Friday, November 4, 2011

What to do with that $12 pumpkin


How to make the Best EASY Pumpkin Pie

My Pumpkin Pie2 eggs slightly beaten
1 can Libby's pumpkin *substitute fresh pumpkin*
3/4 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 can evaporated milk Preheat oven to 425. Mix dry ingredients.
Put pumpkin, eggs, sugar and milk in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients. Mix well.
Pour into pie crust shells. Bake 15 minutes, then turn temperature down to 350 for 45 more minutes.

Grandma's Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

Fresh pumpkin pie 2007 1 cup pumpkin
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar mixed with a heaping tsp. of flour
1/2 tsp. of salt, ginger, cinnamon
1 egg well beaten.
Prepare as usual 5 min at 400 then 55 min at 325. Watch Carefully. Cover edges of pie crust with foil if necessary.
The last 15 min add your little turkey or pumpkin decoration from the leftover pie crust.
Makes 1- 8 inch pie.

Pumpkin Pie

1 1/2 c. cooked or canned pumpkin
1/4 c. white corn syrup
2 eggs
1/2 c. evaporated milk
2 tblsp. butter or margarine
1/2 c. hot milk
1/2 c. brown sugar firmly packed
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. cloves
1 recipe for plain pastry
Combine pumpkin, corn syrup, eggs and evaporated milk. Stir butter into the hot milk. Combine brown sugar, salt and spices. Mix until well blended. Combine all three mixtures; pour into pastry-lined pie pan. (For crisp crust, brush pastry with egg white or melted butter.)
Bake in hot oven (425) 15 minutes, then reduce heat to moderate oven (350) and bake 35 minutes longer or until knife inserted comes out clean.Just before serving, garnish, if you wish, with dollops of whipped cream topped with slivered, candied ginger.
Recipe from 1959 Farm Journal Country Cookbook 

Fresh Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Picture1 1/2 cups steamed and strained pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup cream
Mix ingredients in order given, and bake in one 9" crust.

Impossible Pumpkin Pie

3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. Bisquick
2 Tblsp. margarine
1 (13oz) can evaporated milk
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 (16oz) can pumpkin
2 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice Heat oven 375. Grease a 9 or 10 inch pie pan. Beat all ingredients until smooth. Pour into pan. Bake till knife tests done, 50 to 55 minutes. Top with Cool Whip.
Variation: Instead of pumpkin spice you can use 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, qnd 1/2 tsp. salt.
See more recipes made with Bisquick.

Honey Pumpkin Pie

1 c. brown sugar or 3/4 c. honey
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. pumpkin
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. milk (use 1 cup if honey is used)
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Mix ingredients in order listed above. Blend thoroughly. Pour batter into baked pie shell. Bake at 450 for 10 min. Reduce heat to 350 and bake another 40 to 45 min.
Recipe from 1987 SD Special Olympics Cookbook

Here are some cookie recipes to make with pumpkin!
Pumpkin Cookie decorations

Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

2 cups flour
1 cup quick oats
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup soft butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 can pumpkin
assorted icings, chocolate chips or chopped nuts.
Preheat oven to 350. Combine first five ingredients. Cream the butter add the sugars gradually and beat till light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, and mix well. Alternate the addition of the dry ingredients with the pumpkin, mixing well after each addition. Stir in Chocolate chips and nuts if desired.
For each cookie drop 1/4 cup dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet and spread into a pumpkin shape using a butter knife. Add a plop for the stem. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until cookies are lightly browned and firm. Remove from cookie sheets and cool. Decorate.

Easy Pumpkin Bars *this recipe is awesome!*

3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup nuts
Put all ingredients except nuts in a large bowl, and mix with a mixer till smooth, then add nuts. Pour in 9x9x2-inch greased baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from pan and frost, if desired. This recipe is easily doubled and poured into a greased 11x17. It turns out moist and great.
Here's another recipe for Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Roll
 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup flour

1 cup powdered sugar
8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
4 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix together in order listed. Line a 15x1 1/2 cookie sheet with waxed paper. Trim off excess wax paper. Pour pumpkin batter onto cookie sheet and spread evenly. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 375. (Sprinkle with chopped pecans before baking if desired.)
Prepare a linen towel by heavily sprinkling it with powdered sugar. After it's done baking, turn onto the towel, waxed paper side up. Remove the paper and roll up into the towel. Cut off any crisp edges. Cool for 30 to 40 minutes rolled.
Prepare filling while the roll cools. Mix ingredients thoroughly. After roll has cooled, unroll and spread filling evenly and re-roll. Chill. Slice for serving.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

1-16oz box pound cake mix
3 eggs
2 T. margarine (or butter) melted
4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1-8oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
1-14oz can Eagle Brand condensed milk
1-15oz can pumpkin (about 2 cups)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl on low speed, combine cake mix, 1 egg, margarine and 2 tsp. pumpkin spice until crumbly. Press mixture into bottom of a 9x13 cake pan. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy; gradually beat in Eagle Brand milk and the remaining 2 eggs, pumpkin, the remaining 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice and salt. Mix well. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake 30 to 35 min. or until set. Cool Chill in refrigerator and top with Cool Whip. (Make your own condensed milk)
Recipe from a 1998 Platte SD "Neighborhood Delights"

Pumpkin Bread

3 cups of sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. nutmeg
Make a well in center and add
4 eggs
1 cup oil
2/3 cup water
2 cups of pumpkin or squash
Mix until smooth. Fill 2 or 3 greased pans half full. Bake at 350 for 1 hr. Raisins or nuts may be added Also see the Pumpkin Bread in a jar to give as gifts.

Now off to cook my huge $12 pumpkin :) 


Unless otherwise noted, GOOGLE was my friend, and these were found on the net.

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