Thursday, September 19, 2013

My favorite tried and true pumpkin recipes!

Here are my favorite pumpkin recipes.  I love pumpkin!

Better than Pie

1 can pumpkin
3 eggs
1 ½ cup milk
4 t. pumpkin pie spice
1 t. lemon extract
½ t. salt
1 cup sugar
1 yellow cake mix
¾ cup margarine, melted
chopped nuts

Mix first 7 ingredients. Pour into greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix over then drizzle margarine (or butter) over evenly. Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour. Chopped nuts may be added after cake mix. Top with Cool Whip.

Magic Pumpkin Pie

1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell
16 oz. pumpkin
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 egg
½ t. salt
½ t. nutmeg
½ t. ginger
¾ t. cinnamon

In large size bowl, blend together all ingredients. Turn into shell. Bake 375 degrees 50-55 minutes. Cool. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

4 eggs
2 c. sugar
3 c. flour
16 oz. pumpkin
1 ½ c. oil
2 t. soda
2 t. b. powder
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. salt
12 oz. mini chocolate chips

Beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil. Add flour and spices. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into 24 greased muffin tins. Bake 400 degrees 15-20 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from tins.

Butterscotch Pumpkin Cake

1 c. butterscotch flavored morsels
2 c. all purpose flour
1 ¾ c. granulated sugar
1 T b. powder
1 ½ t. ground cinnamon
1 t. salt
½ t. ground nutmeg
1 c. pumpkin
½ c. vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 t. vanilla extract
powdered sugar (opt)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 cup bundt pan. Microwave morsels in small bowl on medium-high for 1 minute, stir. Microwave at 10-20 second intervals, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Combine flour, sugar, b. powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg in medium bowl. Stir together melted morsels, pumpkin, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla in large bowl with wire whisk. Stir in flour mixture. Spoon batter into prepared bundt pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 30 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes 24 servings.

...and this is something I make all the year round and doesn't really have a recipe.  Here goes...

I box cake mix (sugar free, or regular, yellow, spice, or pumpkin, about any flavor will do. )
Dump cake mix in mixing bowl.  Add one can of pumpkin.  I also like to add about 1/2 cup of water for easier mixing, but you don't have to do this step.  

Mix it all up and bake in muffin tins.  My family gobbles these up. This week I made them with sugar free devil's food cake and even froze some.  They are semi-healthy and very low in calories.  



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