For the Pumpkin lover
I love this season for the same reasons a lot of people do - PUMPKIN FLAVORED FOOD!
I went a little nuts and stocked up on some organic pumpkin puree....now i just have a bunch of cans of pumpkin in my pantry and need to lighten the load a bit, but I'm tired of pumpkin pancakes, muffins, biscuits, etc.
Have any of you tried incorporating pumpkin puree in something that isn't a sort of bread product?
I'm less unsure about how the flavor will work and more curious about how the texture/thickness of the puree should be handled.
Can I incorporate it into a pasta dish as a sauce? stuffing for roasted peppers or something? How else do you use pumpkin that's a bit "out of the ordinary?
yes to pumpkin sauce for pasta. i saute some red onion or shallot, garlic and sage, then add the puree and some cream or creme fraiche. a splash of vodka or bourbon is nice. too.
made some pumpkin salted caramels (recipe from food52 i think) last week thatg were great.
pumpkin soup, of course. mine is with black beans, and now that i think of it, i need to go make it for lunch.
re: chez cherie
I've made those pumpkin caramels from Food52 so many times. That was a contest winner favorite in our home. Along with the apple cider and pear cider versions later on.
To the OP others we enjoy:
Pumpkin puree worked into mac n cheese.
Pumpkin mousse (Martha Stewart recipe is to die for)
I love pumpkin, too! I'm eating pumpkin soup as I write this.
In addition to the ideas already offered, I've made a mixture of pumpkin puree and ricotta, then filled wonton wrappers with the mix to make a ravioli. I serve that with a browned butter sauce.
On the more traditional use, I just made pumpkin pie crumb bars from the cookingclassy website. They are/were so good, I can see them becoming a regular.