There are a lot of reasons to need a pumpkin at this time of year. I use them to decorate my yard. I use them for jack o’ lanterns. I use them for pumpkin pie and I use them to make jams. But, I am always looking for new pumpkin recipes. Here are a few that I think you will like.
Our first is pumpkin crunch. It’s so easy that it’s idiot proof and everyone will love it. You will keep this recipe for years. You serve it with whipped topping but sometimes I substitute a powdered sugar glaze instead.
The second recipe is for pumpkin cookies. These freeze well, so make extras and put them in the freezer for those times when you need something to take somewhere. You can glaze them before or after freezing.
The third recipe is an easy and fast pumpkin bread. It’s almost like a cake. It’s also extremely moist when you use fresh pumpkin.
The fourth dish is pumpkin stew! This stew recipe is baked and served in the pumpkin. It's a neat way to cook and serve pumpkin stew. Your kids will love this one.
The last recipe is grilled pumpkin. Use this grilled pumpkin along with grilled meats, including beef poultry, pork, or even seafood.
Pumpkin Crunch Cake
1 package yellow cake mix
1 can (16oz) solid pack pumpkin
1 can (12oz) evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of 9x13 pan.
Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in large bowl.
Pour into pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over pumpkin mixture. Top with pecans. Drizzle with melted butter.
Bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden. Cool completely.
Serve with whipped topping.