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I have two cans of Libby's pure pumpkin in my cupboard and no idea what to do with them.  I've searched this site and there are many, many pumpkin recipes but today I can't get inspired.  O
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Pumpkin?

posted at 6/5/2012 3:55 PM EDT
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I have two cans of Libby's pure pumpkin in my cupboard and no idea what to do with them.  I've searched this site and there are many, many pumpkin recipes but today I can't get inspired.  Other than pie anyone have a good pumpkin recipe for me?

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/5/2012 4:26 PM EDT
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nancy if you click on my picture and go to my recipe box----------i have a recipe-for--------------belle's easy pumpkin bread-----------it uses a whole can-----------and also makes good muffins

muffins or small loaves can be frozen to share later

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/5/2012 5:09 PM EDT
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Nancy, I have a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Cake that I think is good.  If you'd like, I'll dig it out and post it!!

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/5/2012 5:12 PM EDT
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I'll have to dig it up - really good recipe for pumpkin bars from my mother-in-law!

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/5/2012 5:15 PM EDT
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Nancy, when you first get to this site there are some photos of treats, a dark chocolate and mint pie some fudge pops and a pumpkin chiffon pie you could check that out.
There is also a great recipe on this site for a Pumpkin bread pudding and I have a "killer" cake that I love making.
Here is the recipe.
Pumpkin Crunch Cake
1 Can (14 ounces) pumpkin puree not the pie filling
2 eggs
1 1/2 Cup evaporated milk
1 1/3 granulated sugar
1 Tb pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
1 yellow cake mix
1 1/4 Cup coarsely chopped pecans
1 Cup butter, melted
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a 13X9 pan
In a large bowl combine pumpkin, eggs, milk, sugar, spice and salt.  Stir until smooth.
Pour into pan.
Sprinkle dry cake mix over the pumpkin mixture sprinkle nuts over cake mix.
Drizzle butter over dry cake and nuts.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until set and golden.
cool on wire rack.  Can be served warm or cold.

Another favorite is pumpkin bread.  I love this recipe because it makes 3 loaves and they freeze well.  Also I always give away a loaf..or two.

Pumpkin Nut Bread
4 eggs
3 Cups sugar
1 Cup oil
1/3 Cup water
2 cans, 15 ounces each or 1 30 ounce can of pumpkin (original recipe calls for the pumpkin pie filling but I just add more spices)
3 1/2 Cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 Cups chopped dates..(I use dates, raisins or cranberries and I have used both dried cranberries and whole fresh ones)
1 Cup chopped walnuts

Pre heat oven to 350.
Grease and flour 3 loaf pans 9X5 size

In a large bowl lightly beat eggs.   Gradually beat in sugar, oil, water, and pumpkin.  Add the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  Mix well.  Stir in dates and nuts.
Divide batter between pans.
Bake 55 minutes to 60 minutes or until bread begins to pull away from sides of pan.  Cool on wire rack for 30 minutes, then remove from pans and cool on racks.

I also found a recipe on this site for Pumpkin Whoopie Pies.  They were awesome and here is the filling recipe I used.  Very light and fluffy.  A bit odd but trust me it tastes great.

Fluffy frosting
1 Cup milk
1/4 Cup flour
1 Cup butter or shortening
1 Cup sugar, you can use granulated or powdered
1 Tb vanilla
In a sauce pan combine milk and flour.  Stir until smooth. cook over medium heat until mixture is very thick.  Remove from heat and place "paste" in a small bowl and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the mixture to prevent a skin from forming.
In a bowl of mixer beat butter until smooth and creamy (I beat it about 5 minutes)
Slowly add the sugar in a steady stream, continue beating.
Add the cold flour mixture by the spoon full. Add the vanilla.

This is a great filling for the Whoopie pies.

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/5/2012 6:24 PM EDT
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Thanks Nikki P. for the recipes.

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/5/2012 6:47 PM EDT
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Wow -- thank you everybody!   How kind and generous you are.   I'm printing every recipe .... except Bakery and Cheryl's .  Hurry up you two. Laughing

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/5/2012 8:25 PM EDT
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Nancy, the apple pumpkin bread recipe on this site is excellent. I've made it several times.

http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/106795/Harvest-Pumpkin-Apple-Bread/detail.aspx


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posted at 6/5/2012 10:51 PM EDT
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Oh, oh, oh ..... Verlee, Thank you, I went to that VBB recipe and it does look good. 
What am I going to do now with so many good recipes?
   

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/6/2012 12:14 AM EDT
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 thttp://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/28713/Sour-Cream-Pumpkin-Bundt-Cake/detail.aspxhis

Nancy I've made this cake many times and it's very good!

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/6/2012 7:27 AM EDT
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Thanks Gale ....  That one sounds good too. 

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/6/2012 8:09 AM EDT
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Pumpkin Layer Cheese Cake 2- 8oz pkgs. Cream cheese, softened½ cup sugar½ teaspoon vanilla2 eggs½ cup canned pumpkin½ teaspoon ground cinnamonDash each ground cloves and nutmeg9 inch ready to use graham cracker crumb crust  Mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.  Add eggs; mix until blended.  Measure 1 cup of the batter into a small bowl. Stir pumpkin and spices into the reserved 1 cup of batter; pour remaining plain batter into crust.  Top with pumpkin batter.   Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set.  Cool. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.  Makes 8 servings.


Pumpkin Cream Cupcakes

 1 pkg. spice cake mix1 (3.4 oz) pkg. Jell-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding1 cup canned pumpkin    1 pkg. cream cheese, softened¼ cup sugar1 egg Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake batter as directed on package.  Add dry pudding mix and pumpkin; mix well.  Spoon into 24 lined muffin cups. (Maybe even 30!). Beat cream cheese with mixer until creamy.  Blend in sugar and egg; spoon over batter.  Swirl gently with small spoon (I used a city chicken stick). Bake 18-21 mins. Or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.  Cool 5 min.; remove to wire racks.  Cool completely.


Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/6/2012 8:44 AM EDT
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how about pumpkin bread ? a few on this site

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/6/2012 8:46 AM EDT
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I made the pumpkin cake and it was very good.

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/6/2012 8:47 AM EDT
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PUMPKIN PIE CAKE

1 box yellow cake mix
3/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
4 eggs
1 28 oz can pumpkin
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Remove one cup of cake mix from the box and set aside.  Combine remaining mix with 1/2 cup margarine or butter and one egg.  Mix well and pat into bottom of greased 9 x 13" pan.

Mix pumpkin, milk, brown sugar, remaining eggs, 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon.  Spread over cake mixture.

Mix one cup of reserved cake mix with remaining sugar and margarine or butter and nuts.  Combine until crumbly, then sprinkle over top of pumpkin mixture.  

Bake for one hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/6/2012 8:50 AM EDT
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Nancy, I keep a stock of pumpkin in my pantry.  Never know when I needto make pumpkin anything.  I must say the pumpkin sour cream bundt cake sounds like a pretty good start. I just added that to my recipe box!
I know you are a "Cookie Queen" so I think you should try the Whoopie Pies.  I think I said I found the recipe on this site but after some thought it may have been King Arthur Flour site where I got it.  No matter Whoopie Pies are great.
If you like making smoothies try making a pumpkin smoothie. 
Oh I almost forgot there is a recipe on this site for Pumpkin Butter that is amazing, great with toast or put on waffles or pancakes if you like. I like toasting pound cake and spreading a bit of the pumpkin butter on it.

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/6/2012 9:40 AM EDT
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I like all the ideas

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/6/2012 10:18 AM EDT
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i've been making the spicy  ---easy pumpkin bread------for more than 30 yrs-------i found it in a home ec teacher's cookbook---------everyone begs for it ----it's extra spicy and aromatic

last year my niece in trying to make pumpkin muffies came up with a recipe--------using a spice cake mix and 1 can of pumpkin----------that the kids enjoy

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/6/2012 10:47 AM EDT
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Wow again ......... Thank you all again.   I have no idea what to try first.

Re: Pumpkin?

posted at 6/6/2012 11:14 AM EDT
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I am 99% sure this is the pumpkin whoopie pie recipe I used.
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/pumpkin-whoopie-pies-recipe I sure hope this link works. (Yeah it does!)
I did not use the filling listed on the site I used the fluffy frosting one I posted although I think the cream cheese one with ginger would taste great.
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