Everything Pumpkin

1 Nov

Being a blogger, I love to read other blogs. Right now everybody seems to be posting delicious recipes all featuring on one of my favorite things… PUMPKIN! So I thought I would gather up some of those recipes and post them all together. Now, I haven’t tried any of these but I really want to because they sound delicious!

Pumpkin Pie Fruit Dip

I found this recipe on Smashed Peas and Carrots.

Pumpkin Pie Fruit Dip
1 smaller sized can pureed pumpkin (not the ginormous sized one AND not the pumpkin pie mix!!)
1 brick of softened cream cheese (use 1/3 less fat to keep it nice and healthy!)
1 1/2 -2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp cinnamon
Mix all the above ingredients together in a large bowl. If you have a mixer, use it so you can get all the lumps out. That will make it nice and smooth and pretty looking! If you want you can gut a miniature pumpkin (like I had my husband do) and serve it in there so it’s all festive and such.
Serve with apple slices, bananas, graham crackers, nilla wafers, ginger snaps…basically all things yummy!
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
I found this recipe on Little Miss Momma.


2 1/4 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350 and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Parchment paper is the key to baking without burning.

1-2. Beat together the brown sugar and butter until combined.

3. Add the pumpkin and the egg and beat well.

4. Add the vanilla and beat until combined. Set aside.

1. Combine the flour, baking powder, bakind soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and salt. Use a whisk to make sure the ingredients are well combined.

2-3. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture 1/4 cup at a time and beat on low until all combined.

4. Use a tablespoon to scoop the dough onto a cookie sheet. Space the dough 2 inches apart.

Bake for about 8-11 minutes, or until the whoopies are firm to the touch. Let the cakes cool on the sheet for about 3 minutes and then transfer to a rack to cool completely. While the whoopies are cooling, get started on the frosting.

Frosting Ingredients:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Beat in vanilla and salt until blended. Gradually add powdered sugar, beat until light and fluffy. Put a large dollop of frosting on one whoopie and put another whoopie on the other side.

Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream
I found this recipe on Trey and Lucy.
what you need:
crushed ice
milk (any kind)
agave (any kind of sweetener you like)
pumpkin puree
pumpkin pie spice
1 gallon size ziplock bag
1 quart or sandwich size ziplock bag
we used 1/3 cup of pumpkin
3 cups of milk
less than a half teaspoon pumpkin spice
 about a tablespoon of agave
then mix it together and give it a taste.
then just add what is needed, if anything, until the kids give it a thumbs up.
pour your pumpkin mixture into the smaller ziplock bag
before closing the ziplock bag, set it on the table and push down to get all the air out, then close
take a half cup of salt…
and pour it into a gallon ziplock filled with crushed or blended ice
place your smaller ziplock bag filled with the pumpkin mixture into the gallon bag filled with ice and close
put the bag into a pillow case and have the kids shake it for 5 minutes
after five minutes it will look like this!!!
scoop it out with an ices scream scoop and your done!
isn’t that so fun and easy!

These are just a few really awesome ones that I found. If you give them a try before I do, you’ll have to let me know how delicious they are! What can I say, I love pumpkin! Can’t wait for Thanksgiving to have lots of pumpkin pie!!!


2 Responses to “Everything Pumpkin”

  1. TBear November 1, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    Looks delicious! Thanks for an awesome tutorial.

    • nallyh November 1, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

      Yup! Hope you get to try one! 🙂

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