We were blessed with a bountiful harvest of pumpkins this year and I am cooking them off a few at a time. I use some and freeze some for later use in pumpkin pies and other desserts.

Here are some of the recipes that I have made so far.

This Pumpkin Dinner Roll recipe is from Gina at Home Joys and it is delicious. They are so soft and light. I think they would also make great cinnamon rolls also. I’ll probably try that one of these days.

Pumpkin Bread

2 cups pumpkin

4 eggs

1 cup oil

1/3 cup water

3 1/2 cups flour

3 cups sugar

1 TBSP pumpkin pie spice

2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp salt

Combine pumpkin, eggs, oil, and water, mix well.

Sift together dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture, mixing well.

Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 by 5 loaf pans.

Bake at 350* for one hour and 10 min. or until done.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

2 packed cups brown sugar

1 cup shortening(I use 1/2 butter & 1/2 coconut oil)

2 cups pumpkin

2 eggs

3 1/2 cups flour

1 TBSP pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp. vanilla

Cream brown sugar, shortening, and eggs. Add pumpkin.

Mix dry ingredients together and add to pumpkin mixture.

Mix well.

Drop on cookie sheet with a spoon and bake for 10 min. at 400*.

Cool completely.

Put the cream cheese filling between 2 cookies.

Wrap individually and freeze.

Cream Cheese Filling

2-8oz pkg cream cheese

8 TBSP butter

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tsp vanilla

Mix together well.

What are your favorite pumpkin recipes? I would love to try some new ones…

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