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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Two FAB and super-easy PUMPKIN dessert recipes!

Happy Fall, Y'all! I'm sitting on the porch with my laptop and a glass of sweet tea, and it's HOT here in Alabama in October! We missed breaking a heat record yesterday by only one degree. Today it's supposed to get close to 90 degrees. I've only seen a few leaves falling so far this afternoon. So, to make it feel more like fall, I'm going through my good ole recipe box, searching for yummy pumpkin recipes I've made and loved. I found two that I think you'll enjoy, for their ease in making, and flavor in devouring!
************************************************************************************************************************************* IMPOSSIBLE PUMPKIN-PECAN PIE 1 c. canned pumpkin 1. c. evaporated milk 1/2 c. baking mix (like Bisquick) 1/2 c. sugar 1 Tb. soft butter 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp. vanilla 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 c. chopped pecans DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9" pie plate. Stir all ingredients except pecans together, mix well. Fold in pecans and pour into pie plate. Bake 35-40 minutes, or knife test. Cool completely, about one hour. Store covered in the fridge. Serve with whipped cream. (I'd drizzle the slices with caramel sauce too!) Makes 8 slices, 225 calories each. ************************************************************************************************************************************** AUTUMN DESSERT PIZZA 1 pkg. sugar cookie dough (18 oz.), or one homemade batch 1 cup pumpkin 3 oz. softened cream cheese 3 Tb. sugar, divided 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1 c. peeled, cored and thinly sliced green apple dash cinnamon 1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans 1-2 Tb. caramel sauce DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 12" pizza pan or baking sheet. Press dough into an 8" circle. Bake 15-18 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven, prick with a fork, cool on pan. In a small bowl, mix pumpkin, cream cheese, 2 Tb. sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon until smooth. Spread over crust to 1/2" from the edge. Mix apple slices with 1 TB. remaining sugar and dash of cinnamon, place on pizza. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake 8-10 minutes, remove, drizzle with caramel. Cut into wedges and serve warm. ******************************************************************************************************************************************* “It was time to take the pumpkin out of the pot and eat it. In the final analysis, that was what solved these big problems of life. You could think and think and get nowhere, but you still had to eat your pumpkin. That brought you down to earth. That gave you a reason for going on. Pumpkin.” ― Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency