Creamy white chocolate lemon cream cheese fills a moist spiced pumpkin cake. The pretty presentation makes it perfect for the holidays.
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Invert your pumpkin pie this year by topping a spiced, orange-scented pumpkin custard with a sweet ginger cookie crumble.
In this Thanksgivingukkah twist on rugelach, the traditional flakey cream cheese dough is flavored with pumpkin pie spices and rolled around a sweet pumpkin butter filling.
With no butter or oil, these little cakes rely on pumpkin butter and yogurt for their light, springy crumb. Push them into dessert territory with a sweet orange glaze or eat them plain for a satisfying yet light breakfast sweet.
The desserts of The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook are something else. They're simple, almost starkly so. You might find yourself asking, is that all it takes to make something that looks that good? In the case of chocolate covered toffee, the answer is a resounding yes. It doesn't get simpler than semi-dark chocolate and buttery caramel. Adding toasted pumpkin seeds amps up the fat, and sea salt gives it that addictive quality that makes such treats disappear so quickly.
Light and fluffy pumpkin spice cookies are sandwiched around gooey dulce de leche.
Here's the thing. Sometimes we all make food that looks like crap. It turned an undesirable shade of brown, green, black; it has unsightly lumps; it looks half eaten when whole. Some people—I presume—immediately throw it away. My banana bread has cellulite! they wail, or no one will eat a chicken that looks like it has SARS. I'm not that person. If tastes good, I'll eat it, fried caper boogers be damned.
It's that time of year—so how do we gorge on the gourd? By baking it into spice cakes, frying it in doughnuts, whipping it into pumpkin butter, and churning it into ice cream. (For starters).
Moist and spicy pumpkin bread with swirls of chocolate is perfect for the Halloween season. And you just need a bowl and a whisk to make it.
In this unique pumpkin pie, a spicy-sweet gingersnap crust and a creamy milk chocolate ganache topping sandwich a roasted sugar pumpkin and kabocha squash filling.
Why have just pumpkin or just cookies n' cream ice cream when you can have them both at once?
Graham crackers are more famous for their role in s'mores than as a stand-alone sweet. But perhaps it's time to challenge that notion with a homemade seasonal variation: pumpkin graham crackers.
Spiced pumpkin cheesecake is swirled into a rich brownie base. Individual portions make these moist brownies easy to serve.
These steamed pumpkin cakes with a rich hard cider caramel sauce are a unique way to celebrate fall and would make a lovely Halloween dinner party dessert.
This spiced spread is a must for fall breakfasts, and it's easy to make at home.
For those people who want something a little more sophisticated than the average pumpkin fare, these muffins also have brandied raisins and crunchy, sugary pepitas.
Pumpkin is a beautiful ingredient when treated right, which is why I make a new pumpkin ice cream recipe every year, and it's always lapped up in a hurry. Here are three pumpkin ice creams worth making this season, each with its own merits.
If, like me, you're in need of a bit of the Thanksgiving spirit, I offer a two-pronged remedy. First, find A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on Netflix and watch it. Second, find a cast iron skillet and make some cornbread. There's something about mixing up this easy bread and baking it in a heavy, seasoned iron pan that feels very Americana and pioneer and Laura Ingalls Wilder all rolled into one.
I know that you're probably thinking that chocolate and pumpkin together doesn't seem like a very plausible combo, and before I tried this recipe I was right there with you. Now, I'm a convert. Not only do chocolate and pumpkin present the opportunity for a perfect fall color palate, but the flavors, all earthy and mellow and sweet, play off each other in a perfectly subtle and harmonious way. This is a mocha pumpkin latte, in pie form.
Some people like classic, smooth custard fillings and some like their pumpkin pie topped with cinnamon crunch and bourbon-maple whipped cream. Whatever your style, choose this year's pie from our 11 great pumpkin pie recipes.