Monday, September 14, 2009

Pumpkin Recipes

Just wanted to share a  few of my families favorite fall recipes.

Pumpkin Pecan Tassies

recipe courtesy Taste Of Home

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 4 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon butter, melted, divided
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

In a small bowl, cream butter and cream cheese. Beat in flour. Shape into 24 balls. With floured fingers, press onto the bottom and up the sides of greased miniature muffin cups.
    Bake at 325° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
    Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, pumpkin, 4 teaspoons butter, egg yolk, cream, extracts, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spoon into warm cups. Combine the pecans and remaining brown sugar and butter; sprinkle over filling. 
    Bake 23-27 minutes longer or until set and edges are golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.



Pumpkin Pie Bars

1-1/3 cups flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) cold butter or margarine
1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans (I leave the nuts out)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3 eggs
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with foil; grease foil lining. Mix flour, brown sugar and 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar in medium bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and pecans.
Reserve 1 cup of the oat mixture; press remaining mixture onto bottom of pan.
Bake 15 min.

BEAT cream cheese, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.

BAKE 25 min. Lift from pan using foil handles; cool completely. Cut into 24 bars. Store leftover bars in tightly covered container in refrigerator.


Colossal Caramel Apple Trifle




1 package (18-1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
6 cups cold milk
3 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans, toasted
2 cans (21 ounces each) apple pie filling
2 cartons (16 ounces each) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. In a large bowl, whisk milk, pudding mixes and apple pie spice for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
Cut one cake layer if necessary to fit evenly in an 8-qt. punch bowl. Poke holes in cake with a long wooden skewer; gradually pour a third of the caramel topping over cake. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans and spread with half of the pudding mixture. Spoon one can of pie filling over pudding; spread with one carton of whipped topping.
Top with remaining cake and repeat layers. Drizzle with remaining caramel topping and sprinkle with remaining pecans. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 42 servings (3/4 cup each).



Carmen C. said...

OH MY , think I just gained 10 lbs! Those sound so yummy! I see your followers list is gone too, mine are gone on both of my blogs, but alot of folks still have theirs. Never know about blogger:( Thanks for the yummy recipes:)

mommynoodles said...

Yummo! I so want to make the Trifle,it's looks devine! lol
Have a "BLESSED" week!





stefanie said...

mmmmmmm, thanks for the recipes!, they all look and sound delicious, come by and say hi, at my new blog, i am having a give away.

KKL Primitives said...

YUMMY!!!! Thanks for sharing - will have to make this and the pumpkin pecan tassies!!!

Tarrah at The Pottery Shed said...

These look fantastic...will try!

Susannah said...

Hello Jenn.....How are you?
These recipes are wonderful. It is getting to be that time of year when we turn the ovens on and start baking!

I went to your SIL and B site but only had a few minutes to look it over...looks there no end to your family's talent? You all seem so gifted.

Have a wonderful week.


OldeAnniePrimitives said...

OMG!! I don't know which one I want to try first! I copied and pasted them so I could print them out! I think I'll try the pumpkin pie bars first...although that trifle looks scrumptious! Oh geez...I just can't decide! :) Thanks for sharing! ~~Annie

Northwindstar said...

oh my, what mouth watering, hip enhancing recipes! They sound fabulous and will certainly have to try them, with Pecan Tassies first.
Thank you so much for sharing. Really enjoy your blog, so you now have a new follower :)

Linda said...

Hi Jenn,
Just in time, I am going to make the tassies for this weekend!
You have always had the best recipes.

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

OMGosh! I think I just gained 5 pounds form reading these! YUMMO! I can't wait to try some of these! I love to bake when it turns cool!

I hope you are having a great week, Jenn!

UPON A HILL said...

Oh yummy; I will have to try some of these recipes. the little nuggets at the top will probably be first on the list.

Terry said...

The trifle sounds so good! I'll have to try that one!
You do have the best fattening recipes! hahaha!
Love your haunted house at the top!


Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

OH YUMMO!! And I am always looking for good trifle recipes!!

Anonymous said...

I love cooking with pumpkin this time of year,but sad to say here in centeral Maine we have a shortage of can pumpkin.None to be found,store sign states due to weather and may have a shipment in Oct.

TeresaM said...

All the recipes look very good!! Thanks sor sharing them!

Carol............. said...

Thanks for sharing your recipes....I'll have to head for the store to purchase a few things then start baking!

The Rustic Haven said...

Yummy.....Everything looks and sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing.