Pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere ……


So I made the dog treats and I’ve got most of a can of pumpkin leftover.  Now what?  Here’s what I did:

I made this Pumpkin Cinnamon Applesauce that I found here.

Pumpkin Applesauce
photo from thenovicechefblog.com

I didn’t add either the vanilla or lemon juice and it still came out soooooo tasty!  I guess I should have actually looked at the recipe instead of just winging it.  I used 3 large apples which was probably less than the 2 1/2 lbs the recipe calls even though I did use 1/2 cup of pumpkin.  The result was pumpkin flavor with a hint of apple sweetness with that yummy cinnamon.  I’m not sure I’ll ever consider plain applesauce sufficient ever again!

I also made some pumpkin pudding, similar to this recipe here.

photo from goodlifeeats.com
photo from goodlifeeats.com

I only had 1 Cup of pumpkin at this point and I don’t keep a can of evaporated milk around at all times.  Here’s how I made mine:

Whip together:

1 1/2 Cups Milk (I used 1%)

1 Cup Pumpkin

1 package Instant Vanilla Pudding, 4 serving size (I used sugar-free)

1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (I might had put in a bit more….)

Divide into 4 serving dishes and chill.

I would have put some whipped cream on top if I had any, but I didn’t.  Crushed graham crackers or granola would make a nice crispy topping.  I didn’t have those, either.  We ate it plain and loved every bite!

As this is the season of Pumpkin-Spice-Everything, finding plain canned pumpkin isn’t much of a challenge.  I also plan to buy a few sugar pumpkins and make some pumpkin puree from scratch to put in the freezer.  Either way, I foresee a lot of pumpkin in my future.





5 Comments Add yours

  1. Geri Royer says:

    Both sound yummy to me…. And, you, follow the recipe??? Actually, I guess I should say – use exact measurements of a recipe… 😉

    1. As with the Pirate Code, I consider them merely “Guidelines” — LOL!

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