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Feb 14, 2011 11:09 AM

Surplus of canned pumpkin

I intended to make a lot of pumpkin pie this year and it never happened - I have three 32oz cans of Libby's canned pumpkin that now need to go before the cold weather ends! Any ideas other than pumpkin muffins and pumpkin bread?

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  1. Those cans will be fine and usable for several years.

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    1. re: greygarious

      Exactly...keep them for the next "shortage" which mysteriously seems to occur shortly before Thanksgiving!!!! Canned items KEEP for a pretty long time! Why hurry to use up such a lovely item?

    2. Risotto.
      IIRC, Hungry Girl uses canned pumpkin in all sorts of baking...

      1. Pumpkin soup
        Pumpkin gnocci
        Pumpkin risotto
        Pumpkin margaritas

        1. I haven't tried this recipe yet, but I bookmarked it because it seemed like a different way to use up some canned pumpkin.

          Sloppy Jacks

          1. Pumpkin mixed with yogurt for breakfast or pumpkin smoothies.

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            1. re: Whinerdiner

              Mmmm. Smoothies sound good. With a little cinnamon and maybe some granola on top for a little crunch?

              I like the margarita and waffle ideas too.

                1. re: Whinerdiner

                  I add a bit of maple syrup, too, to my pumpkin smoothies, along with just a splash of vanilla.