TWENTY SIX 2 quart bags of frozen pumpkin puree in my freezer. Am I nuts...
- annfaulkner Dec 30, 2011 06:53 PM
Two questions on one day. Must be a weather thing....
We bought 3 big pumpkins to decorate our antique shop for fall and I can't stand to waste food. Hubby is not a fan of pumpkin pie, so I am looking for other ideas.
A spice cake with cream cheese frosting was a hit, but I've made it twice already...Any ideas??? Thanks, Ann
PS if you live near ST Louis I may be able to bring you some.....
The pumpkin whoopie pies from the Baked cookbook were a great use for my leftover halloween pumpkin a couple years ago. They didn't turn out looking like the picture in the attached link - probably because big halloween pumpkins tend to be watery (baked up in large, round but flatter disks), but they were delicious nonetheless.
Are your "pumpkins" the eating kind or the "decorating" kind? If they're not specifically grown for using as a food, that may be why your hubby doesn't like pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin spice cookies are quick and easy, they keep for a long while and go well with a cup of good coffee. Scones, a breakfast treat around my house, also give a lift to a chilly morning.
Ice Cream - with a graham cracker swirl, maybe even some chopped roasted pumpkin seeds too
I do a caramelized onion, pumpkin and sage sauce for over fish
Pumpkin Butter - as suggested above, but it's a lovely addition to oatmeal
Macarons ( a nice filling component)
Mixed in with an israeli couscous salad
Pumpkin Crepes - sweet or savory
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Added to the liquid for a strata - savory or sweet
"so I am looking for other ideas"
reintroduce yourself to favorite neighbors :)
my husband and I drove through St Louis the 24th... darn
cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
hot potato pumpkin soup with sour cream dollop and slivered scallions