Sunday, November 23, 2008

some dang good pumpkin recipes

I don't know where this recipe came from originally, but it's so amazing! I first had it at a friend's house last year and I make it frequently now. This time I made it with my mini bundt pan. The plan was to put two of them together and make it look like the shape of a pumpkin. I frosted it with a maple frosting and had really good intentions of making it all cute and stuff, but it didn't happen. It still tasted amazing though. I love the pumpkin bread and maple frosting combo for sure! It was really good with a powdered sugar dusting as well though.

Best Ever Pumpkin Bread

1 1/3 C vegetable oil
5 eggs
15 oz can pumpkin
---beat well---
2 C flour
2 C sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
3 oz vanilla pudding mix
---add to pumpkin mixture---

Bake at 350 for 1 hour in a greased loaf pan.

I also made some good pumpkin fudge truffles. Basically, pumpkin fudge rolled in balled and dipped in chocolate. I normally don't like the pumpkin and chocolate chip mixture much, but these were actually pretty good!
Pumpkin Fudge

3 C sugar
3/4 C melted butter
2/3 C evaporated milk
1/2 C canned pumpkin
2 T corn syrup
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 12 oz package white chocolate chips
1 7 oz jar marshmallow creme
1 C chopped pecans, toasted
1 tsp vanilla extract

Stir together sugar, butterm milk, pumpkin, corn syrup and pumpkin pie spice in a sauce pan over medium high heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Continue to cook until you get to the soft ball stage, about 12 minutes.

Remove pan from heat, stir in remaining ingredients until well blended. Pour into a foil lined greased 9 inch square pan. Let stand 2 hours or until completely cool.

If you want to make truffles out of it, roll it into balls before completely hardened and let harden on wax paper on a cookie sheet. Melt 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips and pour into a deep mug. Dip fudge balls in chocolate and let harden back on the wax paper.


Snooky doodle said...

wow what nice treats :) the truffles look amazing and the cake so yummy. I prefer it just dusted with some icing sugar only :)

Nichole said...

I love pumpkin!! Do you have any good easy turkey recipes for Thanksgiving....I have to cook one this year.

Kellie said...
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Kellie said...

I was in the mood to bake something pumpkin today...this must be a sign :) They both look so yummy and I am excited to try them. Thanks for more great recipes!!!

Reeni said...

The pumpkin fudge looks so good. The cake is gorgeous too! I have pumpkin in my fridge just begging to be made into those truffles, yummy!

Ingrid said...

That pumpkin cake/bread looks good. I wanna try it with the maple frosting like you mentioned. Your pumpkin fudge looks yummy too! I'd like to give those a try as well. I'm not sure about the chocolate with it though.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Amber said...

Mmmmm, they looks sooo good! I love pumpkin anything. How are you doing? I have been meaning to call, I will call you this afternoon. :)

Aggie said...

Oh wow, both of those look so good!! I can't get enough pumpkin right now!

Joie de vivre said...

Pumpkin fudge? Oh my, that does look a little naughty. Mmmmm.