Fall Recipes: Adding Pumpkin to the Mix

For some, falling leaves or a chilly change in weather often mark the start of the fall season. While for others, fall is all about adding festive flavors like pumpkin to a few of your already favorite recipes! From local cafes and bakeries to your very own kitchen pumpkin flavored foods are a festive way to get your family excited for the season ahead and the corresponding fall holidays.

While pumpkin can be incorporated into savory recipes like pumpkin soups or roasted veggie casseroles, it is difficult to deny that the most popular pumpkin recipes are often sweet treats and delicious desserts. Next time you need a fall recipe to share with friends and family, be sure to give one of the following recipes a try or consider modifying them in a number of exciting ways to fit the tastes of your kids and loved ones.

Popular Pumpkin Recipes
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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 ounce active dry yeast
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg

In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour and yeast; set aside. Let the dry ingredients sit, and stir pumpkin, milk, sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and salt together in a saucepan until warm. Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour and yeast mix along with 1 egg. Mix on medium speed for about 4 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour until dough appears somewhat stiff. Place dough in a greased bowl, and be sure to grease the top. Cover dough and let rise for about, an hour. Roll dough out into a flat rectangle. Melt remaining butter and proceed to brush it on the dough. Then, combine brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over dough as your filling. Roll dough into a log and cut it into 12 1 in slices. Place rolls, in a greased baking pan. Cover and continue to let rise for about 30 minutes. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Pumpkin Pie

1 1/4 cups pureed pumpkin
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 ¼ teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup evaporated milk
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 unbaked pie crust (9-inch)

Combine pumpkin, sugar, salt, spices, and flour in a medium mixing bowl. Mix in eggs and then add evaporated milk, water, and vanilla. Mix well and pour pie filling into a premade pie crust. Bake at 350° and bake about 50 minutes, or until center is completely set.

Pumpkin Pancakes

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk
6 tablespoons pureed pumpkin
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 egg

Mix all of your dry ingredients such as flour, sugar, baking powder, spices and salt in a bowl. Then, in a separate bowl whisk together milk, pumpkin, melted butter, and egg. Fold two mixtures into each other and cook over medium heat over the stove or on a griddle.

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