Sweet Potato Pie

We often substitute sweet potato or yam puree for pureed pumpkin. In many recipes, we can’t tell the difference and neither can the guests. Make this sweet potato pie, and it might become the new holiday favorite. Sweet Potato Pie vs. Pumpkin Pie Pictured above is a slice of set potato pie and a slice of pumpkin pie. Can you tell the difference? Sweet potatoes tend to be lighter and less dense than pumpkin. The flavor differs slightly. This sweet potato pie has a beautiful tawny color—a little lighter than pumpkin. And frankly, it’s easier to stick a couple of …

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Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

This pumpkin swirl cheesecake has a delightful swirl of chocolate, and as we all know, pumpkin and chocolate are a pair you just can’t resist. It’s easy, scrumptious, and perfect for the holidays or all year round. The chocolate requires an extra step but otherwise, this is as easy as most other cheesecakes. Ingredients 1 2/3 cups graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 6 tablespoons butter, melted 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup granulated sugar 1 16-ounce can pumpkin (about 1 3/4 cups) 4 large eggs 1/2 cup whipping cream 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon …

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Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

These pumpkin pancakes taste just like a slice of pumpkin pie in a pancake. The recipe calls to use a pancake mix or recipe for the base and adding the pumpkin pie ingredients to it. We used our Buttermilk Pancake mix, so we had pumpkin buttermilk pancakes. We’re sure that these would be great with our Country Wheat Pancakes also. The Pumpkin Pie Pancake Mix If you’re short on ingredients or time in the mornings, you can also use our delicious pumpkin pie pancake mix instead. They’ll be just as tasty but just a little bit easier and more convenient. …

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Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

We originally designed this recipe for a pumpkin sheet cake with a very good cream cheese frosting recipe, but we used this to make our whipped cream layer cake and it was perfect. You’ll find both frosting recipes here. We used a Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes Mix. It makes a cream cake, denser than store mixes but lighter than a pound cake. It is the perfect density for a pumpkin cake. You add spices, nuts, and canned pumpkin. Pumpkin Cake Recipe You may substitute one tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg listed in these instructions. …

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How to Use Fresh Pumpkin in Your Baking Plus a Pumpkin Bread Recipe

It’s easy to open a can of pumpkin and use it in your favorite recipe but it’s nice to use fresh pumpkin in baking. It adds flavor, color, extra nutrients, and often more moisture than the canned pumpkin. Plus, there’s just something special about making your pumpkin baked goods entirely from scratch. Get this free pumpkin baking guide with recipes and instructions. Choosing Your Baking Pumpkin When buying pumpkins, choose the smaller sugar or pie pumpkins, not the larger ones used for jack-o-lanterns. The larger pumpkins are not as sweet and are often stringy. Choose full-sized, mature, deep-colored pumpkins. Leave …

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Easy Corn, Pumpkin, and Apple Fritters

You deep fry these pumpkin, corn, or apple fritters just as you would French fries. The fritter batter mixes together quickly, so this is a quick dish to put together for those evenings when you just don’t have a lot of time. It’s also very economical. At some point, we developed a fritter recipe using apples instead of pumpkin. Then we omitted the pumpkin and made corn fritters. All three are very good, and you can mix and match the syrups you drizzle over top. Choose from our favorite syrup mixes now. Pumpkin Fritter Recipe Pumpkin fritters have always been …

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin makes baked goods very moist and scrumptious. And of course, chocolate makes everything better. These medium-sweet pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are great for brunch or as an after school treat. Because they have pumpkin and part whole wheat flour, it is better for the kids (of all ages) than most. About the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Hanna in Production told us that her favorite cookies were moist Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies. We made them. They are good. (Click here for the recipe for Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies.) Why not chocolate chip pumpkin muffins? These are really good. (We usually …

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