centerpiece?") I dont' even like the smell of baked pumpkin anything.

heroes Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 10:45am
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Wow you ladies/men are so good, here in the boring UK all we do is scoop out the middle , toss the middle away and carve a face in the pumpkin, (YAWN)ooh no Ido know someone who makes a fab pumpkin soup, would love some recipes thgough x

vickymacd Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 11:22am
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Mmmm, I make the best cinnamon pumpkin muffins ever! And, not that I am one, but they are Weight Watcher approved for their point system, not a WW recipe. I don't eat WW anything, but these I and my kids love!

kansaslaura Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 1:49pm
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Ummm... peeps... The OP was talking about the canned pumpkin back on the shelves again icon_lol.gif

You can't do a darn thing with the carving pumpkins except carve them. I know, I tried to use one for baking and they have NO flavor. If you're going to use fresh pumpkin, make sure you buy the small, dense pie pumpkins. There is NO comparision between the flavor of using fresh vs canned either!! SO GOOD!

The only thing I don't like that is made from pumpkin is pie--I think the texture gets me.

mrscunningham Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 10:42pm
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I like pumpkin pancakes! icon_smile.gif Yum

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 11:09pm
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I make a really good pumpkin pie cake with cinnamon cream cheese icing. This is what we have for Thanksgiving instead of pie. In my family half of us like pie and the other half doesn't (including me), but we all like cake. icon_smile.gif I also will make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. They're my hubby's favorite.

JennieB Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 3:54am
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Ummm... peeps... The OP was talking about the canned pumpkin back on the shelves again




Guess I should have specified that since my post also was moved from recipes to decorating. icon_redface.gif

I also am a non-pie eater but love all other things pumpkin I think its the texture for me too.

pag41989 Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 12:52pm
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I made some pumpkin spice cupcakes last week with cream cheese frosting. They were SO good, they didn't even last through lunch at work. I plan on making a pumpkin spice cake for halloween icon_smile.gif

kansaslaura Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 2:10pm
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Ummm... peeps... The OP was talking about the canned pumpkin back on the shelves again



Guess I should have specified that since my post also was moved from recipes to decorating. icon_redface.gif

I also am a non-pie eater but love all other things pumpkin I think its the texture for me too.




From recipes to decorating?!???!!! Obviously the MOD who moved it didn't read the thread.... thumbsdown.gif I had a post moved a couple of weeks ago and got THREE notices about it in my message box.

matthewkyrankelly Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 2:29pm
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Love the Libbey's pumpkin pie recipe right off the can - no clove.

However, a little pumpkin ravioli with balsamic, walnut and gorgonzola will be prepared soon!

Fall is the best time of year!

mysweetsugar75 Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 3:01pm
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I just made a pumpkin spice cake yesterday, I'm going to fill it with pumpkin cream cheese filling, carve it like a pumpkin, ice it with orange colored cream cheese filling. Fondant accents.
I will be making these for Thanksgiving....pumpkin torte, pumpkin pie, pumpkin roll. I LOVE pumpkin!!!!

debbief Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 3:11pm
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Ummm... peeps... The OP was talking about the canned pumpkin back on the shelves again icon_lol.gif

You can't do a darn thing with the carving pumpkins except carve them. I know, I tried to use one for baking and they have NO flavor. If you're going to use fresh pumpkin, make sure you buy the small, dense pie pumpkins. There is NO comparision between the flavor of using fresh vs canned either!! SO GOOD!

The only thing I don't like that is made from pumpkin is pie--I think the texture gets me.




Okay, I totally agree with everything you said...EXCEPT bake the seeds! Clean them really good, dry them, toss them in a little olive oil, sprinkle with salt...maybe a little cayenne or seasoning salt and bake! I LOVE pumpkin seeds. icon_biggrin.gif

Chasey Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 3:26pm
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Canned pumpkin will be used to make Paula Deen's Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake and the carved pumpkin will have it's seeds toasted in butter and rolled with cinnamon and sugar.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/pumpkin-gooey-butter-cakes-recipe/index.html

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divinecc Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 3:29pm
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I just bought canned pumpkin yesterday for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! They are our favorite fall treats. I am also going to try out the heavenly pumpkin spice recipe, seems like everyone is pairing it with cream cheese icing.....anybody have any other icing suggestions or a great cream cheese frosting recipe???

