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Dec 30, 2011 06:53 PM

TWENTY SIX 2 quart bags of frozen pumpkin puree in my freezer. Am I nuts...

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.....

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  1. 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.

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    1. re: agoodbite

      My friend had a lot of pumpkins from her garden this year. We made pumpkin risotto one night that was terrific. Made it again Christmas Eve.

    2. 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.

      1. how about curried pumpkin soup, ginger pumpkin scones, pumpkin butter?

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        1. re: rtms

          also, if you have a dog, a tablespoon of pumpkin puree is a great occasional meal supplement because it has so much fibre.

          1. re: rtms

            but do beware -- pumpkin puree is the dog equivalent of ExLax -- and a spoonful is a VERY moving experience for most dogs.

        2. 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

          1. "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
            pumpkin bread
            pumpkin pancakes
            hot potato pumpkin soup with sour cream dollop and slivered scallions