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Nov 26, 2011 03:53 AM

what to do with half a can of pumpkin puree

Happens to me every Thanksgiving....what to do with the half can that's remaining....any ideas?

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  1. Make pumpkin biscuits or pumpkin rolls (like squash rolls)? I have a pumpkin swirl brownie recipe to try. A quick google found some recipes that requires a cup of pumpkin pure.

    1. i always throw mine in my oatmeal with some pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, low fat cream cheese, and granola for a really healthy, delicious oatmeal!!

      it also makes some really good granola, cinnamon rolls, pumpkin bread, brownies, shakes and smoothies, cakes, chili, curry, ice cream... pumpkin is the great masquerader!

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      1. re: mattstolz

        eat it with leftovers as a veggie with a little butter and lots of black pepper.
        Add it to soup, it makes a nice thickener.

        1. re: mattstolz

          +1 on Pumpkin Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie!

        2. I freeze it in a different container, of course. Then later I can make muffins, cookies or bread.

          1. Buy the half size cans next year! Stores usually have both.

            I haven't made from a can in a long time, I didn't look and used the bigger can even though I had both on hand. As I added ingredients, I thought, this is really a lot of filling. Didn't read the fine print on top, recipe is for two pies. So we have an extra one in the freezer now.

            What to do this time, I would add to soup, chili, curry etc; to oatmeal or yougurt for breakfast, or make a hummus type dip out of it.

            If you have a dog, they LOVE it and it's very good for them (or so I'm told).

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            1. re: coll

              It is a good home remedy (recommended by veterinarians) for dogs with either diarrhea or constipation, due to its high fiber content. If the OP has a dog, I'd suggest freezing it in whatever smaller amounts the vet recommends for ithe dog's size. Sooner or later it will be needed.