leafO Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 3:32pm
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I love to make pumpkin everything this time of year! I make my pumpkin pie with some apple butter in it with a gingersnap crust, yum icon_smile.gif

crazyladybaker Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 3:55pm
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I LOVE pumpkin! So far I have made pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pancakes and a pumpkin spice cake.
I have wanted to buy one of those small sugar pumpkins but am not real sure how to go about cooking it.

adonisthegreek1 Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 4:06pm
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pumpkin whoopie pies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin mousse, pumpkin cheesecake

divinecc Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 4:18pm
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pumpkin whoopie pies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin mousse, pumpkin cheesecake



Oooooh, pumpkin whoopie pies! Care to share the recipe???

lecrn Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 5:24pm
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We love pumpkin! I've already made some pumpkin bread, and will be making pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving. The best recipe that I've tried for pumpkin pie is the Libby's recipe. IMO, a lot of people try to do too much to the pumpkin pie (like add too many spices).
I also make a pumpkin cheesecake and my sis makes pumpkin rolls @ Christmas.

Scarlets-Cakes Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 5:46pm
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I just bought canned pumpkin yesterday for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! They are our favorite fall treats. I am also going to try out the heavenly pumpkin spice recipe, seems like everyone is pairing it with cream cheese icing.....anybody have any other icing suggestions or a great cream cheese frosting recipe???




Cinnamon buttercream!

ramie7224 Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 5:53pm
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Mmmm. I LOVE the way pumpkin baked goods smell. I'm making pumpkin spice muffins, pumpkin cheesecake, and pumpkin pies. I didn't buy canned pumpkin, though. Kroger had the sugar pumpkins on sale the other day for 79 cents so I bought a bunch and put 'em on the porch. They'll be decor for another 2 weeks and then I'll cook 'em up!

divinecc Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 6:08pm
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I just bought canned pumpkin yesterday for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! They are our favorite fall treats. I am also going to try out the heavenly pumpkin spice recipe, seems like everyone is pairing it with cream cheese icing.....anybody have any other icing suggestions or a great cream cheese frosting recipe???



Cinnamon buttercream!




That sounds delicious, just add cinnamon to vanilla buttercream???

megandeann Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 6:34pm
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Originally Posted by matthewkyrankelly

Love the Libbey's pumpkin pie recipe right off the can - no clove.

However, a little pumpkin ravioli with balsamic, walnut and gorgonzola will be prepared soon!

Fall is the best time of year!




Oh my goodness! icon_eek.gif I NEED that Pumpkin ravioli recipe...please share

adonisthegreek1 Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 2:22pm
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pumpkin whoopie pies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin mousse, pumpkin cheesecake


Oooooh, pumpkin whoopie pies! Care to share the recipe???




I use this recipe for the cookie: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/iced-pumpkin-cookies/Detail.aspx It is very soft and not like a cookie, so that is why I decided to turn them into whoopie pies.

Here's a less sweet cream filling that I found on the internet by bdonovan: Measure 1 cup of whole milk into small saucepan. Add 5 tablespoons of sifted flour. (I use Wondra flour. No lumps) Cook on medium heat until thick. Cool. Cream together 1/2 cup (a stick) butter & 1/2 cup shortening till creamy. Add 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 cup sifted powdered sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated. With mixer on slow speed, add the cooled flour mixture one tablespoon at a time. Beat on medium high for 3 - 4 minutes or until mixture has a fluffy-creamy texture.The filling is ready to use. No oozing out the sides of the cakes!

I made these last Halloween for my kid's class and they loved them.

kansaslaura Posted 15 Oct 2010 , 2:40pm
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I use this recipe for the cookie: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/iced-pumpkin-cookies/Detail.aspx It is very soft and not like a cookie, so that is why I decided to turn them into whoopie pies.
Here's a less sweet cream filling that I found on the internet by bdonovan: Measure 1 cup of whole milk into small saucepan. Add 5 tablespoons of sifted flour. (I use Wondra flour. No lumps) Cook on medium heat until thick. Cool. Cream together 1/2 cup (a stick.




WOW, sounds great. I'm helping out at the local pecan farm here during their season starting in November and they want me to bake/make goodies with pecans. I think I just stumbled upon a winner!! I'll just either sprinkle pecans over the cookie part before I bake or maybe even fold them into the filling. YUMMM

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